Eddie's company, Ella Communications,
asked me to post this:
"It has been brought to our attention by fans
that some websites are selling pirated low quality copies of Eddie’s live shows
and representing them as being commercially released. Please avoid these as they
are very poor quality and do not support Eddie at all. This is a description of
“The DVD's are in a plastic case, each are blank DVD recordable media
with what looks like label maker script that just say Eddie Izzard, 1 of 4, 2
of 4 and so on.”
Any DVDs that you see for sale that are region 0, on DVD-Rs,
or only being sold for a few dollars are obviously fake and we would strongly
advise you against buying them.
Regards, Ella Communications"
can I buy his videos? CDs? Audio tapes?
Where can I buy NTSC/US formatted
Both can be answered thusly:
OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE SITE for PAL / NTSC videos, DVDs and other goodies.
I've also LISTED OTHER PLACES where you can buy
his videos, book, audio tapes, CD's and movies.
Are his videos available
Please check HERE for a links
to available shows and movies in DVD (UK and US regions). Sexie is released for
North America as the DVD EDDIE
IZZARD: LIVE FROM WEMBLEY. Sexie
for the UK region is currently available on DVD as well.
difference between PAL and NTSC? And what is it? And how do we get our tapes converted?
What about DVD Regions?
They are different videotape types primarily
found in Europe (PAL) and North America (NTSC). You can't play PAL tapes in NTSC
VCR's and vice versa unless you have a really expensive super duper VCR (although
a UK fan said that new UK VCRs will play --but not tape-- NTSC videos). You can
have your tapes converted to the other format. Look in your local Yellow pages
under Videotape-Conversion or any videostore that primarily deal in foreign movies.
American DVD's are Region 1, Europe is Region 2, all regions are Region 0.
about EBAY, AMAZON.COM
AUCTIONS , etc.?
Be forewarned that prices can be higher than
what you would pay at other retail/online sites but they do offer unusual goodies.
Just do a search on "Eddie Izzard".
A note about Bootleg Ebay Items:
I was looking through the Eddie items on Ebay and noticed a sudden rise
in Eddie-inspired merchandise including dog tags, mouse pads, refrigerator magnets,
etc. and when I looked closer, I noticed the seller basically took photos off
my site specifically wallpaper I had created, to make these items.
Please don't buy them. They're obviously bootlegs, probably not well done
and ripping off Eddie and the CoD site. The wallpaper and other graphics on CoD
were created for fans' enjoyment and not to make money off of. I'm kind of cheesed
off about it, but what can you do. Thanks everyone.
Where can I
find out more info on his movies? (release dates, screenings, etc.)
to EDDIE'S FILM PAGE. It's divided into different sections
for each of his movies. You can go to the SHOP EDDIE
page for links to online retailers. Check the individual movie pages
for updated info.
Where can I find his theme music from his videos?
Are they released on CD?
As far as I know, only the music from Glorious
is released on CD and you can buy it off his OFFICIAL
Where can I get a transcript of his shows?
As far as I know there are none for sale. Two dedicated fans (Mark Z.
and Maria G.) have transcribed DRESS TO KILL,
UNREPEATABLE and GLORIOUS
exclusively for the Cake or Death site.
DEFINITE ARTICLE, CIRCLE
and SEXIE is also available..
Who should I contact if I want to send fan mail/contact his reps?
Eddie Fanmail / UK Press Rep
she can be contacted via:
33 Cranwich Road
London N16 5HZ
US film agent
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
9830 Wilshire Boulevard
Fax: (310) 288 4800
PBJ Management Ltd.
London W1D 3DQ
T telephone: 020 7287 1112 Fax: 020 7287 1191
What's the correct pronunciation of Eddie's last
Common pronunciation is Iz-zurd (like "lizard") and Iz-ard
(like "is hard"). Eddie has said he doesn't care which way it's pronounced although
he himself says "Iz-ard" so I guess that's the way to say it.
can I see more Eddie?
There is an impressive list of his movies and
his appearances at the IMDB.COM
SITE. It should be noted that his recent movie appearances (Velvet
Goldmine, Secret Agent, Avengers and Mystery Men) are mostly smaller roles but
it's still fun to see him wearing his actor hat.
can I learn more about Eddie (how old he is, who his influences are, etc.)
An excellent resource is a book he co-wrote with David Quantick called
"Dress to Kill". Check out the "SHOP EDDIE " link
on the welcome page. You can also check out his BIO PAGE.
he gay? Is he single? Does he have a girlfriend? How tall is he? What color are
No. Yes (not married). Maybe. 5'4"-5'7 1/2" depending on
who you ask. Blue.
But I want mooooore info!
wrote his version of his bio for the Unrepeatable official tour program which
also appears on the PANDABUN
Birthdate: 7/2/62 (February 7, 1962)
Birth: Aden, Yemen
Height: 5ft 7 and a half inches apparently
Weight: I don't know at the moment. I was fatter and i've got less.
I think it's about 10 and a half. It could be 11 and a half. Could be 11. I'm
honestly not sure. 10 and a half I think is what I'm trying to get to
Hair: Brownish. Changeable. But i'm really a blonde at heart
Demeanour: Lazy bastard with a huge drive thing. That sort of answers
most things, why I'm sometimes slovenly and can't get anything done, other times
I'm doing a 55 day tour and that's no problem
State of mind: I'm
very curious, very enquiring. I like learning things
Essentially, where I am. Not particularly my flat
telly, watching black and white films. Always leaving just enough time to be late
for things. I'm always 15 minutes late
Unusual skills: All my unusual
skills I use now. So I'm looking for normal skills. I can unicycle
jobs: Two weeks as a barman, three weeks as a waiter. I worked in a self-service
cafe in Bexhill. Apart from that they were all performing. I won't work unless
I perform. I didn't want to work as a waiter, I want to act, and they said "Oh,
you can't act. No-one's allowed to unless you're an actor" Which meant if you
don't know actors.....
Likes: Ice cream, I like the Scottish Highlands,
and I like the South Downs and I like the cosmopolitan thing in London. I like
communication. I like the positive application of technology
I dislike people who are sure, people with closed minds
I'm not wild on spiders that are big and move fast and tear your head off. I get
quite worried about large sea storms in dark places. If you go somewhere and it's
really blowing, down some sort of seafront, huge waves crashing. It scares the
shit out of me
Music: I like James and I like the Wonderstuff and
I like Tom Jones' last track. I really like 'Nightswimming', REM, 'Automatic for
the People' - that album I really like. Pulp, Mozart. I really liked ABC's 'Lexicon
of Love'. Portishead
Clothing: I like these boots I got which lace
up to the knee, which you get from women's boot shops, but I don't call
them women's boot shops, I call them boot shops. I like grandad shirts and black
Levi's, Oh and I've got this big red burgundy long coat. It's very swirly. Got
it from Jigsaw
Designer: I've just started thinking I should look
at designers. I like Vivienne Westwood's whole attitude. They seem to be for very
skinny women. I don't think I could cross over, even though I believe in total
clothing rights. I like Gaultier. I wear whatever I want, but certain things are
going to work better than others
Cosmetic: I'm pretty expert on
nail varnish. 2000 Calorie mascara. It's supposed to fatten up your eyelashes
Food & drink: Haagen Dasz ice cream, which I shouldn't eat and
I try not to. I think I'm allergic to it. I like whiskey at the moment. Irish.
Shops: I tend just to go into shops and hunt around.
I like Hamleys. I go into tower Records a lot. I'd always buy things for the office
to keep things going. Which is incredibly boring
Places: North of
France, I like Normandy and I like Berlin, Paris, the Highlands of Scotland, Ireland
Journey: If I go South from Victoria on the train,
that's quite weird because I sort of travel back into my past. A journey back
Buildings: I like the Tate Gallery when you're going along
the South Bank. Even though I'm not into monarchy, it's impressive going down
the Mall to Buck Palace. I do that drive just for the space and the white marble
or whatever. It's the big streets
Villains: It's so boring but I'm
really not into the Thatcher style. I think it was a really patronising time of
bullshit in politics and business. Hire people, sack people. power, power, power.
'The people of Britain agree with me....' What gives you the right to say that,
Heroes: I have people I really admire. Heroes are dangerous
because they've got to be human at some point. And if they're human they've got
to fuck up at some point. I really like David Putnam
Films: I like
'Pulp Fiction', I really like 'Robin & Marian', 'Die Hard', 'Cinema Paradiso',
I quite like 'Where Eagles Dare', 'The Great Escape'. I have about 50 or 60 films
Actors: Gary Oldman, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Alan Rickman,
Humourists: Gary Larson, Asterix, Python, Spike,
Billy Connolly, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Dave Letterman, Bill
hicks, Groucho and the Marx Brothers
TV and radio: 'The Goons',
'Cheers' and 'Roseanne' all of the Hancock stuff, 'The Good Life' I liked. It
was bizarre. What was the edge on that? The edge was that they were living out
of his back garden. It was so middle England. There was one episode when Tom Good
takes the piss out of this one guy who talks to his plants which is now a very
positive '90's thing - this was someone who was digging up his own garden. I was
in hysterics. I like 'Absolutely Fabulous', 'Harry Enfield, 'On the Hour', 'Have
I got News for You?'
Books & authors: I don't read much because
I take so long to read things. I'll catch up one day. This partial dyslexia thing.
I just take ages to read. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' I really went for. I read
lots of factual stuff. 'All The President's Men'. I'm very thinly read. Stacks
of biographies. Melvyn Bragg on Richard Burton. I've read all about the Kennedy's
- a fascinating study of hunger
Angered by: I'm angered by people
forgetting what war does
Moved by: I really get moved by people
winning races, by running really hard and coming from behind to win
personality: Martina Navratilova. Because of what she had to overcome. She
came out and she won over America. She was a great champion because she was so
butch and mannish and she won over the world. She got respect, and she won that
respect. It was difficult. She kept going out and fighting and she wasn't arsy
about it. I really respect that
Words of wisdom: Enjoy the journey.
Getting there isn't important, it's the journey.
Is it true he wants
to do Macbeth on Broadway?
Eddie Izzard, the cross-dressing comic
who scored big on Broadway last season in director Laurence Boswell's revival
of Peter Nichols' "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg," has a follow-up venture planned
for the New York theater in 2006: none other than "Macbeth."...
actor would like his co-star in "Joe Egg," Victoria Hamilton, to join him as Lady
Macbeth, Izzard said Thursday, speaking at a lunchtime gathering of British comedians
at London's Groucho Club. No producers or director have been named for the venture.
Izzard has no prior experience acting Shakespeare, though he did appear several
years ago in a production of Marlowe's "Edward II" at the Leicester Haymarket,
north of London. The actor told Daily Variety he had only the fondest memories
of his acclaimed run for the Roundabout Theater last spring as Bri, father to
the disabled Joe Egg in Nichols' wounding play. "As a standup comedian, to be
Tony nominated is reward itself," said Izzard. Brian Dennehy took home the statuette
for "Long Day's Journey Into Night." "Brian was very supportive of me," said Izzard,
whose penchant for transvestitism was acknowledged nationwide in an acceptance
speech from Dennehy that, according to Izzard, "was misinterpreted." As for other
stage shows in his future, Izzard pointed to an obvious one that lay in wait:
"I've got to do 'The Rocky Horror Show' at some point in my career." The track
record for recent New York and London productions of "Macbeth," meanwhile, has
not been great, with Kelsey Grammer, Rufus Sewell and Sean Bean among those getting
mixed to poor reviews on either side of the Atlantic in Shakespeare's tragedy.
The Bean revival, at least, did strong business on London's West End, so the play
may make greater sense commercially than it does critically. (Variety)
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