Apr
03
2011
0
Apr
02
2011
0

Eddie Izzard to pull out the ol’ American accent again for FX

[from avclub.com]

With The Riches, Eddie Izzard was among the first to have an interesting, critically acclaimed series nevertheless meet an untimely end on FX, but apparently he’s not one for grudges: The network is reportedly developing an untitled drama with Izzard playing an ex-congressman who recovers from his own career-ending sex scandal by helping others fix their own crises using his connections and whatever means necessary, including “blackmail, theft, or even a gun to someone’s head.” You know, just like what Chris Lee is doing now, in his daydreams.

And while Izzard definitely deserves another shot, unfortunately this is a rather popular premise of late, reminiscent of both Showtime’s House Of Lies, where Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell similarly employ extreme measures in procuring information for clients of their consulting firm, and also Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes’ look at the sexy, probably love triangle-filled world of crisis management. So… perhaps it’s not too late to make all the politicians aliens, just to shake things up? (Meanwhile, Chris Barron sits by the phone, just combing his beard and waiting to hear that one of these shows will be called Spin Doctors.)

Written by Momo in: News,TV |
Mar
29
2011
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Mar
16
2011
1

Another United States of Tara Sneak Peek

[thanks Jean]

Dr. Hattaras, we presume? Watch an exclusive sneak peek of Eddie Izzard’s turn as Tara’s (Toni Collette) new DID-skeptical psychology professor in the upcoming third season premiere of “United States of Tara.” Izzard is signed on to play the good (bad?) doc for eight episodes this season. “Tara” returns on March 28 at 10:30pm ET on Showtime.

> WATCH VIDEO

Written by Momo in: TV,video |
Mar
01
2011
0

Behind the Scenes “United States of Tara”

[thanks Beth & Jean]

NEW VIDEO!

Written by Momo in: TV,video |
Feb
19
2011
0

“Treasure Island” to Premiere on Syfy in 2012

Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland Inked to Star in Special Two-Part Movie Event

NEW YORK, February 2, 2011 – “Treasure Island,” the special two-part movie event from RHI Entertainment, will premiere on Syfy, the home of imagination-based entertainment, in early 2012. The production stars Eddie Izzard (“The Riches,” “Oceans 12,” “Oceans 13?) as Long John Silver. Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings,” “Everything Is Illuminated”), who has just been cast to reprise his role as Frodo in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,” stars as Ben Gunn. Donald Sutherland (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Ordinary People,” “M*A*S*H”) will also star as Flint. This new adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic is currently shooting in Puerto Rico and Ireland.

Toby Regbo, who is set to appear in the final “Harry Potter” film as Young Dumbledore, takes on the role of the gutsy, eager and courageous young Jim Hawkins. Jim is unexpectedly drawn into the world of piracy when he discovers a treasure map and finds himself battling with Silver for the treasure and his life. Shirley Henderson (“Harry Potter,” “Bridget Jones”) plays his mother and Nina Sosanya (“Love Actually”) is Silver’s wife.

“‘Treasure Island’ is one of the greatest tales in all of literature,” said RHI Entertainment’s Robert Halmi Sr. “We have retained the adrenaline-charged atmosphere and action from the original work, while adding an edgier, darker tone that will resonate with contemporary audiences. It is a thrilling experience to be able to take this story and re-interpret it for today’s viewers.”

Phillip Glenister (“Ashes to Ashes,” “Mad Dogs”) plays Captain Smollet. Rupert Penry-Jones (“Spooks,” “Whitechapel”) takes on the role of Squire Trelawney and Daniel Mays (“Made in Dagenham,” “Plus One,” “Red Riding”) is Dr Livesey ? who all lead the voyage with Jim aboard The Hispaniola. David Harewood (“Strike Back,” “Mrs. Mandela,” “Blood Diamond”) and Keith Allen (“Robin Hood,” “Bodies”) are the pirates, Bones and Pew, who lead Jim into the murky world of piracy.

Executive Producers are Robert Halmi Sr. for RHI Entertainment, Alan Moloney for Parallel Films, Mark Grenside for MNG Films, Melanie Stokes and Anne Brogan for Kindle Entertainment and Annie Harrison-Baxter for Sky.

The producer is Laurie Borg (“Made in Dagenham,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Little Voice”) and it is written by Stewart Harcourt (“Hearts & Bones,” “Poirot,” “Marple”). “Treasure Island” is directed by Steve Barron (“Merlin,” “Arabian Nights”).

Written by Momo in: TV |
Sep
01
2010
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Eddie Izzard Joins Showtime’s United States of Tara

[from tvguide.com]

British comic Eddie Izzard has been tapped for a recurring role on United States of Tara, Deadline reports.

In the Showtime series about a woman grappling with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Izzard will play a brilliant psychology professor skeptical about the disease. However, his growing fascination with Tara (Toni Collette) will lead him to explore the condition further.

Check out photos from United States of Tara

The role will mark Izzard’s return to American TV following his work on the short-lived 2007 FX drama The Riches. Izzard, 48, recently appeared on another Showtime original series, The Green Room with Paul Provenza.

Production on the third season of United States of Tara begins next month for a premiere in 2011.

Written by Momo in: News,TV |
Aug
23
2010
0

Eddie on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 8/23

Watch Eddie tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

Written by Momo in: News,TV |
Jun
15
2010
0

Eddie on QTV

Written by Momo in: TV,video |
Jun
15
2010
0

The Green Room With Paul Provenza

Now on showtime…Eddie’s on the panel.

  • Show info
  • Showtime Schedule
  • [Thanks Jean!]

    Written by Momo in: TV |

     


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