Eddie Izzard: 10 things you need to know about the Labour Party member

[from mirror.co.uk]

1. He was born in South Yemen in 1962.

2. Eddie cycled solo from Sussex to Swansea when he was just 14.

3. As well as a comic, Eddie is also an accomplished actor and appeared alongside Hollywood giants George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Oceans Thirteen.

4. He describes himself as an action-transvestite or a male-lesbian.

5. He often does his full stand-up routine in French, a language in which he is fluent.

6. Eddie has appeared in two party political broadcasts for the Labour Party – first for the 2005 General Election and then for the 2009 European Elections.

7. The comedian has also been a panel guest on BBC’s Question Time where he described himself as

a British-European.

8. Marathon Man Eddie stunned the UK when he ran 43 marathons in 51 days for Comic Relief and received a special award at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his efforts.

9.. Eddie wanted to join the army, but decided to go into performing instead.

10. John Cleese referred to Izzard as “the lost Python” during television special Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python in 1999.

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