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Eddie Izzard          

Actor, Producer & Writer Known for "Valkyrie"

Eddie Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and political activist. His comedic style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. Izzard has cited Monty Python as his biggest influence, and Python's John Cleese once referred to him as the "lost Python".

He had a starring role in the television series The Riches as Wayne Malloy and has appeared in films such as Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Mystery Men, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat's Meow, Across the Universe, Valkyrie and Victoria & Abdul. He has also worked as a voice actor in The Wild, Igor, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Cars 2, and The Lego Batman Movie.

He has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for his comedy special Dress to Kill, in 2000. Izzard's website won the Yahoo People's Choice Award and earned the Webby Award.

Izzard has campaigned for various causes and has been a Labour Party activist for most of his life. He twice ran for a seat on Labour's National Executive Committee. When Christine Shawcroft resigned in March 2018, he automatically took her place.

In 2009, he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief despite having no prior history of long-distance running. Izzard is transgender, stating: "I identify somewhat boy-ish and somewhat girl-ish."

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Eddie Izzard Begins Marathon Challenge For Sport Relief

The actor and comedian began his challenge to compete 27 marathons in 27 days from Mbashe Bridge, near the town of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The spot is the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, who inspired Eddie to take on this epic challenge, which will see him run over 700 miles in temperatures of up to 30°C

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