Eddie Izzard

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1979: Terry Jones, star of Monty Python’s Flying Circus directed and starred in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

What The Beatles were to British music, Monty Python were to British comedy and it is no great stretch to view founding member Terry Jones, who has di(...)

The adorable monster in Abominable

Teenager Yi (Chloe Bennet) is grieving for her late father and feeling distant from her mother and live-in grandmother when she encounters a Yeti on t(...)

Rob Brydon:   “No one can say: ‘Oh, not another film about middle-aged men taking up synchronised swimming,’’’  Photograph: Jeff Vespa/ WireImage

Days before I meet Rob Brydon, the affable “None-More-Welsh” comedian and actor pops up on Graham Norton’s couch to compare sporting achievements with(...)

Victoria & Abdul: Eddie Izzard at Venice Film Festival this month. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Where do you start with Eddie Izzard? The first activity mentioned in any potted biography will still be “stand-up comedy”. In the early 1990s he gain(...)

You could call Stephen Frears’s latest cosy entertainment a companion piece to John Madden’s sturdier Mrs Brown. In truth it’s so similar in structure(...)

Eddie Izzard arrives at West London Magistrates court in London today for the trial of Jamie Penny, charged with harassing the comedian. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Comedian Eddie Izzard made an impassioned plea for tolerance for LGBT people after a man was convicted of shouting homophobic abuse at him. The 54-y(...)

 Comedian Al Porter  at his home in Tallaght, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How to be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges facing men in Ireland today When you were younger, what di(...)

In 2009, Eddie Izzard ran 46 marathons in 52 days for Sport Relief. Photograph:  Danny Martindale/WireImage

Having occasionally been to hell and back trying to fill this space, a PR firm’s recent email relating to ‘Hell & Back 2016’ demanded opening. ‘(...)

‘There’s a tuneless choir in West Bridgford, Nottingham. They don’t have a note between them. Well, they do, just not the ones that Björn and Benny intended.’ File photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

There’s a tuneless choir in West Bridgford, Nottingham. They don’t have a note between them. Well, they do, just not the ones that Björn and Benny int(...)

Portrait of David Bowie in 1983. File photograph: Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images

Tributes are flowing in from across the world for singer David Bowie, who has died aged 69 following an 18-month struggle with cancer. His son, Dunc(...)

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