Edward John Izzard (; born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comic, actor, writer, and political activist. His comedic style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologues and self-referential pantomime.
He had a starring role in the television series The Riches as Wayne Malloy and has appeared in 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, The Lego Batman Movie, Abominable, and the Netflix Original Series Green Eggs and Ham.
Izzard 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 adult life. He twice ran for a seat on Labour’s National Executive Committee. When Christine Shawcroft resigned in March 2018, he took her place. In 2009, he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief despite having no history of long-distance running.