Eddie Izzard speaking French

Eddie Izzard speaking French Eddie Izzard by Gorilla Film Magazine

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 3rd September 2012 and has been read 9891 times.

Eddie Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, Executive Transvestite and Marathon runner! He regularly performs in French, in which he is fluent, and occasionally in German too. In 2003, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of East Anglia for his "pro-Europe campaigning", "his contribution to promoting modern languages and tolerance of other cultures and lifestyles" and for having "transcended national barriers" with his humour. He is, in short, a legend.
"I am in awe of this man - he sets himself phenomenal challenges and as if performing stand up wasn't hard enough, he now performs in French and German. He's not perfect but it doesn't matter - something which many budding linguists could learn from!" (Lisa B.)

The beginning of Eddie Izzard's first show in French - 'Glorious' in Paris, 1997

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