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Eddie-Izzard Eddie Izzard Wins Two Emmy Awards

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Eddie-Izzard Eddie Izzard Wins Two Emmy Awards

Outstanding Individual Performance And Writing In A Variety,

Music Or Comedy Special


LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 RNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- British comedian/actor EDDIE IZZARD won two awards at the Emmy Awards 2000 last night -- Outstanding Individual Performance and Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his HBO Special "Dress To Kill." IZZARD was very happy when he received the news in Vienna, where he is currently on location filming "All The Queen's Men" with Matt LeBlanc.

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Izzard recently finished a sold-out tour of North America with his latest one-man show "Circle." Long renowned for his standup comedy shows in the UK and Ireland, IZZARD was declared "the funniest man in Britain," by Monty Python's John Cleese. He has also toured Europe, including a two-week stint in Paris (in French, no less); Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. At the same time, EDDIE has been earning a strong reputation as one of Britain's brightest acting talents. Among his stage credits are: "The Cryptogram," "900 Oneonta," "Edward II," as well as conquering the lead role last summer in Sir Peter Hall's production of Julian Barry's "Lenny" in London's West End, which the Daily Mail UK called, "the most phenomenal performance of the London stage."

In the past several years, EDDIE has also been building upon his film career, taking parts in Mystery Men, The Secret Agent, The Criminal, Circus, Velvet Goldmine (with an unforgettable performance as the pop manager from Hell), and the forthcoming Shadow Of The Vampire. Slated for a theatrical release December 29 from Lions Gate, the film is a fictionalized account of the making of the 1922 German silent horror classic Nosferatu. Eddie portrays actor Gustav Von Wangenheim alongside John Malkovich as director Murnau, with Willem Dafoe playing actor Max Shreck. After the film premiered in Cannes, the New York Times noted: "a glorious turn by the British Comedian Eddie Izzard as a silent film star who can pop his eyes with the best of them." Elsewhere Variety stated: "Eddie Izzard does a fine job in the tricky task of playing a 'bad' actor."

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