In a later article in The New Yorker in 1998 he said, "I'm a male transvestite, and I fancy women. I'm open for fancying men, but I can't get my head around that." Eddie continued to be one of Britain's most popular stand-up comedians during the 90s, with his one-man shows Eddie Izzard: Definite Article (1996); Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997) and Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1998).
He later took two more stand-up specials Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) and Eddie Izzard: Sexie (2003) on tour to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
This production won a BAFTA for its visual effects, but also drew much criticism for its adaptation, which many thought bore little resemblance to the original novel. He is pro-European and a supporter of the single currency.
He is an active supporter of the Labour party, donating large sums of money to their election campaigns and appearing in their party political broadcasts.
A TV movie version, produced by the BBC with the same cast, was broadcast in 2002.
Eddie Izzard was born on 7th February 1962, in Yemen the British colony known by the name of “Colony of Aden.
He was raised in South Wales and Northern Ireland along with his brother Mark Izzard.
His father Harold John Izzard was an accountant in Aden and his mother, Dorothy Ella, was a midwife and nurse.
Izzard holds British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.