Eddie Izzard

Believe Me
  • Believe Me

  • Get to know a national icon in Eddie Izzard's hilarious and dazzling autobiography

    'Comic genius . . . Entertainment incarnate' Telegraph
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    Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Marathon runner. Political campaigner.
    Fashion icon. Human.

    There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how she broke through.

    Her relentless optimism has led her to always do things her own way, even if it didn't work the first time, and her incredible self-belief has pushed her to keep on trying, even if it didn't work the second or third time either.

    Whether she was putting on teddy bear shows on boarding school beds or swordfighting on the streets of London, Eddie never stopped trying to achieve her dreams of becoming a performer.

    Brimming with her distinctively surreal humour and disarming candour, Believe Me tells the story of a person who never took no for an answer.
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    'This book is a raw, honest exploration of what it means to live your truth, to be unapologetically ambitious. It's about being brave. And hilarious' Chelsea Handler

    'Laughter trumps sorrow in candid comedian Eddie Izzard's Believe Me' Vanity Fair

    'A comedy gem' Guardian

Eddie Izzard is a world-renowned comedian, actor, writer, runner, and activist. She made her West End debut in 1993 in a one-man show called Live at the Ambassadors, for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement. She recently appeared on television as Dr Abel Gideon in Hannibal, and she produced and starred in the FX Networks series The Riches. Her films include Valkyrie; Ocean's Thirteen and Ocean's Twelve; Across the Universe; Mystery Men; Shadow of the Vampire; The Cat's Meow; Lost Christmas; Castles in the Sky; and Whisky Galore! Her stage appearances include David Mamet's Race and The Cryptogram; the title role in Marlowe's Edward II; 900 Oneonta; and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway, which garnered her a Tony nomination for Best Actor. Izzard's hit one-man shows include Dress to Kill, Stripped, and Force Majeure. Her performance in Dress to Kill earned her two Emmy Awards. In 2010, the documentary Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story received an Emmy nomination. In 2009, Izzard ran forty-three marathons in fifty-one days throughout the United Kingdom, and in 2016, she ran twenty-seven marathons in twenty-seven days across South Africa in honour of Nelson Mandela's twenty-seven years in prison. By running these seventy marathons she has helped raise £4.8 million ($6 million) for the UK charity Sport Relief.

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