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Eddie Izzard, actor and comedian, planning career switch to politics

Eddie Izzard, actor and comedian, planning career switch to politics

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Comedian Eddie Izzard has confirmed he plans to seek the Labor Party's nomination for London's 2020 mayoral race.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
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NBC passes on 'Munsters' re-boot, 'Mockingbird Lane'

NBC passes on 'Munsters' re-boot, 'Mockingbird Lane'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Bryan Fuller, the writer-director-producer of "Mockingbird Lane," says NBC has not ordered a U.S. series based on his pilot for "The Munsters" re-boot.
'Munsters' remake pilot to air this month

'Munsters' remake pilot to air this month

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- NBC says it plans to air its pilot for "Mockingbird Lane," a new version of the classic American series "The Munsters," this month.
Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart, Robin Williams, Aziz Ansari and Ricky Gervais are booked to perform at this fall's New York Comedy Festival, organizers said.
Portia de Rossi to play Lily Munster

Portia de Rossi to play Lily Munster

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Actress Portia de Rossi is to play vampire Lily Munster in the upcoming American drama series "Mockingbird Lane," TVGuide.com reported.
O'Connell to star in 'Munsters' reboot

O'Connell to star in 'Munsters' reboot

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- NBC has cast Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster in "Mockingbird Lane," a remake of the classic American TV show "The Munsters," EW.com said.
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Eddie Izzard halts 27 marathon plan

Eddie Izzard halts 27 marathon plan

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard says weather and health issues have forced him to take a break from his plan to run 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days.
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Driver says son's dad is TV writer

Driver says son's dad is TV writer

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British actress Minnie Driver revealed for the first time the father of her 3-year-old son was a writer on her TV series "The Riches."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.
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Eddie Izzard to guest star on 'Good Wife'

Eddie Izzard to guest star on 'Good Wife'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard is to guest star on an upcoming episode of the U.S. legal drama "The Good Wife," CBS said.
Izzard, Hoskins up for 'Snow White' roles

Izzard, Hoskins up for 'Snow White' roles

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins and Toby Jones are in talks for roles in "Snow White and the Huntsman," The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
Izzard, Wood to star in 'Treasure Island'

Izzard, Wood to star in 'Treasure Island'

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland are leading the cast of a TV adaptation of "Treasure Island," now filming in Ireland and Puerto Rico.
Izzard, Conroy to guest star on 'States'

Izzard, Conroy to guest star on 'States'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Izzard and U.S. actress Frances Conroy are to guest star on the celebrated series "United States of Tara," Showtime said.
Comedians line up for Showtime series

Comedians line up for Showtime series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Comedy titans Jonathan Winters, Eddie Izzard, Roseanne Barr and Drew Carey will be seen riffing with each other in a new U.S. comedy series, Showtime said.
Izzard cast in U.K. Christmas TV movie

Izzard cast in U.K. Christmas TV movie

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard will headline a Christmas movie for British television, the BBC said.
Izzard runs 40 marathons for charity

Izzard runs 40 marathons for charity

LONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard says his decision to run 40 marathons for charity is gaining a lot of attention along the nation's roads.

Izzard offers Mumbai victim a private show

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- British comedian Eddie Izzard has performed a stand-up comedy routine at a London hospital for a victim of the Mumbai terror attacks, the victim's father says.
Izzard, Dennehy sign up for 'Day' jobs

Izzard, Dennehy sign up for 'Day' jobs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has joined the cast of director Richard Levine's big-screen drama "Every Day," Variety.com reported.
Izzard: 'Riches' movie in the works

Izzard: 'Riches' movie in the works

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard says a big-screen follow-up to his recently canceled U.S. television show "The Riches" is in the works.
Walliams makes West End debut

Walliams makes West End debut

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- British television star David Walliams reportedly has made his West End debut in a new production of Harold Pinter's drama "No Man's Land."
FX cancels 'The Riches'

FX cancels 'The Riches'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- FX has canceled its U.S. television drama, "The Riches," featuring British movie stars Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard, Variety.com reported Tuesday.
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