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Following the release of his best-selling autobiography, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens, Eddie Izzard spoke to us about history, politics, books... and funky poultry.

As a transgender artist, Eddie explains how a steadfast ambition has helped him to overcome discrimination and prejudice, long enough to make it in the world of Hollywood. Now a hugely successful comedian and actor who's starred alongside the likes of Dame Judi Dench, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, Eddie takes a look back at his favourite roles and co-stars.

Eddie has also always been a firm supporter of the Labour party and, in this interview, hints at pursuing a future as a member of parliament – a well thought-out plan which he delves into further in his audiobook.

Written and performed in the keenly intelligent, wholly honest and predictably hilarious style that we have come to expect from Eddie, his audiobook Believe Me has been hailed by critics for its commentary on historical and sexual politics, mad ancient kings and chickens with guns. A critic wrote of it:

"Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Listen to Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens here.

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Can't wait to listen to his autobiography!

Listening to this interview has made me want to listen to Eddie Izzard's autobiography !

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Really low quality

Annoying interviewer asking poor quality questions, not really responding to the answers, and so short as to be little more than an ad for Eddie's book.

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Interesting subject. Awful interviewer

The interviewer is awful (this is the third interview of his I've listened to). To me, he sounds dismissive and flippant of the subjects interesting experiences. "Yeah, yeah, yeah" is, frankly a rude response to the answer to a question. It's a pity the interviewer sounds so bored as the subjects are fascinating people, all with good stuff to say.

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  • Jamie C. Easthom
  • 11-04-18

Short. Sweet. Lovely.

I was fine listening until he told the last little story about getting the letter. Then it was instant waterworks. I always appreciate Eddie's open honestly

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  • Jason o. Jackson
  • 16-12-17

Brilliant and lovely

Mr. Izzard reminds us all that being present enriches life and he shares the gift of his grounded wit and the depth of his humanity with us here. I can't wait to read the book (and hear it too).

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  • sissica
  • 17-11-17

wonderful

It's a nice extension of his book "believe me" if you love the man you'll enjoy the book

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  • Nathalie
  • 03-10-17

really enjoyed it

such an inspiring man, can't wait to read the book. I loved his theory of the universe, some food for thought