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Conversations with Eddie Izzard (2023)

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Eddie Izzard shares stories from her performances in ‘Great Expectations’, ‘The Riches’ and ‘Ocean's Twelve’ in this career spanning discussion moderated by Richard Ridge, Broadway World. This interview is part of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations series, an essential resource for actors, filmmakers and students of discussions with performers, exploring the process and profession of acting.

The views expressed in the presentation materials and films, and by the guests and moderators are solely those of the organization and/or individual providing them and do not reflect the opinions of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, its staff or Board of Directors.

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0:00 Fear Management

1:00 Performing in New York

2:25 Great Expectations

18:35 Being onstage by yourself

23:10 Robin Williams

28:10 Early love of performing

37:59 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

39:11 Alan Rickman / The Cryptogram

42:40 David Mamet / Race

43:45 Dressed To Kill

44:58 Debuting in the US

49:00 Performing in French

51:55 Dame Judi Dench

56:00 Oceans 12 and 13

59:58 Political Activism and Charity Work

1:02:35 Velvet Goldmine

1:04:19 Shadow of the Vampire

1:08:02 Hannibal

1:09:58 The Riches

1:11:17 Voice Acting

1:12:30 Autobiography: Believe Me

1:13:57 Advice for Young Trans People

1:16:40 Advice for Dyslexic Performers

1:19:10 Stand-up

1:19:55 Dramatic Acting

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