Thursday, February 19, 2009

Was Eddie Izzard nearly an accountant?

Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born in Yemen, where his father was an accountant for BP.
- Profile in the Independent in 1999

He says he is very like his father. 'We’re about 80 per cent similar.
- Profile in Daily Telegraph in 2013

It was during his stint at Sheffield University, between boarding school and comedy busking, while studying accounting and financial management, that Izzard first tried his hand at stand-up.
- Profile in the Independent in 1999

For a short while, he wanted to be an accountant. He likes adding things up, he says. But he got kicked off his accountancy course for failing his exams. (He begged to do resits, but they wouldn't let him.)
- Profile in the Guardian in 2004

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