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Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 9 October 2009 (USA)
Chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school - to his close relationship today with his father.

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Sarah Townsend

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Sarah Townsend
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eddie Izzard ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melvin Altwarg Melvin Altwarg ... Himself
Shamgar Amram Shamgar Amram ... Himself
Mick Andrew Mick Andrew ... Himself
Rob Ballard Rob Ballard ... Himself
Andrew Boxer Andrew Boxer ... Himself
William Burdett-Coutts William Burdett-Coutts ... Himself
Celia Carr Celia Carr ... Herself
Caroline Chignell Caroline Chignell ... Herself
George Clooney ... Himself
Steve Coogan ... Himself
Alex Dandridge Alex Dandridge ... Himself
Rachael Downing Rachael Downing ... Herself
John Fealey John Fealey ... Himself
Wayne Forester Wayne Forester ... Voiceovers (voice)
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Believe chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from his early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school to his close present day relationship with his supportive father. Written by Raindance Film Festival

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£250,000 (estimated)
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Great insights into the making of the legend
23 December 2013 | by LisaRhyneSee all my reviews

I've always enjoyed Eddie Izzard's work and admired his courage, genius, authenticity, audacity and generosity. This was a refreshing insight into a very private man's real life and journey thus far. I highly recommend this...as I recommend all of his work. Bravo to Sarah Townsend's tenacity and insights into making this project a reality worthy of Mr. Izzard's legacy. I hope he will do more projects that let us see the real man behind the legend. It is a very realistic look at the actual path a true Artist must navigate - with all the obstacles, rejection, successes, sacrifices, etc. - to give everyone an in-your-face reality check about what it is like for performers. He deserves all the success he's achieved and so much more. I for one am grateful he Believed in himself until everyone else caught up. I truly Believe that Dreams do come true (if you Believe like Eddie does).


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