Eddie Izzard Inks Talent Deal With NBC Entertainment

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The one-year deal seeks to cast the British comedian and actor as the lead in a series

British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has signed a one-year talent holding deal with NBC Entertainment.

In the deal, Izzard will receive executive producer credit if cast as the lead in a series.

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Best known for his multiple cross-dressing comedy specials, Izzard has appeared and starred on several American TV series, including Showtime’s “United States of Tara,” FX’s “The Riches,” which he also served as executive producer, and recently on NBC’s “Hannibal.”

Previously, he played the Grandpa role on the NBC failed pilot-turned-TV-movie, “Mockingbird Lane,” Bryan Fuller’s “Munsters” reboot.

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His movie credits include “Valkyrie,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Velvet Goldmine,” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,”

Izzard is represented by APA (U.S.) and Conway van Gelder (UK).