Izzard, the Euro-MP?

Eddie considers career change

Eddie Izzard is considering a new career – as a European politician.

The comic, who has long been a Europhile, says he thinks the issues are too important not to get involved,

‘We've got to make it work in Europe,’ he told Newsweek magazine. ‘People are very worried about sovereignty and the loss of sovereignty. I think the stakes are if we don't make the European Union work, then the world is screwed. End of story.’

Izzard’s comments come as his acting career takes off in the US, thanks to his role as Wayne Molloy in The Riches.

He will start a 30-date stand-up tour of the US, called Stripped, in Boston next Monday to capitalise on his increasing fame.

The 46-year-old has also just finished shooting the film Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise, and will be lending his voice to the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Published: 21 Apr 2008

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