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Eddie Izzard

  1. Tony Curran, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 2002.     Eddie read for Rodney Skinner and could have worn one of his favourite dresses as Skinner was... The Invisible Man.
  2. Johnny Depp, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, 2004.      Director Tim Burton’s 29 other fancies for Willy were his ole Beetelgeuse, Michael Keaton, Rowan Atkinson, Dan Aykroyd, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Chevy Chase, Warwick Davis, Robert De Niro, James Gandolfini, Dwayne Johnson, Ian McKellen, Marilyn Manson, Steve Martin, Rik Mayall, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, John Neville, Leslie Nielsen, Brad Pitt, Peter Sallis, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ben Stiller, Christopher Walken, Robin Williams. And the surviving Monty Python crew (also up for the 1970 version): John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. Among the five exec producers, author Roald Dahl’s widow, Liccy, wanted her husband’s favourite, for the chocolatier Willy Wonka - Dustin Hoffman. If not possible she voted for UK comics, Izzard or David Walliams. She was quite happy with Depp… who found Willy’s voice while riffing on a stoned George W Bush!
  3. Christopher Eccleston, Doctor Who, TV, 2005.
  4. Simon Pegg, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, 2008.     For the third chapter, Pegg took over voicing Reepicheep, valiant knight and Prince Caspian’s servant. 
  5. Alan Tudyk, Big Hero 6, 2014.   Alec Baldwin, Peter Dinklage, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Alfred Malina, John Malkovich, Gary Oldman, Mandy Pantinkin,  Hugo Weaving and UK comics John Cleese and Eddie Izzard were listed for voicing Alistair Krei  in Disney’s first Marvel subject - winning the best animation Oscar. It unfurled in 2023 (we all know that computer battery number, right?) in San Fransokyo (‘Frisco rebuilt by the Japanese after an earthquake) and deals with a bunch of superheroes with the titular collective name… that nobody ever uses.  Krei was the arch foe of the super-nemesis played by James Cromwell. Ten years before, he had  created the I, Robot called Sonny, played by…  Tudyk.
  6. James McAvoy, It Chapter Two, 2018.  At one time The Penguin, The Rock, Peter Quill, Harry Potter, Deadpool, The Green Hornet and Doctor Who were suggested for the adult Bill Denbrough- ie, Danny De Vito, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Daniel Radcliffe, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogan, David Tennant. Also in the mix: Zac Efron, Will Ferrell, Sean Hayes, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Rogan and such off-the-wall outsiders as UK comics Russell Brand, James Corden, Eddie Izzard and Matt Lucas!  McAvoy was the real McCoy - and one of the biggest Stephen King fans around. Bill Skarsgård had more fun as Pennywise this time.  No literal nightmares about fighting the clown, no kid actors scared by him in scenes, his five-hour make-up cut by half and less dialogue…  in the 262nd of King’s staggering 313 screen credits. (King Kameo: Pawnbroker).





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