Sunday Express - Sun 16 Dec 2001 - Page 60

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60 Mr Izzard 's out of make-up and acting straight He'd be glad to be gay but isn't and, he tells Simon Button, would give up stand-up to be taken seriously

REVIEW DDIE IZZARD has a favourite pair of boots. They're slinky and kneehigh with heels. They're also comfy and hide his calves, which he hates. But Eddie Eisn't wearing them today, as the occasionally cross-dressing comedian who describes himself as "a lesbian transvestite" is in what he calls a "blokey phase" for his latest role.

Picture: MARK KEHO E But Izzard thinks he still has a long way to go before people accept him as an actor.

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