In 2007 Eddie Izzard became the Museum's patron. The museum is delighted to have a patron with such strong links to the town and a commitment to the Museum’s future contribution to Bexhill.
Eddie is an international star celebrated for his acting and stand-up comedy. Born in Aden in 1962, Eddie and his family moved to Bexhill later that year. For the next six years Eddie and his family spent much of their time moving between Bangor South Wales and Northern Ireland, finally returning to Bexhill in 1969.
He studied at St. Bedes in Eastbourne, Eastbourne College and Sheffield University when his work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe quickly drew the critics’ interest. Eddie’s big professional break followed his 1991 appearance in the Hysteria 3 charity performance. Since then he has earned global fame for his unique stage shows, which have been seen and enjoyed by millions.
As a professional actor his credits include parts in films as diverse at The Avengers, Oceans 12, Victoria & Abdul and most recently, Six Minutes to Midnight. His TV work includes US shows such as The Riches and UK dramas including The Day of the Triffids.
With our bold plans for the expansion of Bexhill Museum we needed a patron who would embody the town’s future and the huge possibilities it can offer its community. Eddie continues to be an inspiring figure to young people and we are honoured and pleased to have him as our Patron.