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Eddie Izzard says she doesn’t mind being called Suzy or Eddie

The star said she prefers to be she/her but doesn't mind being he/him

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Eddie Izzard attends the
Eddie Izzard doesn't mind being called Suzy or Eddie. (Getty Images)

Eddie Izzard has said "no-one can make a mistake" when it comes to her name and pronouns and that she doesn’t mind being called Suzy or Eddie.

The comedian and actor, 61, has been openly transgender since 1985 and announced in December 2020 that she wanted “to be based in girl mode from now on”.

Earlier this year she said she had wanted the name Suzy since she was a child.

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But, appearing on ITV’s Lorraine, Izzard said she wasn’t worried about which name people used.

She said: "All these people say, 'Well I'm not sure what to say' and I say, 'Well I prefer Suzy but I don't mind Eddie. I prefer she/her, don't mind he/him'."

"No-one can make a mistake with me unless they call me Gregory or Sabrina, and then that's not quite right!" said the star.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Eddie Izzard speaks at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation during Conversations on Broadway at Robin Williams Center on January 12, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)
Eddie Izzard said she's fine with she/her and he/him. (Getty Images)

"But everything else, and no-one can make a mistake, and they can choose."

The comedian said she started to like the name Suzy when she was 10 after seeing the actor Suzy Kendall in the film To Sir With Love.

She said: "I just thought, 'I'd like to have that name' but of course at that time I wasn't telling anyone. I knew I was what seems now to be trans. I couldn't define it when I was a young kid.

Eddie Izzard joins supporters of the Stronger In Campaign as they gather to wait for the result of the EU referendum at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, Britain June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Rob Stothard/Pool
Eddie Izzard said nobody can make a mistake when it comes to her pronouns. (Reuters)

"But I just sort of said, 'Well that's not happening.' And then I took off as Eddie. And I thought, 'Well it doesn't matter'.

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"And then, it's got Edward John in my passport so I just thought, 'What if I add Suzy in there?'"

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