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Eddie Izzard Inks Talent Holding Deal with NBC

NBC is betting big that Eddie Izzard will be the network’s next leading man.

The Peacock has signed a one-year talent holding deal with the English comedian, who recently appeared on NBC’s “Hannibal” as Dr. Abel Gideon. As a part of the pact, Izzard will receive an exec producer credit on a series if he is cast as the lead.

Izzard’s U.S. TV credits include “The Good Wife” and “United States of Tara,” but the actor-scribe has yet to secure a breakout television role Stateside. Known for cross-dressing, Izzard rose to fame in the late ’90s with stand-up spesh “Dressed to Kill,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy.

He is repped by APA and Conway van Gelder.

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