There has been a change to the line-up of previously announced 2015 Special Guests. Sadly, David Morrissey is no longer able to make the trip to the UK this summer. It’s not all bad news though – far from it! – as we are delighted to announce that joining the Special Guest roster to appear In Conversation with Mark Billingham is the most acclaimed comedian of his generation, Eddie Izzard.
Mark Billingham and Eddie Izzard first met more than twenty-five years ago as struggling stand-up comics. Mark continued to struggle then later chucked in the comedy and went on to write the hugely successful series of crime novels featuring DI Tom Thorne. Eddie meanwhile became the most acclaimed comedian of his generation, on top of which he is now a hugely successful actor, activist and campaigner. In this very special guest event, they will discuss the overlap between crime and comedy, the art of storytelling and will of course be talking about Eddie’s many TV and film appearances, most recently as serial killer Abel Gideon in the TV series Hannibal.
We are sorry for any disappointment this change to the programme may cause. If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact the Festivals Office on 01423 562303.