Driver explained that she previously kept his identity quiet out of respect for his privacy, but said, “I don’t need to protect him anymore. He’s a grown-up.” PHOTOS: Best and Worst TV Dads “We weren’t together and he wasn’t directly in the business, so I chose to protect him and not have a rain of publicity,” she continued.The duo previously worked together between 20, while Driver starred opposite Eddie Izzard on the program. “I mean, he hasn’t been that involved – his choice.There are nods to the French (s’il vous plaît, no more holes in the ground for WCs, they make it hard to balance your i Pad, for one thing – and how come there’s no broccoli, just endless haricots verts?
The man he has hired to give massages to his staff and crew love him.It's not just the surreal ramblings, or the crazy juxtapositions (the raptor caught speeding by the police, the chicken with the trumpet on its head, the cow struggling not to throw up while chewing on food retrieved from its fourth stomach) or the musing on the process that sometimes leads down blind alleys which only a mimed burst of a bazooka can explode, it's the whole glorious combination. I've already, while reading press cuts, felt a peculiar stab of disappointment on discovering that he likes big-breasted women. In the dressing room (all done up with Moroccan lanterns and embroidered cushions to look like some Aladdin's cave) Izzard is being genial and offering drinks. "Billy Connolly talked about wanting to be windswept and interesting.Most men who had just wowed a crowd of 13,000 might want to relax with their nearest and dearest, or at least their coterie, but Izzard is making small talk with a bunch of strangers. So is he, I ask, eyeing the bowl of muesli and yoghurt, as disciplined in every area of his life? If you see someone like some kid at school, who used to do this, or experiment with whatever substance, or were into punk, I thought that was interesting, and I didn't really want to break all the rules.It has taken him 15 years to get to the point where he can perform at l’Olympia, where Edith Piaf once sang – 'un rêve’ which he has had since '******* longtemps’ – in front of an audience of 1,800 people.It’s a (literally) vintage Izzard show, covering the ascent of man, why he doesn’t believe in God, the different mentality of the PC and the Apple Mac, the impossibility of Noah’s Ark (if it were real, for one thing, all the animals would be dead except for the lions and the tigers), a giraffe signalling lion-danger through charades and a cough, and a jazz-crowing cockerel.At an early age, Driver's interest in acting was encouraged by her mother.She gained admittance to the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, receiving a drama degree in 1991.After three years of keeping mum, Minnie Driver has finally revealed the father of her son, Henry Story Driver.The 42-year-old actress told the British publication The Observer that the man in question is a writer from Driver’s former TV series, , though she neglected to disclose his full name.After graduation, she pursued a career in television, appearing in several British dramas, including (1995).She fought for and won the role of Benny Hogan, a frumpy Irish student who wins the heart of goldenboy Jack Foley, played by Chris O' Donnell.