Francesca Martinez Biography
Francesca Martinez - a rare breed indeed! Stand-up comedian and actress as well as UK’s Motivator of the Year award nominee alongside Matthew Pinsent, and Sir Bob Geldof. She won the 2011 Fringe Media Network Award, and is a London 2012 Olympic Ambassador.
Background and career
Francesca has toured internationally, including sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has completed a 33-date UK tour and two off-West End London runs at the Tricycle Theatre and the Hackney Empire. She has cerebral palsy but prefers to describe herself as "wobbly".
In 2003, Francesca was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy, and she has performed internationally, including in the United States, where she gigged at Caroline's on Broadway, and at the 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where she performed alongside Emma Thompson.
Francesca is currently developing a feature documentary called What The Hell Is Normal?! which sees her travel around looking for a 'normal' person.
Before becoming a stand-up, Martinez appeared in the BBC children's drama serial Grange Hill for several years, and has acted in other drama series such as Casualty. She has also appeared as a guest on The Frank Skinner Show, and in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's comedy series Extras.
In 2008, Francesca made global headlines when (live on Channel 4 News) she became the first Olympic torch bearer to pull out of the London relay in protest over China's treatment of Tibet.
Paving the way for performers of all abilities, Francesca’s unique position as a successful mainstream performer is proof she is breaking down many barriers and changing attitudes.
Stand up comic, actress and inspirational speaker, Francesca Martinez is a passionate speaker.
- facing your fears
- the profound power of positive thinking
- gaining the right perspective
- questioning society's values
- defying expectations
- winning against the odds and overcoming physical and psychological barriers
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Francesca Martinez News
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9th October 2012
“Rhetoric about the Paralympics sounds hollow when the Government is hellbent on cutting benefits,” writes Comedian Francesca Martinez in the Independent.
11th June 2013
This year’s Ted Global conference is taking place in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. Some of the world’s most accomplished speakers will take to the stage to talk about the political, economic and environmental issues that we face in today’s society.
25th March 2013
Olympic double skulls champion and motivational speaker, Anna Watkins, has announced that she is pregnant.
21st February 2013
Motivational speaker and former swimming world champion, Karen Pickering, has voiced her opinion on Olympic athletes receiving media attention in light of the criticism that athletes received in the run up to 2012.
5th February 2013
Motivational speaker and awe-inspiring sportswoman Debra Searle has announced plan to take a group of mums trekking to the South Pole.
1st February 2013
Inspirational yachtswoman Dee Caffari has taken her success to the Middle East in the impressive position of coach and skipper of the Women's Sailing Team in Oman.
31st December 2012
This year’s New Years Honours list has been dominated by stars of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
10th December 2012
Tanni Grey-Thompson has been appointed to the Independent Commission investigating the Lance Armstrong scandal and to the Board of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
9th April 2012
Gold Medalist Amanda Beard shares her story about growing up in the Olympic spotlight in her brand new memoir, In the Water They Can't See You Cry.
27th February 2012
Visionary PR guru and co-founder of London Fashion Week, Lynne Franks talks to Director Magazine about challenging traditional stereotypes to succeed.
Francesca Martinez Reviews
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The electicity she generated through her act was palpable. An electrifying act. Stand up with extra bite.
Has changed the face of British comedy.
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