Francesca Martinez Biography
Named one of Britain’s most influential women by BBC Woman’s Hour in 2014, top stand-up comedian and motivational speaker Francesca Martinez is in demand for events of all sizes.
Desipite being born with Cerebral Palsy, Francesca Martinez was determined to live a life on the stage. Her first role was in Grange Hill as a teenager. From there she has gone on to be a professional comedienne, with her own one-woman show.
- Actress, comedian and inspirational speaker
- Frequently appears on popular TV and radio shows
- Nominated for the 2005 ‘UK Motivator Of The Year Award’
- Campaigner for the rights of the disabled
- Engaging and energetic, talented comic Martinez presents in English
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Testimonials for Francesca Martinez
“Francesca’s speech was the hit of the evening funny, personal and very inspirational. Everyone singled her out and said what a great speaker she was. Her impact was amazing and wed love her to come back next year.”
“In all our years of annual conferences, Francesca is the first speaker to receive a standing ovation! Francesca had told us ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ – this young woman has it in abundance! Pearls of wisdom flowed from her mouth and her act was both hilarious and inspirational. A refreshingly different take on comedy, she wise-cracks her way through prejudice and disability, using everyday events seen from a disabled person’s angle, as the butt of her jokes. A big-hearted lady with a zest for life, from whom everyone could learn a lesson.”
“Francesca was fantastic. The laughter was non-stop for the full hour. She expertly mixed the comedy with the motivational. I will definitely be recommending her in the future.”
“Everybody loved Francesca’s performance – she was the highlight of an evening of exciting performances. Her warm, friendly, easy-going personality endeared her to those who worked with her at the event.”