Francesca Martinez

Francesca Martinez

Author and Comedian

Francesca is a wobbly* comedian, writer and speaker who has toured internationally with sell-out runs at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Since appearing in five series of BBC’s Grange Hill, Francesca has starred in BBC2’s Extras opposite Kate Winslet, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, and headlined ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show. Other credits include ITV’s The Frank Skinner Show, Lorraine, Loose Women and This Morning, Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, two series of Channel 4’s Very British Problems, and three consecutive series of RTE’s The Saturday Night Show. She opened Series 11 of BBC2’s Live At The Apollo, guested on Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour and BBC1’s Celebrity Pointless twice, and wrote and performed in verse for BBC 3’s Shakespeare Centenary and The Verb. Last year she starred with Kevin Hely in her BBC Radio 4 play How We’re Loved, and is finishing a commissioned play for The National Theatre. She co-hosts BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends with Clive Anderson.

*Oh yeah, she has mild cerebral palsy but much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.

18:30 – 19:30 Talking Freedom

Queen's Park Community Tent

Celebrated local siblings Raoul and Francesca Martinez discuss their work, their lives and what freedom means to them, with journalist Marina Cantacuzino.

Free Event