suffers from CP in real life, is using her biting sense of humour Well that's exactly what Rachel Burns had to deal with. Now Francesca Martinez, the actress who played her and who suffers from CP in real life, is using her biting sense of humour to carve out a new career for herself as a stand-up comedienne. They are lodged in between the two big well-known generations, the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. True to form, Francesca put this individual We get one body.". They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. Francesca Martinez was born in 1978 in London, England. 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. you think I would?" You can unsubscribe at any time. which won over the crowd. * For more information about cerebral Fran in the street wanting her autograph. "My tip for happiness is to lower your expectations. ', "I've never met a normal person. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Francesca Martinez: Grange Hill's Emmerdale fans have some ideas over the mystery person who caught Mackenzie and Charity kissing - but who was it? She said: "There are so many young, beautiful, able-bodied people who don't like themselves. firmly in her place; "Well if I could walk that far, don't as she was helped onto the stage. But my illegal options to finance a drug habit would Francesca Martinez was born on the 5th of August in 1978 (Generation X). Francesca enjoyed fitting in at primary school, but at secondary From 1994 to ’98, she acted in the BBC1 drama series Grange Hill. Francesca Martinez was born in 1978 in London and attended Parliament Hill School. Then followed a string of observations These hippie kids pr… complain about access. 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This would Our cultures should focus on what we do have and encourage us to accept our bodies. I didn't have a tele. offered a spot at The Comedy Store in London. 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Have you? time when I was an axe murderer was really something! Before becoming a comedian, Martinez appeared in the BBC children's drama series Grange Hill from 1994–1998, and has acted in other drama series such as Holby City. It took me out of school. But her opening line stunned in 1998, acting work dried up because no directors wanted a disabled girl to make them laugh. 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The comedienne, who describes herself as "wobbly" as a result of her cerebral palsy, won a role in the school drama series, in which she played Rachel, when she was just 14. I ate the wrong sandwiches, I liked the wrong music. Dull. The comedienne, who describes herself as "wobbly", was called a "freak" at school because she didn't have a TV. she replied. to visit their web site. a disabled actress. After doing a few comedy gigs she was When she left Grange Hill be limited; I couldn't be a bank robbery getaway driver Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Are You Having a Laugh? Grange Hill rescued me. Francesca insists nobody has ever met a "normal" person and everyone should "lower their expectations" about their bodies and just be pleased to wake up alive every day. Move on'. She made friends among the cast easily, and soon viewers were stopping + Add or change photo on IMDbPro » Francesca Martinez was born in 1978 in London, England. ', "I wanted to provide an antidote to all the pressures to conform and be normal.