Francesca Martinez

Francesca is a stand-up comedian and actress who’s known for her Edinburgh Fringe Awards and her appearance alongside Kate Winslet in Ricky Gervais’s series Extras.

You might remember her though from her acting debut in the kids’ TV classic, Grange Hill.

She has cerebral palsy, referring to her condition as ‘wobbly’, and is currently touring the UK with her stand up show What The **** Is Normal, which addresses what ‘normality’ means today.

She’s no stranger to speaking out for what she believes in - in 2008 she pulled out of the Beijing torch relay live on Channel 4 News over China’s treatment of Tibet, and we’re sure she’ll be standing up about things again on Free Speech.

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