Martin Beaumont has enjoyed a long and varied career. He started acting at the age of eleven mainly in films like ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and ‘Oliver’ Later he was to appear in the acclaimed film ‘IF’ directed by Lindsay Anderson. In his teen years he worked with some of the best comedians this country has ever known including Morecombe and Wise, Eric Sykes and Les Dawson, playing a number of roles in their various TV shows. He has always loved show business and has branched out into every aspect of it. Acting, voice overs, writing, teaching, directing in the late eighties he was a comedy magician.
It was in 1995 he turned professional comedian which was something he always wanted to do. In 1998 he won the Time Out Comic of the year award and his comedy career took off from there. Successful shows in Edinburgh in 2001 and 2002 followed which in turn led to appearances on the BBC’s ‘Stand up Show’ and the long running ‘Jongleurs Unleashed’ for the Paramount Comedy Channel.
As a comedian he plays the top clubs all over the country this in turn has led him to be asked to play gigs all over the world. From the Jongleurs comedy clubs to entertaining the forces in CSE gigs to being one of the leading lights in the new wave of comics on board the cruise ships.
In 2005 he was asked to write and perform in BBC2’s Comedy Nation, a series that ran for two years. As a writer one of his plays ‘White Van Man’ was nominated for a Fringe First at the Edinburgh festival.
As an actor his most recent credits include The Bill and Casualty a four year advert as the comedy spy for the governments EMA campaign and more recently he can be seen in the “What else do you do?” Quick Fit commercials. Recently cast in a new sitcom pilot for Baby Cow playing Les in ‘Our Boys’
A very funny comedian with a fast wit that is able to entertain any audience.
“Hard to fault his performance” Chortle. “Wealth of Experience” The Scotsman
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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