Shadows Gathering Kashira Theatre
Writer, actor, model, motivational speaker
and England’s first and currently only permanent Secretary of Juliet
At the age of 14, Martin Hopley was diagnosed with a brain tumour and then diagnosed terminally ill at the age of 16 but through a remarkable combination of positive thinking and healthy eating taught to him by a herbalist, he is still very much alive.
He used to explain his first hand experiences of life and death in a humorous and memorable experience to schools, colleges and universities as part of General Studies, PSHE, SEN, English or Psychology lessons. Now he has moved on and is embarking on using his creative talents and unique life experiences to write fictional stories of a unique calibre in his own easy-to-read style. On top of this, he is creating travel videos which will be posted to Youtube for all to see. And after being told he could never be a model because anyone who employed him could be accused of exploiting his illness, Martin vowed to fight such discrimination by participating with artists as a model and/or actor.From this webpage you can find information about testimonials and press cuttings about his talks as well as information about the books he's written, including unreleased information relating to the characters. On top of this, links to the Youtube videos he'll be creating.
In a world full of pain, suffering and darkness, Martin is a big supporter of The Juliet Club and how they personally help anyone who writes to them with any problem under the sun.
Martin is disabled, unemployed and with a medical file so thick it used to be pushed around on a trolley at the Radcliffe Infrimary in Oxford but the Department for Work and Pensions has decided that he's still fit for work and taken away his financial support.
However, after suffering physical pain and mental stress due to working under Universal Credit and then being told by the Job Centre “Forget about it, take it as experience,” Martin removed himself from government benefits/harassment and is going it alone by trying to create his own work.
The Juliet Club
Ark Art (world famous artwork by Andrea Prandi)
The Poppy Lung Faery Tale (By Alex Caird)
My Youtube Video: "Juliet's Light" in multiple languages including Chinese, Korean and Spanish
My Wattpad Books
Press Cuttings and Testimonials
As part of my Juliet duties, I was interviewed by the Kuban TV station in Krasnodar, Russia for their piece about Juliet’s birthday in 2018:
I loved it so much, them one of the 10 heart posters I made but didn’t expect their response. The TV station loved it so much that they made a news story about it which was broadcast across the whole of Russia on Russia 1 prime time news so now everyone (technically) in Russia has seen the image of my heart poster:
They are for sale at 150 pounds sterling each to companies within England, 200 pounds for anywhere in Europe and 250 pounds for anywhere else in the world. However, because of their extremely personal nature and the power they have on everyone who sees them, I’m being very selective as to who gets them which is why I’ve only sold 3 so far. And I’m currently looking for businesses rather than private collectors to acquire these posters to put on display in shop windows or in store for the benefit of their customers.
Andrea Prandi's art piece for the 2017 Venice International Art Festival is now available to see on the internet:
https://vimeo.com/223823449 <-- I turn up at 4:19 and 4:50
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