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Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson is an award-winning disability rights campaigner, actor, presenter and speaker. Adam was nominated as UK Documentary Presenter of the Year at the 2016 Grierson Awards.

Adam has presented the critically-acclaimed documentaries Horizon: My Amazing Twin (BBC Two), Adam Pearson: Freak Show (BBC Three), The Ugly Face Of Disability Hate Crime (BBC Three) and Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal (BBC Four) as well as being a reporter on Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade (Channel 4) and The One Show (BBC One). His other credits include Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One) and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC Two).

Adam worked as a researcher for the BBC and Channel 4 before becoming a strand presenter on the first series of Beauty & The Beast: The Ugly Face Of Prejudice (Channel 4). He was also one of the team who developed the series and he consulted on the Dutch version. Adam also worked on The Undateables (Channel 4) as a casting researcher.

Adam appeared in the BAFTA-nominated film, Under The Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson. He also played himself in the independent feature, DRIB, which premiered at SXSW in 2017. Adam plays the lead role in Chained For Life which has been released theatrically in the UK and and US as well as being shown at film festivals around the world. Of his performance, The New York Times described him as “an actor of great charm.” He has most recently filmed A Different Man with Sebastian Stan.

Adam has spoken at a number of events for companies and organisations such as the World Health Innovation Summit, Public Service & Criminology Conference and British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. He has also given a TEDx talk.

Adam is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, Changing Faces and Us In A Bus. He also won a RADAR Award and a Diana Award for his campaigning work. Adam was named in The Shaw Trust Power 100 List of 2020 – a list of the UK’s most influential disabled people.

Film credits

Under The Skin Film4/BFI
A Different Man A24
Chained For Life The Eyeslicer/Files Collective/Grand Motel Films/Nomadic Independence Pictures
DRIB Bacon Pictures

Television & Radio credits

Celebrity Masterchef BBC One
Celebrity Mastermind BBC One
Pointless Celebrities BBC One
Question Time BBC One
The One Show BBC One
Sunday Morning Live BBC One
Breakfast BBC One
Songs Of Praise BBC One
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip BBC Two
Horizon: My Amazing Twin BBC Two
Celebrity Eggheads BBC Two
Newsnight BBC Two
Victoria Derbyshire BBC Two
Adam Pearson: Freak Show BBC Three
The Ugly Face Of Disability Hate Crime BBC Three
Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal BBC Four
Loose Women ITV
This Morning ITV
Lorraine ITV
Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade Channel 4
Beauty & The Beast: The Ugly Face Of Prejudice Channel 4
The Big Bang Theory Of Everything E4
The Wright Stuff Channel 5
Jeremy Vine On 5 Channel 5
Front Row BBC Radio 4
The Matthew Wright Show talkRADIO

" I want to see this man on TV every night. "

Andrew Billen, The Times

" Great new talent "

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian

" Engaging presenter "

Victoria Segal, The Sunday Times