Juliette Burton is an award-winning performer, writer, presenter and broadcast journalist.
Juliette has performed four one-woman shows, When I Grow Up, Look At Me, Decision Time and Butterfly Effect at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with total sold out runs in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Her shows tour the UK and internationally with repeatedly sold out shows to critical and audience acclaim. She’s performed at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
In 2018 Juliette was listed as ‘one to watch’ in The Times’ ‘Best of Edinburgh Fringe’ shortlist, ‘Best Comedy To See’ in the Sunday Times Culture magazine and in The Telegraph’s ‘Rising Stars’ of the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2017 Juliette won the Voice Magazine Pick of the Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Spirit of the Fringe Award at Bedfringe for Butterfly Effect. The previous year, Juliette won the New Current Woman of the Year Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. She also won the Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Fringe for Look At Me in 2015. Juliette has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2009.
Juliette’s TV and radio credits include BBC at The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC), The One Show (BBC One), This Morning (ITV), Tomorrow’s World (BBC), Skin Deep (BBC Radio Scotland) and Feeling Kind Of Funny (BBC Radio Scotland). She produces and presents the Positive Mental Attitude podcast (available to download from 10 October 2018) in association with ReThink Mental Illness. Juliette played the lead role in SuperMum, directed by Lisa Gifford, which premiered at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival.
Juliette studied Comedy Writing and Producing at the National Television School from 2016 to 2018.
As a writer, Juliette has contributed to Cosmopolitan, The Independent, iPaper, The Huffington Post and the BBC News.
Juliette is an ambassador for ReThink Mental Illness and a supporter, fundraiser and campaigner for Mind for mental health charities Mind and B-eat.
Juliette is a spokesperson for the Be Real Campaign. She has appeared on ITV’s This Morning with Philip Schofield and Amanda Holden, as well as on London Live and is a regular contributor to programmes on BBC Radio Scotland. She presented at the Body Confidence Awards 2014 held at the House of Commons alongside Gok Wan, columnist Viv Groskop and Jameela Jamil.
She studied journalism as well as acting and comedy writing and worked at IPC Media, BBC, Archant Media and Telegraph Media.
Juliette has a lifelong history of mental health problems. She was diagnosed with OCD, acute anxiety, manic depression, bipolar, anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating disorder. She has experienced psychosis and agoraphobia as well as social anxiety disorder. She was an inpatient in mental hospitals/clinics 4 times, and sectioned under the mental health act aged 17. Read more about mental health here.
She’s still in therapy, now blogs for Time to Change, MindFull, ReThink Mental Illness and Mind. and has worked with the facial disfigurement charity Changing Faces and body dysmorphic disorder charity B.O.D.Y.
Juliette is an informed speaker and able to talk confidently on the subject of mental health, using her experiences and strength to offer hope.
“Juliette’s work as an ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness has played an integral part in educating people on a topic that many have felt uncomfortable discussing. Her willingness to draw on her past in a light hearted way has been vital in helping us to challenge the stigma and taboo of a topic that directly affects so many.”Patrick O’Brien – ReThink Mental Illness