Martyn Ford Biography

(Bodybuilder, Actor)

Birthday: May 26, 1982 (Gemini)

Born In: Minworth, Birmingham, West Midlands

Martyn Ford in an English bodybuilder who gained media attention for his transformation from an "11-stone teenager to a 23-stone giant". Starting out as an emerging cricketer, he survived an injury that crashed his professional dreams, and recovering from a deep depression, has successfully rebuilt his career around fitness training. His popularity as the 'real life Hulk' has also bagged him a number of movie roles with high profile actors, starting with 'Boyka: Undisputed' in 2016, in which he played the role of a fierce fighter named 'Koshmar the nightmare'. His other appearances include 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' (2017), 'Redcon-1' (2018) and 'Accident Man' (2018). He also has a series of upcoming movies under his belt, including 'Robin Hood The Rebellion', 'Kill Ben Lyk' and 'Final Score', which stars Pierce Brosnan and Dave Bautista. He recently portrayed an Orc in the 'Shadow of War' official TV spot 'Not Today, Brian'. He is also a social media influencer and has over 1.1 million followers to his Instagram account. He is a confirmed athlete for the upcoming 10 year anniversary event of Bodypower Expo at his home town Birmingham in May 2018.
Quick Facts

British Celebrities Born In May

Also Known As: Nightmare, Hulk

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Sacha Stacey (m. 2009)

children: Imogen (Daughter)

Actors British Men

Height: 6'8" (203 cm), 6'8" Males

Rise to Stardom
Martyn Ford was always interested in fitness training and began exercising at the age of 11. He then channeled his enthusiasm towards a career in sports and joined the Warwickshire cricket team as a bowler when he was a teenager. He dreamed of becoming an international cricketer representing the English national team one day. However, he suffered a serious injury at the age of 19 that shattered his dreams of playing professional cricket. The injury was followed by a severe case of glandular fever which took nearly a year for him to recover from, a period that was crucial for advancing his career in cricket.
With his career dreams crushed, he fell into a deep depression which, combined with lack of training, adversely affected his body by making him lose weight rapidly. During this time, he determined to pull himself out of his skinny frame by exercising regularly. While initially he only wanted to get back in shape and gain the weight he had lost, he soon found out that fitness training could fill up the void left by the untimely end of his cricketing dreams. It gave him a sense of achievement to be able to rebuild his body and gain control over it. As a result, even after achieving his primary goal, he kept on going for years to come, and 12 stone later, he is still continuing.
His hard work has all paid up in the end as he not only has made a name for himself in the field of weight training, but has also become a star with several films in his kitty and three businesses under his name. He is now focused on staying in good shape for his upcoming film opportunities. Interestingly, at 6 feet and 8 inches, he is just one inch shorter than Hafþór Björnsson, who plays The Mountain in the HBO television series 'Game of Thrones'.
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What Makes Martyn Ford Special
With the physique Martyn Ford has built with dedication and training, he can now leg press around the weight of a Smart car and can deadlift the weight of Britain's fattest woman at 350kg. While according to him it took him about three to four years to reach the size he is now, it was more of a challenge to maintain his body over a decade. In fact, to keep his current figure, he has to eat every hour – primarily "chicken, fish, egg whites, oats, brown rice, potatoes, loads of veg" and "lots of water" – costing about £250 on food each week. He doesn't drink and as such avoids going to parties, but attends dinners with his friends. He works out for about an hour four times each week, and also does MMA training twice a week. He did not stop at training merely; after building his formidable figure, he went back to university to study sports science, including personal training and nutrition courses. He then established his own gym, Beta Bodz, in Minworth.
Personal Life
Martyn Ford was born on May 26, 1982 in Minworth, a village on the northeastern outskirts of Birmingham, West Midlands. He played cricket for Warwickshire till an injury at the age of 19 forced him to leave his cricketing dreams.
In 2009, he married a woman named Sacha Stacey, who is seven years younger than him and stands at five feet and five inches. The couple has two children together. Their first daughter, Imogen, was born in 2012, followed by another five years later. He is a dedicated parent who loves to spend quality time with his daughters and drops Imogen off to her school often.

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