Academy Speaker - In Detail
Caspar is a highly distinctive corporate speaker with a unique and challenging message that forces people to question many of the things they take for granted. Drawing on his diverse range of experiences in poker, business and life, Caspar has created a range of workshops, seminars and speeches that deliver powerful and pertinent messages about the way we think, particularly when it comes to risk-taking, communicating, decision-making and innovating.
Caspar Berry, 33, started his career as the lead in the first series of Byker Grove on BBC1 alongside Ant and Dec.
He went on to read Economics and Anthropology at Cambridge and - after setting his sights on becoming a professional film writer - had his first screenplay produced by Film Four whilst still in his final year.
By the time he was 23 Caspar was writing for Miramax and Columbia Tri Star. Then at 25, he took the decision that would dramatically change his life: he moved to Las Vegas and became a professional poker player!
Caspar played poker professionally for most of the next 3 years of his life during which time he made a good living pitting his wits against the game's best known players.
In 2002, Caspar returned to the U.K. He co-founded Twenty First Century Media and built it into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England,
It was while still at the helm of twenty first century media that he began his career as a speaker and catalyst for new thinking within business.
Most recently, Caspar has also gone back to his television roots as the presenter and poker expert on a number of TV shows, most notably: Poker Night Live, voted Britain's best poker show; and Sky Poker, the country's premier nightly poker show. He can also be seen on Sky Sports and is the poker strategy writer for Flush magazine.
His latest film credit was as the poker adviser on the latest James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
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