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Caspar Berry is a motivational and keynote business speaker specialising in the subjects of risk, decision making, innovation and leadership. He has previously worked as an actor, screenwriter for film and television, sports commentator, entrepreneur and professional poker player.
During his A levels, Berry was selected for the lead role, Gill, in the first two series of the BBC series Byker Grove. Berry also appeared in the Emmy Award winning film The Black Velvet Gown, the BBC television drama Spender and the British comedy film Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis.
Berry subsequently went into writing and directing. His first screenplay, Downtime, (which he wrote whilst still studying at Cambridge) was produced in 1996 by Film Four and starred Paul McGann. He went on to write Killing Time(1997) for Columbia Tri-Star and The Crow: Salvation (2000) for Dimension Films and Miramax. Berry also wrote for a number of television dramas, including Hollyoaks and Byker Grove.
Berry was the presenter and poker expert on a number of TV poker shows, most notably Poker Night Live (2005-2007) and Sky Poker (2007-2009), where he was one of the technical analysts. He also appeared on Sky Sports and was the poker strategy writer for Flush magazine.
Twenty First Century Media
Having returned to the UK in 2002, after his professional poker spell in Las Vegas, Berry co-founded the production company Twenty First Century Media. He managed the company for several years (in partnership with his colleague Sam Morton) before selling it in 2008 to Ten Alps.
Following the sale of Twenty First Century Media, Berry began working as a trainer for The Mind Gym, before setting up his own speaking and training company where he now works with a range of businesses - predominantly as a speaker on calculated risks, decision making and innovation.