Alexis Conran

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Alexis Conran
Born 1972
South Paris, France
Residence London, England
Nationality Britain
Other names Alex Conran
Occupation Actor, writer and stage magician
Children 2

Alexis Conran (aka Alex Conran) is a British actor, writer and stage magician. He was born in South Paris, France, and moved to Greece when he was a child.

Early life[edit]

His father was a gambling addict and started to get in debt. He turned to crime and became a thief and conman, eventually getting arrested. When Conran was 7 years old, his parents got divorced. He was then raised by his mother with the help of her parents.[1]


He also starred in the music video for Blockhead's "Insomniac Olympics" in 2000. (Directed by Sam Arthur)[citation needed], later that year he had a minor role in the TV film Arabian Nights playing Prince Ali.[2]

His stage work includes 'Excuses!' in 2003.[citation needed]

He is currently co-writer and presenter (confidence trickster) of the BBC hit series 'The Real Hustle' on BBC Three. He is a member of The Magic Circle[citation needed] and Equity.[citation needed]

He has helped the Office of Fair Trading show consumers how to avoid becoming the victim of a fraud.[3]

His television roles include 2 episodes he starred in season 5 of the show Waking the Dead, as Michael Sherman.[4][5] He appeared in the tv show Wire in the blood. He also starred in a TV advert for Zovirax cold sore cream.[citation needed] In 2013 he appeared in the Channel 4 show Eye Spy and in August 2015 he presented the Channel 5 morning show The Wright Stuff whilst the host was on holiday.

Personal life[edit]

He is a fan of English football club Manchester United.


  1. ^ "Gambling and Me: The Real Hustler – Alexis Conran". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "IMDb profile". Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "How to stay off the suckers' list". BBC News. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Waking the Dead: Season 5, Episode 5". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Waking the Dead: Season 5, Episode 6". Retrieved 23 March 2012. 

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