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January 18, 1972 |
|Occupation||Actor, writer and TV Presenter|
Alexis Conran (or Alex Conran) is a British Actor, writer and TV presenter. He was born in South Paris, France, and moved to Greece when he was a child. Alexis won Celebrity Masterchef 2016 on 29 July beating Louise Minchin and Jimmy Osmond in the final.
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.
In 2000, Conran starred in the music video for Blockhead's "Insomniac Olympics", directed by Sam Arthur.. Later that year he had a minor role in the TV miniseries Arabian Nights, playing Prince Ali.
His stage work includes 'Excuses!' in 2003.
He was a co-writer and presenter (confidence trickster) on the 2006-2012 hit series The Real Hustle on BBC Three. In 2015 he starred in the show Man v Expert on the Discovery Channel, in which he used various tricks to try to beat experts in their own field of expertise. In 2013 Alexis made Hustling America for Channel 5 and National Geographic
His other television roles include 2 episodes he starred in season 5 of the show Waking the Dead, as Michael Sherman. He appeared in the TV show Wire in the Blood. He also starred in a TV advert for Zovirax cold sore cream. 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. Alexis plays Dr Petridis in ITV's The Durrells.
In 2016, Alexis started his own radio show The Radio Hustle every Saturday 1-3pm on TalkRADIO.
He is Celebrity MasterChef Champion 2016.
He is married to Cosima Shaw and the couple have one child.
- "Gambling and Me: The Real Hustler – Alexis Conran". Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- Alexis Conran at the Internet Movie Database Last accessed 22 March 2012.
- "How to stay off the suckers' list". BBC News Online. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- "Waking the Dead: Season 5, Episode 5". Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- "Waking the Dead: Season 5, Episode 6". Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- Alexis Conran Official site.
- Magicians.co.uk – Alexis Conran
- Alexis Conran at the Internet Movie Database
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