Caspar Berry

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Caspar Berry
Education Cambridge University
Occupation Keynote business speaker
Website www.casparberry.com

Caspar Berry is a motivational and keynote business speaker specialising in the subjects of risk,[1] decision making, innovation and leadership. He has previously worked as an actor, screenwriter for film and television, sports commentator, entrepreneur and professional poker player.

Education[edit]

Caspar Berry was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, before reading economics and then anthropology at Cambridge University.

Early career[edit]

During his A levels, Berry was selected for the lead role, Gill,[2] in the first two series of the BBC series Byker Grove. Berry also appeared in the Emmy Award winning[3] film The Black Velvet Gown,[4] the BBC television drama Spender[5] and the British comedy film Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis.[6]

Writer[edit]

Berry subsequently went into writing and directing. His first screenplay, Downtime,[7] (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[8](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.

Poker player[edit]

Berry changed careers at age 25 and became a professional poker player in Las Vegas for three years, where he made a living in the $10–20 and $20–40 games in the Mirage.[9]

Broadcaster[edit]

Berry was the presenter and poker expert on a number of TV poker shows, most notably Poker Night Live[10] (2005–2007) and Sky Poker (2007–2009), where he was one of the technical analysts. He also appeared on Sky Sports[11] and was the poker strategy writer for Flush magazine.[12]

Berry was an uncredited poker adviser on the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale,[13][14] along with his credited Sky Poker co-host Dr Tom.

Twenty First Century Media[edit]

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.[15] He managed the company for several years (in partnership with his colleague Sam Morton) before selling it in 2008 to Ten Alps.[16]

Business speaker[edit]

Following the sale of Twenty First Century Media, Berry began working as a trainer for The Mind Gym,[17] before setting up his own speaking and training company where he now works with a range of businesses[18] – predominantly as a speaker on calculated risks, decision making and innovation.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106422/awards[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  12. ^ http://beta.mfaaconvention2011.steam-bank.com/pages/plenary-speakers[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  14. ^ http://2008.thinkingdigital.co.uk/speakers/speaker_profile.php?id=125[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  17. ^ http://clients.themindgym.com/index.php?pageID=180[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ https://events.bankhall.co.uk/FORUMS/ANNUALCONFERENCE/SPEAKERPROFILES/Pages/CasperBerry.aspx[permanent dead link]

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