As one of the original members and star of BBC3’s The Real Hustle, and a regular contributor on BBC1‘s Watchdog, Alexis Conran has turned the world of scamming into insightful entertainment, and proven himself to be a unique performer, albeit one you do not want to be playing cards with!
Born in Paris and raised in Greece, Alexis was introduced to the world of scams, frauds and magic at a young age by his father. He went on to study at LAMDA, whilst also returning to the art of magic along with his training. He re-acquainted himself with the pack of cards and began working as a professional magician specialising in card cheating; performing at exotic, celebrity-fuelled private parties worldwide.
In 2003, the BBC recognised his extensive knowledge of hustling, pickpockets and con artists and made him an advisor for the series Hustle for the BBC. Following this, Alexis was asked to star in the flagship series, The Real Hustle. Alexis with his Real Hustle cohorts, Paul and Jessica-Jane Clement, have also released a DVD entitled The World's Greatest Bar Bets, and Alexis starred alongside Kate Thornton, Pete Firman and the rest of the Real Hustle team in the BBC1 special Don't Miss A Trick.
Alexis's hard-hitting documentary and deeply personal documentary, Gambling Addiction and Me: The Real Hustler broadcast to critical acclaim on BBC3 in 2012.
In recent years Alexis has become a popular key note speaker using his knowledge on security and the psychology of conmen to entertain and educate at various public speaking events. Alexis has also worked as an advocate of the Scam Busters campaign for the Office of Fair Trading.