Alexis Conran was born in Paris and grew up with his family in Greece.
At the age of sixteen he came to London to study as an actor at LAMDA. Since then he has been working on stage, TV and film. While working in a play, one of his fellow actors turned out to be a magician. Within three years he was working as a professional magician, specialising in card cheating, performing at private parties for London’s celebrities. His performances took him all over Europe.
It was while he was working as an actor on a US feature film that he was asked to join some of the American actors in a poker game. That game was the start of a whole new career. During the game he noticed one of the players was cheating by stacking the deck before the deal. Alexis didn’t want to make a big fuss and embarrass the other players, so he decided to use his card skills to make it impossible for the cheat to win.
The Real Hustle is the perfect opportunity for Alexis to combine his acting talents with his sleight of hand skills.
Voting is now closed and the top ten hustles will feature in our Real Hustle Christmas special on the 18th December BBC Three.