Caspar Berry, 32, started his career as an actor in the first two series of BBC drama Byker Grove alongside Ant and Dec.
He read Anthropology at Cambridge University and set his sights on being a screen writer, writing his first screenplay while still at university. This was produced during his third year by Film Four and he went on to work for Miramax and Columbia Tri Star among others before taking the unorthodox decision of ending this career path at twenty five in order to become a professional poker player in Las Vegas.
Caspar played poker professionally in Las Vegas and the UK for nearly three years during which time he made a good living in some of the most difficult games in the world pitting his wits against some of the game’s best known players.
In the summer of 2002, however, after some of the most enjoyable and informative years of his (or any) life, Caspar decided it was time to “settle down” and he came back to England for good – setting up twenty first century media in his home town of Newcastle. Three years into this journey, twenty first century media is now the leading supplier of non-broadcast corporate films in the North East and its highly talented team of thirteen affords Caspar some time to pursue other projects.
Caspar is also starting to go back to his roots as a presenter and performer and now has a weekly show on Poker Zone TV – the fastest growing channel on the sky network.