The Real Hustler from Dynamic FX
Alexis Conran grew up in Greece where he was introduced
to gambling at a young age. He witnessed long and short
confidence tricks, scams and fixed card games, but although
fascinated by the 'con', he followed his other passion:
In his twenties, Alexis met a fellow actor
who turned out to be a magician. Finally re-acquainted
with a pack of cards, he was soon in demand from celebrities
and the very wealthy to perform internationally as an expert
in cons and hustles, specialising in card and casino cheating.
Working in Hollywood, Alexis was invited
to join some actors in a high stakes poker game that led
to an unexpected change in his approach. During the game
he noticed one of the players cheating by stacking the
deck before the deal. Not wanting to make a fuss and embarrass
anyone, Alexis used his skills to make it impossible for
the cheat to win!
Alexis is still obsessed by cons and cheats on and off
the card table
but his shows are now exhibitions in fraud, cons, dice,
casino and card cheating. He uses his acting skills to
get into character and bring to life the long and short
cons that he witnessed as a boy.
Alexis is now an experienced conference
and after dinner speaker, he demonstrates all kinds of
frauds and scams; then explains how to avoid them! His
unique act, performed all over the world, is a fantastic
blend of entertainment and education for all who are fascinated
by the world of cons, scams and cardsharps.
Alexis is co-writer and star of the BBC
hit series 'The Real Hustle' on BBC Three.
Alexis is currently starring in ‘The Real Hustle’ on