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Dallas Campbell


TV science presenter and broadcaster

You’ll recognise Dallas from his many television appearances including: 
* BBC2’s Stargazing Live with Dara O’Briain and Professor Brian Cox for Tim Peake’s live launch to the International Space Station (December 2015) 
* BBC1’s Bang Goes The Theory - the prime time science magazine show 
* BBC4’s Horizon Guide, in which he investigates big science subjects such as quantum mechanics
* Five’s The Gadget Show team where his exploits included testing out a jet-powered luge, the latest survival gadgets and breaking the Scalextric land speed record

He can speak about a wide range of topics including science, rockets and Space. Rather uniquely, he can bring a space suit to his speaking engagements.

His current TV series is on BBC2 on Sunday evenings – City In the Sky – June 2016. He is a regular contributor to the BBC’s Science magazine Focus, The Times’ Eureka magazine and has written for The Observer. He is a guest on BBC Radio 4’s comedy science show The Infinite Monkey Cage, Loose Ends with Clive Anderson and Shaun Keavney’s Breakfast Show (BBC6 Music), and regularly appears on The One Show, BBC Breakfast & The Wright Stuff.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association in recognition for his work in engaging people with science & technology. He is a judge on their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards. 

Dallas is an actor and writer whose curiosity and original mind have led him into a parallel career as one of television’s freshest and funniest rising talents. His passion for popularising science and for investigating the weirder areas of life, the universe and everything, took him from a background in theatre and film work into researching, writing and presenting authored documentaries for television.

In 2007 he went to Los Angeles to work with RJ Cutler’s company, ARP, on his own humorous investigative series, Dallas in Wonderland for The Discovery Channel. The ultimate layman’s guide to achieving the impossible, it sees Dallas having a go at things that laymen aren’t supposed to be able to do: going into space, breaking the men’s 100m record, or journeying to the centre of the Earth, for example.

Dallas studied English and Drama before becoming an actor, and in his varied career on stage, film and TV, his roles have included Atilla, Moll Flanders, Doomwatch and Family Affairs. His theatre work brought him together with legendary comic maverick Ken Campbell on some hair-brained projects, most notably The Warp – the 29 hour ‘Fortean’ epic which made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the world longest (and possibly oddest) play. He works regularly with acclaimed filmmaker Emily James on projects as diverse as Channel 4’s puppet-driven consumer show Don’t Worry, and the multi award winning musical documentary A Brief History of Cuba in D Minor.

Dallas co-wrote and directed the award winning short comedy film No Deposit No Return, about a raid at a sperm bank. It premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival as part of the UK Film Council’s best short film selection, and can be viewed on the BBC’s film network site.

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