Dallas Campbell

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Dallas Campbell is an actor and writer whose curiosity and original mind have led him into a parallel career as one of TV’s freshest and most sought after presenting talents.

Dallas has since gone on to present some of the most ambitious landmark series across the BBC and beyond.

Dallas Campbell live reported from Kazakhstan in the BBC coverage of British astronaut Tim Peake’s space mission. In 2016 he presented City In The Sky (BBC2) – an in-depth look at the global aviation industry.

In 2015 Dallas filmed a two part series of Britain Beneath Your Feet, exploring the hidden wonders of below. In the same year Dallas won Celebrity Mastermind in 2015 with his specialist knowledge on the life and works of German film producer, director and writer, Werner Herzog.

In 2014 Dallas presented Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered on BBC 1; a groundbreaking documentary where Dallas uses new scientific research to explore the mysterious life and death of the boy king. He also co-hosted the hugely popular BBC1 series, Treasure Hunters, alongside Ellie Harrison.  The show followed Dallas and Ellie’s global quest for the world’s greatest treasures.  From digging for Opals in the barren outback of Australia to hunting for dinosaur bones in North America, the series takes you on a journey of discovery.

Dallas fronted his own three-part BBC1 series, Supersized Earth (2012).  Tracing the story of how humans have transformed the world in a generation, Dallas travelled the globe visiting some of the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.

A presenter of BBC One’s popular science show, Bang Goes The Theory (BGTT), for six series, Dallas was also a regular on stage at the Bang Live! Roadshow, which toured for two years.

Prior to his BGTT role, Dallas co-presented Five’s enormously successful The Gadget Show, where his exploits redefined the word ‘geek’; racing jet powered street luges, wrestling robot jellyfish, testing the latest in gadgets of all sorts, as well as his proudest moment: breaking the Scalextric land speed record.

In 2012 Dallas turned Indiana Jones, co-presenting the high profile Egypt’s Lost Cities, a feature length documentary using satellite technology to hunt for previously undiscovered treasures.

On BBC Four he is a regular presenter of the Horizon Guide series – an archive show that charts the progress of scientists through 50 years of the BBC’s Horizon series, and The Drake Equation: The Search for Life – a personal investigation into the science and history behind our efforts to find life beyond the Earth.

Other projects have included, Dallas Campbell’s Guide to the Impossible for the Discovery Channel, appearing on Infinite Monkey Cage for BBC Radio 4 and he is a guest curator for the Royal Institution.

Dallas is experienced working in a live environment. He has hosted countless road-shows with the BGTT team, and has worked on many other science events, including the monthly Science Museum Lates. In 2016, Dallas presented the social media coverage for Shell’s Make the Future London: a festival of ideas and innovation held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. One of the highlights included interviewing the Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen.

In 2014 Dallas gave the Stonely Lecture for the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.  His speech, entitled ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Red Planet’ charted the extraordinary history of exploration and discovery of Mars and was received to great critical acclaim by the audience.

Dallas is available for a variety of corporate work including awards hosting, conference facilitating, speaking, presenting in-house corporate DVDs, or anything gadget, technology or science related! Corporate clients include Samsung, Schmick TV, The British Science Association, and Party Poker.

Follow Dallas on Twitter @dallascampbell

The lecture went very well thank you, the school students seemed to really enjoy themselves which was lovely to see. I thought the content of the presentation was very interesting and relevant. At the beginning of the presentation, Dallas used an audience member to help him with an experiment, which was really engaging. The video clips were great and really helped put everything into perspective.

RICHIE LECTURE 2016, BRITISH SCIENCE ASSOCIATION


Dallas was fantastic. We had over a million views which is absolutely huge!

SHELL MAKE THE FUTURE FESTIVAL LONDON 2016


It went super well, thank you, Dallas is such a pro and can’t wait to work with him again! Clients love him and really relevant to our sector, will definitely be working with him again.

PRYSMIAN CABLES ROADSHOW EVENT JUNE 2016


The event was great and Dallas was totally amazing, he really nailed the collaboration bit and we were all really happy. He was very generous with him time.

COMPARETHEMARKET STAFF CONFERENCE 2016


Dallas was absolutely brilliant. Such a pro and seemed completely at ease. We love him and would be delighted to work with him in the future as and when projects arise!

PRYSMIAN CABLES EVENT APRIL 2016


Many thanks for being so brilliant last week at Cheltenham. Your sessions were so engaging and the audiences were enthralled, so thank you so much for working so hard and taking part. Your space suit went down a treat and that along with Top Trumps have to be my highlights this year ? you were a very funny witty host! I hope we can do it all again next year!

CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2015


Dallas is an amazing bundle of energy, magic words, and enthusiasm that just excites everyone he meets about learning and science. He is so generous with his knowledge and ideas. An amazing communicator who has an infectious way of engaging people – from tiny tots through to wise professors.

VENTURE THINKING WITH ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY


Dallas was a consummate professional. A good steady hand driving forward an event with lots of last minute changes. He remained cool, calm and delivered a great event with good feedback.

AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE AWARDS 2015


Dallas Campbell was a pleasure to work with on 5 July 2014 at Party in the Park, Woking. He phoned me before the time to discuss the script for compering and also confirmed on the morning. The Stage Manager commented that Dallas was a pleasure to work with and filled gaps when there were technical glitches. Afterwards he mingled amongst the crowds and signed autographs and was happy to chat to people who wanted to meet him. Definitely recommend him as an excellent host for any event.

PARTY IN THE PARK, WOKING COUNCIL


Just a brief note to say thank you for arranging everything with Dallas; the filming went so well this morning. Dallas is a really nice person and a true professional, the video is going to be great!

THE BRITISH SCIENCE ASSOCIATION


Dallas gave an excellent talk last night. He pitched the lecture ?Unlocking the secrets of the Red Planet? perfectly, managing to engage the audience at all levels. He had clearly researched the subject extremely well and his talk was engaging, authoritative, with just the right mix of scientific / technical information plus humour. His Q&A session…went very well and generated a good deal of audience participation. I was very pleased with the talk and would have no hesitation in recommendation Dallas to anyone interested in using his services for an event like this!

THE PESGB STONELEY LECTURE


Dallas was absolutely brilliant, he pitched his speech at exactly the right level, he was outstanding with spotless delivery , was very engaging and a very nice chap. The PESGB feel they will be hard pushed to find a better speaker, Dallas was simply fantastic.

THE PETROLEUM EXPLORATION SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN


I just wanted to write to say how pleased we were with the lectures Dallas gave on Tuesday, I?ve had some great feedback from the schools that attended. He very kindly answered questions, had photos taken and signed autographs following both lectures, which the pupils really appreciated. He?s a very natural and enthusiastic speaker and I?m sure he will have inspired some of the audience to take more interest in what?s happening around them. Thanks again for your help in making the event possible!

LEEDS UNIVERSITY CHRISTMAS LECTURE SERIES


Just a quick note to thank you for arranging Dallas Campbell?s participation at our conference last week. He captivated our delegates with his humorous and engaging presentation style, and his ability to tailor his contribution to suit the interests our audience is testament to his intelligence and enthusiasm for the subject matter. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, and a valuable addition to our event. We would not hesitate to welcome him back as a guest speaker at future conferences.

THE WHITE ROSE MATHS HUB, TRINITY ACADEMY HALIFAX


It was amazing the efforts you went to and it was richly rewarded with a brilliantly fun, entertaining and unique event that the audience loved. We had so much positive feedback about the event last night….As ever, a pleasure working with you.

Royal Institute


Thank you SO much for coming and spending time with us at the British Science Festival in Bradford. Your two solo events were absolutely brilliant, and the women in science discussion was fab too. Thank you for being so willing to do all sorts of other bits and pieces…

British Science Festival


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