James Brickell


James Brickell is a wildlife film maker and TV presenter who has directed and worked alongside some of the most well-known TV presenters on British television. Brickell has had the privilege of capturing some of the most unique and intimate moments in the animal kingdom and has captured polar bears, lions, cheetahs and crocodiles on film.

During his career Brickell and his TV presenters and production team have travelled all around the world visiting some of the most exotic countries and remote climes, yet to this day his worst injury is only a small piranha bite!

James Brickell is part of the prestigious BBC Natural History Unit and, in one of his most important roles, worked alongside TV presenter and wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough on the series Life in Cold Blood. Whilst making the series Brickell was also fundamentally involved in the capture of some record breaking and previously unconfirmed scientific moments, including the unusual jumping behaviour exhibited by snakes in East Asia.

As an after dinner speaker Brickell is both fascinating and entertaining, his personal passion for wildlife and conservation mark him as a genuinely inspirational presenter and guest to various audiences. With a specialist interest in wildlife film making Brickell’s appearances as an after dinner speaker appeal particularly to those in the education sector, zoologists, conservationists and those studying biodiversity.

To book James Bricknell as the wildlife speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Wildlife Film-making
  • Conservation
  • Biodiversity

“The presentation James gave was thoroughly enjoyed by a mixed audience of students, lecturers and some children that attended the event. James is an excellent speaker and really connected with the audience, he was quick witted with comments that were thrown his way and very natural with the way he came across. James obviously has a passion for his subject and he is a real pleasure to listen to.” –  University of Gloucestershire

“James’s talk was superb – he was informative, entertaining and his audio visual material was out of this world. He has some amazing stories from his time at the BBC NHU, but was able to engage on a personal level with all of our varied audience. We would happily recommend James to talk at any event – he was the highlight of our seminar and is a true professional.” – Full Circle Expeditions