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ANDREW COOPER is one of Britain’s most distinguished and influential documentary television producers. As a broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award winning wildlife film-maker, he is a familiar face on BBC TV through his documentaries and live reports on wildlife and environment issues. As a television producer with the prestigious BBC Natural History Unit he has travelled widely over the last thirty years, visiting more than 50 different countries worldwide. He is the author of several best selling BBC books and his wildlife documentaries rank among the most popular in Britain.


Andrew Cooper is an entertaining after dinner speaker on his adventurous, sometimes dangerous but more often amusing life as a wildlife film maker. He also lectures widely on his film topics, wildlife and conservation, wildlife and the media, and the art of story for TV script for colleges and universities.

Most of his talks are illustrated with his impressive library of wildlife photographs. He also opens wildlife events and launches government initiatives, regional, county and local council environment schemes. Well used to entertaining audiences both specialist and general of every size, Andrew's largest audience was over 1,400 people, and the smallest usually his wildlife safaris.

In the last few years Andrew has also become a top rated cruise lecturer, specialising in the natural history of the locations visited, along with entertaining stories of his television filming exploits.

Illustrated talks currently include 'BBC Natural History - my wild life',

'Dartmoor National Park - the story of an iconic landscape and best selling book',

'Wild days and Medieval Knights' - the life of a Devon valley featured on BBC televison,

and 'The Lost Lands of Scilly' - the making of a major BBC documentary.

Many other illustrated lectures also available include:

'In the Eye of the Wind' - the story of the BBC tribute to Sir Peter Scott

'Five Owl Farm' - the making of a BBC documentary featuring the owls of Britain

'Wild Caribbean' - the making of the BBC series, one of many cruise lecturing subjects

Talks can include clips from Andrew Cooper's wildlife films.

and his cruise lectures feature wildlife worldwide.


As a board member of some of the biggest educational wildlife conservation charities in the

southwest of England, the Vice-chair of a leading Foundation Trust Hospital and NHS Non-Executive Director, Andrew adds a unique perspective to any event.

Every year Andrew raises considerable profits for charities, both wildlife and medical, for free.

A recent after dinner speech raised over £4,000 for Cancer Research, and

another talk in a village hall raised more than £600 for Leukaemia Research.

And for something completely different why not visit his home?

Groups of up to 30 people can enjoy a guided walk and talk around historic Church Farm, complete with cream tea. Nestled in its own secret valley, situated in the heart of cirl bunting country, this haven of tranquility and wildlife is situated on the site of a Domesday manor with a 13th Century crusader church. More details here...  

Please ask for further details and availability for your next event.

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Cornwall garden Society: What a stonkingly splendid lecture that was. Thank you so much indeed. Non stop descriptive & colourful narrative, accompanied by wonderful photography. A real treat. One member said that it was the best outing this year - an accolade indeed.

College Surgery  - Doctors summer party: Thank you so much for your pre-dinner talk, I have received very positive comments as everyone enjoyed your presentation tremendously, and I am still basking in the reflected glory.

National Trust, Killerton lecture lunches: That was the most inspirational lecture lunch I've ever been to. Thank you.

Avon Wildlife Trust AGM celebrity speaker: Thank you so very much for being so generous with your time, our members went away happy and the feedback score in the tea room was top class I hope the trip back went smoothly enough and you got home safely to your wonderful farm. You really are a top-class speaker. 

From Trust Chairman and former editor BBC Wildlife Magazine.

South West Surgeons annual conference: Your illustrated talk was a brilliant antidote and wonderful high point to end our two day event.

National Trust lecture lunches: As usual your stunning photography, fascinating and entertaining lecture was appreciated by all. Can we book you again for next year?

Probus Club annual dinner: We were prepared for an entertaining evening and you certainly did not dissappoint. Thank you so much for making our top event of the year such an outstanding success.

RSPB Somerset:  Thank you so much for a most interesting and entertaining talk you gave to our Group last Thursday. I think you could see by the number of people who came that you are one of our most popular speakers.  It was lovely to hear about some of your stories about the Natural History film world.  I think many of the audience would have stayed much longer and asked many more questions given half a chance. It was also wonderful to hear about the badgers on your farm and the filming of their secret lives underground. We all hope you will come again soon.

Barclays Bank annual lecture lunch, Guernsey: Thank you so much for your fascinating and entertaining after lunch talk. The sell out event was a great success and much appreciated by all.

Topsham Birdwatchers: Very many thanks for your marvelous illustrated talk that was very much appreciated by everybody. We would very much like to take up your offer of a visit to Church Farm and thank you for allowing us this special privilege.

Devon Wildlife Trust: Your talk was excellent, informative, entertaining and inspiring.  It should also ensure that we get a good attendance at the next event we hold … the Wildlife Trust made a profit of  over £600 ... Thank you once again for giving up your valuable time. 


IOS Wildlife Trust: On behalf of the trustees, to say thanks once again for helping to make the first ever Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust charity evening such a success. We raised over £252 profit from the event, which in truth is more than I had anticipated ... and (two weeks on) your amusing talk is still being commented on!.