FERGUS BEELEY

Biography

Fergus Beeley was keen on nature from an early age. He spent his gap year working with the Pitjantjatjarra tribe in Central Australia before going on to study Anthropology at the University of Durham. But it was Fergus's clear passion for nature and good knowledge of wildlife that gained him a successful interview with BBC’s Natural History Unit in 1989.

Since then, he has travelled to remote wilderness areas on every major continent, including across the deserts, mountains, arctic and Far East in the former Soviet Union.

Fergus worked with Sir David Attenborough on many films including the landmark series, Life of Birds. He was Executive Producer and Presenter of many award winning films for BBC Natural World, PBS and National Geographic Explorer. He was series producer of the award winning series ‘Planet Earth – the future’ for BBC, Discovery and NHK.


In 2014 - 2015 Fergus was Director of Fountain Digital Labs. Virry app won a Webby and BAFTA Award in 2015. As a Media Consultant Fergus advises on creative multi-platform strategies. 


Fergus is an Ambassador for Steppes Travel, Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, President of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and Patron, Flamingo Conservation Rift Valley.