The Magic of Derren Brown
In this week’s History of Magic, we shine the spotlight on Derren Brown, who is regarded by many as the most extraordinary entertainer alive today. Derren is possibly one of the most intriguing living performers this century has ever seen. The English Illusionist mentalist was born on February 27th 1971 in London. Brown was privately educated at Whitgift School in South Croydon, then studied law and German at Bristol University where he witnessed a hypnosis show by Martin Taylor. This was the stimulus that inspired Derren to decide on a career as a magician hypnotist. During his undergraduate years he began to give stage shows at the university, and did close up magic at local bars and restaurants. At the same time he became a prolific writer on all things magical that soon came to the attention of Objective Productions who launched his first show, “Mind Control”, in 2000 that was an instant success. After further Objective Production shows Derren Brown established his own very successful Production Company and went on to establish himself as one of the world’s premier, psychological performers.