David Penn (magician)

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David Penn is a corporate English magician from Northampton. He has been seen in the UK on four major TV series including The Sorcerer's Apprentice on BBC1,[1] The Sorcerer's Apprentice Extra on BBC2, Freaky on Channel 4 and Astounding Celebrities on ITV1 . He reached the live finals of Britain's Got Talent on ITV1 - further than any other magician on any series of the show.[2] He has been described in the Daily Telegraph as "one of the country's leading illusionists".[3]

Penn became interested in magic after his grandfather showed him a trick that involved pulling coins from behind his ear.[2]

He is known amongst magicians for Refraction, his re-working of the Ted Lesley wine-glass bending effect and his coin bending effect Coinvexed. He also appears every week with Craig Petty on the Wizard Product Review - the World's largest online magic review show which obtains over 30,000 YouTube views every week.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

David has won both The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician Of The Year and the International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Close-Up Competition for his sleight of hand. He was also awarded British Champion of Illusion, The British Magical Champion and The Best of British award for his illusion show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sorcerer's Apprentice : Episode 6". CBBC. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Savage, Wayne (25 April 2014). "Chelmsford: Britain’s Got Talent magician David Penn and the other stars of Champions of Magic on their Civic Theatre show". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Riley-Smith, Ben (24 June 2013). "Have online speculators cracked Dynamo's levitation trick?". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 

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