Fay Presto

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Fay Presto (the stage name of Letitia Winter, born Oliver Winter,[1][2] 17 May 1948[3]) is a British trans woman[4][5][6] who is known as a magician and a member of The Inner Magic Circle. In 2001, Fay Presto played herself in ITV's Emmerdale. In 1998 she was voted ‘Party Entertainer of the Year’ by Tatler Magazine. Other television credits includes Heroes of Magic (Channel 4), Paul Daniel's Secrets (BBC1), The Late Late Show for RTE, Dinner Dates (ITV), The Car's the Star, Trick on 2 (BBC2) and Wogan (BBC1). Fay was also the sole subject of a BBC2 40 Minutes documentary, "Illusions of Grandeur", about her life. Channel 4 voted her "Bottle Thru Table" trick the 37th Greatest Magic Trick of All Time.[7]

In 2012 Presto won the title of The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year 2012.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Sally (dir). Illusions of Grandeur. BBC TV 40 mins 1994
  2. ^ Letitia Winter (1948 - ) magician, A Gender Variance Who's Who, 18 May 2008, last accessed: 24 June 2011
  3. ^ http://www.all-about-magicians.com/presto.html, last accessed: 24 June 2011
  4. ^ George Sally (dir). Illusions of Grandeur. BBC TV 40 mins 1994
  5. ^ Susan de Muth, Susan de Muth in bed with Fay Presto: From glitzy parties back to my little flat, just like magic, The Independent, 10 August 1994, last accessed: 24 June 2011
  6. ^ Fay Presto, Crossing Over, at the Southbank Centre, Polari Magazine, 4 July 2009, last accessed: 24 June 2011
  7. ^ "Fay conjures up a blow for women". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Fay Presto Wins The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year 2012". The Magic Circle. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 

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