Andi Gladwin

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Andi Gladwin
Born1983
NationalityBritish
OccupationMagician
Known forMagician and notable publisher / writer of books for magicians.
Websitehttp://www.illusionist.co.uk/

Andi Gladwin (May 10, 1983) is a British magician, speaker, and publisher. He has appeared on television (ITV's Next Great Magician, Penn & Teller: Fool Us,[1] The Big Breakfast, Lance Burton's Young Magician Showcase, Masters of Illusion and more), has lectured for magicians throughout the UK, US and Europe and written / published books on magic. Gladwin is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle and was granted the Maskelyne Literary Award from the prestigious club.[2]

Biography[edit]

Gladwin was born and raised in Newent, Gloucestershire. When he was 10, he saw a number of stage illusionists while on holiday. His interest in magic blossomed and he began to perform regularly from age 15. After working in IT for almost ten years, he became a professional close-up magician in January 2010.[3]

Gladwin's TV engagements include performances on BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 (The Big Breakfast), The Young Magician's Showcase, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and multiple seasons of Masters of Illusion.

Since 2006, Gladwin has organized a conference for magicians called The Session. In 2012 he also started organizing Magifest, one of America's oldest magic conventions.

In 2009, Gladwin started a new publishing venture with well-known magician Joshua Jay called Vanishing Inc. Magic.[4] That company has blossomed into one of the largest magic retailers in the world.

In 2010, Gladwin released his work on the Double Lift and Second Deal called The Master Pushoff. This two DVD set received rave reviews, such as "I sincerely hope it will serve as a model for other magicians who turn to DVD as a teaching medium; it's miles ahead of the pack in many important ways." — Gordon Meyer [5] and "Acquiring this skill will take work and practice, but the result is worth it. It will open up a new world of possibilities, and the DVD set is highly recommended. " —Matthew Field, The Magic Circular Magazine [6]

Between 2014 - 2016, Gladwin was the "Magicana" columnist in Genii Magazine.

Perhaps Andi's most well known trick is to perform a magic trick from inside of a large red balloon, apparently only using his head. In 2016 Andi was a featured performer on ITV1's The Next Great Magician where this trick was featured. He also performed it on Penn & Teller: Fool Us; his performance from that show was featured in The New York Times.[7]

TV Appearances[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize (2012)[8]

Published works[edit]

While Andi has published many books through his Vanishing Inc. Magic brand, he has authored the following:

  • The Magician's Ltd Cookbook (2007)
  • Movers & Shakers (with Tyler Wilson) (2007)
  • Jack Parker's 52 Memories (2008)
  • The Definitive Sankey (Volumes 1 - 3, with Joshua Jay, 2013)
  • Blomberg Laboratories (2015)
  • 52 Memories (retrospective edition, 2016)
  • Going Pro (2017)
  • Dynamo: Book Of Secrets (2017) with Dynamo and Joshua Jay
  • The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andi Gladwin". IMDB. 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  2. ^ "The Magic Circle". Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ Armato, John (December 2010). MAGIC Magazine.CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)
  4. ^ "Gladwin / Jay collaboration" As reported in November 2008, MAGIC Magazine.
  5. ^ Gordon Meyer, "The Master Pushoff Review", My Lovely Assistant, 10 January 2011.
  6. ^ The Magic Circular Magazine 3/1/2011
  7. ^ "Penn and Teller: Fool Us". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  8. ^ "The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize". The Magic Circle. Retrieved 2017-12-29.