Colin Cloud

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Colin Cloud
Colin McLeod

(1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 32)
Harthill, Scotland
Years active2008–present
Partner(s)Chloe Crawford Edit this at Wikidata

Colin Cloud, is a Scottish stage mentalist who describes himself as a forensic mind reader who did perform in America's Got Talent 2017 edition.

Personal life[edit]

Cloud was born on 9 January 1987 in Harthill, Scotland. In a 2015 interview with stv Glasgow,[1] Cloud says that he was shy and quiet at school, and that he studied forensic investigation at university. He has stated that he has been inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and the detective's ability to read people.[2]

Colin Cloud began his career by studying a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in forensic investigation, specializing in criminal profiling, at Glasgow Caledonian University (2003-2007) [3] before abandoning that line to pursue a career in entertainment.

Colin recently became engaged to Chloe Crawford while working with her on "The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays".

Early career[edit]

Cloud joined Tree of Knowledge, as a speaker in 2007. He left the company in 2013 to concentrate on developing a TV and stage career.[4]

Under the name Colin McLeod, Cloud appeared as a contestant on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, where he failed to fool the judges.

In 2012, he appeared on Britain's Got Talent with positive reviews from the four judges. However, McLeod failed to make it through to the live semi-finals.[5]

In 2012, McLeod performed at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival.[6]


Cloud performs both public and private shows. He has taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the years 2014–2016.[citation needed]

In June 2015, Cloud joined the touring magic show, The Illusionists[7] as "The Deductionist".[8]

TV and radio[edit]

In 2014, in collaboration with Don Jack, the Partnership: Colin Cloud - The Forensic Mind Reader® was established. Since then, Cloud has appeared as a guest on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Loose Women, Steve Wright and The One Show among other TV and radio performances internationally. More recently, Colin was invited to work with the team of BBC's Sherlock - working with series creator Mark Gatiss creating support material for the Sherlock Christmas Special.[9][10] In 2017, Cloud appeared on season 12 of America's Got Talent and reached the semi-finals. He later made an appearance on the Royal Variety Performance.[11]

In 2018, McLeod was a semi-finalist on Season 12 of America's got talent.

In 2019, McLeod returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions and was eliminated.

Stage shows[edit]


  1. ^ Love, Nicola. "The Forensic Mind Reader's taking Sherlock a step further". STV Glasgow. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2015-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2015-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Hendry, Steve (16 August 2015). "Former forensic scientist turned mentalist Colin Cloud wows Fringe crowds". dailyrecord. The Daily Record. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Edinburgh International Magic Festival review: Colin McLeod – Sheer Luck? (****) - The Edinburgh Reporter". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Shaftesbury Theatre. Retrieved 19 June 2015
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Colin Cloud – Entertainer for Hire – Booking Agent". Champions Speakers. Champions (UK) plc. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Colin Cloud -". NBC. NBC. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
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  12. ^ "REVIEW – It's All In The Mind, Colin McLeod, Edinburgh Magic Festival". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  13. ^ "The Colour Ham: Seriously Silly - Comedy Interview - The Skinny". Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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