Katherine Mills

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Katherine Mills
Born (1983-01-05) 5 January 1983 (age 35)
England
Occupation Magician, mentalist
Years active 2008–present
Website katherinemills.co.uk

Katherine Mills (born 1983) is an English magician and mentalist. She had her own show, Katherine Mills: Mind Games, on cable channel Watch.[1] She also appeared in the BAFTA Children's Award–winning show Help! My Supply Teacher's Still Magic.

Early life[edit]

When she was a teenager, Mills became interested in magic and, particularly, the work David Blaine (going as far as recording his magic tricks on television and rewatching them to figure out how they were done,[2]) but gave it up when she went to university. She studied social psychology at Loughborough University.[citation needed] She hosted an event which had many magicians, including Dynamo. From that event, she was inspired to become a magician.[3]

Career[edit]

Mills joined The Magic Circle in 2008.[2] She first appeared in the CBBC series Help! My Supply Teacher's Still Magic, which won the BAFTA Children's Award for Children's Entertainment in 2013.[4] On 2 October, 2014, her own show, Katherine Mills: Mind Games, started airing on Watch. She was the first female magician to get her own show on British television.[3][5] Mills was invited back to the BAFTAs in 2015 to perform and present an award.

Mills is one of only 80-100 female magicians out of 1,500 magicians in The Magic Circle.[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://w.uktv.co.uk/shows/katherine-mills-mind-games
  2. ^ a b c Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (20 July 2015). "'We're more than just scantily clad assistants': meet the woman making magic's glass ceiling disappear". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b Lampert, Nicole (26 September 2014). "Glamorous assistant? No, I'm the magician! Her tricks are as mesmerising as her looks, no wonder Katherine Mills is the first woman to get her own TV magic show". Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  4. ^ "BAFTA Children's Awards 2013 - Winners and Nominees". British Academy Film and Television Awards. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  5. ^ Wightman, Catriona; Exley, Peter (2 October 2014). "Katherine Mills: Why she's not just the new Dynamo". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  6. ^ Rampton, James (16 March 2015). "Katherine Mills dazzles in new magic show". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 17 August 2015.

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