Michael Vincent (magician)

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Michael Vincent
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Michael Vincent magician
Born Michael Vincent Louis
(1964-02-14) 14 February 1964 (age 54)
Residence London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation Magician
Years active 1980–present
Website Michael Vincent Productions

Michael Vincent (born Michael Vincent Louis on 14 February 1964) is a British magician. He won The Magic Circle's Close-up Magician of the Year award three times (1983, 1991 and 2003).[1]

Biography[edit]

He first became interested in magic in 1970, after watching magicians David Nixon, Doug Henning, Fred Kaps and Slydini perform on television. He was later mentored by escapologist and magician Alan Alan and studied with Slydini. Vincent joined London's Magic Circle and was eventually awarded a life-membership of the club's Inner Magic Circle, with a Gold Star (for performing excellence).[citation needed]

In 2001, Vincent made the national newspapers in the United Kingdom, when he was hired by Scotland Yard to give a course to 20 top police chiefs involving the use of magic tricks to demonstrate communication skills.[2] He performed at Hollywood's Magic Castle in 2003,[3] and his television appearances have included, Jim'll Fix It, The Paul Daniels Magic Show, Test the Nation (BBC 1) and Heroes of Magic - A Century of Wonder (Channel 4)[4][5][6]

In 2011, Michael suffered from sudden overnight hearing loss leaving him partially deaf, a condition which remains to this day.[7]

Michael appeared on "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" on ITV1 on 7 January and again on 16 July 2011 demonstrating close up magic. Although he did not outfox Penn & Teller with either of his magic tricks, he nevertheless won praise for his classical technique and exemplary sleight of hand and was regarded by Penn as one of his favorite performers.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

  • Ron Macmillan's International Magic Studio Magician of the Year 1994
  • The Magic Circle Close up Magician of the Year 1983, 1991, 2003

Works[edit]

  • The Tapestry of Deception Part 1 DVD – The Introduction
  • The Tapestry of Deception Part 2 DVD – The Power of Assumptions
  • The Tapestry of Deception Part 3 DVD – Professional Card Magic
  • The Tapestry of Deception Part 4 DVD – The Evolution of a Classic
  • The Tapestry of Deception Part 5 DVD – The Poetry of Conjuring
  • The Joy of Magic DVD
  • The Sleight of Hand Artistry of Michael Vincent DVD
  • Close-up Classics Booklet
  • 3 Professional Card Routines Booklet
  • The Tapestry of Deception Booklet + DVD
  • The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent, Volume 1 – The Pathway To Excellence DVD (Trilogy)
  • The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent, Volume 2 – Rhapsodies In Silver and Other Mysteries DVD (4 Vols.)
  • The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent, Volume 3 – Elegant Deceptions DVD (Trilogy)
  • The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent, Volume 4 – The Quest for Mastery DVD (4 Vols.)
  • Dual Control Revisited DVD – Michael Vincent's version of Alan Alan's astonishing magic
  • The One Shuffle Finale – As seen on Penn & Teller's: FOOL US Booklet

References[edit]

  1. ^ News, Magic Week, Number 176, 8 November 2003
  2. ^ Bennetto (28 April 2001); Taylor (28 April 2001); Daily Telegraph (13 June 2001)
  3. ^ News, Magic Week, Number 148 - 26 April 2003.
  4. ^ Duncan Trillo, Review: Heroes of Magic - A Century of Wonder Archived 30 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Magic Week, January 2001
  5. ^ Bennetto (28 April 2001)
  6. ^ Davis (December 2003)
  7. ^ About Michael. http://www.michaelvincentmagic.com/about-michael-vincent/. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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