Michael Vincent (magician)
Michael Vincent magician
Michael Vincent Louis
14 February 1964
|Residence||London, United Kingdom|
|Website||Michael Vincent Productions|
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).
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. He performed at Hollywood's Magic Castle in 2003, 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)
In 2011, Michael suffered from sudden overnight hearing loss leaving him partially deaf, a condition which remains to this day.
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.
- Ron Macmillan's International Magic Studio Magician of the Year 1994
- The Magic Circle Close up Magician of the Year 1983, 1991, 2003
- 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
- News, Magic Week, Number 176, 8 November 2003
- Bennetto (28 April 2001); Taylor (28 April 2001); Daily Telegraph (13 June 2001)
- News, Magic Week, Number 148 - 26 April 2003.
- Duncan Trillo, Review: Heroes of Magic - A Century of Wonder Archived 30 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Magic Week, January 2001
- Bennetto (28 April 2001)
- Davis (December 2003)
- About Michael. http://www.michaelvincentmagic.com/about-michael-vincent/. Missing or empty
- Bennetto, Jason, "Police hire magician to teach them some new tricks", The Independent, 28 April 2001. Accessed via subscription.
- Calvi, Nuala, Features: Michael Vincent, The Stage, 8 July 2005
- Clinton, Jane, "A new trick to cure illness", The Express on Sunday, 10 December 2006. Accessed via subscription.
- The Daily Telegraph, "Magician shows top police how to network", 13 June 2001.
- Davis, Mandy, Review: Test the Nation, BBC 1 22 December 2003, Magic Week, December 2003.
- Dawes, Edwin A. and Bailey, Michael (eds.), Circle Without End: The Magic Circle 1905 - 2005, Jeremy Mills Publishing, 2005, ISBN 0-9546484-9-8
- James, Julian (AIMC), "Interview with Michael Vincent", The Magic Circular (magazine of The Magic Circle), March/April 2002.
- The Voice, "The Magic Touch: Michael Vincent left the Post Office for showbusiness", 18 April 2004.
- Tiberio Álvarez Echeverri, E. ('Maqroll el Magiero'), "Michael Vincent: Una lección de comportamiento mágico", Ilusiones, reprinted with permission on Portal de Magia, February 2009 (in Spanish).
- Taylor, Ben, "The man who'll work his magic on police chiefs", The Daily Mail, 28 April 2001. Accessed via subscription.