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Derren Brown was born in Croydon in 1971 and has since established himself as a mentalist and illusionist not only on stage but also television.
Brown started his career in Bristol, during his time at University where he would put on small scale stage shows. Following this he starred in his first televised show Mind Control in 2000 which consisted on three different hour long specials and gained much acclaim. Due to high popularity Mind Control returned in 2003 with a six part series. He later produced three series of Trick of the Mind (2004-2006), two series of Trick or Treat (2007, 2008), The Events (2009), Derren Brown Investigates (2010) and finally The Experiments (2011). He has also produced 12 hour long specials including Apocalypse (2012) whereby he convinced a member of the public the world had ended and The Great Art Robbery (2013), where Brown managed to pull off stealing a famous painting using old aged pensioners to perform the robbery. For The Experiments he won the BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme 2012.
On stage Brown has produced and performed many shows with psychological manipulation being the central article, often revealing how he performed the seemingly magic tricks. His shows include Derren Brown Live (2003) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (2005), the latter won him his first Olivier award for Best Entertainment. He also performed Mind Reader- An Evening of Wonders (2007), Enigma (2009), Svengali (2011) and Infamous (2013). In 2015 Brown returned to the West End stage of the Palace Theatre to perform his show Miracle for 16 consecutive nights, before touring all over the UK from February until July. For this performance Brown recieved 5 star reviews.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|Mind Reader- An Evening of Wonders||Derren Brown||Garrick||2007||Review|
|Something Wicked This Way Comes||Derren Brown||Cambridge||2005|