Derren Brown

Born Feb 27, 1971

Derren Brown is an English illusionist, mentalist, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions, and British television series such as Trick of the Mind and Trick or Treat. Since the first broadcast of his show Derren Brown: Mind Control in 2000, Brown has become increasingly well known for his "mind-reading" act. He has written books for magicians as well as the general public.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on February 27, 1971.


1992 21 Years Old In 1992, he started performing stage shows at the University of Bristol under the stage name Darren V. Brown. … Read More
2000 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Since his television debut with Derren Brown: Mind Control in 2000, he has produced several other shows both for the stage, and for television in both series and specials. … Read More


2005 34 Years Old In an interview in New Scientist in 2005, when asked how he "acquired his psychological skills", Brown says that he learnt skills as a hypnotist, which he was not sure how to apply until he started performing close-up magic. … Read More
In 2007, Brown performed in the short film Medium Rare.
2008 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Brown made a guest acting appearance in BBC Four's Crooked House as Sir Roger Widdowson.
2009 38 Years Old In 2009, a book, Portraits, was released containing a selection of Brown's paintings and bizarre caricatures of celebrities.
2010 39 Years Old In 2010, Brown appeared in a special Comedy Gala for Channel four and Great Ormond Street Hospital. … Read More


2011 40 Years Old In January 2011, to celebrate ten years since his first television appearance, Channel 4 held a special Derren Brown Night. … Read More
2013 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Brown said "Controversy has never interested me for its own sake. … Read More
2016 45 Years Old Brown created a new dark ride at the Thorpe Park amusement park, which opened on 8 July 2016. "Derren Brown's Ghost Train" is set aboard an old train carriage in an abandoned warehouse. … Read More
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