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Derren Brown

Illusionist
Male
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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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Derren Brown.

CHILDHOOD

1971 Birth Born on February 27, 1971.

TWENTIES

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

THIRTIES

2003 32 Years Old In a Daily Telegraph article published in 2003 Simon Singh criticised Brown's early TV appearances, arguing that he presented standard magic and mentalism effects—such as the classic ten-card poker deal trick—as genuine psychological manipulation. … 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
2007 36 Years Old In an interview with The Independent in 2007 Brown stated that he is gay.

FORTIES

2011 40 Years Old In an interview with Radio Times in 2011, Brown talked more about his sexuality, stating that he is in a relationship with a man named Mark. … Read More
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