Biography

Anthony John was born in 1973 and although he first became interested in the art of magic at the age of seven, it wasn't until 1992 that he began to study it more seriously. He joined The Magic Circle in 1995 and has been performing since then, turning professional in June 2000. Anthony is also an experienced live event presenter, sports commentator, MC and as a charity auctioneer has helped to raise many thousands of pounds for worthwhile causes.

As a specialist in close-up magic, he has amazed and amused literally thousands of people, at weddings, private parties and for corporate clients as diverse as BP, Clinique, HSBC, The King's Royal Hussars, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Bank, The National School of Government, Sainsbury's, JP Morgan, House of Fraser, BT, Tesco, The NSPCC and Waitrose.

He has performed throughout The UK at well known venues such as The Ivy, Blenheim Palace, The Garrick Club, Claridge's, Brown's, The Green Room of The Cafe Royal, Loulou's, The Inner Temple, Mossiman's, The Belvedere, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, The Grosvenor House, The Dorchester, at the top of The BT Tower, The Beetle & Wedge, HMS Belfast, Whipsnade Zoo, The Travellers Club, Gray's Inn, Oxford & Cambridge Universities, The Old Bailey, Woburn Abbey, The London Stock Exchange, Pinewood Studios, St James's Palace and Windsor Castle. Anthony has also worked in The Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and South Africa and has appeared on BBC radio, LBC and recorded voice-overs for television.

Anthony's original tricks and reviews of magic acts have been published in the magic journal, "Abra" and "The Magic Circular", the magazine of The Magic Circle. He has also contributed articles and editorial to industry publications and websites, offering advice to entertainment bookers and event planners.

Outside magic, Anthony's interests include theatre, politics, comedy and music of all genres. He also plays the guitar and is passionate about the ukulele.