The "stunt" that the illusionist never saw coming, doctor tells of helping to save the man who fell from the balcony during one of Derren Brown's performances.
Described as a "hero," the doctor who helped save the man hanging from a lighting rig during one of illusionist/hypnotist Derren Brown's live shows at London's Palace Theatre, has spoken about his experiences to the Evening Standard.
No One Could Have Foreseen The Shocking Accident After Derren Brown's Show.
Doctor James Richardson of Islington had been watching Saturday's (3rd Aug) performance of Derren Brown's 'Infamous' show with his wife when the unnerving and unplanned accident happened. Richardson, 32, spoke of how he saw a man, thought to be French, "fall from the sky" as the audience began to leave the grand circle. The man then proceeded to collide with a female audience member and land semi-conscious on a metal lighting rig 30ft above the ground.
He had no control over this one, we think...
Derren Brown has seen many things, so he’s a pretty difficult guy to shock. He’s also convinced someone that they were in the middle of a zombie apocalypse – and this was supposed to be a simple stage show at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. Until a man fell from the top tier… We say fell, but he was pushed by his wife as a joke.
According to The Sun - (subcription required) - he fell 15ft of the 45ft drop before he managed to cling on to a lighting rig for dear life. A few people then ran to his rescue, pulling him to safety. And master hypnotist Brown was just watching this unfold from the comfort of his stage.
After his show, he tweeted: "Tonight a woman pushed her hubby as a joke from the front of the balcony. He fell and caught the upper circle on the way down, and was hanging from it. He's fine, but what a finale. Sending best thoughts to him & wife, terrifying."
Continue reading: Derren Brown Tweets Terror After Near-Death Fan Fall
Some dramatic scenes from the upcoming third series of 'Sherlock' took place in Central London on Friday (April 12th 2013) plus a surprise guest appearance.
Benedict Cumberbatch looking deadly serious on the set of 'Sherlock'
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman began filming series 3 of 'Sherlock' in the most dramatic way with hypnotism and leaping of buildings on Friday (April 12th 2013) in Central London.
The contemporary detective drama based on the 19th century stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is set to continue in the Winter of 2013 as filming kicked off last week in London where the last series left off. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were snapped acting out some intense scenes as their respective characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Co-creator Mark Gatiss was also on the set as Sherlock's older brother Mycroft Holmes as well as antagonist Jim Moriarty played by Andrew Scott. Psychological illusionist Derren Brown made a surprise appearance on the set, hypnotising Martin Freeman who subsequently dropped to the floor in one spectacular scene; it is as yet unclear as to Derren's role in the upcoming series 3 plot but speculation has suggested that his character could be based one of Conan Doyle's darkest characters Sebastian Moran.