In the world of television magic, no one has enjoyed more success than Paul Daniels. From the moment he burst onto the ITV network, and later switched to the BBC, his magic shows topped the ratings. A recent book on TV facts calls him the most successful TV magician of the 20th century. His creative genius enabled him to produce consistently stunning shows, never rivalled in spectacle, covering the full range of the world of entertainment magic, from small, 'close-up' effects, to enormous outside broadcast illusions.
With a reputation as one of the most popular society and show-business entertainers, Paul has entertained The Royal Family including Princes William and Harry, The Sultan of Brunei, The Sultan of Oman, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Barry White, John Major (Prime Minister), James Callaghan (Prime Minister), Princess Michael of Kent, The Duke and Duchess of Wessex, and countless others.
His fame and achievements are not confined to the UK where he is a household name. The USA, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, and Japan have all recognised him as a world-class entertainer. Amongst his numerous achievements, he has starred in his own hugely successful West End Theatre Show, headlined in Las Vegas and Broadway, as well as performing more unique magic on TV than any other magician in history.
His TV career has not been limited to performing magic. As a presenter, he has hosted some of the most enjoyable game shows on TV. 'Odd One Out', 'Every Second Counts' and the highly rated 'Wipe Out' have all had great success in the battle for viewers. There was also the wonderful 'Wizbit' children's series, which featured a world of magic and wonder for the younger viewer. Always in demand as a guest on talk-shows, Paul's vibrant personality and love for magic make for a fascinating viewing, and his endless supply of stories and anecdotes from a lifetime in show-business make for riveting viewing.
Despite all the success of TV, it is in the area of live shows that Paul's talent really shines. Be it in cabaret, after dinner, outdoor stadium or the grandest of theatres, or the private homes of the rich and the famous, Paul Daniels' ability with magic and humour is always a winner.
For fourteen months Paul starred at the Prince of Wales theatre in the heart of London's West End, something no other variety entertainer had been able to do for decades. Other short seasons in London's West end have even included appearing in the Moliere play 'School for Wives' at the Comedy Theatre.
On Radio, he was a BBC Radio 2 DJ for six months and for years presented a game show called 'Dealing with Daniels'.
In the world of special effects, many people do not know that he has designed special effects for stage and screen including, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, the film of Return to Oz and many more. More recently, Paul was commissioned by the English National ballet to create magical effects for their new version of The Nutcracker.
Paul Daniels has entertained many millions of people from all walks of life both in this country and abroad. He continues to enthral audiences of all ages with a unique comedy style that never fails to impress, resulting in a truly magical and memorable experience for all.