Andi Gladwin

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Andi Gladwin is a British celebrity, lecturer, magician, keynote speaker, publisher and comedian. He has appeared on various TV shows such as ITV's Next Great Magician, The Big Breakfast, Lance Burton's Young Magician Showcase and many more. In September 2012, Andi won the J.N. Maskelyne Literary Award; an award given by The Magic Circle for his contributions to magic literature.

Andi has given lectures for magicians throughout the UK, US and Europe and has written/published books on magic. He is also an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle and was granted the Maskelyne Literary Award from the prestigious club.

When Andi was 10 years old he saw a number of stage illusionists while on holiday which peaked his interest in magic and he began to perform regularly when he turned 15. After working in IT for almost ten years, he became a professional close-up magician in January 2010.

Andi has performed on BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 (The Big Breakfast) and The Young Magician's Showcase which is a TV special where he was picked by Las Vegas illusionist Lance Burton as one of the best young magicians in the world (he was the only non-American magician invited to perform on the show!)

In both 2004 and 2010, the industry magazine MAGIC Magazine dedicated their entire trick column - Talk About Tricks - to Andi's magic. In December 2010, the same magazine had a large profile on and interview with him.

Andi has organised a conference for magicians called The Session since 2006 and in 2012 he started organising Magi-Fest, one of America's oldest magic conventions.

In 2009 Andi started a new publishing venture with magician Joshua Jay called Vanishing Inc. Magic and the company has since blossomed into one of the largest magic retailers in the world.

Andi became the "Magicana" columnist in Genii Magazine. Perhaps Andi's most well-known trick is to perform a magic trick from inside of a large red balloon, only using his head. In 2016 Andi was a featured performer on ITV1's The Next Great Magician where this exciting trick was featured.

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