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For the American actor with the same middle-last name, see Jan-Michael Vincent
For the Canadian composer with the same name, see Michael Vincent (composer)
For the Irish music manager whose birth name was Michael Vincent, see Louis Walsh
For the American politician with the same middle-last name, see Michael DiSalle
For the American professor with the same middle-last name, see Michael Vincent Doyle
Michael VincentMichael Vincent (born Michael Vincent Louis on 14 February 1964) is a British magician who has won the Magic Circle's Close-up Magician of the Year award three times (1983, 1991 and 2003).
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He first became interested in magic in 1970, after watching magicians David Nixon, Doug Henning, Fred Kaps and Slydini perform on television. He was later mentored by escapologist and magician Alan Alan and studied with Slydini. Vinent joined London's Magic Circle and was eventually awarded a life-membershipship of the club's Inner Magic Circle, with a Gold Star (for performing excellence).
In 2001, Vincent made the national newspapers in the United Kingdom, when he was hired by Scotland Yard to give a course to 20 top police chiefs involving the use of magic tricks to demonstrate communication skills. He performed at Hollywood's Magic Castle in 2003, and his television appearances have included, Jim'll Fix It, The Paul Daniels Magic Show, Test the Nation (BBC 1) and Heroes of Magic - A Century of Wonder (Channel 4)
Ron Macmillan's International Magic Studio Magician of the Year 1994
The Magic Circle Close up Magician of the Year 1983, 1991, 2003
The Tapestry of Deception DVD (Trilogy)
The Joy of Magic DVD
The Sleight of Hand Artistry of Michael Vincent DVD
Close-up Classics Booklet
One Shuffle Finale Booklet
Three Professional Card Routines Booklet
The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent DVD (Trilogy)
Rhapsodies In Silver and Other Mysteries DVD (4 Vols.)
1.^ News, Magic Week, Number 176, 8 November 2003
2.^ Bennetto (28 April 2001); Taylor (28 April 2001); Daily Telegraph (13 June 2001)
3.^ News, Magic Week, Number 148 - 26th April 2003.
4.^ Duncan Trillo, Review: Heroes of Magic - A Century of Wonder, Magic Week, January 2001
5.^ Bennetto (28 April 2001)
6.^ Davis (December 2003)
Bennetto, Jason , "Police hire magician to teach them some new tricks", The Independent, April 28, 2001. Accessed via subscription.
Calvi, Nuala, Features: Michael Vincent, The Stage, 8 July 2005
Clinton, Jane, "A new trick to cure illness", The Express on Sunday, December 10, 2006. Accessed via subscription.
The Daily Telegraph, "Magician shows top police how to network", 13 June 2001.
Davis, Mandy, Review: Test the Nation, BBC 1 22 December 2003, Magic Week, December 2003.
Dawes, Edwin A. and Bailey, Michael (eds.), Circle Without End: The Magic Circle 1905 - 2005, Jeremy Mills Publishing, 2005, ISBN 0954648498
James, Julian (AIMC), "Interview with Michael Vincent", The Magic Circular (magazine of The Magic Circle), March/April 2002.
The Voice, "The Magic Touch: Michael Vincent left the Post Office for showbusiness", April 18, 2004.
Tiberio Álvarez Echeverri, E. ('Maqroll el Magiero'), "Michael Vincent: Una lección de comportamiento mágico", Ilusiones, reprinted with permission on Portal de Magia, February 2009 (in Spanish).
Taylor, Ben, "The man who'll work his magic on police chiefs", The Daily Mail, 28 April 2001. Accessed via subscription