Scottish magicians

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  1. Steve Valentine

    Steve Valentine


    Steve Valentine (born 26 October 1966) is a Scottish actor, musician, and magician who has performed on stage and screen but who is best known for his role as the eccentric Nigel Townsend on NBC's crime drama Crossing Jordan and as Harry Flynn in the critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as well as the voice of Alistair in Bioware's Dragon Age franchise. He also starred in the Disney XD sitcom I'm in the Band as Derek Jupiter until its 2011 cancellation.

  2. Jerry Sadowitz

    Jerry Sadowitz


    Jerry Sadowitz (born 4 November 1961) is an American-born Scottish stand-up comic and card magician, known for his frequently controversial "sick humour". He is also an accomplished practitioner of sleight of hand, he has written several books on magic and invented many conjuring innovations. In 2007 he was voted the 15th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 33rd greatest stand-up comic. His controversial style has also influenced a whole generation of comedians and he is widely acclaimed as one of the best close-up magicians in the world.

  3. John Henry Anderson

    John Henry Anderson


    John Henry Anderson (1814–1874) was a professional magician, born in The Mearns, Scotland. Anderson is credited with helping bring the art of magic from street performances into theatres and presenting magic performances to entertain and delight the audience.

  4. Charles Cameron (magician)

    Charles Cameron (magician)


    Charles Wesley Cameron (31 October 1927 – 7 January 2001) was a professional magician who specialised in a style known as bizarre magic. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has a younger brother.

  5. John Ramsay (magic)

    John Ramsay (magic)


    John Ramsay (13 March 1877 – 19 January 1962) was a Scottish magician. He has been described, by Alex Proctor, former President of the Scottish Conjurers' Association, as a "magician's magician, who loved to trick fellow conjurers".

  6. Max Holden (magic)

    Max Holden (magic)


    William Holden Maxwell (professionally known as Max Holden) (August 20, 1884–July 3, 1949) was a Scottish-born American vaudeville performance artist and magician.

  7. Ron Wilson (magician)

    Ron Wilson (magician)


    Ron Wilson (1926-2010) was a professional magician, and winner of the Academy of Magical Arts Magician of the Year award in 1971.

  8. Walford Bodie

    Walford Bodie

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    Walford Bodie, whose real name was Samuel Murphy Bodie (1869–1939), was a Scottish showman, hypnotist, ventriloquist and stage magician, famous for his 'mock' electrocutions involving a replica of 'The Electric Chair'. He also performed an act of 'Bloodless Surgery', claiming he could use electricity, hypnosis and manipulation to cure 'all kinds of ailments and disabilities.' His performances were enormously popular in the early 20th century, and inspired both Harry Houdini and Charlie Chaplin.

  9. Peter Lamont (historian)

    Peter Lamont (historian)

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    Dr. Peter Lamont is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on the history, theory and performance of magic. He is an award-winning magician and a former president of the Edinburgh Magic Circle. He has performed and lectured across the world.

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