The Man Behind the Magic | Matthew McGurk | Biography
About Matthew McGurk
Matthew McGurk is an award-winning magician, member of the Magic Circle, and one of the most sought-after Illusionists in the UK.
With over ten ‘Outstanding Achievement’ awards to his name, as well as a plethora of television appearances and international bookings, Matthew is fast becoming a global star, famed for his outs-standing sleight-of-hand tricks and incredible illusions.
British Magical Champion…
Matthew started on the pathway to magical success back in 1997, when he was just 16 years old. He was crowned British Magical Champion by the British Magical Society before he was even out of his teens, before becoming one of the few magicians to be invited to join the Magic Circle at the age of 18.
The Magic Circle 'Young Magician of the Year'
Matthew began to hone his craft under the tutelage of Magic Circle veterans, and he was eventually crowned ‘Young Magician of the Year’ by the Magical Circle in London, The world's oldest and most prestigious magical society. He began to compete at any given chance and won numerous awards for both his magic on-stage, and as a close up magician.
After graduating from university with a degree in theatre in 2002, Matthew began to work as a corporate magician, performing for high-profile clients like BMW, Orange, Metaflow Technologies Royal Bank of Scotland, Iveco, and Mercedes.
Eventually Matthew was invited to appear on the world’s largest and most luxurious cruise liners, receiving top billing on Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Regent and other elite six-star cruise ships.
The Rich and the Famous
Throughout his illustrious career, Matthew has had the privilege of performing for a number of celebrities and high-profile figures. Stars that have been wowed by Matthew’s work include Paul O’Grady, Russell Watson, Denise van Outen, Lionel Blair, Brian Connolly and Rupert Everett.
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