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Fergus Flanagan is a BAFTA award-winning magician based in London. In 2022 he was awarded The Virtual Magician Of The Year by The Magic Circle. The prize is the most prestigious award for virtual magicians globally. Furthermore, Fergus has featured as a television magician over the last decade on BBC, Sky, ITV and Channel 4.

During his career, Fergus has performed everywhere from intimate palace dining rooms to the world’s most iconic stage, The Royal Albert Hall. As a result, he is regularly booked by the worlds leading brands such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, TikTok and L’Oreal. These brands request him to perform at both in-person and virtual events. Overall, he has become known for performing a combination of contemporary magic and mindreading, alongside modern presentations. Both of these can be performed in an informal setting (close-up) as well as a more formal setting (on stage).

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Early life

It was a simple coin vanish that sparked an interest in magic for Fergus Flanagan. This simple coin trick had him hooked, and he begun to practice and perform for friends and family. As a result, a few years later, he took his first corporate job performing at the iconic sporting event, The Epsom Derby. Alongside his commitment to sport, Fergus continued to practice and perform magic through his teens. Eventually practice paid off and he was regularly being booked as both a corporate magician and as a magician for hire at private events.

Continuing with his studies, Fergus finished school and went on to The University Of Nottingham where he studied sociology. He continued to practice magic and perform at Nottingham university, at campus events for instance. In his final year, he got an audition that would decide his fate (you can read more about that here). To his surprise, two weeks after he left University, he began filming for a new children’s show on BBC called “Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!”. The show was a huge success and Fergus quickly established himself as a regular face on the children’s channel.

Bicycle Cards | Card Tricks | Close-up Magic

Public Stage Magic Shows

In 2019, Fergus hit London theatres with his stage show “When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Magician”. The show was a deeply personal one where he combined magic and mental health. Comparatively, it was very different to his day-to-day performances and proved to be an intense challenge. Alongside mental health, he discussed the trials and tribulations of being a magician. As a result of such a unique show, he had a sell-out run in London. Eventually the show was picked up by Underbelly for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020. Moreover, Derren Brown, leading psychological illusionist and magician, described the show as “wonderful”. Unfortunately however, because of the covid-19 pandemic, the show never made it to Edinburgh.

Aside from his public shows, Fergus is regularly booked to perform stage shows for corporate events. Regardless of the venue, Fergus has fine tuned his show to work in any setting and as a result, has received wonderful reviews. Coupled with his engaging personality, the show is a mind-blowing delivery of magic and mindreading which will amaze and delight.

Table Magician | Dinner Party Magician | Close-up Magic

Television

Fergus has continued to feature as a television magician on and off for the last decade. Most recently in 2023 where he worked with BBC on the opening weekend of The Six Nations rugby. Here, his bespoke magic aired to over 9 million people in a campaign titled “The Magic Of The Six Nations”. You can watch that video here.

After leaving university in 2011, Fergus started filming with Objective Productions. The show, “Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!” went on to win a BAFTA for best in entertainment. During it’s run, Fergus was the star of 3 series (39 episodes in total) and garnered a following from the young viewership. Throughout his time on CBBC, he presented Blue Peter, and appeared on many iconic children shows. Examples are Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up, Match Of The Day Kickabout and Jedward’s Big Adventure.

Becoming a regular face on the channel lead to opportunities elsewhere. Examples include Fergus appearing on Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 in front of 4 million viewers. Subsequently, he featured on A Question Of Sport on BBC, and Gamechangers on Sky One. Furthermore he has had numerous appearances on BBC News, BBC radio, and Channel 5 as a “Talking head”.

Amazing Reaction | Mindreading | Strolling Magician

Magic on Zoom

In March 2020, Fergus turned his attention to performing as a virtual magician (also known as a Zoom magician). Though initially unsure how virtual magic would work, he quickly became one of the most established performers globally. During 2020, he was performing 25 shows a week. Unbelievably, he started his day performing shows in Sydney and finished his day performing shows in New York. In December 2020 Fergus performed 81 events in 3 weeks for companies such as Coca-Cola, Disney and Amazon. Little did he know, 2021 would also be heavily virtual! Furthermore, the success of his pivot to performing virtually attracted a lot of media attention and Fergus’ story was covered by BBC, The Guardian and Red Bull.

Virtual Magician | Stopping Time | Wow Reactions

Other Magic Things…

2022 was Fergus’ busiest year to date as he managed his diary for both in-person and virtual events. As well as his own performances he also launched an app called Magic Masterclass where aspiring magicians can learn the tricks of the trade. The app features magic tricks and performance tips as well as featuring interviews with famous magicians…you can find it on the app store by clicking here.

In addition to the above, Fergus co-launched a company (in 2022) called TalkMagic that delivers interactive workshops around topics such as creativity, storytelling and mental health.

Lastly, Fergus has also worked with world-renowned illusionist Derren Brown on his Olivier award-winning stage show. He also regularly works creating bespoke magic for companies such as BMW, Ralph Lauren, and Coca-Cola.

Cardistry | Card Cheat | Tricks

Why book magician Fergus Flanagan?

Fergus is recognised as one of the top magicians in the country. Markedly, on joining The Magic Circle, he was immediately promoted to an associate of The Inner Magic Circle. This was in recognition of his contribution to television and the stage. 

During his career, Fergus has performed for a staggering 6 of the world’s 7 continents. Of course, he is determined to get a gig in the Antarctic! Subsequently, his client roster consists of the biggest brands globally. Alongside this, he performs for high net worth individuals at some of the most established venues in London.

 

BAFTA Award Winning Magician
The Virtual Magician Of The Year
100+ 5 Star Google Reviews
Performed on 6 continents
Member of The Magic Circle

Don’t take our word for it…

Fergus is not only a hugely talented magician – one of the finest close up magicians in the country – but also the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He’s one of very few I’d recommend: you and your guests will absolutely adore him

Derren Brown

What a joy Fergus was! Fantastic host, personable, and a 10/10 magician. Could not recommend enough!

Amazon

We had Fergus perform two shows in the lead up to Christmas and they were an absolute hit with everyone! The show is super engaging, polished and absolutely mind-blowing. Working with Fergus before and after the shows was also a pleasure. He’s very professional, thoughtful and kind. An all round great experience!

Monzo

Fergus performed to a packed room of 350+ M&A professionals ranging from aged 19 to 50+ and had the entire room absolutely gripped! The feedback was tremendous and he will go down as one of our all time best 'guest speakers'! Thank you and we look forward to having you back.

Deloitte

It is hard to put into words how grateful we are to Fergus for performing at our wedding. It is probably the 5th time we have seen him perform at either a private or corporate event. Each time his act varies and it’s like we see him for the first time again. He is a truly wonderful person and an absolutely incredible performer. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Leah BakerPrivate Client

Fergus was our No 1 choice for our corporate global annual get together for 2020 via Zoom. When you come across a talent like this, he sets a benchmark that's grossly unattainable by others. Humble, astonishingly natural…A guy with a heart the size of the entire Magic Circle, he has EQ that's off the chart and a way about him that genuinely leaves you in awe.

Cloud Margin

Fergus preformed virtual magic shows for two corporate functions we held for key stakeholders. He was professional, charming and most importantly the magic was incredible!

AON

We booked Fergus for a virtual online event. He was utterly brilliant. The tricks were mind-blowing and it was fantastic to walk away with a couple of tricks that he taught us too! Would definitely book him again!

BT

What they say…

"Fergus is not only a hugely talented magician – one of the finest close up magicians in the country – but also the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He’s one of very few I’d recommend: you and your guests will absolutely adore him"

Derren Brown

"What a joy Fergus was! Fantastic host, personable, and a 10/10 magician. Could not recommend enough!"

Amazon

"Fergus preformed virtual magic shows for two corporate functions we held for key stakeholders. He was professional, charming and most importantly the magic was incredible!"

AON

"We booked Fergus for a virtual online event. He was utterly brilliant. The tricks were mind-blowing and it was fantastic to walk away with a couple of tricks that he taught us too! Would definitely book him again!"

BT

"Super engaging, polished and absolutely mind-blowing. Working with Fergus before and after the shows was also a pleasure. He’s very professional, thoughtful and kind"

Monzo

"Fergus performed to a packed room of 350+ M&A professionals ranging from aged 19 to 50+ and had the entire room absolutely gripped! The feedback was tremendous and he will go down as one of our all time best 'guest speakers'!

Deloitte