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Chris Priest (Close-up Magician)

Chris is a full time, professional close-up magician. He is the MILLENNIUMbritish champion of close up magic, and the only Magician to have been trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He has worked at all the prestigious hotels throughout the country. He has performed for TV and Movie celebrities, Music celebrities, various Heads of State and members of the Royal Family. He has recently had the honor to be invited to perform his amazing magic for HM The Queen and invited dignitaries at Buckingham Palace.

Chris is very different from other close-up performers; he performs the most unbelievable and original close-up magic in his own unique style, which makes an entertaining experience you, will never forget! It is this that sets him apart and has brought him total success. He has earned the reputation of being one of the best magical entertainers in the business. ITV television named Chris Priest as “the best Close - up magician in the UK”

Besides working extensively throughout the UK, Chris has been flown to America, Paris, Holland, Antigua, Portugal and Greece by his corporate clients. Chris is also a Founder Member and performer of SPELLBOUND the world’s premier team of close up magicians.

Recent Clients

 Aggregate Industries Plc, Allied Dunbar, Alto, Emb Arcadero Europe Ltd, Audi ,Bentley, Betz Dearborn Ltd, British Airways, British Telecom, Cadburys, Carlton TV, Claridges (Gordon Ramsey’s Restaurant), Corin Medical, D.s.p.s., Gea Gallay Systems, Hilton, HM The Queen, Hurley Palmer Flatt, IBM, Jaguar, Lloyds TSB, Lamborghini, London Weekend Television, Mercedes, Mercia Software, Nintendo, Price Waterhouse & Coopers, Prism Sound, Rolls Royce, Sony, SKY TV, The Orient Express, TOCA RAC Touring Championships, Tranco, Radio WM.    To name but a few…

Quotes from Clients and Organisations

"Chris is a real star! He has really made the difference to our stand at the International Direct Marketing fair for the past two years. His wit and fabulous close-up magic have left visitors astounded and this reaction has given us the chance to meet and speak with many more customers than we would otherwise have the opportunity to do. Would we book him again?...We have!!"

Steven Day. Managing Director UKChanges from Direct Select.

“Dear Mr Priest I write on behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent in order to seek your help and advice. His Royal Highness has told me of the wonders you performed at last week's party given by Sir Paul and Lady Getty at Wormsely. It is Prince Michael's birthday on Wednesday 4th July and Her Royal Highness has organised a large dinner party to be held here at Kensington Palace to celebrate the event. We wondered if there would be any possibility of you performing some magic for the guests, we would be so grateful if you were able to join this occasion, and I much look forward to hearing from you.”

Miss Claudia Jenkins. Personal Secretary for HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

“I am so glad to have you perform here at Ashdown Park; certainly your contribution went along way towards the success of the evening, the feedback from which has been excellent, I will not hesitate to use your services in the future. You were fantastic. Once again, many thanks!

Graham C Bateman. Managing Director of Elite Hotels.

“Certain words spring to mind when watching Chris Priest perform, like impossible, unbelievable, funny, highly skilled and a top class entertainer. The best I in the business”

The Stage and Television Today.

Dear Chris

When I was watching your act in “The Magic Castle” I couldn’t help thinking that your previous association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art had a wonderful effect on your showmanship and presentation.

Everything you did was a demonstration of consummate mastery of the tricks you selected

The whole act flowed perfectly from one trick to the next.

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