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Dynamo (magician)

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Dynamo

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Born

Steven Frayne
17 December 1982 (age 32)
Bradford, West Yorkshire,England

Occupation

Magician

Years active

2002present

Website

dynamoworld.com

Steven Frayne (born 17 December 1982), commonly known by his stage name "Dynamo", is an
English magician,[1] best known for his show Dynamo: Magician Impossible. Dynamo was born in
Bradford, England.

Contents
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1 Media appearances

2 Awards and accolades

3 Releases

4 References

5 External links

Media appearances[edit]
Dynamo's first television appearances were on Richard & Judy, followed by a Channel 4 special
entitled Dynamo's Estate of Mind. He then released a DVD[2] and has since appeared on Friday
Night with Jonathan Ross, Fatherhood, and at the MTV EMAs (where he performed for the Foo
Fighters, Nelly Furtado, and Joss Stone). He has appeared in ads for Adidas, Nokia, and Pepsi and
appeared on the catwalk for Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief. In May 2009, Dynamo
levitated Little Britain comedianMatt Lucas four feet off the ground in front of a crowd at the Emirates
Stadium in London.
On 25 December 2009, Dynamo appeared on the Soccer AM Christmas Special and performed
magic for the show's presenters Max Rushden and Helen Chamberlain, as well as fellow
guests David Haye and Neil Ruddock. On 19 March 2010, he appeared on BBC One in aid of Sport
Relief, where he appeared to turn lottery tickets into cash in front of Robbie Williams and Davina
McCall. Later in the show, he performed a levitation in front of James Corden and a live studio
audience.
On 18 March 2011, Dynamo appeared on BBC One for Comic Relief to highlight the work that British
Airways had done to raise money. On 25 June 2011, he was photographed and videotaped
apparently walking on water of the River Thames on foot in front of the Palace of Westminster, to
publicise his forthcoming series Dynamo: Magician Impossible. This series featured appearances
by Rio Ferdinand, Ian Brown, Noel Fielding, David Haye, Tinie Tempah, Mat Horne, Travis
Barker, Natalie Imbruglia, and Robert Sheehan.[3]
In September 2011, Dynamo appeared on sports television program ESPN where he performed card
tricks. On 23 October 2011, Dynamo announced that he had joined the magicians' society the Magic
Circle. The next day, he appeared as a guest panellist for Noel Fielding's team on Never Mind the
Buzzcocks. In November 2011, he appeared on the BBC's Young Apprentice, giving a prize
performance in the London Eye for the winning team. He also appeared on Children in Need,
performing magic for Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
The second series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible featured appearances from Wretch
32, Labrinth, Will Smith, Rio Ferdinand and others.
The third series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible began on Watch on 11 July 2013, and featured
appearances by Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Keith Lemon.
On 1 August 2013, Dynamo released an autobiography called 'Nothing is Impossible'.
On 23 November 2013, he performed card tricks during the 1D Day, with One Direction's
members, Harry Styles and Liam Payne.

On 14 December 2013, Dynamo appeared in the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, as part of a
dance routine.

Awards and accolades[edit]


On 5 July 2012, Dynamo was promoted by the magicians' society, The Magic Circle, to Associate of
the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star for Performance. [4] In the same year, Dynamo: Magician
Impossible won the Best Entertainment Programme award at the Broadcast Awards.[5]
Series 2 of Dynamo: Magician Impossible won the Broadcast Award for Best Entertainment
Programme for the second year in a row and won TV show of the year at the Virgin Media Awards.

Releases[edit]

Dynamo's Underground Magic (DVD)[6]

Dynamo's Estate of Mind Channel 4

Dynamo's Concrete Playground (DVD)

Dynamo: Magician Impossible (DVD/Blu-ray)

References[edit]
1.

Jump up^ "Celebrity answers with Dynamo". 6336.com. Retrieved 6


July 2008.

2.

Jump up^ Burt, Josh (17 May 2007). "Watch Dynamo's street
magic". The Sun(London). Retrieved 6 July 2008.[dead link]

3.

Jump up^ Trick or feat? Magician Dynamo 'walks across Thames',


The Guardian, 27 June 2011.

4.

Jump up^ "Dynamo becomes Associate of The Inner Magic Circle


with Silver Star". The Magic Circle. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.

5.

Jump up^ "Fred West drama Appropriate Adult wins TV award". BBC.
3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.

6.

Jump up^ "The ace in the pack". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 6
July 2008.

External links[edit]

Dynamo World

Dynamo: Magician Impossible official site

BBC 1xtra Rampage -Dynamo

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