“I now actually believe in magic” – Simon Cowell
Jamie Raven is a magician and illusionist who burst onto our screens during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent (2007-). His magic shocked, awed and amazed audiences, including magic-sceptic Simon Cowell, and he finished in second place in that year’s final. His online videos from the show and subsequent performances have been seen almost one billion times, making him one of the most watched magicians in the world today. His success has seen him honoured with a membership to world-renowned group, The Magic Circle.
A talented entertainer, he has honed his craft over a decade to create a stunning spectacle ideal for all private, public and corporate events.
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Jamie Raven is one of the most popular touring magicians in the country at the moment. After his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, his show ‘The Illusionists’ debuted at The Shaftesbury Avenue, which went on to break the box office record and became the most successful magic show in the history of London’s West End. He would perform the show again in 2018 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai where it sold every single ticket for the three-week run.
In high demand for his unbelievable craft, Jamie has completed a number of national and international tours. From 2016-to 2018, his solo tour performed in over 150 different venues across a number of different countries, and his 2022 tour ‘Illusion Impossible’ aims to achieve the same limitless results.
2019 saw the opening of his very first shop, school and theatre, where he performed almost 300 shows in his own purpose-built venue with the aim of inspiring the next generation of magicians. He also released his own set of five magic sets which quickly sold out in over 150 UK retailers including Harrods and Sainsburys.
Jamie has been seen on channels including BBC, ITV, GB News, STV Scotland, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky One, Sky Sports, BBC News, Sky News, BBC World News and CBBC, in programmes such as Lorraine (2010-), Good Morning Britain (2014-), Loose Women (1999-), Blue Peter (1958-), Match of the Day (1964-), Football Focus (1974-), The Gadget Show (2004-), Pointless Celebrities (2010-) and Gogglebox (2013-). He is also a popular face on social media with a following of over 23,000 on Twitter, 13,000 on Instagram almost 40,000 on Facebook.
He has been invited to perform at a number of big events including for BBC Sport on the side-lines of FA Cup games, on the BBC’s Bruce’s Hall of Fame (2014) and aboard the inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight to Detroit alongside Sir Richard Branson. Following the incredible success of his live shows and his popularity on our television screens, he was invited to St James’ Palace to perform for HRH Prince Charles as part of his private Christmas celebrations.
Jamie uses his public image and skill set to support a range of charities and is a very proud patron of CWSNF, Spread a Smile, The Ark Trust, Anstee Bridge and Ataxia, and is a supporter of Rays of Sunshine, Clic Sargent, Make-a-wish, British Airways Flying Start and Chickenshed.
Alongside his touring and performing commitments, Jamie is in high demand as a magical consultant, in his words “putting the how? in show.” He has consulted on:
– Live Events
– Product Launches
– Film Premieres
– Advertising/Marketing Campaigns
– Theatrical Productions
– Social Media
From traditional and classic card tricks to spectacular innovative and interactive live shows, you won’t believe what you’re seeing. Whether you’re after a close-up magician to work the room at a private event or a captivating act for your large-scale event, Jamie is guaranteed to be the talk of the night.
Your magic is quite simply breath-taking. Your star is destined to shine for a very, very long time.
HRH Prince Charles
His tricks have a twist at the end to bamboozle even the most cynical and seen-it-all crowds.
He has an ability to turn fake money into real that the Governor of the Bank of England would envy.
That was incredible, I need to lie down and taken an Imodium to stop my brain from exploding.
Mr Raven, I am in awe of your greatness!
How did you do that? I mean seriously…if you don’t tell me, I’ll throw you off the plane.
Sir Richard Branson
Let me tell you, he is the best, the greatest magician! 100 years ago they would have burned him at the stake.
Anton du Beck