International act based in the UK Steven Frayne AKA Dynamo was born in 1982 and grew up on Bradford√™s Delph Hill Estate; he first learnt to perform illusions from his Great Grandfather who taught him a trick to deter the school bullies. His breakthrough came in 2006 when he made a documentary called Estate of Mind on Channel 4 as part of the broadcaster’s Comedy Labs season. In 2011 his dream of a TV series became a reality when the first series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible aired on Watch to record viewer numbers for the channel. It debuted on July 7, 2011, with an extraordinary stunt: Dynamo walked across the River Thames. It was an incredible feat; arguably the most extraordinary illusion ever performed in the UK, easily rivalling stunts by David Copperfield and David Blaine. Awards have come thick and fast ever since. In fact, Magician Impossible is the most celebrated magic show on TV.

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