JAMES FORTUNE M.I.M.C., the best Wedding Magician in Surrey

has been performing magic ever since he was given a David Nixon Magic Set when he was 8 years old.

James Fortune's David Nixon Magic Set

He bored his parents and anyone else who would watch him until his mother said, dotingly, “let’s do something else now dear”. 🙂

Rugby and other diversions replaced this hobby in his teenage years but he took it up again in his 20’s and joined the world famous Magic Circle.

Inside The Magic Circle
The Magic Circle Logo
Inside The Magic Circle

He continued his career in films, TV and theatre while slowly learning his craft until his mentor, the famous Ali Bongo, suggested he was ready to start entertaining the public.

Ali Bongo in character
Ali Bongo at The Magic Circle

Ever since then James has performed his Comedy Cabaret and Parlour shows and funny but mystifying close up magic to audiences around the world including in Las Vegas and New York.

Today he is a full time professional magician and has performed at The House of Lords, Windsor Castle, Wilton House (stately home of the Earl of Pembroke), The Dorchester, Claridges and many other international and prestigious venues.

His career has stretched over a period of thirty years and he has performed for both stars and Royalty.

Alan Shaxon


It was a great honour some years ago when Alan Shaxon, the then President of The Magic Circle, personally awarded James with the highest honour of M.I.M.C. (“Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star”).

There are only 300 Members at this level throughout the world.

James has won many awards for his magic including three times as the Surrey Close Up Magic Champion and once as the Surrey Stage/Cabaret Magic Champion,

and therefore is …

the Best Wedding Magician in Surrey

He is also an author and an award-winning theatre director.

James has three children, four cats and a bunny rabbit named “Nibbles”.


Nibbles, James the Magician's the Magic Bunny
James Fortune, the Best Wedding Magician in Surrey