The History of The Magic of Dean

About Dean Metcalfe and The Magic of Dean

Dean Metcalfe – From Humble Beginnings

Following a childhood spent practising close up magic in front of his parents, London-born magician Dean Metcalfe quickly rose to the very pinnacle of his profession. At just 15 years of age, Dean won the Young Magician of the Year, the youngest ever winner awarded by the prestigious Magic Circle in London. As a result, he was soon stunning audiences across the world with his cut-glass performances.

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A Young Dean Metcalfe with his coveted Young Magician of the Year trophy

Dean and Claudine – A New Sensual Act

The Dean Metcalfe solo act was soon to become a double act. While he was performing in cabaret on the island of Jersey one time, he met a girl called Claudine and the two became inseparable.

With Claudine by his side, a new and most sensual act developed that raised more than a few eyebrows. They were quickly in demand as the No. 1 speciality act at top UK nightclubs.

The Dean & Claudine double-act became a huge success and they worked every major top nightclub around with their daring sensual visual experience.

Soon, they would be touring across Europe and the Far East with their unique act.

More about Dean & Claudine’s history can be found on their international Illuminaire website.

Dean And Claudine Club Shot

The Magic of Teaching

Right from a young age, Dean Metcalfe was a regular feature at Magician’s Magic Conventions. As well as performing, he would teach and demonstrate his skills with manipulation items such as coins, cards, thimbles and candles.

Dean has also made teaching videos for fellow magicians, each demonstrating his manipulative work. The videos include his award winning floating ball routine and also one for the ancient old classic of magic The Chinese Linking Rings.

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Dean Lecturing For Magicians

Raise A Glass with Dean Metcalfe


Raise a glass to a better class of magic from Dean Metcalfe, a magician you will never forget!

The Magician and the Artist

Many people have talent. Some people, like Dean Metcalfe, have talent and passion. Dean has had both since he was a small boy.

Dean’s passion for close up magic has never wavered after all these years. The only difference now is that, to meet demand for his skills, he performs his magic as a wedding magician and also as a corporate magician, that’s in addition to the stage magic.

He is driven by such a passion and such a commitment to perfection that the result is breath-taking. Whether performing his award-winning manipulation skills at small, “parlour-magic” evenings, or causing jaws to drop in larger stage events, his attention to detail is unsurpassed. Dean will bring a sophistication to an event that is so often missing from today’s modern, gimmicky world of TV Illusionists.