About Rob James

Rob James is one of the UK's most successful and in demand close up magicians. As well as being a highly skilled sleight of hand magician he also has a unique intelligent and entertaining presentational style that makes him stand out from many of his peers.

An award-winning magician, Rob and has performed all over the world from the House of Commons to the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. An amazing mix of sleight of hand magic, misdirection and mindreading delivered with humour and style.


Some career highlights


  • Has been involved in magic for 21 years, including 14 years as a full-time job.
  • Awarded the degree of "Associate of the Inner Magic Circle With Silver Star" which is the highest level a Magic Circle can achieve through examination.
  • Co-founded the UK's biggest close-up magic convention.
  • International bookings in Oman, Egypt, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Paris, Barcelona, Dubai, Düsseldorf and Luxembourg
  • Contributor to ITV1's new series Next Great Magician.
  • Pickpocketed the entire crew of BBC Crimewatch Roadshow live on air
  • Taught actor Andrew Lincoln (from "The Walking Dead") magic for an ITV1 series called 'Afterlife'.
  • Consultant for two days on the movie "Kingsman - The Secret Service"
  • Original magic published in "Genii" (a well respected industry magazine).
  • (Brief) TV appearances on Channel 4's Popworld, Decoding The Past on the History Channel, Born Different on Five and Design Rules on BBC2.
  • Sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 with one man show "Magicana".
  • Devised and helped film a concept that resulted in his friends getting 5.6 million views on YouTube and generating headlines all over the world. [Link]
  • Consultant on an episode of "Killer Magic" - BBC3.
  • Performer at the finest five star hotels and venues in the UK and globally: Highclere Castle in Newbury, Shangri-La at The Shard, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, Disneyland Paris, The Grove in Hertfordshire, The Dorchester, The Four Seasons in Hampshire, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, The Grosvenor House, The Hilton Park Lane and The Savoy.
  • First prize winner in the International Brotherhood of Magicians Close up Magic contest in Eastbourne 2015.