Over the past 20 years, Derren Brown has convinced a man he was living through a zombie apocalypse, hypnotised another to ‘assassinate’ Stephen Fry and persuaded someone else to push a complete stranger (in reality a very convincing prosthetic corpse) to his death.
Yet these are just a few of the mind-blowing stunts the BAFTAwinning psychological illusionist has performed on TV since he first appeared on our screens in 2000.
This week, as C4 puts on a special night to mark the two decades since his TV debut, Brown, 49, tells the stories behind some of his headline-grabbing feats before performing a brand new stunt live on air. TV& Satellite Week called him up for a video chat to find out more…
How do you think you’ve changed as a performer over the years?
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August 15, 2020