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Sophie Evans (magician)

Sophie Evans is an English magician who lives and works mainly in Las Vegas.[1] She works regularly at the famous Hollywood Magic Castle, in the close-up room and the parlor, as well as onstage in the Palace. An international award-winning magician, she took the coveted Closeup Award in Australia in the mid-1990s,[2] becoming the first woman ever to win an international award for close-up magic.[3] She is best known in England for her work on the BBC's "Sorcerers Apprentice" magical TV series for children.[4]

She comes from an established English show-biz family that goes back 4 generations. Her great-great-grandmother was a Gaiety girl; her great-grandfather a music hall performer and her grandfather was well-known stuntman and technical director, Rupert Evans. Other family members include actress Monica Evans, who understudied Joan Littlewood in Rhinoceros and later became become a Pigeon Sister in "The Odd Couple" and is the voice of Maid Marian in the 1973 film Robin Hood.[citation needed]

Evans is a specialist in close-up and comedy magic, as well performing her burlesque-style magical-fire stage act. She has opened for "The Amazing Johnathan" in Vegas, and often works with International Magician Kevin James as part of the Award Winning "Twisted Cabaret". She also acts as a magic and fire consultant.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Sophie Evans (Magician) biography". All About Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ "– Melbourne Magician, Australian Magician, Sydney Magician Home » The Australian Institute Of Magic - Melbourne Magician, Australian Magician, Sydney Magician". The Australian Institute Of Magic. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  3. ^ Reilly, Jim, ed. (February 1998). "Jukebox Magic!". Magicana. Vol. 45 no. 269. p. 30. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ "CBBC - Sorcerer's Apprentice Extra". BBC. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2013.

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