Tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent is set to include a magician who taught Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams.
Ben Hart will be attempting to wow Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges in tonight’s show (May 11), but he’s more than used to impressing celebrities.
The illusionist has worked with a pile of famous actors, helping them perfect their onscreen tricks – including Star Wars hero John Boyega and Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellan.
Speaking to Metro ahead of his appearance on the hit talent show, Ben revealed some of the stage and screen magic he’s helped to create.
“I often get called in to help solve magic problems in the world of theatre, or films and that sort of thing,” he said. “So I’ve taught things to all sorts of amazing people.
“Recently, I had to help Maisie Williams to be part of a magic trick where one of the other actors was apparently sucked into her stomach. I’ve had to teach John Boyega to vomit on stage!”
Ben claimed that teaching Ian McKellan sleight of hand tricks is one of his career highlights so far, saying the iconic actor is “a genius”.
He said that while he’d previously dismissed Britain’s Got Talent as an option, watching other magicians do well there made him change his mind.
“The magic industry’s a small world and when I see my friends, colleagues and people I look up to going on the show, it just seems that the show really likes magic, and so Simon seems to kind of believe in real magic now, so why not?” he said.
The magician claimed that it’s an exciting time for magic, as interest seems to be growing among the general public.
As well as working as a magic consultant and designer, he produces his own stage shows, including sell-out events at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He’s currently touring his show, The Nutshell.
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