Although his public recognition was not great, Ken Brooke had a profound influence the UK magic scene, including David Nixon, Tommy Cooper, Paul Daniels, David Berglas, Geoffrey Durham, and Wayne Dobson. Magician and magic dealer does not do him justice. When he sold an effect, many times it included his own instructions sheets, which reflected the real experiences of a performer who knew how the tricks should be performed.
When Victoria Wood, writer, actress, director, comedic genius and five time Bafta winner, passed away at the age of 62, the Times published an obituary that mentioned either her weight, relationship with food, or appearance six times. It also stated that: “It was her relationship with her husband, the magician and television personality Geoffrey Durham (aka the Great Soprendo), that boosted her confidence and did much to help her further her career.” Her multiple awards were finally…
Victoria Wood dies aged 62 after a short battle with cancer
Victoria Wood CBE is an English comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act is interspersed ... Wikipedia Born: May 19, 1953 (age 60), Prestwich, United Kingdom Spouse: Geoffrey Durham (m. 1980–2002) Children: Henry Durham, Grace Durham Plays: Acorn Antiques: The Musical!, Good Fun Movies: Housewife, 49, Ballet Shoes, more