Stephen Williams Jr
I started doing magic when I was six years old, and became a professional magician as soon as I finished school at the age of 16. I have 4 years’ no-claims on my driver’s licence. That’s pretty much me in a nutshell.
I wouldn’t blame you, of course, if you finished reading there… but if you would like to find out more about me – how I got started; how I went from being a magician to a helicopter pilot (kind of) and back again; and how a chance Robbie Williams gig completely catapulted my career, along with all manner of other misdemeanours that have happened so far – then do continue.
This isn’t an autobiography per se; it’s more an overview of my life, in consecutive order, told from my perspective. So it’s almost exactly like an autobiography, just without the publishing deal.
See this as a kind of buffet of stories rather than one flowing piece. Much like a buffet however, there will be some parts you like, some parts you don’t like, and some parts that look suspiciously like they have rat shit in them. That’s all part of the fun though, isn’t it?
Feel free to dive into the different sections in any order you want with a sense of wild abandon. Want to start at the end? Be my guest! SPOILER ALERT: The main character doesn’t die. Not yet, anyway.
To be honest, this isn’t an autobiography; instead, it’s just a brief overview of some key events that have happened for me professionally so far. I’ve not gone into a tremendous amount of detail for any of them really, just enough to see what the response is like and if anyone would like to find out more. If so, pop your email address into the box at the bottom of the page and I’ll keep you up the date with the progress. Plugging done.
Currently I’m writing this at Heathrow Airport, waiting to board an airplane for some magic shows I’m performing in Nassau, Bahamas – but we’ve got a fair few years to get through before finding out how I got here – so whack on the kettle, grab some baked goods (a pain au chocolat, ideally) and let’s begin.
The Magic Set: Age 6
Perform In Front of Magicians? Yeah, I Can Do That… Age 9
The List: Age 9
The School Show-Off: Age 9
My First Ever Gig… Wish Me Luck: Age 11
Pick A Card, Fatty: Age 12
You Want A 69, Do You? Age 12
Winning a BAFTA In 60 Seconds: Age 12
Filming An Advert in Japan… Octopus Balls Optional: Age 13
Happiness! The Times When I Couldn’t Wait For Ken Dodd To Finally Sing… Age 13
World Junior Magic Championships: Age 13
On the Road with Stephen Mulhern: Age 14
Richard & Judy: Age 14
Coleen Rooney: My Begrudging Debbie McGee: Age 14
Spending Christmas at The Magic Circle: Age 16
Tricky TV Season 3: Age 16
My First Variety Show: And How Almost Nobody Came: Age 16
Head in the Clouds: Becoming a Helicopter Pilot: Age 17
The Prince’s Trust: Age 18
Robbie Williams Changed My Career: And Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say: Age 20
I Crumbled Under Pressure… Objectively Speaking: Age 20
Inside The Actors Studio: Age 20
Shape of My Heart: Age 20
Thank you, Mr. Epstein: Age 21
Top Gear’s Resident Magician: And How Not To Mention The Fracas: Age 21
Lower Your Trousers Please, Mr. Williams: Age 21