John Lenahan (born in the latter part of the 20th century
Philadelphia, U.S.) is an American illusionist and entertainer resident in the UK since 1984. A successful corporate entertainer, he came to greater fame as a result of a 1994 appearance on the BBC Oneshow "How Do They Do That?" explaining the sleight of handtrick known as the Three-card Monte, as a result of which he became the first person to be expelled from The Magic Circlefor 85 years. His subsequent TV appearances have included his own 1997 series for BBC Two, "Stuff the White Rabbit"; and the "Secrets of Magic" specials for BBC One. He is also a former holder of the title Street Magician of the Year, and provided the voice of Talkie Toaster in the first series of " Red Dwarf".
Aside from the magic, in 1987, Lenahan also took to presenting a
factual series on BBC2called The Open Road. The programmes featured Lenahan travelling across the UK and finding out about the lives and traditions of British people.
John's first novel [http://www.podiobooks.com/podiobooks/book.php?ID=92 Shadowmagic] is available as a free podcast on [http://www.podiobooks.com www.podiobooks.com] . And now as a [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadowmagic-John-Lenahan/dp/1905548893/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222872118&sr=8-1 hardback novel] published by The Friday Project/Harper Collins in the UK.
Find more information at [http://www.johnlenahan.com/ www.johnlenahan.com]
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