Andrew Van Buren
Andrew Van Buren - Illusionist
Unique & original Magic Illusion shows including The World's only Vanishing Motorcycle & Rider plus high speed Juggling, Unicycling, and Plate Spinning. Adaptable from the surrounding intimacy of classy cabaret to the grand scale of outdoor arenas.
Over the years there have been many proud moments in Andrew's career. The list of stars & personalities he has worked with reads like a 'who's who of showbiz'.
Geraldine Chaplin - Mark Lamarr - Carol Lawrence - John Inman - Erasure
Robbie Williams - Jeremy Beadle - Ken Dodd - Roy Hudd - Little & Large
Cannon & Ball - Ted Rogers - Bucks Fizz - The Nolan Sisters
Craig Douglas & Sarah Brightman - Lulu - Paul O'Grady ( Lilly Savage )
Three years touring in Danny La Rue's "Good Olde Days" Theatre Show
Other Highlights in Andrew's career include:
Proudly representing Great Britain at WORLD EXPO in Saville Spain before HRH PRINCE CHARLES & the late PRINCESS DIANA.
Proudly entertaining the stars at the prestigious BRIT AWARDS in the London Arena.
Spinning 64 porcelain china plates at the "Association for Science Education" 2001 conference recorded by Meridian television.
Creating "Ancient & Modern" act, For Blackpool Tower Circus.
Performing at the Commonwealth Games 2002 Manchester opening celebrations.
Making the New JAGUAR XJ Magically appear.
National Health Service Blood Campaign "PLATELET DONORS" with Falklands War Veteran SIMON WESTON - CINEMA ADVERT - BLOOD CENTRE VIDEO - TV ADVERT.
Three consecutive years joining the stars of top television soap "Coronation Street" in their hugely successful grand gala theatre shows.
Involving the stars of "Coronation Street" in illusions.
Making Peter Kay - star of Cult TV comedy "Phoenix Nights" appear as if by magic - centre stage - complete with his cup of tea!
Made a Member of the Inner Magic Circle as a Gold Star performer.
Becoming a member of The Grand Order of Water Rats.
Website is available here www.gowr.net
Created & Performed Magic Around the World Illusion spectacular in Blackpool Tower Circus
Presented Spiegeltent Magic Dinner Show Dubai UAE
Circus of Aladdin show Sharjah UAE
Appearing in a grand array of venues including:
The Royal Albert Hall London, Birmingham Hippodrome, Wembley Arena, NEC, Earls Court, Blackpool Tower Circus, & regularly at the City Varieties theatre Leeds.
Outside the UK, tours have included many of the European countries, including a recent appearance at the huge Rhine Summer Show Germany.
With extensive World Cruises for P&O and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Even taking the plate spinning routine to Cabaret venues in the Greek Islands.
TV guest appearences include:
· BBC - JIM DAVIDSON'S GENERATION GAME · BBC - THE GRAND
· LWT - CILLA BLACK'S MOMENT OF TRUTH · SKY - THE FAMILY CHANNEL LAUNCH
· BBC - THE DES O'CONNOR SHOW · MERIDIAN - NEWS FEATURES ASE 2001
· PLAY UK - JUDGE JULES SPIN CITIES · BBC - THE MONEY PROGRAMME
· BBC - BLUE PETER · CH 4 - THE BIG BREAKFAST
· ITV - ANT & DEC'S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY · ITV2 - ANT AND DEC'S BANGED UP WITH BEADLE
· BBC - MONEY PROGRAM ENRON SPECIAL · BBC - EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE
· BBC - NOEL EDMONDS TELLY YEARS with HENRY COOPER, MARTY WILDE, PAUL ROSS.
· BBC - THE BANKS THAT ROBBED THE WORLD, ENRON / WORLDCOM
· BBC - BLOOD DONOR CAMPAIGN ADVERT
· CBBC - BEST OF FRIENDS
· CHARLOTTE CHURCH 'CALL MY NAME' MUSIC VIDEO
· ITV - INTERACTIVE GAME SHOW, THE MINT
· ITV - ITV PLAY ADVERTISEMENT