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ORSON WELLES ON COLD READING

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Posted by Derren Brown December 23, 2008 at 10:13 pm

The splendid Welles discusses Cold Reading with a young David Frost. It’s a gem of a clip… and years later of course, if we wish to, we can cut to Frost enthusiastically endorsing Uri Geller on Beyond Belief.

Splendid stuff.

Dx

MY WEEK OFF

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Posted by Derren Brown December 22, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Every year I get a week off to go abroad and think about work. We have just returned from staying in and around Lisbon as guests of some wonderful friends. Here I am relaxing – look at me all relaxed – outside the gorgeous hotel that I put us up in, and the other picture is of me with some chick in a hotel room. Decide for yourselves who is cuter.

Lisbon is rather charming, though Coops wouldn’t have liked it as the pavements are not made for skating. Above all, it’s such a treat to be looked after by very generous hosts. It makes me want to be a more generous host. And thus loveliness is spread. Kindness is all. Nice to be back.

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CROOKED HOUSE

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Posted by Derren Brown December 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm

The other night I went to the cast and crew screening of Mark Gatiss’ Crooked House, an excellent ghost story collection for Christmas. I’ve always been a huge fan of Mark’s work, as many of you will be too.  It’s a very well-written, beautifully-filmed, very effective treat, and I hope you’ll all make sure you watch it.

To those few of you who may have gotten over-excited by the exaggerated reports of my ‘first dramatic role’ in some areas of the press, please drastically lower your expectations of my personal part in this. I do have a tiny, barely-speaking cameo, safely nestled amongst the proper actors, and I’m sure you’ll cheer and be amused in all the right places, but blink and you’ll miss me.

Enjoy it – it plays on BBC 4 over Christmas on December 22, 23 and 24. Or even better, you could watch the omnibus edition of all three at 9 pm on Saturday 27 December.

Ho Ho Ho.

DAWKINS INTERVIEWS DERREN

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Posted by Derren Brown News December 12, 2008 at 3:21 pm

 

For the complete DVD and other out-takes get your copy from here.

 

DAWKINS INTERVIEW

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Posted by Derren Brown December 9, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Here is a DVD from Richard Dawkins’ site which contains the uncut interview that I and others carried out for his recent programme, ‘Enemies of Reason’. The actual show, and others, are available elsewhere from the site.

Sorry it’s been a while: I’ve been pretty unwell these last few days. Run down after too much work. But, huzzah, I get my week’s holiday next week.

Off for sleeps.

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