Posted in Derren Brown News

Posted by Derren Brown News November 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm

One of the things we get asked most is if you the fans can ask Derren a question. Well now’s your chance!

The Svengali Tour Brochure will include an interview made up entirely of questions submitted in this competition.

1/ One question per person please
2/ Please include your first name and general location (so we can say who the question is from in the brochure, if you don’t we will put from ‘anonymous’)
3/ You must enter via the link provided below

Example Entry:
What’s your favourite TV project to date?
Abeo, London

How do you enter? Head over to the following page:

If you find you’re having trouble loading the page it may be because thousands of you are trying at once! If so, please try the form again a little later.

The competition is open until 6pm Friday 3rd Dec.

The winning questions will be announced/shown in the Svengali Tour Brochure ๐Ÿ™‚


November 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Rob - Chesterfield says:

That last effect in Enigma… HOW?????????????

November 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Callum A. says:

What is your opinion on what James Randi and the JREF stand for?

November 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm
samantha says:

Have you ever been “put under” or had anything that you do to others done on you??? ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

November 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
younes says:

tell us what the most horrible thing that happend to you in your life!
younes, sweden

November 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Rafal says:

Is the left eye to left eye gaze (for stronger emotional response) and right eye to right eye gaze (for stronger logical response) true?

thank you

all the best for you all
Rafal, Warsaw, Poland

November 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Karl says:

Just wondered who or what most enhanced your understanding of human behaviour?
Karl from Devon

November 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Rachel, Suffolk says:

Why do you think people accept evil/bad things- i.e ghosts,satan etc easier than the good things-God etc?

November 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Joey says:

Hi Darren,
Have you ever trained under Richard Bandler?

November 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm
sara LOMAS says:

what do you think of budhism/karma/reincarnation

November 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Steve says:

Ever put a fruit pastel in your mouth without chewing it?

November 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Do you use your skills in your day to day life, to make it “easier”?

Sydney, Australia

November 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Paul says:

Name: Paul
Location: Preston
Question: What is the process you go through when writing and selecting ideas for a stage show?

November 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm
Craig Oliver says:

would you ever consider doing politics, maybe creating your own political party, as i think you would make an awesome prime minister! and if you did what would be your main policys?

November 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Andrew Harris says:

Hi Derren,

My question is … by any chance do you have any jobs avaliable? haha

Worth a try ey?

Andrew Harris

November 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I presume all questions have to be ‘decent’? Not that mine isn’t, but ya know…
Great idea though!

November 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm
amanda dawson says:

Are you happy with what you have achieved so far ? and what ambitions do you still have to fulfil ?

November 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Christina says:

Do you find ‘suggestion tricks’ don’t work or don’t work as well with people who’s first language is not English, even if their English is really good (ie bilingual but English is the second language)?

November 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm
Kerri stones says:

What was your favourite book to read as a child and why?

November 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Dave Lindill says:


Do you have a favourite playing card? If so, what is it and is there a reason for liking that particular card?

Dave Lindill

November 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Do you sometimes find it annoying or unfair on others because you can tell when people are lying. i.e ignorance is bliss?

Tim Phelan, Dublin.

November 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Katrina says:


Was your partner gay before he met you?

November 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Rohith says:

Have u ever considered performing in India??
If so please do so in chennai…

November 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm

A real fan of your shows and a chance to ask just one question is tricky as have so many! I guess the main one would be the subtle nod you do during your shows, is this just a Derren mannerism or is it actually a concious movement you do? If it’s the latter have you found it helps influence some people’s decisions somehow and if so how? Ok, perhaps more than one question but can’t blame a guy for trying!

November 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Veronica - Bristol says:

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? ๐Ÿ™‚

November 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm
Mike says:

If you could time travel to anyplace to meet someone,where,what time and whom would u like to meet?.
Btw I was free last friday at abt 4.30 pm, London..

November 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Raymond says:

Do you want to educate your audience who come and see Svengali and to what extend?

Raymond Doetjes
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

November 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm
Del says:

do you have a shadow ?

November 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm
ejfc says:

In ‘Derren Brown Plays Russian Roulette Live’ was it like the film ‘The Prestige’ and the camera crew were actually filming several duplicates, and we were cut to the one they didn’t have to dump down the sewer?

November 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm
spiderabc1 says:

Some good ones on here. Shame they won’t count. Not one question comes to mind, so glad I’ve never met the genius. I wonder what annoys him the most.

November 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm
Katy says:

What are you afraid of?
Katy – Devon

November 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm
BigMouse says:

besides this one, what is the one question you would never ever answer? be honest.

November 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm
Peter says:

Who do you admire the most?

Peter Selzer Rasmussen
Grenaa, Denmark

November 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm
Jack says:

Would you like to come and perform in my lounge?

November 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm
Anik says:

Would you consider telling us ‘just how you do it?’, after your career as the scariest man in Britain is over?

November 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm
Anik says:

Would you consider telling us รขโ‚ฌหœjust how you do it?รขโ‚ฌโ„ข, after your career as the scariest man in Britain is over?

Anik, Birmingham

November 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm
cordie:) says:

Love the picture derren ๐Ÿ˜‰

November 22, 2010 at 8:57 pm
Svava Dรƒยถgg says:

Haha many good questions here ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I will just leave this to you people!

November 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm
Ugo says:

What question would you ask yourself?

November 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm
paul says:

I like jake’s question plenty of ambiguity! and it probably answers Katy’s question too!

Paul, in my head

November 23, 2010 at 2:29 am
Christopher McNally says:

If supernatural magic were real, what spell or trick would you try first?

November 23, 2010 at 4:48 am
Sebastiรƒยกn says:

What if I send two questions, separately? Is that legal? ๐Ÿ˜›

November 23, 2010 at 11:42 am
Jess xxx says:

So he answers our questions…If we ask FOR something, do we get it? Has Derren taken up a new job as a genie? ๐Ÿ˜€

November 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm
Julien S.-R. says:

Do you ever get annoyed that people completely ignore what you wrote about questions being asked in the Blog?

November 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm
Jasmine says:

Hi Derren,

Cannot wait for the new tour as Enigma was amazing and I can’t wait to see how you top it.
Question time!
Which 5 people would you have dinner with dead, alive or imaginary?

Thank you.

Jasmine, South Shields.

November 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm
roz says:

abeo, are youse guys gonna post these Q&A online sometime? since i live in the US, & it’s a long swim just to get a tour brochure! :0

November 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm
Emily says:

Why am I obsessing over which question to ask you when I should be doing my coursework?

November 24, 2010 at 7:25 am
Jenny says:

I’ve got the perfect question.

November 24, 2010 at 7:30 am
Jenny says:

Just entered.

Been thinking. I’ve got three different e-mail adressessess. I must be able to send in three questions then? Right? How would you know?

November 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm
Ryan says:

Why do people always ignore the blog posts and comment anyway? Phillis and Abeo must have the patience of a saint.

November 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

@Jenny – They’d probably know the IP address was the same if they were all sent via the same PC. I have over 5 email addresses but unless I had 5 different PC’s I wouldn’t try. Unless I’m wrong. Anyone?

@Ryan – I agree.

LC x

November 25, 2010 at 8:09 am
Ransom says:

I’m from Oregon, United States

Unaccountably shipwrecked on an island, which one book would you prefer accompany you as you live out your Robinson Crusoe days?

November 25, 2010 at 8:43 am
Thomas Leyland Torr says:

Do you ever feel like you know so much, or understand so much, that people tend to misunderstand you or mistake pure wisdom for arrogance?

November 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Serge Meessen says:

You master NLP and hypnosis. What’s the effect on yourself?

November 29, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Sam Patterson says:

Hi Derren

My question for you is this: what’s the best experience you’ve ever had while performing live on stage?

Many thanks

Cardiff, Wales

December 3, 2010 at 9:35 am
Barry snashall says:

What’s more important, the question or the answer we expect to receive?

December 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm
Paris - Stevenage says:

Why are you so awesome? xD

December 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Danielle Gilbert says:

Do your abilities make people fear you and if so does this affect the relationships in your life?

December 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Maisie says:

Why is no one reading above….

December 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm
cypher says:

Are hypnotist highly suggestible? if so, can I suggest that you will bring me to one of your shows? ehehhe.. im your biggest fan.. ^_^

December 31, 2010 at 12:06 am
Tabby says:

Name, Tabby
Area, Manchester
Hi Derren.
Will you Marry Me?..Please?

February 13, 2011 at 1:38 am

Does it scare you that with all the knowledge you put into your brain, you might just one day have a breakdown? I’m not saying it will happen, I have no idea about that kind of stuff. You just expect all geniuses to have one. You can’t just have all that knowledge crammed into your brain and not have some sort of breakdown. Jeez I sound depressing lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

Shaunie McNeil, From Cumbria

March 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm
Lyn Kennedy says:

Who does your tailoring?Damn fine work….I mean you,but the tailor can stay too!