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Posted by Derren Brown February 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Wonderful steak lunch at Rowley’s in town and birthday treats followed by the loveliest gifts and more treats from the crew. Dressing room decked out with balloons etc, and some really touching prezzies. On top of that a zillion birthday wishes from Twitter. Lor’ Lu’mme. Best birthday ever. Rather sleepy though: wine and champagne and cake has me now dozing off into my steamer as I type.

One particularly impressive gift was this Derren Brown Enigma action figure, made by Jennie and Iain. Amazing! I do adore my group of friends.ร‚ย If it’s your birthday too, have a wonderful one.

Last night (Fri) was terrific: Thursday’s first half a little under-par mainly due to nervous volunteers. Which can’t be helped, and the second was much better. Tomorrow Buxton!

On the road again…

February 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Tammy XX says:

O.M.G. That is the coolesrt thing i’ve ever seen!!

I want one!!!


February 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm
Hallmork says:

Happy Birthday. Good to hear you’ve had a great day so far.
You deserve it.

Love and kisses. Big hug xxx

February 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm
jessica says:

the action figure is so cool ๐Ÿ˜€

February 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Wow, love that doll! Want one! (bet you didn’t know there very nearly was a Lady Claire doll….I’ll let you ponder that one….. ;))

Well it seems you’ve been thoroughly spoilt, Mr Brown! And why not? It sounds lovely, you work so hard and deserve it all. Make the most of your last show in Crawley and watch those roads getting home!

Posted this earlier, but will post again….. ๐Ÿ™‚

On this day in รขโ‚ฌหœ71,
There was born a special one,
Tricks, illusions and magic did he
start performing for all the world to see.
And soon he was the absolute best
of magicians, he just whips the rest!

Take care,

LC x

February 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm
Louisa says:

Love it! Have an awesome birthday Derren x x x

February 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm
nettmac says:

That is seriously cool! I want one of those!! Glad you’ve had a wonderful birthday, Derren. XXXX

February 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Ms G says:

Cool. The action figure. He reminds me a bit of indian colleague I have to say, but that’s probably the distance. The little glass with orange juice or such.
Still, what is the word action standing for in action dolls. I’d call this a .. xxxxx doll. You may guess.

Dozing off in your steamer while typing. You are a man of many abilities. I feel so humble.

Now then, face out of that trendy bucket and get your ass on stage.

Right, off you go. I’ll try to shoot the channels back into my decoder. fucking canal digital .. I will need a new card probably .. the bastards, stole 3 channels from me, which I pay for. My favorite channels. Happy birthday brown.

February 27, 2010 at 7:23 pm
SatsumaForEveryone says:

I think you should release more of these, we would all like a little mini Derren on our shelves!

February 27, 2010 at 7:26 pm
Deepa says:

Just wanted to say that i thought thurs show was grt although they were nervous. Show was still spectacular. ending was the best….well worth coming from USA for it. thanks for being soo nice at the stage door to me and my sis (Dhivya). Glad u had a grt bday…happy bday again!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

February 27, 2010 at 7:26 pm
Stephen says:

I shall join the myriad of other nice people in wishing you a very happy set of celebrations for this birthday! I hope that tonight’s show is extra special for all concerned and it will be equally pleasurable for the Bristol audience this coming Thursday!

February 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm
Rhian says:

Haha I want one. I must admit my last birthday was pretty special too…. I went to see Enigma in London!

February 27, 2010 at 7:34 pm
KirstyJ says:

Eep, I did try not to be nervous.

February 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

So happy you’ve had a wonderful birthday lovely Derren! ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy the rest of the evening. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

February 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm
Adele says:

Are you ever going to do a show again in Harrogate???? missed your last one and really would love to come to one of your shows??????????????

February 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm
Panda says:

Happy Birthday Derren – Hope the road won’t be too boring for you.
Can I have one of those action figures aswell ๐Ÿ˜‰ they are great.

February 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm
Catherine says:

1. I want that!
2. Glad you enjoyed youself ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

February 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm
roz says:

underneath ya is zac efron? so yer into jersey boyz, eh? YEAH! ๐Ÿ˜‰

February 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm
Lizzie "Bear" Brinki says:

Many happy returns Mr Brown…..loving the action figure…any news on when its gonna hit the shops?! Counting down the days til next Saturday at Bristol….x

February 27, 2010 at 8:08 pm
Vanessa says:

Happy birthday fellow Fish!

February 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm
Toni :) says:

just wanted to say that i’m loving tricks of the mind so far, i freak everyone out with the pendulum trick and i could easily recite those 20 words forwards and backwards right now on the spot ๐Ÿ™‚ Im somehow trying to link that somehow to revise for my german speaking gcse :/
I love everything you do, please dont ever stop ๐Ÿ™‚ have a lovely dayyyy xx

February 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Tina says:

Glad you had a lovely day, Derren xoxox. I want one of those action figures!

February 27, 2010 at 8:47 pm
Diana says:

How does one make an action figure??? They did a good job, considering they are not working for Mattel. ;p
Oh, I need that steamer too. Sore throat from hell!

Happy Birthday!!

February 27, 2010 at 8:54 pm
Barbie jane says:

Happy smurfday x

February 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm
Sam says:

Many Happy returns Mr Brown. Have a great day and a fantastic show tonight. See you at the Lowry !

February 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm
Paul Gomes says:

Happy Birthday sexy.

Went to see ya in Crawley last Thursday, phenomenal show, Thank you.

Can’t wait to see it again.

Love you more than cheese. ๐Ÿ˜‰

February 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm
Tracey says:

Happy Birthday Derren. the action figure is great but the real thing would be better ๐Ÿ™‚

February 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm
Ashey says:

Hope you have a great day! And I hope the audience all sing “Happy Birthday” for the encore!

February 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm
Michael McG says:

Glad you had a Happy Birthday Derren…

Can you give details on the figure…as a collector of “certain” action figures, I’m always interested to know the details. More pics etc pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

February 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm
Sue says:



February 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm
spiderabc1 says:

The figure should be sold in Forbidden Planet! Chuffed for you that the day was so wonderful. All the best for the future.

February 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm
Cat says:

Happy Fluffday you fabulous person!

I’ll be at Buxton tomorrow eeeeeeeeeeeeeep can’t wait! No sleep for me tonight!

Alternating between desperate to get onstage and terrified at the thought. Will be at the stage door afterwards, lets hope the rain holds off ๐Ÿ™‚


February 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm
nellie says:

Happy Birthday Derren,

Really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night (Sunday) in Buxton as it was my birthday present that I got earlier this week.


February 28, 2010 at 12:31 am
Liam says:

Happy Birthday Derren!!

What a pity that I can’t watch ur show in the UK ! But how about you and ur crew coming to Hong Kong ( yesss that s where i live ) or somewhere in Asia coz you are famous here thanks for BBC channel showing ur shows every friday night! It will be a dream come true if you are going to have an Asia Tour! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you will make it happen!

Liam xxx

February 28, 2010 at 12:37 am
Mark says:

Happy birthday Derren!
I hope you have a great day and the birthday fairy brings you everything you want. (Not that we believe in fairies)
Looking forward to seeing you in your “home” city of Bristol on 6th March. I’m sure you’ll be your usual genius self.

February 28, 2010 at 9:08 am
Julie Mather says:

Happy Birthday Derren, hope ya had a good one. Bring on tues at the Liverpool Empire whooooooooo!!! xx

February 28, 2010 at 9:14 am
Raymond says:

Congratulations and many happy returns to the best entertainer in the world!

BTW That action figure should be marketed in all the toy stores! This will be a hype! I can see the commercial in front of me already:
In a fast american voice: The Amazing Engima Derren Brown action figure comes with slate, chalk, and sponge balls. Wine glass, Bicycle Cards, Koran Medallion, Andy Nyman and Coops sold separately batteries are not included.

February 28, 2010 at 9:40 am
Susanne says:

Ehm…. like the real one better;-)
Greetz, Suuz

February 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Jos says:

Belated Happy Birthday Derren, great that you had a super day!
Hope the show is going well and is as popular as ever.

February 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm
Yasemin says:

Hi Derren! Thursday show in Crawley was AMAZING, and it was also great to meet you outside at the backdoor entrance, you were surprisingly very down to earth and friendly! I am the girl who wrote your name on the dirt on the car saying Yasemin heart Derren haha. Hope you have a safe journey whereever you are travelling, and thank you for our photo, I will cherish it and probably show off with it to all my friends ๐Ÿ˜›
Your Truly Number 1 Fan (and yes I watched all your shows, read all books, blogs, and all…)

February 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm
Dmaco says:

Happy Birthday for yesterday!! its my birthday tomorrow….i hope i get Derren Brown in a box too


February 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm
Fiona says:


February 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm
Jenny says:

Sounds like you had a fantastic birthday. I too had a birthday recently that was full of surprises, thanks to my family – and one particularly pleasant surprise, thanks to my daughter Sarah.
I hope the tour continues to go from strength to strength.

February 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm
emily says:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! from your youngest fan (only turning fourteen this march). Completely wish I could go see one of your shows… but I probably won’t be able to go to one.. what i’ve been doing instead is staying up till 12am watching your repeats on the telly, and i hope that one day i can meet you- i’d rather meet you than zac efron or whatever. have a great tour – maybe i’ll see meet the crew and yourself one day!

March 1, 2010 at 5:57 am
flapjack says:

Dare I say it, the action figure reminded me of a younger Eddie Izzard! Still, it’s the thought that counts ๐Ÿ™‚

March 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Alan C says:

Is it just me or does that doll have an uncanny resembelance to Jez Quigley from Corrie back in the day?

March 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm
Ken says:

Is there going to be a Coops Doll?

March 2, 2010 at 5:13 am
Jenny Vuong says:

I would so tackle someone over for that action figure,
you should release those! i want one!
I’ve got your present here in Australia, and i’ll hold on to it until you come!

March 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm
rogibson says:

A belated happy birthday Derren – spending it with your true love: touring!

April 11, 2010 at 7:15 am
Catherine says:

Hey Derren, Were you Actually in Crawley Town West Sussex?
I can’t believe you were in my town doing Egnima. and I didn’t know about it Rats!
I am such a huge Fan! (smiles)