The Magic Circle is sad to hear the news today that one of its honorary members, Johnny Hart MIMC died last night.

Johnny won the very first title of ‘The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year’ in 1961. So began a career that took him around the world performing on some of the biggest stages and tv shows.

His act inspired many magicians to follow his ambition - dazzling card manipulations, a charming budgie routine and a unique stage presence that boiled over with confidence and experience not seen before in other magicians.

“Johnny inspired many young magicians who saw an extraordinary well dressed magician perform miracles from a very young age. He will be missed by many magicians all over the world” Scott Penrose President The Magic Circle

In 2011, Johnny was awarded honorary professional membership of The Magic Circle, one of its highest honours, with just 20 magicians worldwide holding the title. You can read more about the award here: and see one of Johnny’s many tv performances here: here