R. Paul Wilson
Magician, TV Writer
Who is R. Paul Wilson?
Ronald Paul Wilson is a close-up magician, and television presenter. He lives and works between London, Los Angeles, and his home in Scotland. He lives in Glasgow with his wife Julie and their two children Conner and Cameron. He is represented by David Boxerbaum at the APA Agency in Hollywood, CA.
He has studied sleight of hand, cheating and conjuring since the age of eight. After twelve years as an IT consultant, he became a professional performer and lecturer, studying film before moving into the industry.
Wilson was a second unit director, advisor, and actor in the 2004 film, Shade. He directed and starred in the opening titles, which featured expert sleight of hand with cards. He later appeared as Mr. Andrews, a poker playing card cheat. He also had a small role in Joe Carnahan's film Smokin' Aces, in which he was also a magic advisor whose duties included teaching the lead actor to handle cards like an expert.
Wilson has worked on projects with Sylvester Stallone, Stuart Townsend, Jamie Foxx, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Bo Hopkins, Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Alicia Keys, Andy García, Jason Bateman, and Jeremy Piven. He also produced A&E's television show Mondo Magic, advised Criss Angel on his television show, appeared on Modern Marvels casino technology episodes, co-created, produced and starred in Court TV's The Takedown, and is the resident cheating expert on Italian television's Arcana show.
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