Paul Gordon first got interested in magic in the mid 1960’s and started contributing to magic magazines in the mid 70’s. Paul Gordon is known for his books on card magic and memoirs of other magicians (Edward G. Brown, Percy Naldret and Victor Farelli), as well as reprints of out-of-print classics by Ralph Hull, Rusduck, Ed Marlo, Stanley Collins and Eddie Joseph; all of which were published by his company Natzler Enterprises.
Paul Gordon’s own books, tricks and dvds have received critical acclaim from the likes of Boris Wild, Jon Racherbaumer, Rafael Benatar, Jamy Ian Swiss, Peter Duffie, Harry Lorayne, Jim Sisti, Aldo Colombini, David Regal, Stephen Minch, Max Maven, Tom Craven, Alan Shaxon, Walt Lees, J.C Wagner, Shawn Farquhar, Nick Trost, Mike Powers, Roy Walton, J.K Hartman, Paul Green, Paul Hallas, Jack Parker, Bob Sheets Alex Elmsley, Jack Avis, Ed Marlo, Steve Beam and many others. Titles include Nocturnal Creations, Cardistry, Card Magic Companion, Cool Card Stuff, Live in Action, Card Marvels, the Gold Dust Trilogy, Gold Dust Live 3-DVD box set, Quidnunc and Quidnunc Plus 2-DVD set and Article 52. Popular marketed tricks include The Gordon Diary Trick, The Ultimate Sting, The Corner of Piccadilly, Killer OMG, Triple Kick Monte, Psychedelic Foursome, Spectrum and Twin Peeks.
Walt Lees (editor of Abra) said of Paul Gordon’s lecture, ”Paul Gordon held some fifty people enthralled as he demonstrated some items from his books. In situations like this, his command is phenomenal. With his showmanship and personality power he makes card tricks entertaining and meaningful… he has them hanging onto his every word – not just for a few minutes but for an hour or so! Paul has all the attack of a Ken Brooke or a Rovi! Watch Paul Gordon perform on his Gold Dust Live 3-DVD to see what proper card magic looks like and the response it gets.”
Boris Wild said of Paul Gordon, “It is rare to see a magician who can entertain an audience that much with just a deck of cards. But Paul Gordon is one of them! His shows are as funny as the magic he performs is strong. Paul perfectly knows what the spectators enjoy and deliver it to them with great humour and killer effects!”
Matt Monro said of Paul Gordon, ”I’ve seen numerous close-up magic acts in my time and have worked alongside many. Paul Gordon truly is one of the best in the biz. He entertained at a party of mine and was both magical and enjoyably witty!”
Since 1987, Paul has lectured all over the world; Tannen Magic Jubilee (1997), The Magic Circle, The Blackpool Magic Convention, The IBM Convention, worldwide provincial clubs, The Berlin Symposium and at 4F’s (FFFF) in New York (2008). He has also entertained & lectured in Ireland, The USA, Japan, Korea, Israel, Sweden, Germany, Nice, Monaco (the ‘legendary’ Magic All Stars), Rome, France (FFAP), Belgium, Spain and Copenhagen. In 2016 Paul did a Penguin Live Lecture followed by a Murphy’s At The Table lecture in 2017. In Feb 2018, Paul delivered a highly successful lecture at The Blackpool Magic Convention.
Since 1979, he has contributed dozens of card tricks and routines to ‘Genii, The Linking Ring, Magic, Apocalypse, Precursor, The Conjurer, Abacus, LaBal, The Budget, Abracadabra, The Magic Circular, and Onyx magazines and also to books by Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, John Carey, Ryan Matney and Harry Lorayne’s Best Of Friends, Vol. 3. In 2016, Paul had a one-man parade in the October issue of The Linking Ring.
Paul Gordon was awarded Associate of The Inner Magic Circle in 1993 where he has lectured a staggering five times; he was the very first close-up lecturer in the then new headquarters in Stephenson Way in 1998.
As a professional entertainer, he’s traveled the world entertaining at most types of functions and has appeared on TV numerous times including The Richard & Judy Show, Des & Mel and various daytime TV shows. Aside from weddings, parties and dinners, Paul has worked for numerous top companies and various celebrities including Lulu, Cliff Richard, Michael Palin, Mat Monro, Greg Dyke, Mike Reid…and more!