It’s Dynamo’s kind of magic

Magician Dynamo, who signed copies of his autobiogtraphy at W H Smiths in Sheffield, is pictured with young fans, sisters Iris and Isobel Fuller, aged six and 11, of Woodhouse.
Magician Dynamo, who signed copies of his autobiogtraphy at W H Smiths in Sheffield, is pictured with young fans, sisters Iris and Isobel Fuller, aged six and 11, of Woodhouse.
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Street magician Dynamo conjured up quite a crowd when he came to Sheffield for the launch of the paperback edition of his autobiography Nothing Is Impossible.

One hundred tickets for the book signing were snapped up by fans who began queueing outside WHSmith on Fargate from 8.30am, eager to meet their television idol.

Johnathan Adams, 35, was among the fans who got a ticket - despite being in hospital earlier in the morning for a stomach operation.

“I’ve been a fan for more than 10 years but never before had the chance to meet him, so I thought, ‘Why not?’.

“I first started watching him when he was doing his YouTube videos in Bradford.

“My favourite trick was seeing him do levitation in Rio de Janeiro.

“I’m looking forward to reading the book as soon as I get home!”

Dynamo was born Steven Frayne in 1982, and spent a tough childhood growing up on the Delph Hill housing estate in Bradford.

It was his beloved grandfather who first introduced the young Steven to magic, and he then received a loan from the Prince’s Trust to develop his tricks and illusions.

He has since won a host of celebrity fans including Will Smith, Demi Moore, Russell Brand and Gwyneth Paltrow. Illusions have included turning snow into diamonds, levitating, and walking on water on the River Thames.