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R. Paul Wilson

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R. Paul Wilson
Akrotiri, Cyprus

Ronald Paul Wilson (born in Akrotiri, Cyprus and raised in Singapore and Scotland) is an award winning conjuror, scam artist, and television presenter.


He has studied sleight of hand, cheating and conjuring since the age of eight. After twelve years as a IT consultant, he became a professional performer and lecturer, using the time to study film before moving into the industry.

Paul was a second unit director, adviser, and actor in the 2004 film Shade (film). He directed and starred in the highly acclaimed opening titles, which featured expert sleight of hand with cards. He also had a small role in Joe Carnahan's film Smokin' Aces, in which he was also a magic adviser whose duties included teaching the lead actor to handle cards like an expert.

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.

Paul is currently a writer and presenter on the BBC's The Real Hustle. The show is now in it's six season. A United States version has been commissioned by Court TV.

He lives and works between London, Los Angeles, and his home in Scotland.


Paul has published several articles in Magic Magazine and Genii Magazine.


  • Crash Course in Brain Surgery
  • The Inslow Effect, 1
  • 13
  • Miracle Card in Beer Bottle
  • The Finnish Line


  • The Royal Road To Card Magic DVD
  • Hit the Road with Paul Wilson and Lee Asher DVD
  • Knock 'Em Dead
  • Twists Of Fate
  • The Restaurant Act
  • Extreme Possibilities Volumes 1-4
  • The Unreal Work with Paul Wilson and Jason England.


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