Ali Cook is an English magician and actor best known for writing and starring in a number of groundbreaking TV magic shows.
He's a hit with the British Armed Forces and has performed all over the world for Forces Live Events CSE in some obscure places.
"When I first became a magician... I did loads of gigs, particularly in Kosovo and Bosnia... They were always random sort of venues it was never a glitzy theatre."
Ali is not only a sleight of hand expert but also a street magician, escapologist, stage illusionist and performer of thought control.
Watch him bamboozle Forces Radio BFBS's Hatch and Geere below:
Ali is also an actor and has performed on hits like Mr Selfridge.
His feature film credits include the BAFTA-nominated and BIFA award-winning war drama ‘Kajaki’ from the producers of ‘The Kings Speech’ and ‘Get Lucky’.
The true story about a small unit of British soldiers in Afghanistan trapped by landmines was directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award winner David Blair.
He told Hatch and Geere about starring as Sgt Paul "Spud" McMellon in Kajaki:
Ali's his new tour ‘Principles of Deception’ starts in Banbury on the 29th September.