Fay Presto (b. 1948)
Fay Presto's Real Name
Oliver Winter, Letitia Winter
Place of Birth
Holloway, North London, England
Fay possesses the skillful art of close-up magic. A member of the Magic Circle with Gold Star, Fay is heralded as one of the greatest close-up magicians in the world today. Highly skilled in sleight-of-hand, Channel 4 voted her "Bottle Thru Table" trick the 37th Greatest Magic Trick of All Time.
Fay suffers from severe migraines. About twice a year she would be throwing up and lying in a darkened room for weeks.
Fay Presto was born in England on May 17, 1948. She showed little interest in performing until her mid-thirties.
However, before her rise to success, she found herself going from one career change to another, from a laboratory assistant at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell, to the world of fashion.
She decided to give the entertainment industry a shot.
Unable to carry a tune in the singing department, she took up magic and changed her name to Fay Presto, eventually becoming "Britain's top female magician" (The Independent, July 2005.
She has had the honor and privilege of being personally invited to perform before Her Majesty The Queen on five occasions, as well as entertain every other senior member of the Royal family.
Fay has also performed for numerous celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Madonna and Michael Caine, to name a few.
In 1998 Fay was voted "Party Entertainer of the Year" by Tatler Magazine and in 2001 Fay had the privilege to play herself in ITV's 'Emmerdale', something that has only ever been done by the Prince of Wales in 'Coronation Street'.
Fay's other television appearances include Paul Daniel's Secrets, Trick on 2, The Late Late Show, Hero's of Magic and one of the most successful '40 Minutes' that the BBC has ever produced, "Illusions of Grandeur," a documentary about her life.
Most recently, Fay was featured alongside renowned illusionist David Copperfield on CNN International's 'Quest for Magic'.
Fay has been performing at Langan's Brasserie in London's West End for over 15 years, and ran the group of in-house magicians at Marco Pierre White's Criterion Brasserie.
Fay is a supporter of Dreamflight, a UK charity whose purpose is to send seriously ill children on their 'holiday of a lifetime' to Florida.
She is also the Vice President of NCH, one of the UK's leading children's charities, he;ping children achieve their full potential.
When Fay is not entertaining at corporate or private events she can be seen dazzling and amazing diners at Drone's and Marco Pierre White's 'Frankies.'
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