Member of Equity
Member of IBM
founder and owner of Bizarre Props has been interested in Film and T.V. make up and special effects since he was
at school and has been a professional in the Magic and Illusion Business for over 28
Although Special Effects was a
hobby during his childhood it was not until attending a Theatre school in Liverpool,
England that Magic would emerge as a potential career.
Over the next six years Bryan
toured all over the world, Belgium, Israel, North Africa, Central America, North America,
yes and even Cornwall and Devon ! Just to name a few.
In 1987 life was to take yet
another turn when Bryan met his future wife Sue and as if that was not enough he
was also invited to take part in the 1988 British Magical Championships in Blackpool,
Lancashire, England in which he won British Magical Champion of Illusions 1988 and
on the back of this Bryan was offered two 12 month contracts, one in Japan in a production
show touring round various Hotels and the other which is the one he took was with Granada
studios tour in Manchester where he renacted the character of Ganga Dun the Magician
from the novel Lost Empires by J.B.Preistley .
The 12 month contract turned into
six years and it was here during this time that Bryan's interest in Special Effects
bloomed when he began to produced shows, designed and made magic, illusions, props and
He designed, produced and built
one of the most successful shows that to run at Granada Studios tour, The make up and
Special effects show which ran for three years.
Bryan Has completed a six month contract with the Props department at The
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
He has also designed special
effects for Film, T.V. and Theatre with productions for ITV, BBC and a whole host of
other credits to his name but there are three things he has produced over the years that
he is most proud of .... his children Hannah, Owen and Ben.
With the birth of his 3rd child
Ben came his first venture Freelance prop and effects design and production
And here we are today!
Bryan has a
thriving Special effects, prop building & hire business.