Known within the magic industry as ‘The Genius from Downunder’, Tim is in constant demand to perform at corporate events and also to lecture at magic conferences, universities and seminars all over the world.
Since being given a magic set by his grandfather when he was ten years old, Tim has breathed new life into the ancient art with his delicious blend of comedy and hyperactive spontaneity. His uniquely interactive approach instantly bonds him to audiences of all ages and nationalities and has taken him from Crown Casino, Melbourne, to the Riviera Casino, Las Vegas - from the Sullivan St Playhouse, Broadway, to Le Double Fond, Paris - from theatre seasons in Hong Kong and China to many return seasons at Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle.
He has won more awards for his mind-blowing magic than any other Australian in history including Best Stage Magician in Australia, Best Close up Magician in Australia, and voted Most Valuable Participant and the FFFF Invitation Only Close Up Magic Convention in New York. Tim has won two awards at The World Championships of Magic and now represents Australia on the Jury. He holds a 'Masters of Magic' degree from the FFFF, New York as well as an 'Order of the Phoenix' from The Australian Institute of Magic. He also holds a Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop magic show ever: 75 hours!
Tim has been buried alive on national TV, escaped from a wooden crate at the bottom of the Yarra River, freed himself from straitjackets hundreds of feet above city streets, and driven a $100,000 sports car while blindfolded.
He has published magic magazines, produced magic conferences and seminars, consulted for film and television, run several magic schools, appeared in a variety of movies, founded National Magic Week, been profiled in several books, produced a television variety series, released over twenty DVDs, and even owned the iconic ‘Bernard’s Magic Shop’.
Tim was diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome in his 40s, and he explores the positives and negatives of the condition in his autobiographical presentation ‘AspyCadabra’, as well as working with Swinburne University on their ongoing project Aspergion.
Tim is the Founder and Artistic Director of the hugely successful Melbourne Magic Festival and lives in a converted broom factory in inner Melbourne with two rainbow lorikeets Sir Spectrum Sparks and Jackie the Bandit. He plays poker in his spare time.
Tim Ellis is a world-class entertainer with experience and creativity that are second-to-none. I brought Tim to New Zealand and his lecture and performances were a smash hit.
Auckland, New Zealand
Tim is a powerhouse in the magic industry. His reputation as an extraordinary performer and magic promoter are known worldwide. What makes him so successful is that he exceeds the audience's expectations and does it with style.
San Francisco, USA
Tim has an international reputation as more than a magician, M.C., and entertainer of world class cred. He is also a brilliant inventor, thoughtful essayist, defender of the art, very, very funny, and a must see. Among the world’s best.
New York, USA
I’ve been a huge fan of multi-award winning Australian magician, Tim Ellis, for many, many years. The man is a mad magic genius and his brilliant book Timeless Magic is proof of that.
Tim Ellis was absolutely fantastic yesterday and last night. Everyone loved him and he certainly added lots of fun and laughter to the conference plenary session and awards night.
ID Events, Australia
Your fantastic close-up performances, your lecture, and your special master-class all contributed to making this one of our best-ever Magifests. I would recommend you to anyone who would call to consider your performance. You did an outstanding job, were very easy to work with, and you have that special professional touch that pays attention to every detail. Again, thank you for the professional manner by which you conduct yourself and your stellar magical presentations.