Fergus Anckorn

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Birthday
1, 1918
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 22, 2018 (99)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1918
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 22, 2018 (99)

About

Nicknamed "the conjurer on the River Kwai," he is a WWII veteran and former prisoner of war who also became the the longest-tenured member of the Magic Circle. During the fall of Singapore, he was captured by the Japanese and forced to work on the Burma Railway.

Before Fame

His magician past began when he was 18 years old as the conjurer Wizardus. He was the youngest member of the Magic Circle at the time.

Trivia

He would perform card tricks while captured to distract and entertain Japanese guards, allowing him and friends to have more food rations and longer breaks.

Family Life

He married his wife Lucille in 1941.

Associated With

Magician and Britain's Got Talent champion Richard Jones brought Fergus on to the stage during the final act of the reality show.