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Daniels receives award for services to magic
Published 09/06/14



PAUL DANIELS has received an international award for services to magic.

The 76-year-old, of Willow Lane, Wargrave, received the Golden Grolla at a ceremony in Saint-Vincent, about 50 miles north of Turin.

He was nominated by the Masters of Magic Congress.

Daniels said: “The congress, organised by Walter Rolfo, were kind enough to decide that I should receive the award.

“I’ve had quite a lot of awards so when I heard about this one and a trip to Italy I thought it seemed very nice. When I looked it up I realised it’s quite a big award. It’s actually quite valuable and I’ve had to get it insured.


“I do still find it strange that my work in this field is recognised around the world and that magicians from absolutely everywhere come to me for advice, lessons, hints and tips.

“To everyone who attended and organised the congress, my heartfelt thanks for this honour.”

The Golden Grolla was founded in 1953 as a film award and ran until 1981. It was resurrected eight years later by journalist Maurizio Costanzo and expanded to include magic.

Previous winners of the award include illusionist Uri Geller, who lives in Sonning, and David Blaine.

Daniels, who attended the ceremony with his wife Debbie McGee, said: “We went for five days. It’s such a nice place and the hotel where the ceremony was held is right up in the mountains.

“The hotel was so good and there were so many people there I knew that we mostly just sat around and chewed the fat.

“It was a really good place to be and I loved it. Debbie and I are already talking about going back next year.”

PUBLISHED 09/06/14



 
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