TJ Shoesmith and his TV Consultation Work

As an experienced actor, TJ Shoesmith has worked as a TV magician on a number of occasions. He has also worked with theatre directors on productions which include magic. His work as a TV magician includes instructing actors for both BBC and C4. His theatre credits include a production of Merlin at the Manchester Library Theatre

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Being Human for the BBC

This TV hit show returned to our screens in 2009. It is a quirky series about a flat-share which sounds ordinary until you realise that the flatmates comprise of a vampire a werewolf and a ghost.

TJ had already met Toby Whithouse the writer while working on another production. Toby suggested that Tim should teach Guy Flanagan a few simple tricks for the pilot. Guy was a quick learner and although Tim wasn´t there for the shoot in Bristol we hear it all went well. The show is now back on BBC TV for a full series.

TV Magician works on Ordinary People

Martin Freeman, best known for his role as Tim in The Office, made a one off half hour comedy show for Channel 4. It was named Ordinary People. He played a magician who in his younger years had been well known. However, due to an unlucky incident his agent dropped him. The performance still required Martin to be able to perform some strong close up magic. TJ worked as a TV magician consultant to help him.

The actor turned out to be really likeable and very responsive, TJ considers it a highlight of his career.

Martin Freedman

Martin has since gone on to star in films like the Hobbit and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. So, it was wonderful to meet him and work with him on such a personal level.

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TV magician, TJ Shoesmith is still available for consultation work on Film, TV and Theatre productions. Do email or call for a free consultation and quote.

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