About

Ali has written and starred in seven British television series including 'Penn And Teller: Fool Us' (ITV1) 'Dirty Tricks' (Channel 4) and 'Monkey Magic '(Five), both nominated for the British Comedy Awards & the Golden Rose of Montreux, 'Psychic Secrets Revealed' with Derren Brown (Five) & 'the Jerry @ Trick show' with Jerry Sadowitz (Five).

His irreverent persona and respected sleight of hand have made him one of the pioneers of the alternative magic scene. His 2010 live show, 'Pieces of Strange', was in the top 2% of best reviewed shows according to The British Comedy Guide. 2011 saw his third sell-out Edinburgh show, 'Principles and Deceptions', which was nominated for a 6 star award.

Ali Cook's latest film role is in Bob Hoskins feature 'Outside Bet'. He has just co-written the feature film 'Get Lucky' in which he also starred (due for release with Universal Pictures).

Ali has written and produced his own short film 'The Enchanter: The Crime Fighting Magician' directed by Adrian Vitoria. He is currently writing on the screenplay for comedy drama Cassy and Jude for F&ME.

Television credits:

Penn & Teller:Fool us, 1 hour special, ITV1.

The Slammer, CBBC.

Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde, France2.

The Invincibles: 1 hour special, ITV1. Various sketch characters.

Dirty Tricks: 6 X 1 hour series, Channel 4. Lead performer and writer.

Secret World of magic: 6 x 1 hour series, Sky One. Lead performer and writer.

Monkey Magic Two: 7 x half hour series, Five. Lead performer and writer.

The Greatest Magic Tricks In The Universe Ever 6 x 1 hour series, Five. Lead performer and writer. A count down of the most awesome tricks of all time.

Psychic Secrets Revealed: a one-hour special and 6 x half hour series, Five. Lead presenter and writer. Investigated the psychology of deception and the Occult. Featured Derren Brown.

Monkey Magic Christmas special 1 hour, Five. Lead presenter and writer. Highlights from the first series.

Monkey Magic 7 x half hour series, Five. Lead presenter and writer. The ground breaking series that created the alternative magic scene.

Film acting credits:

Daniel - Epic, F&me, Dir: Ben Hopkins

Jonno - The Wedding, Dir: Peter Andrew/Ben Kelly

Kirby - Get Lucky, Universal, Dir: Sacha Bennett

Stevie - Outside Bet, Universal, Dir: Sacha Bennett

Yorkie - The Boy and The Bus, BBC Worldwide, Dir: Simon Pitts

Charlie - Circles- Spencer Hudson Films, Dir: Spencer Hudson

Harry Senior - The Turtle and the Nightingale, HBO, Dir: Gershon Hinkson

Soldier - Sahara, Paramount Pictures, Dir: Breck Eisner

Lead/Greg - Striklem, NFT, Dir: Stephen Frears/Andrew Saunders

Lead/Laurence - The Enchanter, ACP, Dir: Adrian Vitoria

Lead/Jack - The Bus Stop, MTV Europe, Dir: Mario Cavelli.

Lead/Giles - Missing Eunice, The Second City, LA, Dir: Mike Ross 

GQ Magazine - None stars!

"Forget what you think you know about comedy magicians - Ali Cook is edgy, intelligent, self-referential, caustically hilarious and one of the most sought-after illusionists on the planet."

The Daily Telegraph - Four stars!

"Effortlessly funny, Jonathan Creek eat your heart out."

Chortle - Four stars!

"Witty and affable throughout, he might have an old craft but Cook has a modern pared down approach...Awe inspiring!"

Broadway Baby - Five stars!

"The show is Perfection"

The Herald, Scotland - Four stars!

"Like a bonsai David Blaine, but not so smug and irritating, Cook does big things in small places"

Fest - Four stars!

"Cook - an actor and comedian to boot—peppers his show with alternately sinister and cheeky, impish humour, proving a charming host as well an accomplished magician."

Daily Star - None stars!

"A sharp irreverent magician"

The Scotsman - None stars!

"Bloody Brilliant"

One4Review - Five stars!

"Totally blown away. From a total skeptic, Cook has turned me into a magic fan"

Edinburgh Spotlight - Five stars!

"He astounds the crowd with each trick and also has them laughing throughout"

The National Student - Four stars!

"Undoubtedly one of the leading lights of magic."

Hairline - Five stars!

"Ali Cook is a man that makes seemingly impossible acts become reality"

Fest - Four stars!

"Very smart one liners, dazzlingly good."

The Mail On Sunday - Four stars!

"Formidable performance skills, astoundingly good."

Time Out - None stars!

"Supremely Talented"

The Sunday Times - None stars!

"The next big thing"

Metro - Four stars!

"Jaw dropping"

Radio Times - None stars!

"A master of deception"

Maxim Magazine - None stars!

"He takes David Blaine's street magic schtick and spins it off in a host of weird and wonderful directions."

TV and Satellite week - None stars!

"He puts the ill into illusion."

Zoo magazine - None stars!

"Our favourite man of magic."

More Magazine - None stars!

"Simply the best thing on television."