Derren Brown (b. 1971, Croydon, England) is a British psychological illusionist. Since the first broadcast of his channel 4 television show in 2000 he has become increasingly well known for his "mind-reading" act. Derren Brown makes no claims to possess psychic ability. He achieves stunning results by making use of his deep psychological insight. Using his knowledge and skill he is able to predict and influence people's thoughts with subtle suggestion, manipulate the decision making process and read the subtle physical signs or body language that indicate what a person is thinking.