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29 August 2014

10 Facts You Don't Know About Houdini

Houdini escape from chains twining on his body
Houdini escape from chains twining on his body

I always love to see magic because the magician can always show me something that is quite impossible in reality. This somehow prevent me from getting "trapped" in the reality and to let my imagination go wild. I guess that's how I got some crazy ideas at certain work. Sometimes you gotta be different to stand out among the crowd, just like my #TCSelfie which I accidentally found out when I was playing with my camera. Of course, I believe the more time you spend on certain thing, you will be better and even excel in it. Just like Houdini, he did all the research together with his assistant and made a lot impossible to become possible.




Before Blaine and Copperfield, there was the man who invented it all: Harry Houdini, perhaps the world's greatest performer. Adrian Brody will star in this epic 4-hour scripted mini-series about the master escapist.

The Escape Artist - Harry Houdini

"Houdini is the story of a man who can defy death, but who was the man behind the magic? An immigrant from Eastern Europe, Erich Weiss rose in America to become the top of Vaudeville becoming a world renowned household name – Houdini. The tale follows Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists, and encounters the greatest names of the era, from US presidents, to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. This drama chronicles his life through his stunts, his visions, and his mastery of illusion. Houdini will keep you asking, what’s real and what’s illusion."

Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as The Great Harry Houdini
Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as The Great Harry Houdini

Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as The Great Harry Houdini. Joining Brody is Kristen Connolly (House of Cards, The Cabin the Woods) as Bess Houdini, the love of Harry’s life and right hand when it came to some of his most amazing feats, and Evan Jones (A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Book of Eli, Gangster Squad) as Jim Collins, Harry’s assistant and confidant.


Evan Jones as Jim Collins, Adrien Brody as Houdini, Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini in HOUDINI Series
Evan Jones as Jim Collins, Adrien Brody as Houdini, Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini in HOUDINI Series


10 Interesting Facts About Houdini
  • Houdini was a stage name
  • Houdini took his stage name from a magician's wife
  • Houdini falsely claimed he was born in America
  • Houdini produced and starred in movies
  • Houdini debunked spiritualists
  • Houdini did not die due to a failed Chinese Water Tank trick
  • Houdini did not die due to a punch in the stomach
  • Houdini died on Halloween day
  • Houdini and his wife are buried in different places
  • Houdini's U.S. postage stamp contains a hidden image

For more detail facts and explanation visit here.


HOUDINI will premiere over two nights 2nd-3rd September at 9.00pm HISTORY (Astro Ch555) and HISTORY HD (Astro Ch575)
HOUDINI will premiere over two nights 2nd-3rd September at 9.00pm HISTORY (Astro Ch555) and HISTORY HD (Astro Ch575)

HISTORY will be showcasing an epic 4-hour scripted mini-series on one of the world's most famous magician and master escapist, a man who is said to have invented it all - Harry Houdini.

Houdini is the story of one man's rise to became a world renowned household name with his masterful escapes in decades to come, long before Blaine and Copperfield. The tale follows Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists, and encounters the greatest names of the era, from US presidents, to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. This drama chronicles his life through his stunts, his visions, and his mastery of illusion.

Houdini trying to escape from the water chamber
Scheduled to telecast on the same day as the U.S., Houdini will premiere over two-nights - 2nd & 3rd September at 9.00pm on HISTORY™ (Astro Ch555) and HISTORY HD™ (Astro Ch575).

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#TCSelfie at one secret garden. Love this place!!

I might not be as talented as Houdini, but I hope through my photography and #TCSelfie I can make you wanna be at this awesome place right here right now. Who knows my photography documentary will appear on History?? Haha *dreaming big*

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