Derren Brown is an internationally known mentalist, even though he's from London, England. He has gained popularity through appearances in a number of films -- including the acclaimed The Bridge on the River Kwai -- in which he demonstrates his uncanny ability to bend the will of the weak minded. For example, in one particularly memorable instance he was able to make a troop of law enforcement officers believe that "these are not the droids you are looking for," even though they actually were.
Brown's U.S. television series Mind Control with Derren Brown -- similar to his U.K. Mind Control series but with a longer title -- is viewed by millions of people around the world who feel compelled to watch it for no explainable reason. In addition to mentalism, Brown is interested in taxidermy, a fact that he does not hesitate to mention to spectators that are not following his instructions.