Tony Stockwell Biography
- Birth Place: Walthamstow, UK
Tony Stockwell Biography
Even as a child, world-renown psychic Tony Stockwell knew he was different from other children. From an early age he was aware of seeing people before him that others could not see. It was common for him to hear his name being called by someone unseen, and also common for him to be aware of events before they actually happened. To him, all this was perfectly normal.
Born in the East End of London as part of a close, extended family, much of Tony’s early childhood was the same as any other. All through his early school years and into teenagehood though the most amazing paranormal events happened to, and around, Tony.
When he was 16 years old he was invited by a friend to attend a local Spiritualist church to observe a Medium work, and from the minute he set foot inside the door he knew this was what he wanted to do with his life, and what was expected of him. This was the beginning of Tony’s journey to becoming one of the country’s most well-known and respected psychic mediums.
Over the following years, Tony took every opportunity to develop and demonstrate his mediumistic ability, endeavouring to reunite relatives with their departed loved ones. He is always striving to push the boundaries of his work, wanting each message from the other side to be as perfect as possible to prove, beyond doubt that our spirits are eternal and are able to communicate with us. Tony has been demonstrating mediumship across the world for over 20 years. He has had five UK national tours, ‘In High Spirits’ in 2004, ‘Spirited’ in 2005, and ‘An Evening with Tony Stockwell’ in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Tony will continue to tour in 2009 both in the UK and abroad.
Tony was major part of the original ‘The Best of British Mediumship’ tour (2005, 2006 & 2007) demonstrating in such venues as The London Palladium, The Manchester Apollo and St David’s Hall Cardiff. In 2005 he embarked on a major tour of New Zealand and plans to return in 2009. Tony has worked regularly in Spain, Holland, Germany – and other countries worked include Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden and the US.
Tony demonstrates mediumship, teaches and lectures at the prestigious ‘College of Psychic Studies’ in London, also previously at ‘The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain’. He is also an approved tutor of ‘The Arthur Findlay College’ - Stansted Hall, thought by many to be the home of British Spiritualism, with an excellent worldwide reputation in mediumship demonstrating and teaching.
In 2006 Tony opened his own development and awareness studio in Essex, ‘Tony Stockwell’s Psychic Studio’, offering courses, lectures and workshops on mediumship development and other spiritually related subjects. He is also very proud to be co-founder of The Avalon Project, which was started in 1999 to promote and encourage spiritual understanding and development across the country. The Avalon Project offers regular residential teaching and development seminars.
Tony has written three highly acclaimed best-selling books, published by Hodder and Stoughton. His first book, ‘Spirited’ was published in October 2004, and had sold out and gone to a reprint within 4 weeks of publication. To date there have been 5 reprints of this book and it still remains on the core stock list of many UK book retailers. Tony’s second book, ‘Embracing Eternity’ was published in June 2006. This book has received excellent reviews and the initial print run sold out within the first week of publication. Tony Ortzen, author, and also editor of ‘The Psychic News’ and ‘Two Worlds’, described this book as, ‘One of the best a medium has ever written’.
Tony’s third book ‘The Psychic Case Files’ was published towards the end of 2007 and continues to be one of the best sellers for its publisher in its genre. Exploring different aspects to Tony’s psychic and mediumistic work this book explores how Tony’s gift can offer insight into unsolved and mysterious cases, and also how spirit messages through mediums can bring closure. He is currently working on his fourth book.
To date Tony has released three teaching and instructional CDs: ‘Healing the Wounded Soul’, ‘Getting to know your Spirit Guides’, ‘Healing the Wounded Soul’ and ‘Heighten your Spiritual Awareness’. All three were produced in collaboration with New World Music and are among their best selling titles.
Tony has had three of his own televisions series: ‘The Psychic Detective’ (2004), ‘Street Psychic’ and ‘Psychic School’, as well as one off specials: ‘Street Psychic San Francisco’ and ‘The National ESP Challenge’ and has also appeared on ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Most Haunted Live 4’ (2003) and ‘The Mystery of Body 115’.
He was very proud to be one third of the original ‘Three Mediums’, with Colin Fry and Derek Acorah, which was televised twice. The 3 Mediums Live at the Hammersmith Apollo was the paranormal event of 2003, attracting a live audience of over 3000, and excellent viewing figures when broadcast in August 2003 as the highlight of Living TV’s special Paranormal Weekend. In 2003 and 2004 Tony was a regular guest on ‘The Sixth Sense’, as well as the chosen medium for the second series of ‘I’m Famous and Frightened’ (2004), working alongside Daniela Westbrook.
In November 2004 Living TV filmed and screened ‘The Best of British Mediumship - Live From the London Palladium’ which was a live demonstration with Tony and Colin Fry. This is also available on DVD. In 2006 three more ‘The Best of British Mediumship’ were televised and screened from major theatres in the UK.
Tony was also a member of Discovery Channel’s ‘Legend Detectives’ (2005) team which investigated famous events in history, working alongside a historian, parapsychologist and presenter. He was an original member of TV’s ‘Psychic Private Eyes’ (2006) investigation team for Zone Reality TV Channel, taking part in two series and a 2 hour television special. In 2009 he is making a new series ‘Psychic Academy’ with The Biography Channel UK.
Tony has written columns for Spiritual Lifestyles and Lifted magazines, and has appeared in Marie Claire, TV Weekly, Satellite Magazine, London Metro, Scottish Sun and others. He has a regular column in monthly magazine ‘Spirit and Destiny’ - one of the most successful magazines in its field - working under the tile of ‘The Spirit Whisperer’, and has a regular column in ‘The Psychic News’ answering readers’ questions on spiritual matter and psychic development. Tony has also spoken on many radio stations (including many BBC regional) discussing his work as a medium and his paranormal experiences.