My favourite magician now sadly deceased was a man by the name of David Nixon. He would be largely unknown to the public in North America but was a household name to the British public for decades because of his television work.
He had a whimsical charm about him which I always appreciated and admired. I have always said that tricks are merely pegs to hang your personality on and David Nixon had this attribute in spades.
Here is an excerpt from a television show of long ago which will give you an example of his style: