Magnus was a documentary director and series producer before founding Firefly, later re-named Dragonfly, with Nick Curwin in 2004.
The company became known for its distinctive factual programming and in particular the fixed-rig genre, pioneered with the BAFTA-nominated The Family and the BAFTA-winning One Born Every Minute (C4). Firefly was sold to Shine in 2007 and Magnus and Nick left in 2010.
Since setting up The Garden, Magnus’ Executive Producer credits have included Perfume (BBC4), 24 Hours in A&E (C4), which won the RTS Award for Best Documentary Series, Seven Dwarves (C4), Inside Claridge’s (BBC2) and BAFTA-nominated Keeping Britain Alive: One Day in the NHS (BBC2). Since April 2013, The Garden has been owned by ITV Studios.