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Duncan James

Biography

British actor and singer formerly of the favorite UK boy band Blue. He continued to celebrity as Ryan Knight within the E4 cleaning soap opera Hollyoaks. He was inside a production of the Midsummer Night’s Desire, in addition to Sherlock Holmes. He and Blue reunited in 2011 to represent the united kingdom in the Eurovision music contest using the music “I COULD.” They finished up to arrive 11th place. He includes a child with one of is own earlier girlfriends, Claire Grainger. He previously dated previous Blues vocalist Tara Palmer Tomkinson.

Quick Facts


Full Name Duncan James
Date Of Birth April 7, 1978
Place Of Birth Salisbury, England
Height 1.8 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Corfe Hills School
Nationality British
Children Tianie-Finn James
Parents Fiona Inglis
Music Groups Blue, Hillbilly Moon Explosion
Nominations National Television Award for Most Popular Newcomer, The British Soap Award for Best Newcomer
TV Shows Scream! If You Know the Answer, Hairspray: The School Musical, Hollyoaks, Grease: The School Musical, Don't Stop Believing, Plus One
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Appearing as Warner in the original West End production of Legally Blonde the Musical. [December 2009]
2Has a half-brother and half-sister, Julian and Tara - his father's children.
3Duncan was raised by his mother, Fiona Inglis.
4Duncan James was in another band before Blue, called Tantrum. There were two girls plus him.
5In addition to pursuing his music talents, he is a regular host of BBC's The National Lottery and has presented on ITV'S Soapstar Superstar, Capital FM's Party in the Park, City Hospital, T4, The Clothes Show, GMTV's Entertainment Today and on Capital Radio where he hosted Duncan's JukeBox.
6In 2007 he took up the challenge of competing in ITV's Dancing on Ice where he became a finalist and participated in the following sell out tour in arenas across the UK.
7Whilst in Blue along with Antony Costa, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe he dueted with some of the world's most amazing artists including Elton John, Angie Stone, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Tom Jones.
8He was a guest call taker for the phone lines of the donations to The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live.
9His record company asked him to record a song from the soundtrack of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Women In White Musical. The song was 'I Believe My Heart', which was a duet with opera/pop singer Keedie Babb, it reached number 2 in the charts.
10As a child he was in a lot of school plays and got amazing reviews from the local newspapers.
11Has a daughter, Tianie-Finn, who was born on February 26, 2005. She weighed 8lbs.
12Born at 4:55 AM
13Is a member of boy band Blue with Antony Costa, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe. The group parted ways in 2005. In April 2009, the group reformed to perform for a charity gig which was 95.8 Capital FM's Summertime Ball which took place at London's Emirates Stadium on June 7 2009.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollyoaks2016-2017TV SeriesRyan Knight
Spy2012TV SeriesDuncan from Blue
The Bill2009TV SeriesDan Coleman
Comedy Showcase2007TV SeriesDuncan From Blue
DanceX2007TV SeriesBilly Flynn
Söndagsöppet2001TV SeriesBlue

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Studio Five2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2008TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women2006-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Pointless Celebrities2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2004-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
The Wright Stuff2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Lorraine2015TV SeriesHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Member
Liz and Duncan's Big Christmas Reunion!2014TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Most Shocking TV Moments2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Singer
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2014TV SeriesHimself
Dein Song 20142014Video shortHimself
Tricked2013TV SeriesHimself
Through the Keyhole2013TV SeriesHimself
Britain's Got More Talent2012TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself - Judge, 'Don't Stop Believing'
Eurovision Song Contest: Your Country Needs Blue2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Blue)
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Variety Club Showbiz Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Award Presenter
Don't Stop Believing2010TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Dancing on Ice2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2009TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?2009TV SeriesHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest2009TV SpecialHimself - UK Spokesperson
Dancing on Ice: The Story of Bolero with Torvill and Dean2009TV MovieHimself
Plus One2009TV SeriesHimself
Eurovision: Your Country Needs You2009TV SeriesHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2008TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW!2008TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
All Star Family Fortunes2008TV SeriesHimself
The National Lottery: Big 72008TV MovieHimself - Host
8 Out of 10 Cats2008TV SeriesHimself
Big Brother's Little Brother2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ding Dong2008TV SeriesHimself
Keith Barry: The Escape Live2007TV MovieHimself
The National Lottery: Big 72007TV SpecialHimself
School's Out2007TV SeriesHimself
Dancing on Ice: Defrosted2007TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2003-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Friday Night Project2007TV SeriesHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2006TV SeriesHimself - Performer
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?2006TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Loose @ 5.302006TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops2001-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2004-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2006TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Top of the Pops Saturday2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dome2004TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need2004TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
CD:UK2004TV SeriesHimself
Ministry of Mayhem2004TV SeriesHimself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 20042004TV MovieHimself - Presenter / Performer
Blue: Guilty - Live from Wembley2004VideoHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
Danish Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Performer (song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours") (as Blue)
The Frank Skinner Show2003TV SeriesHimself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Performer
Bo' Selecta!2003TV SeriesHimself
Snurre Snups søndagsklub2001-2003TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHimself (as Blue)
Pride of Britain Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Blue)
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
Danish Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself (performing 'Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word') (as Blue)
Brit Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Blue)
So Fresh 2003: Volume 22003VideoHimself
2002 Top of the Pops Awards2002TV SpecialHimself (as Blue)
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 20022002TV SpecialHimself (as Blue)
An Audience with Donny Osmond2002TV MovieHimself - Performer (as Blue)
The National Music Awards 20022002TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Blue)
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Blue: A Year in the Life of2002VideoHimself
Blue Peter2002TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself (as Blue)
The Record of the Year 20012001TV SpecialHimself (as Blue)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing on Ice Friday2010TV SeriesHimself
Take That: Where Did It All Go Right?2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Blue)
Tricked2013TV SeriesHimself

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#Quote
1I like all types of music, I respect people who are all-round entertainers like Robbie Williams and George Michael.


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