Duncan James
British singer
Duncan James
Duncan Matthew James Inglis is an English singer, actor and television presenter. He is best known as a member of the boyband Blue from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 following their reformation.
Biography
Duncan James's personal information overview.
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Penguin cancans and endless bananas: the life of a panto dancer
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
Billy Warren, currently appearing with Duncan James and Joe Pasquale in Aladdin at Southampton’s Mayflower theatre, tells us what it’s like doing two challenging performances every day We do two performances of Aladdin almost every day, and the dancers are on stage for most of the show. We play several roles, including the minions of the villain, Abanazar, and also do a lot of fun things, like a penguin cancan across the stage. The show opens with Uptown Funk, and then it’s West End-style dancing – jazz and ballet technique, which is my kind of style. It’s not just simple box steps – Melanie Brown, the choreographer, has given us a lot of partner work, with lifting for the men, and some fantastic, challenging routines. Continue reading...
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Blue's Duncan James speaks candidly about sexuality on 'Big Reunion' (Frances Taylor/Digital Spy)
Wesmirch.com - almost 4 years
Frances Taylor / Digital Spy: Blue's Duncan James speaks candidly about sexuality on ‘Big Reunion’  —  Duncan James has revealed that he was “so frightened” when The News of the World broke the news that he was bisexual that he had to flee the country.  —  The 34-year-old singer, who is a quarter of boyband Blue …
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Blue’s Pride at return to resort
The Gazette - almost 5 years
CHART-topping boy band Blue are set to use their headline performance at Blackpool Pride as a way of “re-connecting” with their fans. That’s according to band member Simon Webbe who told The Gazette “he’s really looking forward” to visiting the resort with fellow bandmates Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Antony Costa. The former Illuminations Switch-On stars reformed to take part in last year’s Eurovision and have been booked to perform at North Pier on Saturday, June 9 during Blackpool Pride. Simon, 33, said: “I’ve been to Blackpool a few times, years ago. I’m really looking forward to it. “We want to use this as an opportunity to re-connect with everybody and do some of our older hits. We may do a brand new track too. “Hopefully we can get to Blackpool a bit earlier and spend some time at the attractions. We’ll definitely have to have some fish and chips.” Blue, who have had number one hits with Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, If You Come Back, and Too Close, split in 200 ...
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Duncan James wants to compete on Strictly
Female First - almost 5 years
'Scream Extreme' presenter Duncan James would love to take part in reality TV show 'Strictly Come Dancing' so he could learn how to ballroom dance. Du...
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Signature bead work at show - Luton Today
Google News - over 5 years
“I tend to be quite placid, then go into panic attack,” said the one-time Putteridge pupil who numbers Victoria Beckham and Duncan James among his clients. The flamboyant former model, sporting newly-blonde hair, eye liner and lipstick, is renowned for
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Missing Banchory man traced by police - STV Local
Google News - over 5 years
Grampian Police had been concerned for the whereabouts of Mark Duncan James Campbell. A police spokesman said: “Grampian Police are pleased to confirm that the earlier reported missing person Mark Campbell has been traced safe and well in the Banchory
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Community Calendar - Redwood Times
Google News - over 5 years
SoHum Girls Marcia and Bridgette at Persimmons Garden Gallery in Redway. Open 4 pm, music 7 to 10 pm * Lisa Baney with special guest Duncan James, along with Damien Roomets, and Michael Curran at Persimmons Garden Gallery in Redway
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Blue @ Manchester Pride 2011 - Gaydar main arena - Mancunian Matters
Google News - over 5 years
And Duncan James also seemed to enjoy the show. He said: “A fab gig at Manchester pride with the boys! The crowd were amazing.” As well as performing old classics such as 'Fly By', 'All Rise' and 'Too close', Blue also put out some newer material,
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Police anxious to trace missing Deeside man - STV Local
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Duncan James Campbell was last seen at around 9am on Wednesday, August 24, at his home address in the town. There has been no sight of him since. He is described as being 5ft 8in tall, of slim build,
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BBC South Today's Reham Khan becomes local charity ambassador - Prfire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
It will include recipes from family members, whose children or adults attend the charity's services, supporters of the charity and local celebrities, including Dermot O'Leary and Duncan James from Blue. Reham, who features daily on BBC South Today's
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Cowell: X Factor's better without me - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Sun poll ... most miss show boss Simon Cowell Celebs also raved online about the ITV show's revamp. Former contestant Stacey Solomon said: "What a great start!!" Blue's Duncan James added: "Really love the new line up! Kelly and Tulisa smacked it!
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Emmy The Great, Kevin Pietersen and NME.COM users give a mixed reaction to new ... - NME.com
Google News - over 5 years
Duncan James wrote: "Really love the new line up on X factor! Kelly and Tulisa smacked it!!!" Another said: "Go Tulisa, you absolute babe! :DI love X Factor!" Singer Emmy The Great even took to Twitter to praise the show as she posted: "Oh dear I'm
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Sous-titre : Episode 1 - Toutelatele.com
Google News - over 5 years
Les membres du jury, choisis pour leur expérience, chacun dans leur domaine de prédilection sont : la chanteuse Anastacia, Tamzin Outhwaite, une actrice anglaise connue pour ses différents rôles dans des séries télévisées, Duncan James ancien membre du
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The makeup world - Khaleej Times
Google News - over 5 years
Eiléen's artistic flair has been associated with celebrities like supermodel Agyness Deyn, Strokes drummer Albert Hammond Jr, boyband singer Duncan James, actor Gerard Butler, designer Vivienne Tam and many others. “Makeup artists learn quickly to keep
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Simon Webbe - Webbe Left Behind By Blue After Missing Flight - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
The One Love hitmakers were jetting over to the Scandinavian country for a show in Oslo, but while Lee Ryan, Antony Costa and Duncan James made the flight in time, Webbe was stranded at London's Heathrow Airport. The singer blamed heavy traffic for the
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Trophies up for grabs for charity Chariots racers - Cambridge News
Google News - over 5 years
HATS THE WAY TO DO IT: Last year's John Lewis team, from left, Ben Duncan, James Taylor, Issac Martin. Arthur Savory, Joesph Moore and Jon Gentle Runners in Cambridge's biggest charity race will be battling it out for prizes, organisers say
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What happens when boy bands grow up? - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Twelve months after the Take That/Robbie Williams rapprochement, Webbe, 32, and his erstwhile colleagues (Lee Ryan, 28; Duncan James, 33; Antony Costa, 30) also embarked on the resurrection shuffle. Blue began their comeback by representing Britain at
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Billy Masters: Let's file this one under "Strange Bedfellows"... - Bay Windows
Google News - over 5 years
Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Wade in Houston who asks: "Who is Duncan James? I saw a really hot pic of him online and he's called a 'singer,' but I've never heard of him. He's gorgeous." Duncan James was a member of the British boyband Blue
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University of York degree results - Day 2 - The Press, York
Google News - over 5 years
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Software Engineering: Andrew Duncan James Forbes, Alasdair Iain Macintyre, Jan-Willem Chiel Malcolm Van Der Sijp. Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science: Ben Barrett, Matthew Britton, Yuan Fang,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Duncan James
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In July 2010 he was a judge on Don't Stop Believing, a talent show for choirs.
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    In 2010 he presented the quiz show Scream if You Know the Answer! where the contestants have to answer questions whilst on rollercoasters.
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  • 2009
    Age 30
    In 2009 he briefly made an appearance on an episode of the UK reality show What Katie Did Next, about the life of model Katie Price.
    More Details Hide Details Duncan is currently starring in the hit musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.
    He appeared as a celebrity guest on 14 August 2009 on Daily Cooks Challenge.
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    A full series was broadcast in 2009, in which he played a broad caricature of himself called "Duncan From Blue".
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    He defined himself as bisexual in an interview with the News of the World on 12 July 2009, although in 2012 interviews identified himself as gay.
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    He appeared in an episode of The Bill entitled "The Morning After", which aired on 1 January 2009. It was confirmed in February 2009 that James had been selected to replace Denise Van Outen as presenter of Grease: the School Musical, the sequel to Hairspray: The School Musical.
    More Details Hide Details Filming commenced in early 2009. In May 2009 James announced the UK's voting in the Eurovision Song Contest. He presented Hannah-Oke on Disney Channel UK, a singing dancing contest based on the popular Disney TV series Hannah Montana. He also appeared on Celebrity Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old? and raised £10,000 for his charities. In 2006, James appeared with the other members of the boyband Blue on 26 June episode of Ministry of Mayhem, where James and the other band members were all hypnotised by UK stage hypnotist David Days. James has worked occasionally as a television presenter, having presented the 95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust (2003 and 2004), and ITV2's coverage of the TV series Soapstar Superstar, along with Jayne Middlemiss. His other presenting work includes Pop City Live, Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2004, T4 Movie Special: Spider-Man 2, Record of the Year: Downloaded and GMTV's Entertainment Today.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In 2008 he became an Ambassador of Festival4Stars talent competition after he judged a national final.
    More Details Hide Details James was cast as one of the leads in the musical Legally Blonde (adapted from the film Legally Blonde) as it transferred from Broadway to London's West End in December 2009. He played opposite Sheridan Smith as Elle, and Aoife Mulholland as Brooke. In December 2009, James appeared as Warner Huntington III in the West End production of Legally Blonde.
    It aired in November 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    He took part on ITV1's Dancing on Ice in 2007, when he made it to the grand final alongside rugby player Kyran Bracken and actress Clare Buckfield.
    More Details Hide Details He came third in the contest, although was unable to perform his Bolero performance. In 2007 James played himself in the pilot episode of Plus One, which was part of Channel 4's Comedy Showcase.
    He completed ten more weeks in Chicago from 10 December 2007 until 9 February 2008.
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    In 2007 he appeared in the West End production of Chicago.
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    Although his debut album did not do as well as hoped (except in Italy, where it reached No. 2 on the chart and was certified as platinum for shipments of 80,000 copies), on 2 February 2007, music channel B4 premièred the video for "Amazed", his new single which was scheduled to be released 12 March 2007.
    More Details Hide Details However, there was once again a lack of interest. The release was cancelled and James was dropped from his recording contract. He has since announced he has quit his solo career.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    Released on 21 August 2006, the track would only reach No. 59 in the UK and No. 97 in Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details In continental Europe, where "Can't Stop a River" was released a day earlier than in the UK, it similarly proved unpopular, dropping out of the singles charts in many countries such as France, Turkey, Germany, and Belgium. James' album also fell short, selling less than 1,000 copies in the UK in its first week (and failing to reach the Top 50). The album sold a total of 412,350 copies around the world.
    James returned to the music scene in May 2006 with his solo single "Sooner or Later", releasing the video in early May and planning to release the single commercially on 5 June 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The video reached No. 2 on The Box and No. 5 on The Hits. However, the single was no commercial success and entered the British charts at No. 35, before slipping down to No. 72 in its second week. "Can't Stop a River" was James's next single.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    Their third studio album, Guilty, was released in autumn 2003; it too entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1, and sold 100,000 copies in the week of release.
    More Details Hide Details The album spawned four singles, including "Guilty", which peaked at No. 2, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours", featuring vocals from Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone, which peaked at No. 11, "Breathe Easy", which peaked at No. 4, and "Bubblin'", which peaked at No. 9. A compilation album, Best of Blue, followed in July 2005; this included three tracks only previously performed in Japan: "The Gift", "It's Alright" and "Elements". By the indication of the album booklet, a live version of "Lonely This Christmas" from CD:UK was intended to be track seven on the album; however, this was removed from the track listing for unknown reasons. The album was available in several European countries, as well as Japan, Thailand and China; however it was a commercial failure, and failed to chart anywhere. The album was not released in the UK, despite copies being widely available.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    Their second studio album, One Love, was released in October 2002; it entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1 and sold more than 150,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details Three singles were released from the album: "One Love", which peaked at No. 3, "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word", featuring vocals from Elton John, which peaked at No. 1, and "U Make Me Wanna", which peaked at No. 4.
    The final single from the album, "Fly By II", reached No. 6 in March 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 22
    Their follow up single, "Too Close", was released in August 2001 peaking at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.
    More Details Hide Details They went on to achieve a second number one in November with the ballad "If You Come Back". The album All Rise was released in time for Christmas and reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, eventually selling in excess of 1.8 million albums in the UK.
    The band released their debut single "All Rise" in May 2001 and it reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
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  • 2000
    Age 21
    He is best known as a member of the boyband Blue from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 following their reformation.
    More Details Hide Details He is also known for playing Ryan Knight in Hollyoaks. James was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. He grew up an only child in Dorset and was raised primarily by his mother and grandparents after his father abandoned his mother before he was born. He was raised a "strict Catholic" and educated at Dumpton School (where his grandfather worked as a music teacher), Milldown School (Blandford Forum), Corfe Hills School (Broadstone), and Sidmouth College (East Devon). At the age of 15 he played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He played Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes for Sidmouth Youth Theatre. James also worked for Haven Holidays as a Havenmate on the Isle of Wight and at West Bay in Dorset. James, along with Antony Costa, convinced Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe in early 2000 to form the group Blue. Blue's R&B-influenced pop allowed the group to achieve commercial success in the United Kingdom and many other countries, including Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on April 7, 1978.
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