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Alastair Duncan

Alastair Duncan
Born Alastair Neil Duncan
1958 (age 55–56)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Other names Alastair Ducan, Alister Duncan, Alistair Duncan, Neil Duncan
Occupation Actor/Voice actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Anna Gunn (?-2009) 2 children

Alastair Neil Duncan (born 1958) is a Scottish television, film and stage actor. He is sometimes credited as Neil Duncan.

Early life

Duncan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1958.


Duncan's breakout role was as side-kick DS Peter Livingstone to Mark McManus's Taggart in Scottish television's eponymous detective series.

Leaving the show after the first two series, Duncan then appeared in the 1988 TV adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.

Duncan's next key role was in the 1992 science fiction film Split Second, with Rutger Hauer. He continued with guest roles on TV series and he appeared in other films such as War Dogs, Trick of the Eye, Dazzle (1995) and Tower of Terror.

In the early 2000s, he started doing voiceover work, including video games like Warlords Battlecry, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Final Fantasy XIV, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and the TV series The Batman, as Alfred Pennyworth.

His most notable TV guest appearances include episodes of Tracey Takes On..., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Angel and Leverage.

Duncan was one of 400 actors considered for the lead role in the international hit series Highlander: The Series but lost out to Adrian Paul. He later guest-starred in the fifth season, in the episode "Dramatic License" as immortal Terence Coventry.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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