Duncan Airlie James


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dQ Management, London. www.dQmanagement.com

Nationality: Scottish
Weight: 100kgs / 220lbs / 15.7 Stone
Height: 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Brown (Very Short)
Eye Colour: Hazel
Body Type: Athletic / Muscular
Chest: 46″ – 48″
Waist: 38″
Neck: 17 ½”


    Excellent, realistic, fighting skills comprising both unarmed and armed expertise.
  • Weapon skills – swords, firearms.
  • Former multi-champion KickBoxer & Martial Artist –
    6 time WORLD Thai Kick Boxing Champion, K-1 Fighter – Japan, UK, USA.
    SCOTLAND’S most successful ever fighter.
    International recognition and fighting experience.
  • Physical skills / abilities: Horse riding, cars and vehicles (full driving license), motorbikes, jet skis, dance – tango, salsa.
  • Ex Professional Drummer


  • Excellent physical condition : Athletic / Fit / Muscular physique.
  • Good speaking voice with educated, Scottish (Glasgow) accent.
  • Accents – General American, Cockney, Irish, South African, Australian, Russian.


  • Acting Coach Scotland – Practical Aesthetics – Mark Westbrook

  • U.K. Theatre School Adult & Advanced Acting – Paul Fontana


  • Private acting training / instruction with multiple coaches –
    Mel Churcher, Crystal CarsonLeigh Kilton Smith and many others

  • Private voice accent and dialect coaching with Alex Gillon

  • Multiple acting & specialist skills training workshops

  • Multiple, Special Workshops & Short Training Courses : 2009 – onwards.

Affiliations and Guilds

  • Equity UK
  • AGGB (Actors Guild of Great Britain)

Casting & Memberships

  • Spotlight UK
  • IMDB Pro
  • 800 Casting
  • Backstage




Duncan Airlie James was born on May 23rd, in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a tough, wee guy from the off and early in his life, found a love for sports, that took him through football (soccer), rugby, and led him eventually to the Martial Arts.

He also displayed a strong “creative / artistic” streak, and spent the 80’s as a drummer and musician in many various bands in Glasgow, Scotland, having a couple of close brushes with success.

But his competitive nature and physical presence again pushed to the fore of his life in the early to mid 90’s and he could no longer resist the drive to pursue his dream of success in combat. He dedicated the next decade and a half of his life to this dream, and, after many years of hard work, and enjoying great success, Duncan Airlie James retired from his competitive fighting career at the end of 2006, as Scotland’s most well known, and arguably most successful ever ring fighter 

He won six versions of World, Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing titles as a competitive fighter, along with many other titles. He is still the ONLY Scotsman ever to fight in the prestigious K-1 events in Japan, and he competed all over the world during his illustrious and very successful career. His tartan shorts and fighting kilt became a famous trademark and his badge of honour!



With the demands and rigours of a professional fighting career behind him, and with his focus and interest now shifted from that path, the creative juices once again started to flow strongly and before long, Duncan had rediscovered his love of performance and acting.

He brings the same drive, intensity, determination and self discipline that he showed to achieve outstanding success as a professional fighter, to his passion for acting.


FilmRoleDirector / Production
OUTLAW KING (FF)Beaumont (supporting) David Mackenzie /
Sigma Films
TOMB RAIDER (FF)Terry (supporting) Roar Uthaug /
Warner Bros.
ID2 : Shadwell Army (FF)Hunt (supporting) Joel Novoa /
ID2 Productions
STARRED UP (FF) Officer White (supporting) David Mackenzie /
Film 4
FANATIC (SF) Major Doug Bormann (lead) Gilnockie Films & Projects
THE VICTORIOUS (SF) Captain Gregory (lead) Cris Anstey /
9394 Productions
T.V.Film/Series/Pilot/WebRoleDirector / Production
Major Doug Bormann (lead)Luke Aherne /
Gilnockie F & P
Jim (series regular)Luke Aherne /
LA Productions
Vinnie / Taxi Heavy (supporting)Michael Offer /
Theatre / CommercialRoleDirector / Production
WAITROSE ‘Road to Nowhere’ (Co)
Farmer Dave (supporting)Martin de Thurah /
Academy Films
SPECSAVERS ‘Hearcare’ (Co) Joey (supporting)Chris Denton /
Specsavers TV Services
McDONALDS ‘McNuggets’ (Co)Vinnie - bouncer (lead) Thirty Two /
Pulse Films
KISS OF DEATH (Th) George Brocklebank (lead)Paul Fontana /

Key: FF: Feature Film • SF: Short Film • WS: Web Series • TVF: TV Film • TVP: TV Pilot • Th: Theatre •  Co: Commercial