Duncan Airlie James

Resume details:


London/Europe – I.A.M. : International Artists Management: www.internationalartistsmanagement.co.uk
U.S./International – Lighthouse Entertainment: www.lighthousela.com
Voiceover agent – Red Door Vision: www.reddoorvision.co.uk


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 physical condition : Athletic / Fit / Muscular physique.
Good speaking voice with educated, Scottish (Glasgow) accent.
*General American
*London / Cockney
*Irish – Northern
*Russian / Eastern European
*South African


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 & vehicles (full driving license), motorbikes, jet skis, dance – tango, salsa.
Ex Professional Drummer

Casting & Memberships

Spotlight UK
Actors Access US

Affiliations and Guilds

Equity UK
AGGB (Actors Guild of Great Britain)


  • 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 Carson, Leigh 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.



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
LES PARADIS DE DIANE (FF)Dick (supporting)Jan Grassman & Carmen Jaquier / 2:1 Film GmbH
83 (FF)Clive, Englishman (supporting)Khabir Khan / K.K.F. Khabir Khan Films
JINGLE JANGLE (FF)Constable Carruthers (supporting)David E. Talbert / 260 Degrees Entertainment
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
T.V.Film/Series/Pilot/WebRoleDirector / Production
OUTLANDER (TVS)Gangsman (supporting)David Moore / Sony
Major Doug Bormann (lead)Luke Aherne / Gilnockie F & P
Jim (series regular)Luke Aherne / LA Productions
Vinnie / Taxi Heavy (supporting)Michael Offer / BBC
Theatre RoleDirector / Production
AUGGIESMr. Ellis (supporting)Max Dovski / Single End Productions
KISS OF DEATHGeorge Brocklebank (lead)Paul Fontana / Insomnia
CommercialRoleDirector / Production
'Susan Calman by your Side'
Directions Glaswegian (supporting)Alex Boutell /
Rogue & LS Productions
'Platform Performances'
Builder Eddie (supporting)Henry Scholfield /
Caviar & LS Productions
‘Road to Nowhere’
Farmer Dave (supporting)Martin de Thurah /
Academy Films
Joey (supporting)Chris Denton /
Specsavers TV Services
Vinnie - bouncer (lead) Thirty Two /
Pulse Films

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