Duncan James

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At 15, he played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also played Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes for Sidmouth Youth Theatre. in early 2000, James, along with Antony Costa, convinced Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe to form the group Blue. Although his debut album did not do as well as hoped (with the exception of Italy, where the album reached Number 2 on the chart and has been certified 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. He has since announced he has quit his solo career. in 2007, James appeared in the West End production of Chicago. He plays opposite Sheridan Smith as Elle, and Aoife Mulholland as Brooke. 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.
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James grew up an only child in Devon and was raised primarily by his mother and grandparents after his father abandoned his mother before he was born. At 15, he played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. From May 2001, when the group released its first single, “All Rise”, until 2004, when the band released its final chart-qualifying single, “Curtain Falls”, Blue had achieved 11 Top 10 singles in the UK, three of which went to Number 1. James along with the other members of Blue represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany, finishing in 11th place with 100 points, as well as being the spokesperson for the same country two years earlier. Although his debut album did not do as well as hoped (with the exception of Italy, where the album reached Number 2 on the chart and has been certified 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. in 2007, James appeared in the West End production of Chicago.
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He also played Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes for Sidmouth Youth Theatre. in 2007, James appeared in the West End production of Chicago. in December 2009, James appeared as ‘Warner Huntington III’ in the West End production of Legally Blonde. 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. It was confirmed in February 2009 that James had been chosen to replace Denise Van Outen as the presenter of Grease: the School Musical which is the sequel to Hairspray: The School Musical.
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James also worked for Haven Holidays as a Havenmate on the Isle Of Wight and at West Bay in Dorset. in October 2004, James collaborated with Keedie to release the single “I Believe My Heart”, which entered the UK singles chart at Number 2. He returned to the solo music scene in May 2006 with his single “Sooner or Later”, releasing the video in early May and planning to release the single commercially on 5 June 2006. in 2007, James appeared in the West End production of Chicago. 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. He also took part on ITV1’s Dancing on Ice in 2007, in which he made it to the grand final alongside rugby player Kyran Bracken and actress Clare Buckfield. A full series was broadcast in 2009, in which he played a broad caricature of himself called “Duncan From Blue”.
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James grew up an only child in Devon and was raised primarily by his mother and grandparents after his father abandoned his mother before he was born. At 15, he played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Released on 21 August 2006, the track could only reach Number 59 in the UKRe, and Number 97 in Ireland. in 2007, James appeared in the West End production of Chicago.
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Duncan Matthew James Inglis (born 7 April 1978) is an English singer, actor and television presenter. James grew up an only child in Devon and was raised primarily by his mother and grandparents after his father abandoned his mother before he was born. The video reached Number 2 on The Box and Number 5 on The Hits. Released on 21 August 2006, the track could only reach Number 59 in the UKRe, and Number 97 in Ireland. in 2007, James appeared in the West End production of Chicago.
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He was was raised a “strict Catholic” and educated at Dumpton School (where his grandfather worked as a music teacher), the Milldown School in Blandford Forum and Corfe Hills School in Corfe Mullen and Sidmouth College in East Devon. He also played Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes for Sidmouth Youth Theatre. in continental Europe, where “Can’t Stop a River” was released the day prior to the UK, it similarly proved unpopular, dropping out of the singles charts in many countries such as France, Turkey, Germany, and Belgium. in 2007, James appeared in the West End production of Chicago. He played a character called Dan Colman. He presented Hannah-Oke on Disney Channel UK, a singing dancing contest based on the popular Disney TV series Hannah Montana. in July 2010, he appeared as a judge on Don’t Stop Believing, a talent show for choirs. According to an interview he gave to Gabby Logan on BBC Radio 5 Live on 28 July 2007, he is a great-grandson of Herbert Chapman, the manager of the Arsenal football team of the 1930s.
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