Alastair Duncan (actor)

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Alastair Duncan
Alastair Neil Duncan

(1958-02-07) 7 February 1958 (age 60)
Other namesAlastair Ducan, Alister Duncan, Alistair Duncan, Neil Duncan
OccupationActor/voice actor, real estate broker
Years active1983–present
Anna Gunn
(m. 1990; div. 2009)

Alastair Neil Duncan (born 7 February 1958) is a Scottish actor of television, film and stage actor, and real estate broker.[1] He is sometimes credited as Neil Duncan. He is known for his voice over work in video games, movies and TV shows.

Early life[edit]

Duncan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 7 February 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 television 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 television 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 films like Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts and 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, Infinity Blade II, Infinity Blade III, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and the animated television series The Batman, as Alfred Pennyworth.

His most notable television 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.


Television series[edit]

Television mini-series[edit]


  • Out of Order – Himself


Video games[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Duncan and his ex-wife,[1] actress Anna Gunn, have two daughters.[2]


  1. ^ a b Carpenter, Cassie (17 October 2013). "Son of a Gunn! Breaking Bad's Walt Jr reunites with on-screen mother Anna on the red carpet". Daily Mail. UK. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  2. ^ "Deadwood's Anna Gunn Has a Girl". People. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

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