Archie Duncan (actor)
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Archie Duncan (26 May 1914 – 24 July 1979) was a Scottish actor born in Glasgow.
Although he appeared in over 50 television series and movie roles, he is best remembered for two: Inspector Lestrade in the 1954 series Sherlock Holmes and as Little John in The Adventures of Robin Hood with Richard Greene from 1955 to 1960. He died in London.
Duncan was briefly replaced in the Little John role by Rufus Cruikshank for about ten episodes after Duncan was injured when a horse bolted toward the spectators, mostly children, watching the location filming of the episode "Checkmate" on 20 April 1955. He grabbed the bridle, stopping the horse, but the cart it was pulling ran him over, causing a fractured kneecap and cuts and bruises. He received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery Award and £1,360 in damages from Sapphire films.
- The Bad Lord Byron (1949) - John Murray
- Green Grow the Rushes (1951) - Constable Pettigrew
- The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) - Red Gill
- The Brave Don't Cry (1952) - Walter Hardie
- Street Corner (1953) - Chief Inspector
- Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953) - Dugal MacGregor
- Trouble in the Glen (1954) - Nolly Dukes
- Saint Joan (1957) - Robert de Baudricourt
- Harry Black (1958) - Woolsey
- The Boy and the Pirates (1960) - Scoggins
- What a Whopper (1961) - Macdonald
- Postman's Knock (1962) - Inspector
- The Mouse on the Moon (1963) - USAF General
- Lancelot and Guinevere (1963) - Sir Lamorak
- The Man Outside (1967) - Supt. Barnes
- Ring of Bright Water (1969) - Roadmender
- The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) - Gordon