Blair Dunlop

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Blair Dunlop
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Dunlop in 2013
Born (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 26)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2005–present
Website www.blairdunlop.com

Blair Dunlop (born 11 February 1992) is an English musician and actor.

Background[edit]

Blair Dunlop is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released one EP and three albums. His first full-length solo album entitled Blight and Blossom was released on Rooksmere Records in 2013.[1] He won the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.[2] He also received the Special Jury Prize of the Premio Ciampi in the city of Livorno in Italy in November 2014.[3]

His second solo album, House of Jacks, was released in May 2014.[4][5][6]

His Third Album, Gilded, was released on his own record label Gilded Wings Records on 6 May 2016.[7][8]. This was followed up by the second album on his own label 'Notes From An Island'[9] which was released in May 2018[10]

Dunlop is the son of folk-rock musician Ashley Hutchings (formerly a member of Fairport Convention) and singer Judy Dunlop.[11] He was educated at Repton School.[12]

As a young actor, Dunlop made his film debut with an American accent in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), directed by Tim Burton. Dunlop played the young Willy Wonka, a child under strict rule by his father. Dunlop was also on Rocket Man, a television show in his native UK.[13]

In 2011 Dunlop took over the running of The Albion Band from Hutchings but folded the band in 2013 to focus on his solo career.

Blair Dunlop received a scholarship to attend Foremarke Hall[14], in Derbyshire, which he attended from 2003-2005 and then moved onto Foremarke Hall’s senior school, Repton.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Blight and Blossom (Rooksmere Records) (2012)
  • House of Jacks (Rooksmere Records) (2014)
  • Gilded (Gilded Wings Records) (2016)
  • Notes From An Island (2018)

EPS[edit]

  • Bags Outside The Door EP (Rooksmere Records) (2011)
  • Blair Dunlop / Larkin Poe (Rooksmere Records) - 6-track mini-album collaboration with Larkin Poe (2013)
  • The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions (Delphonic Records) (2013)

Other Releases[edit]

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