Blair Dunlop

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Blair Dunlop
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Born (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 23)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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


Blair Dunlop is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released one EP and two albums. His first full-length solo album was released on Rooksmere Records in 2013 entitled Blight and Blossom. He won the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.[1] He also received the Premio Campi award, Italy in November 2014.

His second folk solo album, House of Jacks, was released in May 2014.[2][3][4]

Dunlop is the son of folk musician Ashley Hutchings (formerly a member of Fairport Convention, and currently of the Rainbow Chasers). He was educated at Repton School.[5]

As a young actor Dunlop made his acting debut with an American accent in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), directed by Tim Burton. Dunlop plays the young Willy Wonka, a child under strict rule by his father. Dunlop was also on Rocket Man, an English television show.[6]

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.


  1. ^ Bowdler, Ben (30 January 2013). "And The Winners Are… BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013". Properganda Online. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Alex (10 March 2013). "New Album: Blair Dunlop – House of Jacks". Folk Radio UK. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Denselow, Robin (22 May 2013). "Blair Dunlop: House of Jacks review – impressive range from young songwriter". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Dunlop, Blair (May 2013). "House of Jacks". Blair Dunlop. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Repton to Candleford". 
  6. ^ Sonic007 (4 December 2005). "Rocket Man (TV Series 2005– )". IMDb. 

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