Duncan Bell (actor)

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Duncan Bell (born 16 January 1955) is a Scottish stage and screen actor.[1]

In September 2001 he played Sergeant Dennis Merton[2] in Britain's biggest TV drama series Heartbeat. The role of Merton brought back childhood memories for Duncan as he spent holidays in Scarborough, close to where most of the programme is filmed.[3]

Played the role of Lt Colonel P. Philips in series 5 of Soldier Soldier - (1995–1996)

In January 2003 Duncan found out he was to become a first-time father, and decided to leave. In September 2003, Duncan became a father to a baby girl and left Heartbeat in July 2004. In 2008 he appeared as a guest star in Foyle's War.

His stage work includes Philistines, The Life of Galileo, Remembrance of Things Past (as Charles Swann, November 2000-April 2001), All My Sons and Blinded by the Sun for the National Theatre and two seasons (1988-9 and 1994) with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He also played Midshipman Clayton in the 1998 TV film "Hornblower: The Even Chance" (subsequently released as "Horatio Hornblower: The Duel" in the USA).[4]


  1. ^ "Profile of director Patrick Mason". The Scotsman. 12 August 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Duncan Bell". TV.com. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Heartbeat Interviews (Jason Durr, Duncan Bell, Tricia Penrose) On The Box Magazine". Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Hornblower: The Even Chance". IMDB: The Internet Movie Database. An Amazon.com Company. Retrieved 22 November 2010.

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