14 April 1978
Michelle Duncan (born 14 April 1978) is a Scottish actress, known for Driving Lessons (2006), Atonement (2007) and The Broken (2008). She portrayed Shelley Stern in the biographical drama film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Her television roles include Sugar Rush, Doctor Who, Low Winter Sun, Lost in Austen, and a TV film, Whatever Love Means, as Princess Diana opposite Olivia Poulet as Camilla Parker Bowles and Laurence Fox as Prince Charles.
Film work includes: Atonement, The Broken, and as Rupert Grint's love interest in Driving Lessons with Julie Walters. Duncan's role in Atonement was particularly praised by The New Yorker theatre critic Anthony Lane: Duncan's stage work includes Time and the Conways (Bath Theatre Royal/ touring), A Midsummer Night's Dream  and The Burning at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Further television work includes: New Tricks Call the Midwife. Duncan lent her voice to an adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen at Little Angel Puppet Theatre in 2006 alongside Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear, Claudie Blakley, Rosamund Pike, Claire Rushbrook and Peter Wight.
In 2007 she was cast as Portia  in The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe, but was unable to continue after the previews and was replaced by Kirsty Besterman. In 2012 Duncan appeared alongside Amanda Hale in Scrubber, a film written and directed by Romola Garai. In 2013, Duncan appeared in the third series of the BBC TV drama Luther and Case Histories. In 2014, she appeared in the ITV drama Grantchester.
In 2015 she starred alongside Ruth Negga, Douglas Henshall and Tom Brooke in Scott Graham's Film "Iona". The closing gala film of the Edinburgh Film Festival. She took the role of Bea (originally performed by Helen Baxendale) in Deborah Bruce's play The Distance, directed by Charlotte Gwinner, for Sheffield and the Orange Tree Theatres.
|2006||Sucking Is a Fine Quality in Women and Vacuum Cleaners||The Wife||Short film|
|2008||The Broken||Kate Coleman|
|2017||Blue Christmas||Lily||Short film|
|2018||Bohemian Rhapsody||Shelley Stern|
|2000||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Andrea||Episode: "The Tale of the Time Trap"|
|2005||Sea of Souls||Claire Morrison||2 episodes|
|2005||Sugar Rush||Miss Forbes|
|2005||Whatever Love Means||Princess Diana||TV Movie|
|2006||Doctor Who||Lady Isobel||Episode: "Tooth and Claw"|
|2006||Low Winter Sun||Det Con Louise Cullen||TV Movie|
|2008||Lost in Austen||Charlotte Lucas||2 episodes|
|2012||New Tricks||Georgia Wright||Episode: "The Girl Who Lived"|
|2013||Case Histories||Rachel Stewart||Episode: "Nobody's Darling"|
|2013||Call the Midwife||Jeanette Heckford|
|2019||Elizabeth is Missing||Mrs Palmer|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Sea of Souls||BAFTA Scotland||Best First-Time Performance||Nominated|
|2008||Atonement||Gold Derby Awards||Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
- "Dr Who".
- "Exclisive: Charles' Love secrets on TV".
- "Affairs to Remember".
- "Rupert Grint Archives".
- "Conflicting Stories".
- "A Midsummer Night's Dream review at Duddingston Kirk Manse".
- "New Tricks".
- BBC. "Call the Midwife series 3 episode 8". Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Call the Midwife".
- "The Little Mermaid review at Little Angel London".
- "Portia played by Michelle Duncan".
- "Case Histories".
- "Scott Graham".
- "EIFF Announces the World Premiere of Iona as 2015 Closing Night Gala".
- "Cast announced for The Distance".
- "The Distance review at Sheffield's Crucible Lyceum Studio – 'intelligent and wickedly comic'".
- "The Distance".