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Who Is The Most Famous Duncan In The World?

Updated February 17, 2021 433 votes 28 voters 8.2k views54 items

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How many celebrities named Duncan can you think of? The famous Duncans below have many different professions, including notable actors named Duncan, famous musicians named Duncan, and even athletes named Duncan.

Duncan Sheik is certainly one of the most famous Duncans on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Duncan, he is best known for his hit song “Barely Breathing.” He is also a Tony Award-winning composer for his work on the musical Spring Awakening.

Another of the famous people with the first name Duncan is Duncan Jones. He is the director of films like Moon, Source Code, and Mute. He is also the son of legendary musician David Bowie.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Duncan? Just add them to the list!

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    Duncan Sheik


    BirthplaceMontclair, New Jersey, United States of America

    Duncan Sheik (born November 18, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and composer. Sheik is known for his 1996 debut single "Barely Breathing", which earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best...  more
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    Duncan Jones


    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones (born 30 May 1971) is a British-American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the science fiction film Moon (2009), for which he won the...  more
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    Duncan Lloyd is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the U.K. He is the lead songwriter and backing vocalist for Maxïmo Park. He also works as a solo artist releasing albums on Warp Records (U.K.)...  more
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    BirthplaceClydebank, United Kingdom

    Duncan Walker Bannatyne, OBE (born 2 February 1949), is a Scottish entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. His business interests include hotels, health clubs, spas, media, TV, and property. He is...  more
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    Duncan Hines


    BirthplaceBowling Green, Kentucky

    Duncan Hines (March 26, 1880 – March 15, 1959) was an American pioneer of restaurant ratings for travelers. He is best known today for the brand of food products that bears his name....  more
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    Duncan Duff


    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    Duncan Duff (born 1964 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) is a British stage, television and film actor who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London 1985 - 1987. He is best known for A Quiet...  more
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    Duncan Roy


    BirthplaceWhitstable, Kent, England, UK

    Duncan Roy (born 8 July 1960) is an English film director and producer, script writer, art director and television personality....  more
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    Donnchad mac Crinain (Modern Gaelic: Donnchadh mac Crìonain; anglicised as Duncan I, and nicknamed An t-Ilgarach, "the Diseased" or "the Sick"; ca. 1001 – 14 August 1040) was king of Scotland (Alba)...  more
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    Duncan Bell


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Duncan Bell (born 16 January 1955) is a Scottish stage and screen actor.In September 2001 he played Sergeant Dennis Merton in Britain's biggest TV drama series Heartbeat. The role of Merton brought...  more
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    Duncan Renaldo


    BirthplaceOancea, Romania

    Alternative NameRenault Duncan, Duncan Rinaldo, Duncan Renault

    Renault Renaldo Duncan (April 23, 1904 – September 3, 1980), better known as Duncan Renaldo, was a Romanian-born American actor best remembered for his portrayal of The Cisco Kid in films and on the...  more
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    Duncan Pow


    BirthplaceDumfries and Galloway, Scotland

    Duncan Pow (born 1977) is a Scottish actor who has appeared in many television programmes and films including Black Mirror, 24: Live Another Day, The Night Manager, Humans, The Wrong Mans, Brief...  more
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    Duncan Coutts


    BirthplaceSt. Catharines, Canada

    Robert Duncan Coutts (born February 4, 1970) is a Canadian musician, best known for being the bassist for Our Lady Peace since 1995....  more
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    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Duncan Patterson (born 5 June 1975) is an English musician, best known for his work as a member of Anathema (1991–1998) and Antimatter (1998–2005)....  more
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    Duncan Preston


    BirthplaceBradford, England

    Duncan Preston (born 11 August 1946) is an English actor. He is known for his appearances in television productions written by Victoria Wood, including his roles of Clifford in the soap opera parody...  more
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    Duncan Charles Arsenault (born August 28, 1974 in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.) is a multi-instrumentalist and the drummer for the American rock bands The Curtis Mayflower, The Curtain Society, Sam...  more
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    Duncan Ball


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Duncan Ball (born February 1941) is an American-born Australian author who has written the children's series Selby (about a talking dog named Selby who tries to keep his secret away from his owners)...  more
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    Duncan Lunan


    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Duncan Alasdair Lunan, born October 1945, is a Scottish author with emphasis on astronomy, spaceflight and science fiction, undertaking a wide range of writing and speaking on those and other topics...  more
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    Duncan James


    BirthplaceSalisbury, United Kingdom

    Duncan James (born 7 April 1978) is an English singer, actor and television presenter. He is best known as a member of the boy band Blue from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 following their...  more
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    Duncan Honeybourne (born 27 October 1977 at Weymouth, Dorset, is an English pianist, teacher and lecturer....  more
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    Duncan Young



    Duncan Young (born 4 June 1969) is an Australian actor. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts (English) at Sydney University before completing NIDA's Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting). He now runs a...  more
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    Duncan Fraser is an actor....  more
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    Duncan Ferguson


    BirthplaceStirling, United Kingdom

    Duncan Cowan Ferguson (born 27 December 1971) is a Scottish football player and coach. He began his professional career at Dundee United in 1990. He moved to Rangers in 1993 for a then British...  more
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    Duncan Steel

    Duncan I. Steel FRAS (born 11 June 1955) is a British scientist born in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. Currently he lives in Wellington, New Zealand, but holds visiting positions as a Professor of...  more
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    Duncan Keith


    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Duncan Keith (born July 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Keith is known as a two-way...  more
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    Duncan Phyfe



    Duncan Phyfe (1768 – 16 August 1854) was one of nineteenth-century America's leading cabinetmakers. Although he did not create any new furniture style, he interpreted fashionable European trends in a...  more
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