Alastair Duncan (actor)

Alastair Neil Duncan (born 29 January 1958) is a Scottish actor and real estate broker. He is sometimes credited as Neil Duncan. He is known for his voice over work in video games, movies and TV shows.

Alastair Duncan
Alastair Neil Duncan

(1958-01-29) 29 January 1958 (age 62)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Other names
  • Alister Duncan
  • Alistair Duncan
  • Neil Duncan
  • Actor
  • real estate broker
Years active1983–present
(m. 1990; div. 2009)

Early lifeEdit

Duncan was born on 7 February 1958 in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Duncan's breakout role was as side-kick DS Peter Livingstone to Mark McManus's Taggart in Scottish television's eponymous detective series.

Leaving the show after the first two series, Duncan then appeared in the 1988 television adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.

Duncan's next key role was in the 1992 science fiction film Split Second, with Rutger Hauer. He continued with guest roles on television series and he appeared in other films such as War Dogs, Trick of the Eye, Dazzle (1995) and Tower of Terror.

Since the early 2000s, he has been doing voiceover work, including films like Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts and video games like Warlords Battlecry, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Final Fantasy XIV, Mass Effect, Infinity Blade II, Infinity Blade III, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, as well as animated television series: Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman and Adrian Toomes in Marvel's Spider-Man.

His most notable television guest appearances include episodes of Tracey Takes On..., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Angel and Leverage.

Duncan was one of 400 actors considered for the lead role in the international hit series Highlander: The Series but lost out to Adrian Paul yet he later guest-starred in the fifth season's episode "Dramatic License" as immortal Terence Coventry.

Personal lifeEdit

Duncan and his ex-wife, actress Anna Gunn, have two daughters.[1]


Television seriesEdit

Television mini-seriesEdit


  • Out of Order – Himself


Video gamesEdit


  1. ^ "Deadwood's Anna Gunn Has a Girl". People. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Behind the Voice Actors – Alastair Duncan". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved 30 July 2019. Check mark indicates BTVA has verified the entries using screenshots of credits and other confirmed sources.

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