Duncan Airlie James is a Scottish actor best known for his roles in Starred Up and The Greyness of Autumn. He is a former heavyweight kickboxer and was the first Scottish fighter to win a world Muay Thai title and fight in K1.
James was born Duncan Campbell and was educated at the feepaying Keil School where he was a competitive rugby player. His martial arts background began when he took up Shotokan karate. He was also a drummer and played with a number of bands including Nazareth. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts in the US to pursue new musical avenues.