Michelle Duncan

Last updated 09 January 2020

Michelle Duncan
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Michelle Duncan

Born: Friday 14th April 1978 (age: 45)


Michelle Duncan is a Scottish actress. She was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for her performance in Sea of Souls.

She played Isobel MacLeish in the 2006 Doctor Who story Tooth and Claw.

Born in Perth, Duncan trained in acting at Queen Margaret UniversityEdinburgh before studying English and Classics at St Andrew's University. She moved to London in February 2005.

Her roles on TV include Sugar RushLow Winter SunLost in Austen, and a TV film, Whatever Love Means, as Princess Diana. She has also appeared in such films asAtonementThe Broken and Driving Lessons, and she co-starred in the award-winning 2006 British short film Sucking Is A Fine Quality In Women And Vacuum Cleaners. On stage she has appeared in plays such as Time and the Conways (on UK tour) and A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Burning at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is soon to appear in the third episode of 'New Tricks'.

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.

She now works at Forest School, Snaresbrook, as a Drama and English Teacher.