Duncan James (born Duncan Matthew James Inglis, April 7, 1978, in Salisbury, Wiltshire) is a singer in the boy band Blue and is now a solo artist. James grew up in Dorset and was raised primarily by his grandparents. He starred in A Midsummer Night's Dream when he was 15, and played Puck. He also played Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes when he was a teenager. In early 2000, James, along with Antony Costa, convinced Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe to form the group Blue.