Duncan Hamilton

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Born: 1961
Nationality: Irish

MA in Mass Communication, Centre for Mass Communication Research,
University of Leicester, UK

Actors Training
Academy of Live & Recorded Arts, London, Glenda Jackson Scholarship

Theatre (actor, selected)
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, Antibes, France
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness, National Tour, Ireland
Macbeth, London Shakespeare Company, USA Tour
Deathwatch, London Stage Company, New York International Festival of the Arts
Men – The Comeback, Dublin Theatre Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Japan Tour,
A Tribute to Samuel Beckett, Tessenkai Noh Stage, Tokyo, for the Embassy of Ireland
Oscar Wilde, One-man show, Tokyo
City Life, (voice of Isse Ogata) Lyric Theatre Hammersmith / Dublin Theatre Festival/ Tokyo
Rough for Theatre One and Two, Shemilt-Duly Theatre Co., London & Japan Tour
Peer Gynt, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Film & TV (actor, selected)
Star Sand, feature film, as Lt. Curtis, Okinawa, Hara Office,l Japan
Skeletons in the Closet, Film, as Lafcadio Hearn, NHK Tokyo / Plug In2 USA
Helena, Film, male lead w/Maria de Mederois, Ireland
The Men Inside, TV documentary, High Security Prison Tour, PBS, USA
Iron Chef, TV series, as voice of Chairman Kaga, Fuji TV Japan / USA
Suspense Theatre, TV drama series, (3 seasons),Yomuri TV, Japan
Manten, TV drama series, NHK, Japan
Mito-komon, TV drama series, (2 seasons), TV Asahi, Japan
Don Quixote, TV drama, CBS Japan
The Hollywood, Film, Nomura Productions, Japan
Twine, Short Film, as the artist, Guinness Ryder Productions, Japan / Canada

Director (theatre, selected)
Romeo and Juliet, Director, London Stage Company, Japan Tour
Fool for Love, Sam Shepard, Director, Sirius Productions USA, Japan Premiere
(Best Play, Best Actor, Best Director, Shin Kobe Oriental Theatre New Wave Festival)
La Voix Humaine, (Opera) Francis Poulenc, Director, Shin Kobe Oriental Theatre

Producer (theatre / TV, selected)
Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew,
Wuthering Heights, The Maids, etc. London Stage Company, tours of UK/Ireland/Japan
The Big Wheel of Life, Horslips: TV, Associate Producer, 4-part Documentary series,
Gaeljin Productions, Ireland

Scripts (selected)
Isse Ogata, over 60 English scripts for his overseas performances in London and Dublin
Chiyo, short film, USA / Japan, additional script (see awards below)
However Long The Night, animated film script for Jimmy T. Murakami
Nuclear Cattle, documentary, English script, (see awards below)
Bringing the Old Man Home, documentary on the artist Daniel Kelly, (in pre-production)
Don’t Give Up The Day Job, documentary series, USA, (in pre-production)
Lafcadio, stage play on Koizumi Yakumo

Semi Finalist, 79th Academy Awards (Oscars) Short Live Action category
(for Chiyo, additional script & dialogue)
Winner, Hollywood Independent Documentary Film Festival, for Nuclear Cattle,
Gold Medal, World Media Festival, Hamburg
Silver Medal, International Telly Awards, USA
Bronze Medal, International Telly Awards, USA
Creative Excellence Award, International Film and Video Festival, USA

TV & Radio Presenting (selected)
Entertainment Now, TV Presenter, Sky Perfect TV
Daniel Monday Live, TV, Host, KBS Japan
DJ at @ station FM Kyoto, J-Wave Tokyo, Zip FM Nagoya,, FM Cocolo Osaka, 1991-2003

TV & Radio Interviews (selected)
Arrested Development, Atomic Kitten, Amos Lee, Babyface, Bela Fleck, Brand New Heavies, Chick Corea, Corneille, Craig David, Dave Mathews Band, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Eddie Reader, Edwyn Collins, Fastball, Herbie Hancock, Incognito, Jimmy Scott, Julian Lennon, Liam O Maonlai, Mary Black, Mary J Blige, Matt Bianco, Natalie Imbruglia, Nelly Furtado, New Radicals, Pat Metheny, Randy van Warmer, Raul Midon, Richard Branson, Robin Williams, Smashmouth, Spice Girls, Stereophonics, Tuck & Patti, Vanessa Williams, Victor Wooten, XTC, etc.

Narration (selected clients)
BBC, CNN, Coca Cola, Daihatsu, European Commission, Fuji TV, Hitachi, Honda,
Iron Chef USA/UK, Minolta, Mitsubishi, Nestle, Nintendo, NHK, Olympic Games, Omron, Panasonic, PBS New York, P&G, Roland, SBS TV Australia, Sharp, Sky TV, Sony, Technics, Toyota, United Nations, Universal Studios,Victor, Virgin etc.

Teaching & Workshops
Tokyo Institute of Technology, (CWC), Guest Lecturer in Theatre, 2007 & 2008
“Presenting You”, on-camera media skills for executives, Field Dynamics, London, (ongoing)
Poetry & literature readings for Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde & WB Yeats Societies.
Bloomsday readings of Ulysses by James Joyce for the Embassy of Ireland, Tokyo
Director of Communication Studies at Shimei Gakuen, Kyoto, 2003-2006

Permanent resident status, Japan
Honorary Member, Foreign Correspondents Club, Tokyo, 1988 ~