Duncan Roy has been writing and directing films for over a decade, beginning as a student at Bournemouth University‘s Poole School of Film and Television in the UK. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, he had already established himself in London as a successful producer of theater, writing and directing such plays as PORNOGRAPHY: A SPECTACLE (with Neil Bartlett), THE HOST, BAD BABY, THE BARON IN THE TREES, and CALL ME SUSAN.
Roy made his feature directorial debut at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival with AKA, an autobiographical account of his experience infiltrating London’s high society in the 1970’s. AKA played at numerous international film festivals, garnering many awards and a BAFTA nomination for the Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Roy followed AKA with METHOD in 2004, starring Jeremy Sisto and Elizabeth Hurley, and THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY in 2006, a modern-day interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic horror novel.
Other films include: Clancy’s Kitchen and Jackson: My Life, Your Fault.
In 2009, Roy’s career took an unexpected turn when he joined the cast of SEX REHAB WITH DR. DREW on VH1, making for a most unlikely reality show participant. His blog, which follows his personal experience living in LA, receives an enormous amount of hits daily, and in 2010 was praised by Roger Ebert as “a moving and evocative chronicle of modern gay life.”
He is currently finishing his first novel, The Book of Resentments which will be published Spring 2014.
Duncan Roy lives in Malibu.