About Blair Dunlop
Blair Dunlop is an English musician and actor.
Dunlop is the son of folk-rock musician Ashley Hutchings and singer Judy Dunlop. He received a scholarship to attend Foremarke Hall, in Derbyshire, which he attended from 2003–2005 and then moved onto Foremarke Hall’s senior school, Repton School.
As a young actor, Dunlop made his film debut with an American accent in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , directed by Tim Burton. Dunlop played the young Willy Wonka, a child under strict rule by his father. Dunlop was also on Rocket Man, a television show in his native UK.
Blair Dunlop now works as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He took over the running of The Albion Band from Hutchings in 2011 but folded the band in 2013 to focus on his solo career.
He has released one EP and three albums. His first full-length solo album, Blight and Blossom, was released on Rooksmere Records in 2013. His second solo album, House of Jacks, was released in May 2014. His third album, Gilded, was released on his own record label Gilded Wings Records on 6 May 2016. This was followed up by the second album on his own label, Notes From An Island, which was released in May 2018.
Dunlop won the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He also received the Special Jury Prize of the Premio Ciampi in the city of Livorno in Italy in November 2014.
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