Duane Gooden

Duane Gooden


Duane has most recently been playing Paddington in Paddington: Lo-Commotion at Blenheim Palace! Before that, he played the Genie in Aladdin at Wolverhampton Grand, George/Simon Sr in Kinky Boots at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Mayor in the world premiere of The Book Thief at Bolton Octagon.

Further stage credits include: Animal Rocks (Oxford Playhouse), Aladdin (Theatre Royal Windsor), Mickey and the Magician at Disneyland Paris, Walk in the Light (National Theatre), Go Noah Go (Little Angel Theatre), The Jungle Book (Fairfield Halls Croydon), The Man in Blues In The Night (The Last Refuge, Peckham), Christmas Crooners (UK & Ireland Tour), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (UK Tour) and Broadway & Beyond (UK Tour).

Duane was nominated for Best Newcomer at the GB Panto Awards 2019 for his performance as Widow Twankey in Aladdin at Catford Broadway. He can often be found singing all over the world with various groups, including the West End Gospel Choir.

His television experience includes Silent Witness (BBC) and Crush (Channel 4). Duane trained at the London School of Musical Theatre.