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John Duthie
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Nickname(s) None
Hometown London, UK
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finishes 10
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
487th, 2007
World Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables 0
Money finishes 2

John Duthie (born 13 May 1958 in Leeds, Yorkshire) is an English television director and creator of the European Poker Tour and he is based in London.


Film and Television

As an assistant director he worked alongside directors such as Charles Sturridge, Lewis Gilbert and Bille August on projects such as Longitude (TV serial), Haunted (film) and The House of the Spirits (film). Having worked as a second unit director on Kavanagh QC (TV serial) he moved on to become a full-time director on television serials including As If, Clocking Off and Silent Witness, which won RTS television award (Best Editing) and BAFTA (Best Drama Serial). He created and Executive Produced the European Poker Tour series of TV programmes now in its sixth season and continues to consult on the series.


He became a well-known figure on the poker circuit when he won the televised Poker Million 2000 tournament on the Isle of Man, earning £1,000,000 ($1,426,330, at the time of winning) by outlasting a final table that included Tony Bloom and Barny Boatman.

He later made three appearances on the Late Night Poker television series. In one episode he outlasted a field including Surinder Sunar, Julian Gardner and Marcel Lüske to qualify for the series 6 Grand Final.

He also had a second-place finish to Mike Sexton in the 2003 European Heads-Up Championships in Paris, France and also a 2nd place finish in the PokerStars Scoop 25K HU tournament and 2nd Place in the WSOP 10K HU tournament, both in 2009.

Duthie is founder and CEO of the European Poker Tour, and used his television background to negotiate production and broadcasting deals with various partners. He is also a commentator for the series.

As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,200,000.

He is also a member of the PokerStars sponsored professional players known as "Team PokerStars".[1]

Personal life

Duthie is married and has two sons. He enjoys watching movies (his favourite film is On the Waterfront), and is very fond of the work of Al Alvarez. In 2005 John appeared on the chat show Heads Up with Richard Herring to discuss his life and career.


  1. ^ Team PokerStars profile: John Duthie

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