Alastair Mackenzie

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For the first Treasurer of Victoria, see Alastair Mackenzie (treasurer).
Alastair Mackenzie
Born (1970-02-08) 8 February 1970 (age 46)
Trinafour, Scotland
Spouse(s) Susan Vidler

Alastair Mackenzie (born 8 February 1970) is a Scottish actor. He was born in Trinafour, near Perth and educated at Westbourne House School and Glenalmond College in Perthshire.[1]

Mackenzie left home at the age of 18 and moved to London. Best known as having played the young laird Archie MacDonald in the BBC drama Monarch of the Glen,[2] he also has theatre and film credits to his name.

He lives in Islington with his partner, Scottish actress Susan Vidler, with whom he has two children: a daughter, Martha, born in December 1999 and a son, Freddie, born in September 2004.[2][3][4] His brother is director David Mackenzie, with whom he co-founded Sigma Films.

Credits[edit]

Television[edit]

Guest-starring TV roles[edit]

  • Midsommer Murders playing Felix Lancaster in series 18, episode 1 (2016)
  • The Mentalist, playing Royston Daniel in series 1, episode 18 (2009)
  • Murdoch Mysteries playing "Detective Edwin Scanlon" (episode # 2.2 "Snakes and Ladders") 10 February 2009
  • Comic Relief Does Fame Academy playing "Himself" (episode # 2.5) 5 March 2005
  • Poirot playing "Ferguson" in episode: "Death on the Nile" (episode # 12.1) 12 April 2004
  • Strange playing "Rich" (voice) in episode: "Asmoth" (episode # 1.6) 5 July 2003[6]
  • French & Saunders playing "Archie MacDonald" in episode: "Celebrity Christmas Puddings" 25 December 2002
  • This Is Your Life playing "Himself" in episode: "Julian Fellowes" 23 May 2002
  • Hamish Macbeth playing "Gavin Robb" (as Sam MacKenzie) in episode: "In Search of a Rose" (episode # 2.2) 31 March 1996
  • Game On! playing "Chris" (as Sam MacKenzie) in episode: "Fame" (episode # 1.6) 10 April 1995
  • Lovejoy playing "Freddy" (as Sam MacKenzie) in episode: "Day of Reckoning" (episode # 6.2) 9 October 1994
  • Soldier Soldier playing "Tim" (as Sam MacKenzie) in episode: "Further Education" (episode # 4.7) 1994

Movies[edit]

Theatre credits[edit]

  • Agamemnon
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Cymbeline
  • Four Dogs and a Bone
  • The Priory
  • Tiger Country

Screenwriting[edit]

  • The Last Great Wilderness (2002)

Producing[edit]

  • Hallams Foe Pas (2007/8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borgen's Alastair Mackenzie on his TV comeback". The Scotsman. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Why Archie abdicated - Scotsman.com News
  3. ^ Interview: David and Alastair Mackenzie, film director and actor/screenplay writer - Scotsman.com
  4. ^ Laird in the city - Scotsman.com News
  5. ^ Strange | Universal Channel
  6. ^ Strange | A Television Heaven Review

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