Alastair Mackenzie

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Alastair Mackenzie
Born (1970-02-08) 8 February 1970 (age 48)
Known forplaying Archie MacDonald in Monarch of the Glen (2000-2003)
Spouse(s)Susan Vidler
Children2

Alastair Mackenzie (born 8 February 1970) is a Scottish actor from Perth.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

Best known as having played the young laird Archie MacDonald in the BBC drama Monarch of the Glen,[2]. Mackenzie appeared in a guest role in French & Saunders playing "Archie MacDonald" in the episode: "Celebrity Christmas Puddings" on Christmas Day, 25 December 2002.

He also has extensive theatre and film credits to his name, as well as directing and producing.

Personal life[edit]

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]

  • Midsomer 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".
  3. ^ "Interview: David and Alastair Mackenzie, film director and actor/screenplay writer - Scotsman.com".[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Laird in the city".
  5. ^ "Strange - Universal Channel". Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Strange - A Television Heaven Review". Archived from the original on 14 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.

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