Alastair Reid (director)

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Alastair Reid
Born(1939-07-21)21 July 1939
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died17 August 2011(2011-08-17) (aged 72)
Somerset, England
Alma materEdinburgh College of Art
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
OccupationWriter, director

Alastair Reid (born 21 July 1939 in Edinburgh — died 17 August 2011 in Stoke St Gregory, Somerset) was a British television director whose credits include the TV series Traffik and Tales of the City and Shout at the Devil.[1][2][3]

Reid studied at Edinburgh College of Art before studying directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 1964 he directed episodes of Emergency-Ward 10 for ATV and worked regularly in television for over thirty years. One of his later works was directing the 1997 TV adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo.



  1. ^ Eder, Richard (25 November 1976), "Shout Whispers on Screen", The New York Times
  2. ^ Obituary in The Independent
  3. ^ Obituary in The Guardian

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