Alison Peebles

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Alison Peebles (born 1953) is a Scottish actress, director, and writer in theatre, film, and television. She is a co-founder of Communicado, a Scottish theatre company.

Early life[edit]

Peebles trained as a Painter at Edinburgh College of Art.


In 1983, she he co-founded Communicado, a Scottish theatre company, with Gerry Mulgrew and Rob Pickavance.[1]

Peebles portrayed Lady Macbeth in Michael Boyd's celebrated 1993 production of Macbeth at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.[2]

She directed the film AfterLife, which won the Standard Life Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2003.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Peebles appeared in the documentary Multiple, shown on BBC Scotland in February 2006, in which she revealed that she has multiple sclerosis.[4][5][6] Her Molly and Mack character, Mrs. Juniper, has been shown to use a crutch to get around.

Awards and honours[edit]

In 2016, Peebles was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress at the 2016 BAFTA Scotland Film Awards.[7]




  • 2003 AfterLife (film)
  • 2002-2003 Stacey Stone (TV series)
  • 2001 Tangerine (film short)
  • 2001 Nan (film short)


Date Title Role Director Station
19 February 2002 A Hundred Miles[8] Bruce Young BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
7 January 2008 The Stanley Baxter Playhouse: The King's Kilt[9] Miss/Mistress MacEvoy Marilyn Imrie BBC Radio 4
16 January 2015 Take Me to the Necropolis[10] Gypsy Queen Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play


Year Nominated Work Awards Category Result
2016 Where Do We Go From Here? British Academy Scotland Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated


  1. ^ "'It's really obvious that Ubu doesn't have any power'". The Scotsman. 2 November 2005. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ Ian Glen, Review of Macbeth. Archived 27 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Headed in a new direction". The Scotsman. 20 January 2005. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre: Alison Peebles". Archived from the original on 17 June 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  5. ^ "MS in the Public Eye: Alison Peebles". Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  6. ^ Allan, Vicky (6 September 2012). "Actress Alison Peebles: how I've dramatised my battle with MS". The Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  7. ^ British Academy Scotland Awards Full List of Nominations
  8. ^ Scottish Theatre Archive – A Hundred Miles
  9. ^ BBC – The Stanley Baxter Playhouse – The King's Kilt
  10. ^ BBC – Afternoon Play – Take Me to the Necropolis

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