Alison Peebles

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Alison Peebles (born 1953) is an award-winning Scottish actress, director, and writer in theatre, film, and television. She is a co-founder of Communicado, a multiple award-winning Scottish theater company.[1][2] Peebles is noted for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth in Michael Boyd’s celebrated 1993 production of Macbeth at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.[3]

Peebles directed the film AfterLife, which won the Standard Life Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2003.[4] Peebles is also noted for the documentary Multiple, shown on BBC Scotland in February 2006, in which she revealed that she has Multiple Sclerosis.[5][6]

Alison Peebles originally trained as a Painter at Edinburgh College of Art.

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)


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


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