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Alastair Mackenzie

Biography

Scottish actor who’s most widely known for his role as Archie MacDonald in the BBC drama series Monarch from the Glen in 2000. He went to Westbourne House College and Glenalmond University in Perthshire and relocated to London at age eighteen. He co-founded Sigma Movies with his sibling, movie director David Mackenzie. He previously two kids with celebrity Susan Vidler, his longtime partner. He also made an appearance within the BBC theatre Psychos alongside Douglas Henshall.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alastair Mackenzie
Date Of Birth February 8, 1970
Place Of Birth Scotland
Height 1.76 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Glenalmond College, University of Cambridge
Nationality Scottish, British
Spouse Susan Vidler
Children Freddy Mackenzie, Martha Mackenzie
Siblings David McKenzie
Movies Perfect Sense, You Instead, The Sweeter Side of Life, New Town Killers, The Last Great Wilderness, The Edge of Love, Company of Heroes, 93 Days, The Man Who Haunted Himself, Snuff-Movie, Dragonworld, Monster Mutt, Redistributors, California Sunshine, The Shell Seekers, Boca a boca, Reichenbach Falls, Terminally Happy, Death on the Nile, The Fall Of Rome, Perfect Sense, You Instead, The Sweeter Side of Life, New Town Killers, The Last Great Wilderness, The Edge of Love, Company of Heroes, 93 Days, The Man Who Haunted Himself, Snuff-Movie, Dragonworld, Monster Mutt, Redistributors, California Sunshine, The Shell Seekers, Boca a boca, Reichenbach Falls, Terminally Happy, Death on the Nile, The Fall Of Rome
TV Shows Monarch of the Glen, Psychos, The Loch, Monarch of the Glen, Psychos, The Loch
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Educated at Westbourne House School and Glenalmond College in Perthshire.
2Left home at the age of 18 and moved to London.
3Younger brother of director David Mackenzie, with whom he co-founded "Sigma Films".
4Was born in Trinafour in Perthshire, which is near the filming location of Monarch of the Glen (2000), in which he stars.
5He came 2nd in the Most Desirable Male in a Drama Series category at the BBC Best of Awards - People's Choice in 2003.
6Came 5th in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category at the BBC Best of Awards - People's Choice in 2003.
7Came 2nd in the Best Actor in a Drama Series Category at the BBC Best of Awards - People's Choice in 2002.
8Archie (Alastair's character in Monarch of the Glen) and Lexie got the Best Couple in a Drama Series award at the BBC Best of Awards - People's Choice in 2002.
9Is married to actress Susan Vidler, who is also the mother of his daughter Martha, born in December 1999 and his son, Freddy, born in September 2004.
10Was brought up about 20 miles from the Monarch of the Glen (2000) filming location.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cold Feet2016TV SeriesJamie Moore
Redistributors2016Michael Manning
93 Days2016Doctor David Brett-Major
Terminally Happy2016ShortLouis
Midsomer Murders2016TV SeriesFelix Lancaster
A.D. The Bible Continues2015TV SeriesJames the Just
Wolf Hall2015TV Mini-SeriesWilliam Brereton
Dracula2013-2014TV SeriesLord Rothcroft
10ml I.V.2013ShortDoc
Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker2013TV MovieAmbassador Hillman
Agatha Christie's Marple2013TV SeriesColonel Hillingdon
Borgen2013TV SeriesJeremy Welsh
Company of Heroes2013VideoChambliss
The Sweeter Side of Life2013TV MovieBenny Christophe
Candle to Water2012Vaughn
Lip Service2012TV SeriesThomas Delaware
Skins2012TV SeriesGregory McGuinness
Black Mirror2011TV SeriesMartin
Moving On2011TV SeriesMick
Tonight You're Mine2011Mark
Perfect Sense2011Virologist
Monster Mutt2011Monty
Inspector Lewis2010TV SeriesSebastian Anderson
BioShock 22010Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesDr. Royston Daniel
Murdoch Mysteries2009TV SeriesInspector Edward Scanlon
New Town Killers2008Jamie Stewart (as Alastair MacKenzie)
The Edge of Love2008Anthony Devas
M.I.High2008TV SeriesBruce Boardman
Reichenbach Falls2007TV MovieJack Harvey
The Shell Seekers2006TV MovieRichard
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire2006TV Mini-SeriesAthaulf
The Brief2005TV SeriesMichael Galbraith
Snuff-Movie2005Justin / Andy / Freddy / ...
A Life in the Day2004ShortNarrated by
Agatha Christie's Poirot2004TV SeriesFerguson
Monarch of the Glen2000-2003TV SeriesArchie MacDonald
Strange2002-2003TV SeriesRich
French and Saunders2002TV SeriesArchie MacDonald
One Minute2002ShortEnergyman
The Last Great Wilderness2002Charlie
Psychos1999TV Mini-SeriesDr. 'Shug' Nevin
Horsehair1998ShortMick
California Sunshine1997ShortAndy (as Alistair Mackenzie)
Chef!1996TV SeriesBusinessman
Hamish Macbeth1996TV SeriesGavin Robb
Boca a boca1995Oswaldo (as Sam MacKenzie)
Game-On1995TV SeriesChris
Soldier Soldier1994TV SeriesTim
Lovejoy1994TV SeriesFreddy
Dragonworld1994John McGowan (as Sam Mackenzie)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Great Wilderness2002screenplay

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Young Adam2003special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Richard Briers: A Tribute2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Perfect Sense: Pure Perfection - Making Perfect Sense2012Video documentary shortHimself
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy2005TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life2002TV Series documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1I love wearing a kilt. There's a chemical reaction between the tartan and the skin that makes you feel like a warrior!


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