Alison Peebles

Actor, Director & Writer (Theatre, Film, & Television)

Alison Peebles (born 1953) trained as a Painter at Edinburgh College of Art, worked as a Community Artist/performance Artist before becoming 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 theatre company. 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.

In 1997 she was involved in the Scottish Film and Broadcast Training Scheme as a director/writer where she wrote and directed a 5” film – “Shadows on the Blind”.

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



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