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Alastair Galbraith

Visiting Lecturer in Film

Alastair is a Scottish screenwriter and actor with over 30 years of experience in the film, television and creative industries. Alastair trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), graduating with a BA and winning the Directing Prize. He went on to pursue a successful career as an actor, working in theatre at the Citizen’s Theatre, The Royal Exchange Theatre, The Royal Court, and The Royal National Theatre amongst others. He also acted in numerous roles on television for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and appeared in a number of feature films. After taking a course in screenwriting at Central St Martins in 2006, Alastair moved into screenwriting.

Alastair has written eight episodes of BBC Scotland’s flagship drama River City (2002 - ) over five seasons as well as episodes of Doc Martin (2004 - ) and Whitstable Pearl (2021 - ). He shares a screenwriting credit for the feature film Hurricane (2018) and wrote the short film Tomorrow Today. He has worked in writers’ rooms, written episodes for Apple TV and HBO shows, and had projects in development with Quay Street Productions, Red, Company Pictures, Objective Media, Two Rivers, Little White Rose Films and LA Productions.

Alastair also develops work for the US market in Los Angeles and is currently working on a book adaptation for Anonymous Content as well as an original production for Starlings.