He co-wrote the screen play for The Last Great Wilderness with his friend Michael Tait.
He joined in writing the first draft of the screenplay for The Last Great Wilderness (2002) mainly to create a part he could play.
His brother is director David Mackenzie.
He hates to watch himself on tv.
He preferes haggis to fish & chips.
His favorite song is "Waiting on a Friend," by The Stones.
He's terrified of snakes.
Even though he grew up in Scotland, he doesn't know how to speak Gaelic.
Alastair has had other jobs than acting. He's worked in a bar, been a cleaner, a painter and a cook.
If he could be the monarch of any country, and in any period, it would be Spain in the 17th century.
Alastair MacKenzie: I don't know if you can try to make a cult movie.
Alastair MacKenzie: (From when he was filming Monarch of the Glen) Spending time there has rekindled the fire for me. I've fallen head over heels in love with the Highlands... The landscape is so powerful, it's like another leading character in the drama. There's something out there that's so overwhelmingly beautiful it's beyond our control... It gives your soul space to breathe. With its sense of history and magnificence, it has a fairytale quality to it. Monarch of the Glen reflects the vastness and the magnitude of that countryside. God is in those hills. If I were called upon to create a religion, I'd base it on mountains.
Alastair MacKenzie: I regret not going to university.
Alastair MacKenzie: When I was very young, my uncle said to me that I should be on the stage as I used to show off in front of the family.