Alastair Cook is a Scottish film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the films Red Road, The Last King of Scotland, and The Eagle.
Cook was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before beginning his career in the film industry. His first film, Red Road, was released in 2006 and won the Cannes Film Festival's Jury Prize. The film was also nominated for three BAFTA awards.
Cook's next film, The Last King of Scotland, was released in 2006 and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film starred Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy and was loosely based on the true story of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
In 2011, Cook directed and wrote the historical drama The Eagle. The film starred Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell, and was based on the best-selling novel of the same name.
Cook has also worked as a producer on several films, including the 2012 war film Zero Dark Thirty and the 2013 crime drama Killing Them Softly.
In addition to his film work, Cook has directed several episodes of the television series The Walking Dead and Outlander.
Cook has also collaborated with Scottish filmmaker and photographer Douglas Gordon and is a member of the Scottish Film Talent Network.
Alastair Cook is a talented filmmaker who has made a name for himself in the film industry. His films have received critical acclaim and have been nominated for several awards. He continues to work on films, television, and other projects, showing no signs of slowing down.