Roger MacDougall

Forename/s: 
Roger
Family name: 
MacDougall
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Interview Number: 
275
Interview Date(s): 
16 Feb 1993
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Duration (mins): 
80

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Roger was a Scottish playwright, who first entered films as a composer  He  later moved to Ealing Studios, notably as screenwriter of "The Man in the White Suit" (1952 Oscar nomination) and "The Gentle Gunman", based on his own plays. In the 1940's he also wrote and directed documentaries for his own company Merlin.

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1953, he published a pamphlet on a paleolithic diet (low animal fats, no dairy, low sugar, gluten-free) which stabilised his condition. By 1975, his movement and muscle control had returned to almost normal.