Who is Kevin MacDonald and has he won an Oscar

New 2020 Kevin MacDonald Documentary: The Story of Us debuts on ITV tonight and promises to become a big hit watch.

But who is Kevin MacDonald and why is he famous? We have the full overview of the Scottish director.


Kevin’s documentary is going to be a tough watch (Credit: ITV)

What is Kevin MacDonald’s 2020 Film: The Story of Us?

The documentary tells the story of the coronavirus in the UK.

It uses testimonials from hospital staff and shows how patients have dealt with the crisis.

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The story of us also promises to “draw a vivid portrait of the working life of the intensive workers …

“… and those they treated during a crisis turned out to be challenging, life-changing and often tragic for those affected.”

There is no doubt that this will be a difficult but necessary observation as the pandemic progresses.

2020: the story of us
Kevin MacDonald has achieved a number of successes (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Who is Kevin MacDonald and why is he famous?

The 53-year-old Scottish director was born in Glasgow and began directing in 1994 with a film about his grandfather.

The Life and Death of a Screenwriter has been renamed The Making Of An Englishman.

His follow-up was One Day In September, which told the story of the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

His film won worldwide praise and won an Oscar for best documentary in 1999.

Kevin’s next documentary was Touching The Void.

As an extraordinary film, it told the real story of two climbers attempting to climb Mount Siula Grande in the Andes.

That also won awards, including a BAFTA.

The last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald
The last King of Scotland also won an Oscar (Photo credit: YouTube)

Has Kevin won other Oscars?

Kevin’s star continued to rise after shooting The Last King Of Scotland in 2006.

While Kevin didn’t win an Oscar for directing, actor Forest Whitaker won the Best Actor award thanks to his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Since then, Kevin has also made State Of Play with Russell Crowe, The Eagle, and two musical documentaries – Whitney and Amy (via Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, respectively).

What’s his next project?

His next project is The Mauretanian, which has already been published in the USA.

It features Tahir Rahim, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jodie Foster from The Serpent.

The film tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who fights for freedom after being imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.

Jodie won a Golden Globe for her achievement last month.

Jodie Foster in Mauritanian
Jodie Foster in Mauritanian (Image credit: YouTube)

Is Kevin married and does he have children?

Kevin married the set designer Tatiana Lund in 1999.

Tatiana has worked on films such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Sliding Doors.

Kevin and Tatiana have three children together.

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Speaking to Screen Daily, Kevin stated that the family can’t wait to get out of lockdown.

When asked what the family would do first, he said, “Go to a great restaurant and not have to cook for five people every night.

“I booked us into a great Thai restaurant called Som Saa in Shoreditch for my other child’s 16th birthday.”

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