THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
KEVIN MACDONALD's first feature, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, a searing look at the terrorist
incident at the Munich Olympics, won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2000. His second feature,
TOUCHING THE VOID, based on the true story of a climber who fought for survival under terrifying
circumstances in the Peruvian Andes, garnered numerous awards including a BAFTA for Best British
Film and the Evening Standard Award for Best British Film. It also became the highest grossing
British documentary in UK box office history.
Macdonald co-edited The Faber Book Of Documentary (1997), and wrote Emeric Pressburger:
The Life and Death of a Screenwriter (Faber, 1994, winner of BFI film book of the year and
for the NCR non-fiction prize). His journalism has appeared in numerous publications including
The Guardian, The Observer and The Telegraph.
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