David Puttnam

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David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam, is a British film director. He is now active in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the UK's Parliament and is titled Lord Puttnam of Queensgate.[1] He has lived with ME since 1998.[2][3]

Lord Puttnam was first hit by a bout of ME in 1988.

The producer believes the condition was triggered by a virus, coupled with the strain he had been under during the previous 10 years making films including Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields and Bugsy Malone.

Puttnam fighting fatigue sickness, BBC News (2004)

Illness[edit | edit source]

Puttnam's illness has a relapsing and remitting pattern:

"The disease returns between three and eight times a year for around three days at a time."[2]

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He is one of the four patrons of Action for ME.[4]

"We are delighted that Lord Puttnam has come forward to speak of his life, both before and with ME. We hope that his story will reach as many people as possible, helping to create a more understanding world for the thousands that must live with ME every day."[3]

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