Tomorrow sees the release of Robert Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson, a comedy-drama based on Margaret Suckley’s (played by Laura Linney) journals discovered after her death, in which she detailed her love affair with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (played by Bill Murray).
In 1921, Roosevelt contracted Polio. He lost use of both of his legs and lost considerable strength in his waist muscles, and as a result he had to use leg callipers. During his research for the role of Roosevelt, Bill Murray spent some time with Mike Egan, one of our trustees. During this time Mike provided insight into the correct way to wear and use leg callipers.
Tune in to tomorrow’s edition of East Midlands Today, aired at 6.30pm, to see an interview with Mike Egan – and you can view a trailer below. An additional interview with Mike will aired on BBC Radio Leicester’s breakfast show tomorrow morning between 6 and 9am. You can listen to the station online here.
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