The Guinea Pig Club Movie

The Guinea Pig Club MovieDirector Roger Donaldson is set to helm The Guinea Pig Club, an upcoming biography drama movie from a script by Mike Riddell nad based on the life of Archibald McIndoe, a pionnering plastic surgeon in who worked for the British Royal Air Force during the Second World War. here’s the official plot synopsis:

Plot synopsis:
“The film tells the true story of maverick surgeon Archie McIndoe who, at the height of World War II, defies the British establishment with his radical methods aimed at healing the severely burned bodies — and more importantly the tortured souls — of Britain’s heroic Royal Air Force pilots. In so doing he risks his career, his reputation and his marriage.”

Learn more about McIndoe in this video:


Sir Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club

Sir Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon pioneer who transformed the lives of 649 men at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. These men who called themselves the Guinea Pig Club (due to the ground breaking nature of the work) all went on to lead remarkable lives thanks to the work of this innovator.

The film has yet to get an official release date.

Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie The Guinea Pig Club.
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3 Responses - “The Guinea Pig Club Movie”

  1. Jeremy Weeks

    I am the second son, of five, of Peter Weeks, a founder member of the Guinea-Pig club. He went on to become the Head Master of one of England’s best known Preparatory Schools, St Edmund’s in Hindhead, Surrey. My Godfather was Wing Commander Geoffrey Page another founder member who also wrote “Tale of a Guinea Pig” McIndoe was truly a great surgeon and human being. After the death of my father, where I was able, I, or one of my brothers would attend the annual reunions of the club with my mother, Pamela (nee Waterton) who had been a member of the WRAF and had also had the distinction of being operated on by the great man, not for war wounds but for a cut on her hand which she got from opening a sardine can! this was at the time of a visit to my Father whilst he was in hospital. She used to tell me that Archie put in sixteen stitches and she was given a shot of penicillin. I have often wondered if this made her a Guinea Doe!

  2. Calla Tucker

    Hello, I was wondering if a character named Bill or William Cruickshank will be in the movie. As he is a relative of mine.

    Many thanks

    Calla Tucker

  3. Calla Tucker

    Oh, and he was one of the first members of the guinea pig club too.

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