Public Figure Profiles

Gordon McDougall

Gordon McDougall is a British theatre director and academic.

He has been Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, Granada TV’s Stables Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse (1974–84) and the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Canada (1984–87). From 1996 to 2001 he was Principal of the Guildford School of Acting and then became Director of Drama at the University of Oklahoma.

He was twice nominated by London critics as Best Director and his productions have been seen all over Britain and in 15 foreign countries. He has worked extensively at RADA and for Granada Television. With Michael Apted he selected the original children for Seven Up!.

Gordon McDougall has taught at over a dozen universities in Europe and the Americas. He currently runs a consultancy company, Drastic Action using theatrical techniques, and, until 2008, wrote and hosted Poem for Today, a daily poetry radio show broadcast in the US.

He is currently serving as Principal at the Musical Theatre School in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

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Some of their strengths

Gordon McDougall has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Extroverted, Intelligent, Strong, Bold, Confident, and Passionate.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Gordon McDougall is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is known for being a good partner.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Gordon McDougall well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Gordon McDougall as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Gordon McDougall is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Gordon McDougall tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Gordon McDougall's challenges

While Gordon McDougall has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Gordon McDougall can be Stubborn, Idle, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Complicated, Brusque, and Indecisive.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Gordon McDougall's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Gordon McDougall must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs, and can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Gordon McDougall is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Gordon McDougall also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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