Castle Douglas dad turns down £2.4million film deal

Alex Hood died at the age of 19 from a skin condition. Credit: Robin Hood

A Castle Douglas dad has turned down a £2.4million film offer about his daughter's death from a skin condition, because backers wanted her played by an English girl.

59-year-old Robin Hood wrote the book 'Smile Daddy I'm Dying' after his teenage daughter, Alex, died from epidermolysis bullosa. He said the move would betray Alex's life long fight.

Alex was diagnosed with the condition, which made her skin as fragile as a butterfly wing, just months after she was born. She died at the age of 19 in 2008.

Forewords to the book were written by Bill Clinton after Robin wrote to him 2,000 times.

Since Alex's death, Robin has been campaigning to raise awareness about her condition as well as raising funds to help combat it in the future.