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Rowan Joffe

Rowan Joffe

Rowan Joffe recently completed production on his feature directorial debut, Brighton Rock, which he adapted and updated from Graham Greene's novel of the same name. The film starts Sam Riley, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, and Andrea Riseborough.

Mr. Joffe won a BAFTA Award for his direction of the telefilm The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, which starred Kerry Fox, Matthew McNulty, and BAFTA Award nominee Stephen Dillane. The telefilm was also BAFTA-nominated as Best Single Drama; and received an International Emmy Award nomination for Best TV-Movie/Miniseries. Mr. Joffe also won the Monte Carlo TV Festival's Golden Nymph award for Best Director.

He has also written and directed the telefilm Secret Life, which brought Matthew Macfadyen a BAFTA Award nomination, and a Royal Television Society Award, for Best Actor; scripted the short telefilm Turkish Delight, directed by Adrian Bean and starring Denise Welch, which was televised on BBC1 as part of The Afternoon Play showcase; and co-wrote the horror adventure 28 Weeks Later, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

With director Pawel Pawlikowski, Mr. Joffe wrote the award-winning independent feature Last Resort, which starred Paddy Considine and Dina Korzun. The screenplay received a British Independent Film Award nomination, and the picture won the Best New British Feature award at the 2000 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The latter award was also won at Edinburgh the following year by the telefilm Gas Attack, directed by Kenneth Glenaan from Mr. Joffe's original screenplay, for which he received his first BAFTA Award nomination.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Rowan Joffe Facts

OccupationScreenwriter

Selected Filmography

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