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Rowan Joffé is a Director and Scriptwriter British born on 1973 at London (United-kingdom)

Rowan Joffé

Rowan Joffé
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Birth name Rowan Marc Joffé
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1973 (46 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Rowan Marc Joffé (born 1973, London, England, UK) is a British screenwriter and director. He is the son of director Roland Joffé and actress Jane Lapotaire, and half-brother of actress Nathalie Lunghi.

Joffé's first two screenwriting projects (Last Resort and Gas Attack) both won the Best New British Feature Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He directed The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall which won the Best Single Drama Award at the 2009 BAFTA TV Awards.

In 2009 Joffé directed his first feature film - his own adaptation of the novel Brighton Rock which relocates the action to the 1960s - and is developing an adaptation of A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth.

In 2011 it was announced that Joffé's next project would be an adaptation of the S.J. Watson novel Before I Go to Sleep, which set with Nicole Kidman in the lead.

Best films

The American (2010)
(Scriptwriter)

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Filmography of Rowan Joffé (6 films)

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Director

Before I Go to Sleep, 1h32
Directed by Rowan Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Anne-Marie Duff, Jing Lusi, Dean-Charles Chapman
Rating63% 3.15083.15083.15083.15083.1508
Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards.
Brighton Rock, 1h35
Directed by Rowan Joffé
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Sean Harris
Rating58% 2.9015152.9015152.9015152.9015152.901515
In 1964, Pinkie Brown, the sociopathic enforcer of a Brighton gang, murders Fred Hale, who has himself killed the gang leader, Kite. Brown befriends Rose, a young waitress who witnessed the gang's activity, to keep an eye on her. She falls in love with him. To prevent her from being compelled to give evidence against him, he marries her. Ida, Rose's employer and a friend of Hale's, takes it upon herself to save the girl from the monster she has married.

Scriptwriter

Three Seconds
Directed by Andrea Di Stefano
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Ana de Armas, Common

Pete Koslow, un ancien soldat, se retrouve contraint de participer à une opération menée par le FBI dans la prison où il est incarcéré. Mais lorsque sa mission est menée à bien, le FBI finit par le laisser à la merci des autres détenus. Pour rester en vie, Pete n'a plus qu'une seule solution qui s'offre à lui : s'évader.
Before I Go to Sleep, 1h32
Directed by Rowan Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Anne-Marie Duff, Jing Lusi, Dean-Charles Chapman
Rating63% 3.15083.15083.15083.15083.1508
Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards.
The American, 1h45
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Björn Granath, Thekla Reuten
Rating62% 3.1481153.1481153.1481153.1481153.148115
Jack (George Clooney), a gunsmith and contract killer, and his lover, Ingrid (Irina Björklund), are relaxing in Sweden. Jack becomes alarmed by a trail of footprints in the snow and pulls Ingrid towards shelter. Sniper gunshots ring out. Ingrid sees Jack pull a gun from his pocket and shoot the approaching sniper. Knowing his identity is in jeopardy, and with little hesitation, Jack shoots and kills Ingrid. He flees to Rome and contacts his handler Pavel (Johan Leysen), who insists that Jack cannot stay in Rome. Pavel sends him to Castelvecchio (a small town in the mountains of Abruzzo). Jack becomes nervous, and, disposing of the cell phone Pavel gave him, goes to nearby Castel del Monte, Abruzzo, instead.
Brighton Rock, 1h35
Directed by Rowan Joffé
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Sean Harris
Rating58% 2.9015152.9015152.9015152.9015152.901515
In 1964, Pinkie Brown, the sociopathic enforcer of a Brighton gang, murders Fred Hale, who has himself killed the gang leader, Kite. Brown befriends Rose, a young waitress who witnessed the gang's activity, to keep an eye on her. She falls in love with him. To prevent her from being compelled to give evidence against him, he marries her. Ida, Rose's employer and a friend of Hale's, takes it upon herself to save the girl from the monster she has married.
28 Weeks Later, 1h31
Directed by Danny Boyle, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andrew Macdonald
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Lee Renner, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Garfield Morgan, Catherine McCormack
Rating69% 3.497823.497823.497823.497823.49782
During the original outbreak of the Rage Virus, Don, his wife Alice, and four other survivors hide in a barricaded cottage on the outskirts of London. They hear a terrified boy pounding at their door, and let him in. A few minutes later, they discover that the infected have followed the boy to them. The infected attack and kill most of the survivors, while Don, Alice, and the boy are chased upstairs. Don is separated from Alice and when the boy is seen hiding in the closet. Alice rushes to get the boy, while Don tells her to just leave him. Soon the infected break into the room and after Alice pleading with Don to "help us", he decides to leave, abandoning them. Don desperately sprints to a nearby motorboat and narrowly escapes.
Last Resort, 1h13
Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Dina Korzun, Paddy Considine, Perry Benson, Ben Dover, Adrian Scarborough, Bruce Byron
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.6444053.6444053.6444053.6444053.644405
A young Russian woman and her son arrive in London, expecting to be met by her fiancé. When he does not arrive, they claim asylum, and are confined to a small seaside town while their claim is considered. A relationship develops between the woman and the manager of a local amusement arcade (played by Paddy Considine).