Roland Joffé

Film Director from France,England

Roland Joffé Roland Joffé (born 17 November 1945) is an English-French film director who is known for his Oscar nominated movies, The Killing Fields and The Mission. He began his career in television. His early television credits included episodes of Coronation Street and an adaptation of The Stars Look Down for Granada. He gained a reputation for hard-hitting political stories with the series Bill Brand and factual dramas for Play for Today. Joffé was educated at two independent schools: the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London, and Carmel College in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, which was Europe's only Jewish boarding school, until it closed in 1997. He completed his formal education at the University of Manchester. In the early 1970s, Joffé had attended Workers' Revolutionary Party meetings, but he never became a party member, and by 1977 he had long severed his association with it: "I was very interested in politics at that time. But I was interested in what all the political parties were doing, not just the WRP, and I was never actively involved." In 1977, Joffé was commissioned by the BBC to direct a play The Spongers. However, Joffé had been blacklisted: the play's producer, Tony  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Roland Joffe
Date of birth
Place of birth
Cherie Lunghi Jane Lapotaire
Nathalie Lunghi Rowan Joffé
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director


Institution From To
University of Manchester
Carmel College

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