Roland Joffé Film Director

Roland joffe

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 17th, 1945
Nationality
France,United Kingdom
Places lived
London , United Kingdom
pop. 8,308,000 (2013)

Family

Spouses
Children

Education

1. University of Manchester Colleges/University

The University of Manchester (informally Manchester University or Manchester) is a public research university located in Manchester, United Kingdom. It was formed in October 2004 by the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester (established 1851) and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (established 1824). It is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the N8 Group and a "red brick" university, its Victoria University predecessor having gained a royal charter in 1903.

Type University
Endowment
2013. 169 mil. £
2009. 127 mil. £
Institution colors
Founded
October 22nd, 2004
Headquarters
Oxford Road, M13 9PL - Manchester, Greater Manchester
Undergraduates
2013. 27,996
2006. 27,310
Postgraduates
2013. 11,957
2006. 11,850
Local tuition
2014. 9 K £
2013. 9 K £
Official web page www.manchester.ac.uk
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Manchester connected by profession and/or age

b. 1967., Film Director
b. 1961., Film Director
b. 1974., Film Director
b. 1948., Computer Scientist
b. 1942., Writer
b. 1946., Philosopher
b. 1944., Actor
b. 1948., Journalist

2. Carmel College Boarding school

Carmel College was a predominantly Jewish co-educational boarding school in England operating between 1948 and 1997. It was first situated at Greenham Common near Newbury and then at Mongewell Park near Wallingford, Oxfordshire. It was Europe's only Jewish boarding school. It also had a number pupils who were not of Jewish descent as day pupils.

Type Boarding school
Wikipedia article

People attended Carmel College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Rabbi
b. 1952., Organization leader
b. 1958.

Movies produced

Average rating of produced movie by genre

GenreNum. of titles Avg. rating
Drama35.83
Romance25.8
Biography26.25
Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
There Be Dragons
Biography,Drama,War
2011 USD 36M
Ignacio G. Sancha
Guy J. Louthan
Ignacio Núñez
Vatel
Biography,Drama,Romance
2000 USD 36M 1
The Scarlet Letter
Drama,Romance
1995 USD 50M 2
Jonathan Cornick
Super Mario Bros.
Adventure,Comedy,Family
1993 USD 42M
Terry Runte
Parker Bennett

Movies directed

Average rating of directed movie by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama86.34
History37.3
War26.9
Adventure27.5
Crime25.15
Thriller24.8
Romance45.53
Biography36.33
Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
The Lovers
Action,Adventure,Romance
2013 USD 35M
Grant Bradley
Ajey Jhankar
Catherine Vandeleene
Paul Breuls
Dale G. Bradley
Noli McCool
There Be Dragons
Biography,Drama,War
2011 USD 36M
Ignacio G. Sancha
Guy J. Louthan
Ignacio Núñez
You and I
Drama,Romance,Thriller
2011 USD 20M
Leonid Minkovski
Sergei Konov
Stephen Nemeth
Shawn Schepps
Andrew Cullen
Luke Goltz
Captivity
Crime,Horror,Thriller
2007 USD 17M
Gary Mehlman
Leonid Minkovski
Sergei Konov
Joseph Tura
Vatel
Biography,Drama,Romance
2000 USD 36M 1
Goodbye Lover
Comedy,Crime,Mystery
1999 USD 20M
The Scarlet Letter
Drama,Romance
1995 USD 50M 2
Jonathan Cornick
City of Joy
Drama
1992 USD 27M
Fat Man and Little Boy
Biography,Drama,History
1989
The Mission
Adventure,Drama,History
1986 USD 24.5M 8
Fernando Ghia
The Killing Fields
Drama,History,War
1984 18

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
The Lovers
Action,Adventure,Romance
2013 USD 35M
Grant Bradley
Ajey Jhankar
Catherine Vandeleene
Paul Breuls
Dale G. Bradley
Noli McCool
There Be Dragons
Biography,Drama,War
2011 USD 36M
Ignacio G. Sancha
Guy J. Louthan
Ignacio Núñez
Fat Man and Little Boy
Biography,Drama,History
1989

TV program created 1

Title Year Network Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Co-creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages External resources
Undressed 1999
MTV
6 222 July 26th, 1999 September 5th, 2002
English
Movie IMDB page

Written work

1.The cinema militans lecture 1986 = De cinema militans lezing 1986

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1987. at Amsterdam

Awards won

2002 Costume Designers Guild Award for Distinguished Director Award

1995 Razzie Award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Scarlet Letter Drama Film
Hollywood Pictures

1986 Palme d'Or

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Mission Christian Film
Cannes Film Festival
Film

1985 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Killing Fields Political drama Film
London Film Critics' Circle

Wikipedia

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