Rowan Joff (born 1972) is a British screenwriter and director. His 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 The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall which won the Best Single Drama Award at the 2009 BAFTA TV Awards.He is the son of director Roland Joff and actress Jane Lapotaire, and the half brother of the actress Nathalie Lunghi.Joff has had plays produced at the Edinburgh Festival and Soho Theatre.In 2009 he will direct 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..
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Tom Hurndall, a British photojournalist and peace worker, was shot by an Israeli Defence Force (IDF) sniper in Gaza in 2003. Publisher Trolleybooks is today launching a campaign to crowdfund money for a book of Hurndall’s work called The Only House Left Standing: The Middle East Journals of Tom Hurndall.