Edward Canfor-Dumas

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Edward Canfor-Dumas (* 1957) is a novelist and award-winning TV screenwriter - and a specialist in conflict management.

life and career

After receiving a scholarship to the Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith , he read English literature at New College , Oxford . Soon after, he began writing scripts for television series such as The Bill and Kavanagh QC . His first major feature film program was Tough Love , a drama about police corruption starring Ray Winstone . He then wrote the drama for the BBC documentary Pompeii: The Last Day (2003), which was nominated for a BAFTA . This film was followed by the disaster film Super Volcano in 2005 .

In the same year, he started writing novels by writing the successful modern story The Buddha, Geoff and Me. which got a second part in 2014 with Bodhisattva Blues . Edward is a practicing Buddhist and both books have Buddhist themes.

In 2006, Edward took on a role in building the all-party parliamentary group on conflict that was launched in February 2007, and in 2011 he co-founded Engi, a social enterprise that works with the private sector, civil society, government and the military Managing conflicts and reducing violence. He is currently leading a multinational project, Understand to Prevent , examining the possibility of an expanded role for the military in preventing violent conflict, and has recently joined the UK Chiefs Defense Staff's Strategy Forum.

He lives in Hertfordshire near London with his wife Coralyn and has a son and daughter, Alexander and Emily.

Filmography (selection)


  • 2003: Pompeii - The Last Day
  • 2005: super volcano
  • 2007: Superstorm - hurricane out of control


  • 1991–1998: The Bill (21 episodes)
  • 1997–1998: Kavanagh QC (2 episodes)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Projects - Understand to Prevent Engi . Retrieved May 14, 2018.