Sean Langan is a British journalist and award winning documentary filmmaker who often works in conflict zones.
In 2008, he was kidnapped by the Taliban on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border while working on Channel 4 programme Dispatches. He was released three months later.
He has contributed widely to newspapers and magazines and written and directed several documentaries.
The character Iain MacKelpie (played by Martin Freeman) in the recently released film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on him.