Alex Holmes

Documentary and fiction director and writer for film and television

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Biography

Alex Holmes is a multi-award winning director, writer and producer working in film and television. Alex is currently developing a single for Channel 4 called Coalition, written by James Graham and produced by Cuba Pictures. Earlier in 2014 Alex was shooting in South Africa on episodes of Dominion, a new science fiction series for Universal Studios and Bold Films. The series starred Chris Egan and Roxanne McKee and aired in June 2014.

In February he completed the feature documentary Stop at Nothing for Oscar winning producers Passion Pictures and ABC Australia. The film tells the story of Lance Armstrong’s Faustian pact with performance enhancing drugs and examines his attempt to keep his secret from the world, which destroyed the support of millions, his friendships, relationships and ultimately, the man himself.

Prior to this Alex wrote Ex-Pats for CBS Films and Sandra Bullock: the story of a CIA agent whose attempts to re-invent herself in the expat community of a European capital are derailed when her past catches up with her. Sandra Bullock is attached to star. Production is scheduled for 2015.

Prior to that Alex adapted the period thriller Interpretation of Murder for US studio Warner Brothers, which he is attached to direct with Paula Weinstein producing. Set against the backdrop of Sigmund Freud’s only visit to the United States in 1909 the film tells the story of a detective who uncovers a trail of sadistic murders concealed beneath the surface of New York's high-society and is forced to confront the darkest recesses of the human mind.

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Television
Director
Coalition 1 x 90'
Aug 2014
Cuba Pictures for Channel 4
In development
Creator James Graham
Producer Sarah Curtis, Dixie Linder (producing), Nick Marston (Exec. producer)
Director Alex Holmes
Writer James Graham

Coalition charts the dramatic days which led to the formation of a new government between the Tories and Lib Dems in 2010, and the rise of a man who created an unprecedented political phenomenon in his wake- Cleggmania.

Dominion 2 x 90'
2014
Bold Films/Universal Studios for Syfy
Creator Vaun Wilmott
Producer Vaun Wilmott, Rebecca Kirsch (Exec. producers)
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Rebecca Kirsch, Brusta Brown
Starring Christopher Egan, Roxanne McKee & Tom Wisdom

Sci-fi series which follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier when he discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity.

Left Bank Pictures for Sky1
Creator Chris Ryan
Producer Sue De Beauvoir
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Tony Saint
Starring Amanda Mealing, Colin Salmon, Sullivan Stapleton & Philip Winchester

Second series of the high octane drama for Sky1

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Writer and Director
House of Saddam 4 x 60'
2009
BBC Productions for BBC 2
Producer Steve Lightfoot
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Alex Holmes
Starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Philip Arditti, Mounir Margoum & Igor Naor

Drama about the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein

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Writer, Director and Producer
Dunkirk 3 x 60'
2004
BBC Productions for BBC 2
Producer Alex Holmes
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Alex Holmes
Starring Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt, Phil Cornwell & Timothy Dalton

Drama documentary retelling the British army's retreat from Dunkirk in 1940.  Co-produced with Rob Warr and co-written with Neil McKay

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Film
Writer
Sergei Magnitsky Project Feature
2012
Hermitage Capital Management
In development
Writer Alex Holmes

 
Warner Brothers
In development
Writer Alex Holmes

Adaptation of the best-selling book by Jed Rubenfeld

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The Infiltrator Feature
2009
2929 Entertainment
In development
Writer Alex Holmes

Adaptation of the book by Robert Mazur

Writer and Director
Stop at Nothing Feature
2014
Passion Pictures for ABC
Producer Jessica Ludgrove, John Battsek (Exec. producer)
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Alex Holmes

Produced with Oscar winning producers Passion Pictures (One Day in September) and ABC Australia. Stop at Nothing explores Lance Armstrong’s Faustian pact with performance enhancing drugs and examines how the attempt to keep his secret from the world destroyed long-standing friendships, the faith of millions of supporters, and ultimately,the man himself.