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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Director

Coalition
1 x 90'
Creator James Graham
Producer Dixie Linder, Sarah Curtis, Nick Marston (Exec. producer)
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.

Cuba Pictures for Channel 4
 
Dominion
2 x 90'
Creator Vaun Wilmott
Producer Vaun Wilmott, Rebecca Kirsch (Exec. producers)
Writer Rebecca Kirsch, Brusta Brown
Starring
  • Christopher Egan
  • Roxanne McKee
  • Tom Wisdom
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    Sci-fi series which follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier when he discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity.

    Bold Films/Universal Studios for Syfy
     
    Creator Chris Ryan
    Producer Sue De Beauvoir
    Starring
  • Sullivan Stapleton
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    Second series of the high octane drama for Sky1
    Left Bank Pictures for Sky1
     

    Writer & Director

    House of Saddam
    BAFTA Nominated: Best Drama Serial
    4 x 60'
    Starring
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Philip Arditti
  • Mounir Margoum
  • Igor Naor
  •  
    Drama about the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein
    BBC Productions for BBC 2
     

    Writer & Director & Producer

    Dunkirk
    Winner BAFTA: Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual
    3 x 60'
    Starring
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Clive Brunt
  • Phil Cornwell
  • Timothy Dalton
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    Drama documentary retelling the British army's retreat from Dunkirk in 1940.  Co-produced with Rob Warr and co-written with Neil McKay
    BBC Productions for BBC 2
     

    Film

    Writer

     
    Hermitage Capital Management
    In development
     
     
    Adaptation of the best-selling book by Jed Rubenfeld
    Warner Brothers
    In development
     
     
    Adaptation of the book by Robert Mazur
    2929 Entertainment
    In development
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Jessica Ludgrove, John Battsek (Exec. producer)
     

    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.

    ABC
    Passion Pictures