Alex Holmes


Documentary and fiction director and writer for film and television

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Biography

Alex Holmes is an award-winning writer and director who created and directed the critically acclaimed four-part drama House of Saddam for BBC/HBO. The series chronicled the rise and fall of the Hussein dynasty in Iraq and was nominated for Best Drama Serial at both the BAFTAs and the Grierson Awards 2009.


Alex previously wrote and directed the BAFTA-winning film, Dunkirk, which mixed drama with first hand testimony from Dunkirk survivors.

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Television
Director
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