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Alex Holmes

Documentary and fiction director and writer for film and television

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House of Saddam

★ BAFTA Nominated: Best Drama Serial
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

Alex Holmes's powerful but humorous history took I, Claudius as a starting point in tone.

Beginning in 1979 with the coup that led to Saddam Hussein's accession to power and ending with his execution after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, this mini-series told the extraordinary story of Saddam's dictatorship by emphasizing the domestic machinations at the heart of his regime as much as the geo-politics.

Co-financed by HBO, House of Saddam won plaudits in both the UK and the US and is widely regarded as the most successful dramatic account of Saddam Hussein's reign to date.


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a chilling and riveting essay on the evils that men do and continue doing, year after year

Tom Shales Washington Post

It was soap, it was reality, it was cheeky and it was terrifying

The Times