Alex Kalymnios

Drama director for television and film
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Alex Kalymnios directed the Bafta Cymru nominated Becoming Human, a teen spin off of Being Human. After gaining over 1.5 million hits online the show received critical acclaim when it was broadcast on BBC3.

In 2012, Alex directed four hour-long specials of Hollyoaks Laters, which received a big social media following for its cinematic storytelling, authorial vision and dark storylines. 

During the past seven years, Alex has directed numerous blocks of TV drama including BBC’s flagship shows-Waterloo Road and Eastenders- The Cut, Seacht (in Irish Gaelic) and Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and Hollyoaks Laters (Season 1, 2 & 5).

Alex also directs film. Her first short film- More Than a Job's Worth- won Best New Director at the Greenwich Film Festival 2004 and was shortlisted for Best Short at the Raindance East Festival. As a result of the film's success, Alex was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2005. Her 2007 short, The Green Fairy, was screened at the LA International Short Film Festival and was selected as one of the British Council's shorts.
Alex’s first feature The Ugly List is currently being developed by I-features, Creative England.

A BBC Directors Academy graduate, Alex was picked by Broadcast Magazine as one of their Hotshots 2009 in their annual review of young, upcoming talent. Alex is represented by Roy Ashton and Sean Barclay for TV and Sandra Lucchesi for Film at The Gersh Agency in the USA.




Producer Jessica Levick
Writer Abby Ajayi
I-Features/Creative England
Producer Pauline Doidge
Writer Dougal Irvine
  • Kate Ceridwen
  • Marcus Charles
  • Tania Kereishi
  • Lucy Moses
    The Drama Centre



    Producer Lifetime Television
    Writer Stephen Tolkin
    Sony Pictures Television
    Producer Simon Meyers
  • Laurie Brett
  • Angus Deayton
  • Melanie Hill
  • Zoe Lucker

    Long-running drama series which follows the lives of teachers and pupils in a British comprehensive school.

    Shed Productions for BBC1
    4 x 30'
    Producer Sarah Beeson, Sharon Batten
    Writer Katie Douglas
    BBC1's long running drama set in East London, series produced by Lorraine Newman.
    BBC In house for BBCOne
    Producer Jane Steventon
    Writer Heather Robson
  • Jorgie Porter
  • Rachel Shenton
  • Emmett J. Scanlan
  • Dylan Llewellyn

    Alex directed 4 episodes of the fifth series of the late night Hollyoaks spin-off.

    Lime Pictures for E4
    Creator Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus
  • Jason Done
  • Eleanor Chaudry
  • Daniel Chalky
  • Amy Porter
    Shed Productions for BBC One
    4 x 30'
    BBC for BBC1
    Becoming Human
    Nominated BAFTA Cymru 2012
    9 x 6.30'
    Producer Hannah Thomas
    Writer Biran Dooley
  • Josh Brown
  • Leila Mimmack

    BAFTA Cymru nominated Becoming Human, is the online spin-off of Being Human and follows a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost as they try to solve a murder whilst simultaneously coming to terms with who they are.

    The Cut
    5 x 25'
    Producer Pete Gibbons
    Writer Al Smith
  • Scarlett Bowman
  • Jess Dickens
  • Lara Goodison
    Alex opened the second series of the BBC Switch teen drama The Cut
    BBC Switch for BBC 2
    4 x 30'
    Producer Lorraine Newman
    Writer Colin Wyatt
  • Liam Bergin
  • Keir Charles
  • Rita Simons
  • Barbara Windsor
    BBC1's long running drama set in East London, series produced by Diederick Santer
    Producer Bryan Kirkwood
    Writer Daran Little, Heather Robson
  • Loui Batley
  • Sonny Flood
  • Zoe Lister
  • Andrew Moss
    Opening two episodes of a week long Hollyoaks Later special for E4
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
    Writer Jessica Lea
  • Loui Batley
  • Hollie-Jay Bowes
  • Zoe Lister
  • Glen Wallace
    Final episode of a week long Hollyoaks Later speical for Channel 4
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
    4 x25'
    Producer Louise McCreesh
    Writer Stuart Drennan
  • Michelle Beamish
  • Linda Bhreathach
  • Alana Henderson
  • Andrew Kavanagh
    Lead director on Irish teen drama for BBC Northern Ireland
    BBC Northern Ireland for BBC
    17 x 30'
    Producer Lucy Allan / Bryan Kirkwood
  • Sonny Flood
  • Jim Miller
  • Andrew Moss
    Lime Pictures long running Chester set drama for Channel 4
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4