Alex Kalymnios

Drama director for television and film

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Biography

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.

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Television
Director
Waterloo Road 2 x 60'
Aug 2013
Shed Productions for BBC1
Producer Simon Meyers
Director Alex Kalymnios
Starring Laurie Brett, Angus Deayton, Melanie Hill , Zoe Lucker & Heather Peace

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

Eastenders 4 x 30'
Apr 2013
BBC In house for BBCOne
Producer Sarah Beeson, Sharon Batten
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Katie Douglas

BBC1's long running drama set in East London, series produced by Lorraine Newman.

Hollyoaks Later: Series 5 4 x 60'
Apr 2012
Lime Pictures for E4
Producer Jane Steventon
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Heather Robson
Starring Jorgie Porter, Rachel Shenton, Emmett J. Scanlan & Dylan Llewellyn

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


Waterloo Road 2 x 60'
2011
Shed Productions for BBC One
Creator Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus
Director Alex Kalymnios
Starring Jason Done, Eleanor Chaudry , Daniel Chalky , Amy Porter & Aiden Scotcher

 
Eastenders 4 x 30'
Dec 2010
BBC for BBC1
Director Alex Kalymnios

 
Becoming Human 9 x 6.30'
Oct 2010
Touchpaper
Producer Hannah Thomas
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Biran Dooley
Starring Josh Brown, Leila Mimmack & Craig Roberts

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.

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The Cut 5 x 25'
Mar 2010
BBC Switch for BBC 2
Producer Pete Gibbons
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Al Smith
Starring Scarlett Bowman, Maisie Crossland, Jess Dickens, Lara Goodison & Edward Green

Alex opened the second series of the BBC Switch teen drama The Cut

Eastenders 4 x 30'
2009
BBC
Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Colin Wyatt
Starring Liam Bergin, Keir Charles, Rita Simons, Barbara Windsor & Samantha Womack

BBC1's long running drama set in East London, series produced by Diederick Santer

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Hollyoaks Later 2 x 50'
2009
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Producer Bryan Kirkwood
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Daran Little, Heather Robson
Starring Loui Batley, Sonny Flood, Zoe Lister, Andrew Moss & Emma Rigby

Opening two episodes of a week long Hollyoaks Later special for E4

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Hollyoaks Later 1 x 60'
2008
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Jessica Lea
Starring Loui Batley, Hollie-Jay Bowes, Zoe Lister, Glen Wallace & Bronagh Waugh

Final episode of a week long Hollyoaks Later speical for Channel 4

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Seacht 4 x25'
2008
BBC Northern Ireland for BBC
Producer Louise McCreesh
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Stuart Drennan
Starring Michelle Beamish, Linda Bhreathach, Alana Henderson, Andrew Kavanagh & Eoghan McDermott

Lead director on Irish teen drama for BBC Northern Ireland

Hollyoaks 17 x 30'
2007
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Producer Lucy Allan / Bryan Kirkwood
Director Alex Kalymnios
Starring Sonny Flood, Chris Fountain, Jim Miller, Andrew Moss & Emma Rigby

Lime Pictures long running Chester set drama for Channel 4

Film
Director
The Ugly List Feature
2014
I-Features/Creative England
Producer Jessica Levick
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Abby Ajayi

 
The Green Fairy Short
2007
The Drama Centre
Producer Pauline Doidge
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Dougal Irvine
Starring Kate Ceridwen, Marcus Charles, Tania Kereishi, Lucy Moses & Cece Williams