Alex Kalymnios

Drama director for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Alex Kalymnios attended the BBC Directors Training Scheme in 2004. Broadcast Magazine picked her as one of their Hotshots 2009 in their annual review of young, up and coming talent.

Alex worked extensively on the Channel 4 hit series, Hollyoaks, before being invited in 2009 to direct the opening block of Hollyoaks Later, a week-long series of late night special episodes. In 2010 Alex has directed blocks of Eastenders and The Cut for the BBC and Becoming Human, a teen spin-off of Being Human for Touchpaper. In 2011, Alex has directed a block of BBC's Waterloo Road.

Alex also directs film. Her first film project, 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 by the British Council.



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 will direct 4 episodes of the fifth series of the late night Hollyoaks spin-off.

Waterloo Road 2 x 60'
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
Producer Hannah Thomas
Director Alex Kalymnios
Writer Biran Dooley
Starring Josh Brown, Leila Mimmack & Craig Roberts

Internet drama spin off of Being Human, following a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost as they try to solve a murder while coming to terms with who they are

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'
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

Hollyoaks Later 2 x 50'
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

Hollyoaks Later 1 x 60'
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

Seacht 4 x25'
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'
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

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