Alex Holmes

Writer and director for film, television and feature documentary.

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Biography

Alex Holmes is a multi-award winning director, writer and producer. Most recently Alex directed Channel 4's Coalition, written by James Graham and produced by Cuba Pictures. Coalition won Best Single Drama at the 2016 RTS Awards.

Alex also co-wrote and directed the Emmy and BAFTA nominated House of Saddam, a four part drama series for HBO and the BBC set in the inner circle of Saddam Hussein; and Dunkirk, a three part mini-series for the BBC about the evacuation of allied troops from Europe in 1940 which won Alex his first BAFTA as a director.

Other recent directing credits include work on the first series of Dominion, a science fiction series for Universal Studios starring Chris Egan and Roxanne McKee, and on the first series of the rebooted Strikeback produced by Left Bank Pictures for SKY and Cinemax.

His writing includes feature films The Killer, for Taken director Pierre Morel and StudioCanal, and the thriller Ex-Pats for Sandra Bullock and CBS Films, as well as an adaptation of the bestselling period novel Interpretation of Murder for Warner Brothers and producer Paula Weinstein.

Alex is currently working on a film for Producers Megan Ellison and Mark Boal about Russian President Vladimir Putin and is developing a TV pilot for Fox set in the world of international gambling syndicates.

Alex’s most recent feature documentary was Stop at Nothing, which he made for Oscar winning producers Passion Pictures and ABC Australia. The story of Lance Armstrong’s Faustian pact with performance enhancing drugs was described as Variety as “riveting and devastating”



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TV

Director

Coalition
Winner RTS Award: Best Single Drama
1 x 90'
Producer Dixie Linder, Sarah Curtis, Nick Marston (Exec. producer)
Writer James Graham
 

A feature length drama that charts the politically frenzied days in 2010 that led to Nick Clegg's rise from rank outsider to the man who would decide the fate of the country.

Cuba Pictures for Channel 4
 
Creator Vaun Wilmott
Producer Vaun Wilmott, David Lancaster (Exec. producer)
Writer Rebecca Kirsch, Brusta Brown
Starring
  • Christopher Egan
  • Roxanne McKee
  • Luke Allen-Gale
  •  

    Sci-fi series following the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier when he discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity.

    Bold Films/Universal Studios for Syfy
     
    Creator Chris Ryan
    Producer Sue De Beauvoir
    Starring
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Iain Glenn
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  •  
    The reboot series of the high octane drama for Sky1.
    Left Bank Pictures for Sky1 and Cinemax
     

    Writer & Director

    House of Saddam
    BAFTA Nominated: Best Director and Best Drama Serial. Winner Grierson Award: Best Factual Drama. Nominated Banff Rockie Award: Best Mini Series.
    4 x 60'
    Starring
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Philip Arditti
  • Mounir Margoum
  •  
    Drama about the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein.
    BBC Productions for BBC 2
     

    Writer & Director & Producer

    Dunkirk
    Winner BAFTA: Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual
    3 x 60'
    Starring
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • 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
    BBC Productions for BBC 2
     

    Writer

    Producer Exec Producer Raffi Kryszek and Sharon Tau
     

    A footballer coming precipitously to the end of his career who in a moment of weakness is persuaded to fix a match for a international gambling syndicate.

    Ineffable Pictures for Fox International
     

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Mark Boal
     

    First three years of Putin's Presidency

    Annapurna Productions
    Page 1
    In development
     
    Producer Andrew Rona, Pierre Morel, Renee Tab, Chris Tuffin
     

    A veteran assassin becomes the target when he is hired by a rogue CIA outfit.

    Studio Canal
    The Picture Company and Sentient Entertainment
     
    Producer Michael Shamberg, Pierre-Ange La Pogam
     

    A young American on vacation in Europe falls in love with handsome stranger, only to find he is not the man she thought. On the run from government agents and European gangsters, she’s forced to trust the man who betrayed her.

    Double Feature and Stone Angels
     
    Producer Maria Faillace, Joel Silver
     

    A CIA agent’s attempts to re-invent herself in the expat community of a European capital are derailed when her past catches up with her.

    CBS Films
     
    Producer Paula Weinstien
     
    Set against the backdrop of Sigmund Freud’s only visit to the United States in 1909 the film tells the story of a detective who uncovers a trail of sadistic murders concealed beneath the surface of New York's high-society and is forced to confront the darkest recesses of the human mind. An adaptation of best-selling book by Jed Rubenfeld.
    Warner Brothers
    Spring Creek
    In development
     
     
    Florida, 1986. An undercover agent goes deep undercover to expose the powerful men behind the international drugs trade. Adaptation of the book by Robert Mazur
    2929 Entertainment
    In development
     
     
    Hermitage Capital Management
    In development
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Jessica Ludgrove, John Battsek (Exec. producer)
     

    Produced with Oscar winning producers Passion Pictures (One Day in September) and ABC Australia. Stop at Nothing explores Lance Armstrong’s Faustian pact with performance enhancing drugs and examines how the attempt to keep his secret from the world destroyed long-standing friendships, the faith of millions of supporters, and ultimately, the man himself.

    ABC
    Passion Pictures