Alex Kalymnios

Drama director for television and film
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Biography

Alex Kalymnios has recently worked on The White Princess for Company Pictures and Scott and Bailey for Red Productions.

Alex directed "Eloise Gardener" for ABC's Once Upon A Time as well as working on episodes for You Tube Red's Impulse and The CW's Emmy nominated mystery-drama series The 100. She has also directed Salem Series 2 in the US for Fox 21 and WGN America, and Cleveland Abduction for Sony Pictures and Lifetime.

Previously Alex 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.

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. Alex has also 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 for film. Her first short film- More Than a Job's Worth- won Best New Director at the Greenwich Film Festival 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. Her 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.

Prior to this, as a BBC Directors Academy graduate, Alex was picked by Broadcast Magazine as one of their Hotshots 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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TV

Director

Creator Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman
Producer Greg Walker, Geoff Johns
Starring
  • Brenton Thwaites
  • Teagan Croft
  • Anna Diop
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    Based on the DC comic.

    Warner Brothers / DC Comics
     
    Creator Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan
    Starring
  • Abigail Spencer
  • Matt Lanter
  • Goran Visnjic
  • Paterson Joseph
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    When a group with nefarious intentions attempts to change the world as we know it by altering the past, Lucy, a historian, Wyatt, a soldier, and Rufus, a scientist, unite to form an unlikely partnership, traveling through time to save history.

    NBC
     
    Creator Jason Rothenberg
    Writer Aaron Ginsburg & Wade McIntyre
    Starring
  • Eliza Taylor
  • Paige Turco
  • Bob Morley
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    Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

    Warner Brothers for The CW Television Network
     
    Producer Michael Seitzman
    Starring
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Johanna Braddy
  • Russell Tovey
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    A thrilling drama exploring the lives of young government agents as they go through training to become special agents and beyond.

    ABC Network
     
    Producer Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis
    Writer Lauren LeFranc
    Starring
  • Maddie Hasson
  • Missi Pyle
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    A young woman discovers she has the extraordinary power of teleportation.

    Hypnotic / Universal Cable Productions for YouTube Red
     
    Creator Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
    Starring
  • Jennifer Morrison
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Lana Parrilla
  • Robert Carlyle
  • Colin O'Donogue
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    Mystery fantasy drama series set in the land of fairy tales and in the contemporary New England town of Storybrooke, where the residents are fairy-tale characters who have lost their memories.

    Kitsis/Horowitz for Disney ABC
     
    Producer Lachlan MacKinnon
    Writer Emma Frost
    Starring
  • Michelle Fairley
  • Joanne Whalley
  • Jodie Comer
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    Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

    Company Pictures for Starz
     
    Creator Sally Wainwright, Diane Taylor
    Starring
  • Suranne Jones
  • Lesley Sharp
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    Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

    Red Production Company for BBC Worldwide
     
    Salem
    1x60
    Producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon (Executive)
    Starring
  • Janet Montgomery
  • Shane West
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    Series 2

    Fox 21 for WGN America
     
    Producer Judith Verno and Frank von Zerneck
    Writer Stephen Tolkin
    Starring
  • Taryn Manning
  • Raymond Cruz
  • Joe Morton
  • Pam Grier
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    Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television
     
    Producer Simon Meyers
    Starring
  • Laurie Brett
  • Angus Deayton
  • Melanie Hill
  • Zoe Lucker
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    Long-running drama series which follows the lives of teachers and pupils in a British comprehensive school.

    Shed Productions for BBC1
     
    Eastenders
    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
    Starring
  • Jorgie Porter
  • Rachel Shenton
  • Emmett J. Scanlan
  • Dylan Llewellyn
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    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
    Starring
  • Jason Done
  • Eleanor Chaudry
  • Daniel Chalky
  • Amy Porter
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    Shed Productions for BBC One
     
    Eastenders
    4 x 30'
     
    BBC for BBC1
     
    Becoming Human
    Nominated BAFTA Cymru 2012
    9 x 6.30'
    Producer Hannah Thomas
    Writer Toby Whithouse
    Starring
  • Josh Brown
  • Leila Mimmack
  • Craig Roberts
  • John Boyega
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    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.

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

    Film

    Director

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