Alex Holmes is a multi-award winning director, writer and producer. Most recently Alex has directed Paula, developed by Cuba Pictures for BBC2 and starring Denise Gough. Previously, Alex directed Channel 4's Coalition, written by James Graham. 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”
He is currently directing The Letter for the King, a new Netflix show produced by Film Wave.
A new thriller for BBC 2 starring Denise Gough and Owen McDonnell
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.
Sci-fi series following the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier when he discovers he's the unlikely savior of humanity.
Writer & Director
Writer & Director & Producer
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.
First three years of Putin's Presidency
A veteran assassin becomes the target when he is hired by a rogue CIA outfit.
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.
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.
Writer & Director
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.