Drama director for television and film

Alex Kalymnios most recently directed TV movie Love You To Death for Lifetime, starring Marcia Gay Harden and Tate Donovan. She 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 Rob Kenneally, Austin Denesuk, Darian Lanzetta and Carin Sage at CAA in the USA.




Close Up
1 x 60'
Producer Tracey Jeffrey
Writer Keith Staskiewicz
  • Millicent Simmonds
  • Fivel Stewart
  • ABC for Freeform
    Producer Jordan Davis, John Davis
    Writer Anthony Jaswinski
  • Marcia Gay Harden
  • Emily Skeggs
  • Tate Donovan
  • Lifetime for Sony
    1 x 45'
    Producer Shawn Ryan, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
    Writer Michael Jones-Morales
  • Shermar Moore
  • Stephanie Sigman
  • Lina Esco
  • Sony for CBS
    1 x 60'
    Creator Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman
    Producer Greg Walker, Geoff Johns
  • Brenton Thwaites
  • Teagan Croft
  • Anna Diop
  • Based on the DC comic.

    Warner Brothers / DC Comics
    1 x 60'
    Creator Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan
  • Abigail Spencer
  • Matt Lanter
  • Goran Visnjic
  • Paterson Joseph
  • 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.

    The 100
    3 x 60'
    Creator Jason Rothenberg
    Writer Aaron Ginsburg & Wade McIntyre
  • Eliza Taylor
  • Paige Turco
  • Bob Morley
  • 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
    1 x 60'
    Producer Michael Seitzman
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Johanna Braddy
  • Russell Tovey
  • A thrilling drama exploring the lives of young government agents as they go through training to become special agents and beyond.

    ABC Network
    1 x 60'
    Producer Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis
    Writer Lauren LeFranc
  • Maddie Hasson
  • Missi Pyle
  • A young woman discovers she has the extraordinary power of teleportation.

    Hypnotic / Universal Cable Productions for YouTube Red
    Creator Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
  • Jennifer Morrison
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Lana Parrilla
  • Robert Carlyle
  • Colin O'Donogue
  • 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
  • Michelle Fairley
  • Joanne Whalley
  • Jodie Comer
  • 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
  • Suranne Jones
  • Lesley Sharp
  • 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
    1 x 60'
    Producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon (Executive)
  • Janet Montgomery
  • Shane West
  • Series 2

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

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

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



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