Alex
Kalymnios

Director for Television and Film

Alex Kalymnios is an established director working both in UK and US known for her cinematic storytelling and authorial vision.

Alex is currently directing THREE FAMILIES for BBC One which is based on the true stories of families affected by the anti-abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

Alex also recently directed and exec produced the US pilot mystery drama CLOSE UP for Freeform. Alex has directed numerous US shows including episodes of IMPULSE, THE 100, QUANTICO, SWAT, ONCE UPON A TIME and TIMELESS. She also directed episodes of DC Comics/Warner Brothers TITANS, including the episode “Conner” which featured the introduction of Superboy which garnered excellent reviews and was ranked the fans favourite episode from the two seasons.

In 2019, Alex directed the TV film LOVE YOU TO DEATH starring Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden and Tony Nominated Emily Skeggs. The film was inspired by the true events of Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard exploring the complicated and rare condition of Munchausen by Proxy.

Alex also directed the TV film CLEVELAND ABDUCTION starring Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz and Pam Grier. The film was based on the true story of Michelle Knight, who was one of three women held captive for over a decade under abuser Ariel Castro.

In the UK, Alex directed the final series – a three part special of SCOTT & BAILEY, starring BAFTA winner Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp and also THE WHITE PRINCESS starring Jodie Comer.

Alex also directed BBC3 critically acclaimed hit BECOMING HUMAN starring Craig Roberts and John Boyega, where Alex was also nominated for a BAFTA Cymru in 2012.

Alex is represented by Rob Kenneally, Austin Denesuk and Darian Lanzetta at CAA in the USA.

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Television

Director 

Producer Susan Hogg
Writer Gwyneth Hughes

Drama based on the true stories of those affected by the anti-abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

Studio Lambert for BBC One
Close Up
1 x 60'
Producer Peter Nowalk, Natalie Chaidez, Mary Rohlich
Writer Keith Staskiewicz
Starring
  • Millicent Simmonds
  • Fivel Stewart
  • A mystery suspense drama set in the near future.

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

    Hypnotic / Universal Cable Productions for YouTube Red
    Titans
    1 x 60'
    Creator Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman
    Producer Greg Walker, Geoff Johns
    Starring
  • Brenton Thwaites
  • Teagan Croft
  • Anna Diop
  • Based on the DC comic.

    Warner Brothers / DC Comics
    The 100
    3 x 60'
    Creator Jason Rothenberg
    Writer Aaron Ginsburg & Wade McIntyre
    Starring
  • 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
    Producer John Davis, Jordan Davis
    Writer Anthony Jaswinski
    Starring
  • Marcia Gay Harden
  • Tate Donovan
  • Emily Skeggs
  • Lifetime for Sony Pictures Television
    S.W.A.T.
    1 x 45'
    Producer Shawn Ryan, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
    Writer Michael Jones-Morales
    Starring
  • Shermar Moore
  • Stephanie Sigman
  • Lina Esco
  • Sony for CBS
    Timeless
    1 x 60'
    Creator Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan
    Starring
  • 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.

    NBC
    Quantico
    1 x 60'
    Producer Michael Seitzman
    Starring
  • 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
    Creator Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Salem
    1 x 60'
    Producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon (Executive)
    Starring
  • Janet Montgomery
  • Shane West
  • 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
  • Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television
    Producer Simon Meyers
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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
    Starring
  • 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.

    Touchpaper
    Eastenders
    4 x 30'
    Producer Lorraine Newman
    Writer Colin Wyatt
    Starring
  • Liam Bergin
  • Keir Charles
  • Rita Simons
  • Barbara Windsor
  • 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
  • Alex opened the second series of the BBC Switch teen drama The Cut
    BBC Switch for BBC 2
    Writer Jessica Lea
    Starring
  • 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
    Seacht
    4 x 25'
    Producer Louise McCreesh
    Writer Stuart Drennan
    Starring
  • Michelle Beamish
  • Linda Bhreathach
  • Alana Henderson
  • Andrew Kavanagh
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Drama Centre