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Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old. Sam was educated at Cambridge University and ... See full bio »

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  Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes, 2014) (producer - 1 episode, 2014) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2012/I Blood (executive producer)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Henry V (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Richard II (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Out of the Ashes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Revolutionary Road (producer)
 2007 The Kite Runner (executive producer)
 2007 Things We Lost in the Fire (producer)
 2007 Stuart: A Life Backwards (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Starter for 10 (executive producer)
 2002 Road to Perdition (producer)
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He directed William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Alec McCowen, Simon Russell Beale, David Troughton, Sarah Woodward, Paul Greenwood, James Hayes, Clifford Rose, Mark Lewis Jones, David Bradley and Mark Lockyer in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you shout in the theater, people think you've gone a bit mad. But if you raise your voice on a film set, people just work a bit harder. See more »

Trivia:

Directed 4 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Paul Newman, and Michael Shannon. Spacey won for his performance in American Beauty (1999). See more »

Trademark:

Music scores from Thomas Newman See more »

Nickname:

Midas Mendes

Star Sign:

Leo

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