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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 38 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014-2015 Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- And They Were Enemies (2015) ... (executive producer)
- And Hell Itself My Only Foe (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Memento Mori (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Little Scorpion (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Glorious Horrors (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Shrek the Musical (producer: Neal Street Productions Ltd.)
 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 Edward Bond's play, "The Sea," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Ken Stott, Samuel West, Alan MacNaughtan, Celia Imrie, David Thewlis, David Foxxe, Sarah Woodward, Ellie Haddington, and Karl Johnson in the cast. See more »

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[on Away We Go (2009)] All my films are linked by similar concerns, if you look below the surface. They're all about one or more people who are lost and trying to find a way through. It's no different with this one, it just happens that they do find a way through. See more »


Directing "Twelfth Night" and "Uncle Vanya" for the Donmar Warehouse Theatre Co. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music featuring Emily Watson. See more »


Very slow pull in, especially on table scenes See more »


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