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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, "Richard III", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale, Simon Dormandy, Annabelle Apsion, Kate Duchêne, Stephen Boxer, Mike Dowling, Ellie Haddington and Mark Lewis Jones in the cast. See more »

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to be known for one thing. I don't want to have an adjective based around my name. 'Lynchian', I know what that is, I know what 'Kubrickian' is, and I know what 'Bergmanesque' means. But there isn't going to be, and I don't want there to be, a 'Mendesian'. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award: Special for his services and contributions as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse for the past ten years. See more »

Trademark:

Often begins his films with a voice-over narration from the main character; at the end of the movie the character finishes his narration in very much the same way it began. See more »

Nickname:

Midas Mendes

Star Sign:

Leo

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