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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 Alan Bennett's play, "Habeas Corpus," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, John Padden, Sarah Woodward, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville, Celia Imrie, Natalie Walter, Jason Watkins, Nicholas Woodeson, and Stewart Permutt 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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You need to learn to tune out the white noise. You can not please everyone. See more »


He was awarded the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of 2002 for "Twelfth Night" and "Uncle Vanya" in repertory company at the Donmar Warehouse in London. See more »


Films typically deal with a family unit, be it real or surrogate. See more »


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