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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 62 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

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1917 Producer
(2019)
(2002)
Skyfall Director
(2012)
(2008)

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 2022 Empire of Light (producer)
 2022 Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2020 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Day of the Dead (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Sing, Sing, Sing (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Hide and Seek (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Maria and the Beast (2020) ... (executive producer)
- How It Is with Brothers (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 1917 (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2017-2019 Britannia (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- The Challenge (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Crossroads (2019) ... (executive producer)
- A Painful Truth (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Alliance of Dark Forces (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Eagle's Arms (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Informer (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Masterplan (2018) ... (executive producer)
- November Has Come (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Ruby Tuesday (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Charlie Don't Surf (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Strawberry Fields (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2014-2016 Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (executive producer - 27 episodes)
- Perpetual Night (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Blessed Dark (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Ebb Tide (2016) ... (executive producer)
- No Beast So Fierce (2016) ... (executive producer)
- This World Is Our Hell (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Richard III (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Henry VI Part 2 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Henry VI Part 1 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Henry V (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Grand Hotel (TV Mini Series) (executive producer)
 2013 Shrek the Musical (producer: Neal Street Productions Ltd.)
 2012/I Blood (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

DVD commentary for Skyfall (2012). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sir Sam Mendes

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Alison Balsom | See more »

Children:

Mendes, Joe Alfie

Parents:

Mendes, James Peter | Mendes, Valerie Helene

Relatives:

Mendes, Alfred H. (grandparent)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Stanley Kubrick] Of course, his films are all chilling. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) blew away the three act structure, but his other films are equally unique. We are only now catching up. See more »

Trivia:

He is one of only six directors to win an Academy Award for Best Director for their debut film. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Midas Mendes

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