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John Alexander

Director

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Trust Me Series 2
Company:
Red Productions/BBC One
Project details:
Directing the opening episodes of the 2nd Series
Date: 2017
Production (role):
TRUST ME
Company:
Red Productions/BBC One
Project details:
Opening 2 Episodes. Written by Dan Sefton. Starring Jodie Whittaker.

Nominated RTS Scotland Award for Best Director 2018
Date: 2015-16
Production (role):
JAMESTOWN
Company:
Carnival / NBCU / Sky
Project details:
Opening episodes. Written by Bill Gallagher
Date: 2015
Production (role):
INDIAN SUMMERS
Company:
New Pictures / Channel 4
Project details:
First block of 2nd Series. Starring Julie Walters
Date: 2014
Production (role):
ONE CHILD
Company:
BBC / Sundance Channel
Project details:
3 part drama. Written by Guy Hibbert

Nominated RTS Award for Best Director 2016
Date: 2013
Production (role):
ROGUE
Company:
Pivot TV
Project details:
2 Episodes
Date: 2013
Production (role):
7:39
Company:
Carnival / BBC 1
Project details:
Original drama by David Nicholls

Starring David Morrisey, Sheridan Smith and Olivia Coleman
Date: 2013
Production (role):
QUIRKE
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
3 x 90'

Based on Benjamin Black books adapted by Andrew Davies

Starring Gabriel Byrne
Date: 2012
Production (role):
WHITE HEAT
Company:
ITVP / BBC 2
Project details:
Directed the 6 part series. Written by Paula Milne

Starring Sam Claflin, Claire Foy, Lee Ingelby and Reece Ritchie
Date: 2011
Production (role):
EXILE
Company:
Red / BBC
Project details:
3 x 1 hour. Based on idea by Paul Abbott

Written by Danny Brocklehurst

Starring John Simm, Jim Broadbent and Olivia Coleman

Nominated RTS Award Best Actor John Simm

Nominated BAFTA Award Best Director
Date: 2010
Production (role):
ZEN
Company:
Leftbank / BBC
Project details:
Opening 90’ drama

Starring Rufus Sewell
Date: 2009
Production (role):
SMALL ISLAND
Company:
Ruby / BBC
Project details:
2 x 90’ drama

Adapted by Paula Milne from Andrea Levy’s novel

Starring Naomie Harris, Ruth Wilson and David Iyelowo

Winner International Emmy Best Mini Series 2010

Nominated Best Drama Serial BAFTA Awards

Winner Best Actor & Best Actress RTS Awards

Nominated Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Awards

Winner Broadcast Awards 2010
Date: 2008
Production (role):
SURVIVORS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Opening 90’ episode of Series 1.

Starring Max Beesley, Julie Graham and Paterson Joseph

Date: 2007
Production (role):
RATHER YOU THAN ME
Company:
BBC 4
Project details:
Single film about Frankie Howerd

Written by Peter Harness

Starring David Walliams and Rafe Spall
Date: 2007
Production (role):
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Company:
BBC
Project details:
3 part Andrew Davies adaptation

Starring David Morrisey, Dominic Cooper, Janet McTeer, Mark Gattis and Charity Wakefield
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Single Film. Adapted by Adrian Hodges from Philip Pullman novel

Starring Billie Piper, Jared Harris and Julian Rhind-Tutt
Date: 2005
Production (role):
LIFE ON MARS
Company:
Kudos / BBC
Project details:
Two Episodes, Series 1.

Winner International Emmy Award 2006
Date: 2005
Production (role):
IAN FLEMING: BONDMAKER
Company:
Wall to Wall / BBC
Project details:
1 x 60’

Starring Ben Daniels
Date: 2004
Production (role):
OUTLAWS
Company:
World / BBC
Project details:
BAFTA Nominated for Best Drama Serial 2005
Date: 2004
Production (role):
GEORGE BEST
Company:
Channel 5
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 2003
Production (role):
CUTTING IT
Company:
BBC
Project details:
2 Episodes, Series 3
Date: 2003
Production (role):
THE KIDNAPPING OF PRINCESS ANNE
Company:
Granada
Project details:
Factual drama
Date: 2001
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY
Company:
BBC
Project details:
4 Episodes
Date: 2001
Production (role):
TEACHERS
Company:
Tiger Aspect / Channel 4
Project details:
Starring Andrew Lincoln
Date: 2001
Production (role):
THE FABULOUS BAGEL BOYS
Company:
BBC Scotland
Project details:
Pilot. Producer Sophie Gardiner
Date: 2000
Production (role):
SHADES
Company:
United / ITV
Project details:
6-part drama. Written by Sian Evans

Starring Dervla Kirwan and Stephen Tompkinson
Date: 2000
Production (role):
HEARTS & BONES
Company:
BBC
Project details:
2 Episodes. Written by Stuart Harcourt

Starring Dervla Kirwan, Amanda Holden, Hugo Speer and Damian Lewis
DOCUMENTARY
Production (role):
THE REAL LENA ZAVARONI
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
50 mins

Biography of the tragic child star
Date: 1999
Production (role):
REAL LIFE: MY SON MURDERED HIS MOTHER
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Documentary about 17 year old Simon Geldart, son of Paul Gerdart ex-Conservative councilor and magistrate on trial for the murder of his mother
Date: 1996-98
Production (role):
PREMIER PASSIONS
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
5 x 50 mins

High drama as Sunderland football club Premier League season turns from football heaven into football hell
Date: 1996
Production (role):
MODERN TIMES: TO THE MANOR BOUGHT
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
1 x 50 mins

New money buying old aristocratic titles: a bizarre tale of modern manners
Date: 1996
Production (role):
MODERN TIMES: THE SELLING GAME
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
1 x 50 mins

A wry look at the Antiques Trade
Date: 1995
Production (role):
MODERN TIMES: INTO THE LIGHT
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
1 x 95 mins

Winner Best Documentary Celtic Film Festival

Winner BAFTA CYMRU Best Documentary
Date: 1994
Production (role):
TRUE STORIES: THE VILLAGE
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
50 mins
Date: 1993
Production (role):
20 MILES FROM PICADDILY CIRCUS
Company:
Carlton
Project details:
6 x 30 mins
Date: 1992
Production (role):
40 MINUTES: AWAY THE LADS
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
1 x 40 mins

5 Geordie boys on a package holiday to Benidorm
Date: 1992
Production (role):
40 MINUTES: GET OUT
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
1 x 40 mins

Squatter clearance in Hackney

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Trust Me Series 2
    Company: Red Productions/BBC One
    Project details: Directing the opening episodes of the 2nd Series
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): TRUST ME
    Company: Red Productions/BBC One
    Project details: Opening 2 Episodes. Written by Dan Sefton. Starring Jodie Whittaker.

    Nominated RTS Scotland Award for Best Director 2018
  • Date: 2015-16
    Production (role): JAMESTOWN
    Company: Carnival / NBCU / Sky
    Project details: Opening episodes. Written by Bill Gallagher
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): INDIAN SUMMERS
    Company: New Pictures / Channel 4
    Project details: First block of 2nd Series. Starring Julie Walters
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): ONE CHILD
    Company: BBC / Sundance Channel
    Project details: 3 part drama. Written by Guy Hibbert

    Nominated RTS Award for Best Director 2016
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): ROGUE
    Company: Pivot TV
    Project details: 2 Episodes
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): 7:39
    Company: Carnival / BBC 1
    Project details: Original drama by David Nicholls

    Starring David Morrisey, Sheridan Smith and Olivia Coleman
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): QUIRKE
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 3 x 90'

    Based on Benjamin Black books adapted by Andrew Davies

    Starring Gabriel Byrne
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): WHITE HEAT
    Company: ITVP / BBC 2
    Project details: Directed the 6 part series. Written by Paula Milne

    Starring Sam Claflin, Claire Foy, Lee Ingelby and Reece Ritchie
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): EXILE
    Company: Red / BBC
    Project details: 3 x 1 hour. Based on idea by Paul Abbott

    Written by Danny Brocklehurst

    Starring John Simm, Jim Broadbent and Olivia Coleman

    Nominated RTS Award Best Actor John Simm

    Nominated BAFTA Award Best Director
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): ZEN
    Company: Leftbank / BBC
    Project details: Opening 90’ drama

    Starring Rufus Sewell
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): SMALL ISLAND
    Company: Ruby / BBC
    Project details: 2 x 90’ drama

    Adapted by Paula Milne from Andrea Levy’s novel

    Starring Naomie Harris, Ruth Wilson and David Iyelowo

    Winner International Emmy Best Mini Series 2010

    Nominated Best Drama Serial BAFTA Awards

    Winner Best Actor & Best Actress RTS Awards

    Nominated Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Awards

    Winner Broadcast Awards 2010
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): SURVIVORS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Opening 90’ episode of Series 1.

    Starring Max Beesley, Julie Graham and Paterson Joseph

  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): RATHER YOU THAN ME
    Company: BBC 4
    Project details: Single film about Frankie Howerd

    Written by Peter Harness

    Starring David Walliams and Rafe Spall
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 3 part Andrew Davies adaptation

    Starring David Morrisey, Dominic Cooper, Janet McTeer, Mark Gattis and Charity Wakefield
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Single Film. Adapted by Adrian Hodges from Philip Pullman novel

    Starring Billie Piper, Jared Harris and Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): LIFE ON MARS
    Company: Kudos / BBC
    Project details: Two Episodes, Series 1.

    Winner International Emmy Award 2006
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): IAN FLEMING: BONDMAKER
    Company: Wall to Wall / BBC
    Project details: 1 x 60’

    Starring Ben Daniels
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): OUTLAWS
    Company: World / BBC
    Project details: BAFTA Nominated for Best Drama Serial 2005
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): GEORGE BEST
    Company: Channel 5
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): CUTTING IT
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 2 Episodes, Series 3
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): THE KIDNAPPING OF PRINCESS ANNE
    Company: Granada
    Project details: Factual drama
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): HOLBY CITY
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 4 Episodes
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): TEACHERS
    Company: Tiger Aspect / Channel 4
    Project details: Starring Andrew Lincoln
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): THE FABULOUS BAGEL BOYS
    Company: BBC Scotland
    Project details: Pilot. Producer Sophie Gardiner
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): SHADES
    Company: United / ITV
    Project details: 6-part drama. Written by Sian Evans

    Starring Dervla Kirwan and Stephen Tompkinson
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): HEARTS & BONES
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 2 Episodes. Written by Stuart Harcourt

    Starring Dervla Kirwan, Amanda Holden, Hugo Speer and Damian Lewis
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE REAL LENA ZAVARONI
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: 50 mins

    Biography of the tragic child star
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): REAL LIFE: MY SON MURDERED HIS MOTHER
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Documentary about 17 year old Simon Geldart, son of Paul Gerdart ex-Conservative councilor and magistrate on trial for the murder of his mother
  • Date: 1996-98
    Production (role): PREMIER PASSIONS
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 5 x 50 mins

    High drama as Sunderland football club Premier League season turns from football heaven into football hell
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): MODERN TIMES: TO THE MANOR BOUGHT
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: 1 x 50 mins

    New money buying old aristocratic titles: a bizarre tale of modern manners
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): MODERN TIMES: THE SELLING GAME
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: 1 x 50 mins

    A wry look at the Antiques Trade
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): MODERN TIMES: INTO THE LIGHT
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: 1 x 95 mins

    Winner Best Documentary Celtic Film Festival

    Winner BAFTA CYMRU Best Documentary
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): TRUE STORIES: THE VILLAGE
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: 50 mins
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): 20 MILES FROM PICADDILY CIRCUS
    Company: Carlton
    Project details: 6 x 30 mins
  • Date: 1992
    Production (role): 40 MINUTES: AWAY THE LADS
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: 1 x 40 mins

    5 Geordie boys on a package holiday to Benidorm
  • Date: 1992
    Production (role): 40 MINUTES: GET OUT
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: 1 x 40 mins

    Squatter clearance in Hackney
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