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Alex Kalymnios is an English director, producer and screenwriter.

Alex Kalymnios
Occupationdirector, writer
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

During school Kalymnios wanted to become an actress. When she directed her first school play, she thought that it was more fun to work behind the scenes. She enjoyed to see how it all came together and decided that she wanted to become a director. In 2002 she graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in TV and Video Production.[1] After this she won a placement at the BBC Director's Academy. She later described it as a great learn experience.[2]


Kalymnios was employed as a runner at Children's BBC. During her four years at Children's BBC she worked up to an Assistant Producer. While she was working there she also directed, produced and wrote the short film More Than a Job's Worth.[3] In 2007 Kalymnios started to direct episodes of the TV series Hollyoaks. Until 2009 she directed 13 episodes. From 2008–2012 Kalymnios directed 7 episodes of the Hollyoaks spin off Hollyoaks Later.[4] In 2011 Kalyminos directed the Being Human Spin Off Becoming Human.[5] This series brought her a BAFTA Cymru nomination for Digital Creativity an Games[6] and a Banff Rockie Award nomination for Best Webseries – Fiction.[7] Other series that Kalymnios directed were: Seacht, The Cut, EastEnders and Waterloo Road. In 2015 she directed the movie Cleveland Abduction.[8][9]

Private lifeEdit

Kalymnios is married and has a daughter.[10]


Year Title Functioned as Notes
2005 More Than a Job's Worth director, producer and writer Short film
2007 The Green Fairy director Short film
Year Title Functioned as Notes
2007–2009 Hollyoaks director TV Series, 13 episodes
2008–2012 Hollyoaks Later director TV Series, 7 episodes
2009 Seacht director TV Series, 4 episodes
2010 The Cut director TV Series, 3 episodes
2010–2013: EastEnders director TV Series 16 episodes
2011 Becoming Human director TV Series, 8 episodes
2011–2014: Waterloo Road director TV Series, 4 episodes
2015 Cleveland Abduction director TV Movie
2015 Salem director TV Series, 1 episode
2016 Scott & Bailey director TV Series, 3 episodes
2017-18 The 100 director TV Series, 2 episodes
2017 The White Princess director TV Series, 3 episodes
2017 Once Upon a Time director TV Series, 1 episode
2018 Quantico director TV Series, 1 episode
2018 Timeless director TV series, 1 episode
2018 Impulse director TV series, 1 episode
2018-19 Titans director TV series, 2 episodes
2019 S.W.A.T. director TV series, 1 episode

Awards and nominationsEdit


Greenwich International Film Festival

  • 2005: Best New Director[11]


Raindance East Festival

  • 2005: Best Short Film[11]

BAFTA Cymru Awards:

  • 2012: Digital Creativity & Games (Becoming Human, shared with Philip Trethowan and Hannah Thomas)[6]

Banff Rockie Award:


  1. ^ "The Director's Cut". 10 March 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ Alice Pickard (24 August 2014). "FilmDoo INTERVIEW: BRITISH TV AND FILM DIRECTOR ALEX KALYMNIOS". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Television Production BA (Hons)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  4. ^ Daniel Kilkelly (11 September 2012). "'Hollyoaks Later' 2012: The week's spoilers in full". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Becoming Human Director Alex Kalymnios". 7 March 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "British Academy Cymru Awards Winners in 2012". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Alex Kalymnios. Awards". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Taryn Manning, Pam Grier, Joe Morton & Samantha Droke Round Out 'Cleveland Abduction' Cast". 16 December 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  9. ^ Hal Boedeker (4 March 2015). "Cleveland kidnappings: Lifetime movie, ABC special". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Interview: Alex Kalymnios".
  11. ^ a b "Alex Kalymnios".

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