Sam Mendes Biography (1965-)

Full name, Samuel Alexander Mendes; born August 1, 1965, in Reading, England;son of Jameson Peter (a university lecturer in English) and Valerie Helene (a children's author; maiden name, Barnett) Mendes. Addresses: Office:c/o Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 41 Earlham St., London WC2H 9LD, England.; Agent: Elizabeth Swofford, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., BeverlyHills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Simon Halls, PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer
Birth Details
August 1, 1965
Reading, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Director
  • London Assurance, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England, 1989
  • Kean, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1990
  • The Cherry Orchard, Aldwych Theatre, London, c. 1990
  • Troilus and Cressida, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1990
  • The Plough and the Stars, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1991
  • The Alchemist, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1991
  • The Sea, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1991
  • The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1992
  • Assassins (musical), Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1992
  • Richard III, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1992
  • Translations, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1993
  • The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1993
  • Cabaret (musical), Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1993
  • The Birthday Party, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, 1994
  • Glengarry Glen Ross, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1994
  • Oliver! (musical), London Palladium, London, 1994-1998
  • The Glass Menagerie, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1995
  • Company (musical), London, 1996
  • Othello, Royal National Theatre, London, 1997, then Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1998
  • (With Rob Marshall) Cabaret (musical), Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1997, then Roundabout Theatre Company, Kit Kat Klub, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • The Fix (musical), Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1997
  • The Blue Room, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1998, then Cort Theatre,New York City, 1999
  • The Real Thing, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • To the Green Fields and Beyond, 2000
  • Twelfth Night, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 2002, then Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, 2003
  • Uncle Vanya, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 2002, then Harvey Theatre,Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2003
  • Gypsy (musical), Sam S. Shubert Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Directed a Canadian production of Cabaret, c. 1999; also directeda production of Habeas Corpus, Donmar Warehouse Theatre.
  • Film Director
  • American Beauty, DreamWorks, 1999
  • Loser, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2000
  • (And producer) Road to Perdition, DreamWorks, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Company, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Making of "Road to Perdition," 2002
  • Episodic
  • Brunch, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Little Voice, Miramax, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Theatre, January, 1999, p. 24
    • Economist, January 4, 2003, p. 65
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 6, 1998, p. 72
    • Heat, December 15, 2001, pp. 10-11
    • New Statesman, April 25, 1997, p. 42
    • People Weekly, July 20, 2002, p. 69
    • Premiere, September, 1999; August, 2002, pp. 38-41
    • Times (London), February 20, 2000

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