Sam Mendes, Producer: 1917. 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.
Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English film and stage director, producer and screenwriter. In theatre, he is known for his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1993), Oliver! (1994), Company (1995), and Gypsy (2003).
- Film director, film producer, screenwriter, stage director
- Magdalen College School
Director Sam Mendes was already a veteran of the Broadway and London stage when he made one of the most auspicious feature film debuts in recent memory with American Beauty, a dark, satirical, and...
Sam Mendes, byname of Samuel Alexander Mendes, (born August 1, 1965, Reading, Berkshire, England), English film and theatre director who was known for his innovative treatments of classic stage productions as well as for his thought-provoking films.
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.
Dec 21, 2019 · Sam Mendes On '1917,' A World War I Story Inspired By His Grandfather The World War I thriller, filmed to appear as one continuous shot, was inspired by the war stories of his grandfather — who ...
Dec 23, 2019 · When the director Sam Mendes was a young boy, he and his father often traveled to the West Indies to visit his grandfather Alfred Mendes, a novelist. Sam, who had been brought up in North London ...
Nov 03, 2019 · Sam Mendes was born on August 1, 1965, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. His nationality is British and ethnicity is mixed(Portuguese, Italian, English). He was born to Valerie Helene (née Barnett), an author of children’s books, and Jameson Peter Mendes, a university professor in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.
- August 1, 1965
1917 is a 2019 British war film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes. The film stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, with Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch in supporting roles. It is based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes.
Sam Mendes' war drama is set during World War I and very personal to him, as it tells a story his grandfather used to tell him when he was still a young lad. Dedicated to Mendes' hero, this drama cuts deep when we join two young soldiers on a mission to deliver a message that could possibly save thousands of fellow combatants.
- Sam Mendes