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Ten Things About... Sam Mendes

Ten Things About... Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes is the film and theatre director famous for helming American Beauty, Road to Perdition and, more recently, the 23rd instalment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall. Starting his career in theatre, Mendes directed several plays before moving into film in 1999. In celebration of the release of Skyfall, we take a look at ten things about Sam Mendes. 1. Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England. His mother Valerie was a children's author, his father Jameson was a university professor, and his grandfather is famed Trinidadian writer Alfred H Mendes. He attended Cambridge University where he got a first in English and directed several plays. 2. After he graduated he was hired by the Chichester Festival Theatre where he directed Judi Dench in The Cherry Orchard. He then went on to direct plays for (more)

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