Birthday: 01-08-1965
Age: 53
Star sign: Virgo

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Samuel Alexander Mendes better known as Sam Mendes is a film director, producer and stage play director from England who has been known for his direction in movies like American Beauty, Skyfall, Spectre, Jarhead, etc.He was born in Reading, Berkshire, England on 1st August 1965. His grandfather was Alfred Mendes, a Trinidadian novelist and his parents were Jameson Peter Mendes and Valerie Helmes Mendes a literature professor and a successful fiction author respectively. His family's influence was apparent early on and he developed an affection for reading and writing.

His parents divorced in 1970 when he was just Five.He was brought up in Oxfordshire and studied in Magdalen College school and completed his graduation from Peterhouse Cambridge with a first in English. After completing his graduation, he started working at the Chichester Theater located in London while working there, he was asked to direct a comedy stage play, and the show was hit this provided him with new job offers.

He then Directed the famous stage play ‘The Cherry Orchard’ for which he won The Critics’ Circle Award for the best newcomer after this he was hired as the director at Royal Shakespeare Company where his productions featured stars like Simon Russell Beale after some time he was hired as a director in Royal National Theater.After this, in the late 1990s he was appointed as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse where he worked for almost ten years and his productions like Assasins, The glass menagerie earn huge name .He started directing Silver screens in 1998.

His first movie as a director ‘The American Beauty’ was released in 1999 by DreamWorks starring Annette Bening and Kevin Spacey.This movie earned phenomenal success and gathered attention and it also won many prestigious awards. He was awarded Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award for the best director after this he directed and produced a lot of successful movies like Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Skyfall, Spectre, etc He married to Kate Winslet in May 2003 and also had a baby boy on same year 22 December Joe Mendes.

He also had a stepdaughter Mia from Kate’s first marriage The couple divorced in 2010 after the divorce he dated Rebecca Hall for around five years. Recently on 26 Jan 2017, he married Alison Balsom.He has won many awards for his direction in various films which include Oscars, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Directors Guild of America Award, Jupiter Award and Empire Award

Phyllis Nagy English Actress

Phyllis Nagy

Phyllis Nagy is a theatre and film director. She belongs to America and is also a screenwriter as well as a playwright.Her best work so far came as the writer of original screenplay for Carol. The screenplay was inspired by her friend Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt and she decided to write after prolific author’s encouragement. It was in 2005, that she set her foot in the film industry as writer and director of Mrs. Harris. she got her screen debut and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for her fantabulous work. She was born on November 7, 1962, in New York City, New York to Peter Thomas Nagy and his wife Virginia Marie. Nagy later shifted to London. Under the guidance of Stephen Daldry, she started her career as a playwright at the Royal Court Theatre. She worked as the writer-in-residence of Royal Court in the mid 1990s. Nagy’s plays have been performed in a number of countries. Her plays include- Weldon Rising which came in 1992, Butterfly Kisswhich came in 1994, The Scarlet Letter which also hit the floor in 1994, Trip’s Cinch which was premiered in 2002. She has worked on many plays. The Strip and Disappeared are the plays premiered in 1995. Both were produced by the Royal Court Theatre. Her recent plays include Never Land, premiered in January 1998 and The Talented Mr. Ripley which premiered in October 1998. She also gave a new form to Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull which came out in the summer of 2003. She directed The Scarlet Letter in 2005. Nagy is best known for writing the screenplay for Carol. Nagy received many prestigious awards and nominations for her excellent works. She got nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Mrs. Harris, which was both written and directed by her. The film was her screen debut and received 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations in total, three Golden Globe Award nominations, and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. For her project Carol, she received a New York Film Critics Circle Award in the Best Screenplay category, for Independent Spirit Award in Best Screenplay category and Writers Guild of America Award in Best Adapted Screenplay category. After being voted by more than 100 film experts consisting of critics, filmmakers, curators, academics and programmers; in a poll embracing about 80 years of cinema, her film Carol was categorized as the best LGBT film of all time by the British Film Institute, in 2016. Nagy at present is working on an adaptation of Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. Nagy is viewed as a splendid scrivener connoisseur at developing indelible female leads.

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