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Sam Mendes - winner of the Best Director Award for his work in the Jez Butterworth play "The Ferryman" - poses for the press backstage at the Laurence Olivier Awards - April 8, 2018. The play which tells the story of the family of a former IRA activist, living in their Ireland farmhouse in 1981 was moved to Broadway in October, 2018. There it would win four Tony Awards, including another directing award for Mendes.
"Penny Dreadful" Showtime / Sky UK TV promotional still, 2014. L to R: Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Danny Sapani, Henry Treadaway, Timothy Dalton. Based on the 19th century British publications of the same name, this dark Gothic horror series was produced by Sam Mendes' production company. It would run for two seasons on Showtime and Sky UK. In 2020, a new series entitled "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" was introduced with the setting changed to 1930s Los Angeles.
"Call the Midwife" BBC-TV promotional still, 2012. L to R: Byrony Hannah, Jessica Raine, Helen George. This series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s and 1960s was produced by Sam Mendes' production company. The show was an immediate hit and enters its 10th season in the winter of 2021.
On the set of "Skyfall", 2012. L to R: Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, Ben Whishaw. By 2012, the James Bond movie franchise was in danger of disappearing forever when the Bond producers invited Mendes to direct the 23rd installment. His emphasis on the characterization (introducing Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M's replacement, and a memorable villain played by Javier Bardem) would boost the production into new territory.