Alex hardcastle - director
 

Alex Hardcastle is an award-winning director of television and films. He has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy and drama including Steve Carell, Daniel Radcliffe, Will Arnett, Robin Williams, Jon Hamm, Christian Slater, Amy Poehler, Louis CK, David Cross,  Eddie Izzard and John Cleese.


Alex has directed some of America’s most popular television shows including NEW GIRL, THE OFFICE, PARKS & RECREATION, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, SUBURGATORY, THE CRAZY ONES, THE MIDDLE, THE MINDY PROJECT, TROPHY WIFE and SUPER FUN NIGHT.


Other projects he has directed include the Critic’s Choice nominated  YOU’RE THE WORST and the award winning A YOUNG DOCTOR’s NOTEBOOK starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, which premiered on Sky Arts and is the highest rated show in the history of the channel. The show was nominated for Best Film at The Shanghai Film Festival, and won Best Multichannel Show at the Broadcast Awards.


Alex also directed include Will Arnett’s RUNNING WILDE, HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, MAN UP, OUTSOURCED, SPY, SELFIE, A to Z, MIXOLOGY, KROD MANDOON and the FLAMING SWORD of FIRE, BREAKING IN and the David Cross / Will Arnett comedy THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET


In the UK Alex has directed some of the most successful comedy series of recent years, including four seasons of the critically acclaimed LEAD BALLOON (BBC2), the award winning SCHOOL of COMEDY (Channel 4) and  BBC1’s smash-hit series NOT GOING OUT (now in its 8th season), which won The Rose D’Or at The Montreaux Television Festival and is shown in over 120 countries. He has also produced some of the biggest selling stand up DVD’s of all time including LEE EVANS XL, JACK DEE LIVE and LEE MACK LIVE, and music specials with Elton John, Rod Stewart and Sting.


Alex was nominated for BEST DIRECTOR at the American TV Awards 2012 for his work on SUBURGATORY, and was selected as RISING STAR OF TOMORROW by Screen International 2014.

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