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 Robin Williams, Steve Carell, Daniel Radcliffe, Will Arnett, Rebel Wilson, Jon Hamm, Christian Slater, Amy Poehler, Louis CK, David Cross, Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard and John Cleese.


Alex has directed some of America’s most popular television shows including 2013’s two new highest rated comedies - THE CRAZY ONES starring Robin Williams & Sarah Michelle Gellar and SUPER FUN NIGHT starring Rebel Wilson, which won The People’s Choice Award for Best New Comedy.


Other shows Alex directs include NEW GIRL, THE OFFICE, PARKS & RECREATION, SUBURGATORY, THE MIDDLE, THE MINDY PROJECT, TROPHY WIFE, RUNNING WILDE, HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, KROD MANDOON and the FLAMING SWORD of FIRE, BREAKING IN starring Christian Slater, and the David Cross & Will Arnett comedy THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET


In 2013 Alex shot the pilot SPY starring Rob Corddry & Ken Jeong for ABC, the new ensemble comedy MIXOLOGY, and 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 is nominated for Best Film at the Shanghai Film Festival, and won the award for Best Multichannel Show at the Broadcast Awards.


In the UK Alex has directed some of the most successful comedy series of recent years, including 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 6th 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 is selected as RISING STAR OF TOMORROW by Screen International 2014.


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ALEX’S WORK CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON DVD:
SUBURGATORY
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