Kate Saxon
Director
Agent(s): Helen Mumby

Kate Saxon is a director working in TV, Theatre, Film and Video Games. Kate was one of 15 female Film and TV directors chosen for the inaugural BAFTA Elevate group, and was also selected for the Directors UK High End TV Drama Scheme. Most recently, Kate directed the final episode of Grace (Series 4) for ITV.

Alongside this, she directed the very finale episode of Endeavour (Series 9, Film 3 ‘Exeunt’, Mammoth/ITV). The episode received critical acclaim with reviews including ‘a perfect end to one of the classiest vehicles in TV crime drama’ (The Guardian), ‘a masterclass… sentiment but never sentimentality. It was a classy end’ (The Times), and ‘close to perfect pitch’. (The Telegraph).

TV & Film Credits include: Grace (Series 4, Episode 4, ITV); Endeavour (Series 8, Film 3, ‘Terminus’, Mammoth/ITV); Grace (Series 2, Episode 4, ‘Dead Tomorrow’, Second Act Productions/ITV), Endeavour (Series 7, Film 3, ‘Zenana’, Mammoth/ITV); Silent Witness (Series 23, Episodes 5 & 6, ‘Seven Times’, BBC); Casualty (BBC); Call The Midwife (Neal Street Productions, BBC); Capture The Flag (Paramount Pictures, Feature Film, Voice Director – winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Film).

Additionally a Cinematic Performance Director for video games, Kate has enjoyed considerable acclaim for her work, with Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (Sony/Chinese Room) a 2016 BAFTA winner and Alien: Isolation (Fox/Creative Assembly) a 2015 BAFTA winner. Other notable titles include The Witcher 2 & 3 (CD Projekt); Mafia III (2K Games/Hangar 13) and various for the Star Wars, Bond and Tom Clancy franchises.

Kate is also a theatre director, with over 20 years in the industry. Theatre Credits include: Jekyll And Hyde (Rose Theatre, UK Tour); As You Like It (Shared Experience UK Tour); The French Lieutenant’s Woman (World Premiere Fulton Opera House, USA, then Richmond Theatre, UK Tour); The Real Thing (Leeds Playhouse, ETT); The History Boys (Sell A Door, UK Tour); The Secret Garden (Storyhouse); The Years Between; God Of Carnage (Royal & Derngate Theatre); Persuasion (Salisbury Playhouse); The Marriage of Figaro; Bubbles (Watermill Theatre)

Kate began her directing career in Opera, and credits include: L’Equivoco Stravagante (Garsington Opera: Choreographer and Assistant Director); La Boheme (Opera North National Tour: Revival Director) and Das Schlaue Fuchslein (Bregenz Opera: Assistant Director).

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