Alan Taylor (director)

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Alan Taylor
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Taylor at the world premiere of Thor: The Dark World in October 2013 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
Born c. 1959
Occupation Television director, film director, television producer, screenwriter
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Nicki Ledermann

Alan Taylor (born c. 1959)[1] is an American television and film director, television producer, and screenwriter.

Early life[edit]

Taylor is the son of videographer James J. Taylor and curator Mimi Cazort; his sister is indie rocker Anna Domino.[2]

He spent part of his life in Manor Park, Ottawa, Canada, and attended Manor Park Public School and Lisgar Collegiate Institute high school.[1] As part of the Communications Club at Lisgar, he acted in its production of The Mouse That Roared. He went on to major in history at the University of Toronto and then at New York City's Columbia University before transferring to New York University to study film under instructors including director Martin Scorsese.[1]

Career[edit]

Taylor has directed for numerous programs on both network television and premium cable, most often on HBO. Besides his television work, Taylor has directed four feature films: Palookaville, The Emperor's New Clothes, Kill the Poor, and Thor: The Dark World.

Taylor joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as a director for the first season in 2004. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a growing town in the American Old West. Taylor directed the episode "Here Was a Man".[3] He returned as a director for the second season in 2005 and helmed the episode "Requiem for a Gleet".[4] Taylor has directed the pilot episodes of Mad Men ("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") and Bored to Death as well as subsequent episodes of each. He has directed two episodes from season 1 of Game of Thrones and four episodes of season 2.[5] Taylor directed Thor: The Dark World (2013), the sequel to 2011's Thor. He is currently directing the 2015 film Terminator: Genesis.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to make-up artist Nicki Ledermann, with whom he has three children.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Credit(s)
1995 Palookaville Director
2001 The Emperor's New Clothes Director
2003 Kill the Poor Director
2013 Thor: The Dark World Director
2015 Terminator: Genesis Director

Television

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Canada.com "Ottawa-educated director took Emmy for Sopranos' famed snuff-out episode". The Ottawa Citizen. September 20, 2007. Retrieved 2013-12-15. "...the 48-year-old TV director..." 
  2. ^ Estrada, Louie (February 13, 2005). "James Taylor Dies; Put Theater on Video". The Washington Post. p. C11. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Alan Taylor (4/11/2004). "Here Was a Man". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 4. HBO.
  4. ^ a b Alan Taylor (3/27/2005). "Requiem for a Gleet". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 4. HBO.
  5. ^ Hollywood Reporter
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 5, 2013). "'Thrones' and 'Thor: The Dark World' Helmer Eyed to Direct Next 'Terminator'". Variety. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  7. ^ Kohen, Josefine (December 6, 2011). "Maskenbildnerin: Die talentierte Ms. Ledermann / Make-up Artist: The Talented Ms. Ledermann". Die Zeit. Retrieved 2013-12-15. "Sie ist mit dem Regisseur Alan Taylor verheiratet und hat drei Kinder. / She is married to the director Alan Taylor and has three children." 
  8. ^ HBO. ""Pax Soprana" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ HBO. ""The Strong, Silent Type" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ HBO. ""Rat Pack" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ HBO. ""The Fleshy Part of the Thigh" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ HBO. ""The Ride" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ HBO. ""Kaisha" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  14. ^ HBO. ""Stage 5" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  15. ^ HBO. ""Kennedy and Heidi" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  16. ^ HBO. ""Blue Comet" on The Sopranos episode guide". Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  17. ^ HBO. ""It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" on Six Feet Under episode guide". Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  18. ^ HBO. ""Affair" on Big Love episode guide". Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  19. ^ AMC. ""Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" on Mad Men episode guide". Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  20. ^ AMC. ""Ladies' Room" on Mad Men episode guide". Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  21. ^ AMC. ""Nixon vs. Kennedy" on Mad Men episode guide". Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  22. ^ AMC. ""The Mountain King" on Mad Men episode guide". Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  23. ^ HBO. "Boardwalk Empire episode "Nights in Ballygran" synopsis". Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 

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