Alex Harvey (director)

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Alex Harvey is a British director, producer, and writer of theatrical films and TV programming, both fiction and documentary.


After graduating from Jesus College, Oxford with a degree in English Literature, Harvey directed several popular documentary series, including Slave Nation (2001) for Channel Four, and Old New World (2001) for the BBC. His most recent credits include directing episodes of the popular TV series 1000 Ways To Die (2008–present) for Spike TV, and his feature documentary Jungle Fighters (2013), which is about the mixed martial arts (MMA) phenomenon in Brazil.

Outside of his documentary work, Harvey directed the BBC dramatic feature The Lives of Animals (2002), based on the acclaimed book by Nobel Prize in Literature winner J.M. Coetzee, and starring Emmy, SAG, and BAFTA award winning actress Eileen Atkins.[1][2][3]

Harvey will make his theatrical feature film debut with One Small Mistake (2013), a thriller based on the popular and award-winning 1980 novel La Bavure (The Cleverness) by celebrated French crime novelist Jean-Francois Coatmeur (recipient of France’s prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). The novel was adapted for the screen by Guy Bennett, the writer-director of the acclaimed Canadian theatrical dramatic feature Punch (2002).[4][5][6]


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