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Kate Saxon

Kate Saxon

Trained as an actor, Kate moved into directing opera and theatre and now works across the disciplines of theatre, television, video games (garnering several BAFTA wins), VR and film.

Kate is currently directing 2 episodes of Call The Midwife. In 2017, in addition to BAFTA Elevate, Kate was selected for the Directors UK High End TV Drama Scheme, through which she worked on Silent Witness. In 2013, Kate was trained by the BBC to direct multi-camera for Eastenders and since then has directed 28 episodes, a one-off for the Red Button and 3 single camera episodes of Doctors.

Kate was Voice Director on Paramount’s Animated Feature Film, Capture The Flag, which won the Goya Award for Best Animated Film 2016. Currently, Kate is developing a new film by Samuel Evans, working title Hold Me.

Kate is also a Performance and Cinematic Director for Video Games: titles include twice BAFTA nominated Mafia III; 2016 BAFTA winner Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture; 2015 BAFTA winner Alien: Isolation and Witcher 3, the most nominated game in the Game Awards 2015. Kate is often called upon to direct well-established actors in games, including notably Michael Fassbender, Naomie Harris, Patrick Stewart, Simon Pegg and Judi Dench. Kate has also directed VR for Sony.

Kate has directed over 35 theatre productions. Kate is currently working with Olivier Award winner Jess Swale, developing her new play The Mission and directed Phil Daniels in the title roles of Jekyll and Hyde, which is currently touring for the Rose Theatre & Touring Consortium. As Associate Artist of Shared Experience Theatre, she directed their most recent production: As You Like It. Previous highlights include working with John Fowles on the world premiere of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, with Tom Stoppard on The Real Thing and with Heather Raffo on Nine Parts of Desire. Kate is Chair of Stage Directors UK.

Agent: Helen Mumby, McNaughton Lord Representation