Sam Mendes Directs for Shakespeare Series


Sam Mendes


He has been hired to tackle four series at the same time, a project by BBC in honor of William Shakespeare.

Moviemaker Sam Mendes is turning his attentions to the small screen - he's set to helm four television films based on the works of William Shakespeare. The "American Beauty" director has signed up to executive produce "Richard II", "Henry IV" parts I and II, and "Henry V" for the BBC as part of a special season dedicated to The Bard.

Mendes reveals he "couldn't be more delighted" to be working on the programmes, adding, "One of my earliest introductions to Shakespeare was watching the plays on TV, and it's terrific to have the opportunity to bring them to a new, wider audience."

The TV films are set to air in the U.K. in 2012.

In the big screen, Mendes is also signed to direct "On Chesil Beach" which may be starred by Carey Mulligan and premiere in 2012 as well.

© AceShowbiz.com


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