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Geoffrey Sax is a Director British born on 17 october 1949 at England (United-kingdom)

Geoffrey Sax

Geoffrey Sax
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 17 october 1949 (74 years) at England (United-kingdom)

Geoffrey Sax (sometimes credited as Geoff Sax) is a British film and television director, who has worked on a variety of drama productions in both the UK and the United States.

He began his directing career in the late 1970s, initially working in comedy, directing episodes of a number of sketch shows such as Cannon and Ball and End of Part One. He made the move into directing drama in the early 1980s, working on episodes of popular BBC dramas such as Bergerac and Lovejoy.

Later in the decade he worked on ITV programmes such as Spitting Image and The New Statesman. In the early 1990s he worked for a time in America, directing TV Movies and miniseries for various networks there. His most noted production during this time was the BBC / Universal Studios / Fox Network TV movie version of the popular science-fiction series Doctor Who, screened in 1996.

In 1998 Sax returned to the UK. He helmed Lynda La Plante's adaptation of her own novel Killer Net that year, and later gained credits on Paul Abbott's acclaimed Clocking Off, a Red Production Company series for BBC One.

In 2001 he directed a modern-day adaptation of the story of Othello, produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network and starring Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston and Keeley Hawes. The adaptation was written by Andrew Davies, who Sax worked with again the following year when he directed Davies' adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel Tipping the Velvet for Sally Head Productions and BBC Two. This was not the only connection between the two productions: Keeley Hawes also co-starred in Tipping the Velvet, the lead in which was played by Rachael Stirling, who had a smaller role in Othello.

Sax's first theatrically released feature film, White Noise, was released in January 2005, entering the US Box Office top ten at No. 2. His second feature, Stormbreaker — based on Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider novel of the same name — was released in the summer of 2006.

Usually with

Keeley Hawes
Keeley Hawes
(2 films)
Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(1 films)
Marcia Warren
Marcia Warren
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Geoffrey Sax (11 films)

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Frankie & Alice, 1h41
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Halle Berry, Phylicia Rashād, Chandra Wilson, Adrian Holmes, Matt Frewer
Rating63% 3.196523.196523.196523.196523.19652
The film primarily takes place in Los Angeles in 1973. Frankie, a black female gogo dancer, unknowingly suffers from dissociative identity disorder, caused by a traumatic incident from her childhood (the death of a white man she was in love with, and her mother murdering her newborn when she realized the child's father was her white lover), which she has repressed. The film begins with Frankie performing at a local strip club. She is one of the best strippers at the club, and often demands the attention of wealthy Wall Street businessmen. One night the club's female employees go out for a "Girls Night". As the girls observe all the men at the bar, Frankie gets the attention of a well-known bartender. She agrees to go to his home for casual sex. Before the two can engage in any sexual activity, Frankie switches to an alter ego and cracks the man's head open with a picture frame. Word of Frankie's violent activity spreads to the strip club quickly, and Frankie is fired from the needed job. The same manic episodes occur while Frankie is at the laundromat and a wedding. During a session with the psychiatrist Frankie learns that she has two alters: Genius, a seven-year-old child; and Alice, a Southern white racist woman, whom Frankie struggles to overcome. Through regular psychiatric sessions with her doctor, she begins to recall the traumatic events that led to her split personality. She realizes that a white man with whom she was in love died in a car accident while they were on the road. In the same session, she also uncovers the memory of the birth of her child. Moments after the birth, her mother realizes that the child is half-white and takes it away to kill it, thus triggering her personality to split.
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ashley Jensen, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, Katy Wix, Mathew Horne, Jamie Glover
Rating71% 3.5990553.5990553.5990553.5990553.599055
Agatha Raisin, a PR whizz, gives up her life in London in the hope of starting a new life in the seemingly quiet village of Carsley, but soon finds herself a suspect in a murder case when she enters the village's annual quiche-making competition in an attempt to ingratiate herself with the community. She sets out to clear her name and solve the mystery of the quiche of death.
Christopher and His Kind, 1h30
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew Smith, Toby Jones, Pip Carter, Douglas Booth, Marc Warren, Imogen Poots
Rating69% 3.492363.492363.492363.492363.49236
In Los Angeles in 1976, Christopher Isherwood begins writing his memoir. The film flashes back to 1931 as Christopher prepares to leave England for Germany, against the wishes of his mother Kathleen. On the train he meets Gerald Hamilton, an English ne'er-do-well of Irish descent, who suggests that Christopher take a room at the boarding house where he lives. Upon his arrival in Berlin, Christopher meets his friend Wystan Auden, who takes him to the Cosy Corner, a seedy gay club populated by hustlers.
Stormbreaker, 1h33
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Damian Lewis
Rating51% 2.5517852.5517852.5517852.5517852.551785
Alex Rider is a 14-year-old schoolboy who lives with his uncle Ian and their housekeeper Jack Starbright. Ian is supposedly a bank manager and is, much to Alex's regret, often away from home. One day, Alex is told that his uncle has died in a car crash, but quickly discovers that his uncle was in fact a spy working for MI6 and that he was killed by the assassin, Yassen Gregorovich.
White Noise, 1h35
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Mike Dopud, Ian McNeice, Chandra West, Keegan Connor Tracy
Rating55% 2.7502752.7502752.7502752.7502752.750275
Jonathan Rivers (Michael Keaton) is a successful architect and lives a peaceful life with his wife Anna (Chandra West) until her unexpected disappearance. Eventually, he is contacted by Raymond Price (Ian McNeice), who claims that his own son had also died. He says he has recorded messages from Anna through electronic voice phenomena (EVP). While Jonathan is initially dismissive and angered, he later learns about his wife's tragic drowning. Desperate, he begins to believe that the recorded voice is indeed that of his wife. Jonathan becomes obsessed with trying to contact her himself, despite warnings from a psychic, Mirabelle Keegan (Keegan Connor Tracy), who tries to tell him how the recording can attract other, unwanted entities. A woman named Sarah Tate (Deborah Kara Unger), who also came to Raymond for his EVP work because she lost her fiancé, befriends Jonathan.
Margery and Gladys, 1h38
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Penelope Keith, Alan David, June Brown, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Martin Freeman, Peter Vaughan
Rating70% 3.5267753.5267753.5267753.5267753.526775
Recently widowed Margery Heywood (Penelope Keith) and her cleaning woman Gladys Gladwell (June Brown) disturb a would-be burglar breaking into Margery's house in Kent. Margery attacks the burglar with a heavy glass vase, and knocks him unconscious. Believing that she has killed him, she panics and flees the house with Gladys, leaving behind her handbag.
Tipping the Velvet, 2h57
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May, John Bowe, Sally Hawkins
Rating81% 4.057864.057864.057864.057864.05786
En 1888, à Whitstable dans le Kent, une jeune écaillère d'huîtres de dix-huit ans, Nancy, va régulièrement avec sa sœur Alice au Palace, un établissement de music-hall. Elle y découvre un jour une nouvelle artiste, Kitty Butler, qui fait un numéro de travesti. Nancy s'éprend de l'artiste, et parvient à entrer à son service comme habilleuse, tout en cachant ses sentiments.
Othello (2001)
, 1h40
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston, Keeley Hawes, Richard Coyle, Rachael Stirling, Del Synnott
Rating73% 3.6824353.6824353.6824353.6824353.682435
The film is narrated by Ben Jago, a corrupt police detective who is prepared to manipulate those around him to get what he wants, even the people he loves.
Doctor Who
Doctor Who (1996)
, 1h29
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Actors Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Sylvester McCoy, Yee Jee Tso, Will Sasso
Rating62% 3.1493.1493.1493.1493.149
Sur la planète Skaro, le Maître, un Seigneur du Temps comme le Docteur, est jugé coupable de très nombreux crimes et est condamné par les Daleks à être exterminé. Sa dernière volonté est qu'on ramène ses restes sur sa planète d'origine, Gallifrey, accompagné par son ennemi juré, le Docteur. Ce dernier accepte et les cendres du Maître se voient transportées par le Docteur jusqu'à Gallifrey dans un petit conteneur.
Ruby Jean and Joe
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Tom Selleck, Rebekah Johnson, JoBeth Williams
Rating66% 3.3405953.3405953.3405953.3405953.340595
Un homme sur la route prend en stop une jeune fille Ruby Jean. Pendant le voyage une amitié se créé entre eux. Elle finit par lui expliquer qu'elle devrait rentrer dans une fac prestigieuse, mais elle se donne un temps de réflexion. Lui fuit ses démons intérieurs dont une brouille avec son père.