Kate Saxon

Kate Saxon Portrait


Kate is a freelance director for theatre, television and film. She was Associate Director at Shared Experience from 2000 – 2012, and is a returning director on EASTENDERS for the BBC. 

Kate is also a Performance Capture and Voice Director for video games, titles include BAFTA winning EVERYBODY'S GONE TO THE RAPTURE (2016), ALIEN: ISOLATION (2015) and FABLE II (2009).

Film and Television credits include: CAPTURE THE FLAG (Paramount Pictures, Animated feature film, as Voice Director, 2015, Goya Award for Best Animated Film), EASTENDERS and DOCTORS (BBC). She has recently been selected for a placement on SILENT WITNESS as part of Directors UK and Creative Skillset’s career development programme.

Theatre credits include: AS YOU LIKE IT (Theatre by the Lake); RAJ (Southwark Playhouse, Little Pieces of Gold Festival); THE MISSION (Arts Ed); THE HISTORY BOYS (Sell A Door Theatre Company); THE SECRET GARDEN (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre); GOD OF CARNAGE; THE YEARS BETWEEN (Royal & Derngate); THE REAL THING (West Yorkshire Playhouse/English Touring Theatre); PERSUASION; THE SECRET GARDEN (Salisbury Playhouse); THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO; BUBBLES (Watermill Theatre); FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN (UK Tour); NINE PARTS OF DESIRE (Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia, Winner of 2 Barrymore Awards in USA); ROMEO AND JULIET (Ludlow Castle/Rougemont Gardens); THE UNEXPECTED GUEST; THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN (Fulton Opera House, USA); FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (English Touring Theatre); CHAINS OF DEW (Orange Tree Theatre); ARTURO UI; SHELTER (Watford Palace Theatre); EVA AND EVE/ SNIFF/ WHERE LIGHT THROUGH YONDER WINDOW (Soho Theatre, Trilogy of new plays); AFTER MISS JULIE (Chapter Arts, Cardiff, & Irish tour); NINE PARTS OF DESIRE (The Public Theater, New York); HYSTERIA; HUMBLE BOY (Northcott Theatre, Exeter); CLEARING THE COLOURS; CAUTION! TROUSERS (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); STILL / LIFE (Theatre Royal Plymouth); THE PITCHFORK DISNEY (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); TRUST BYRON (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh & Gate Theatre); ADRENALINE HEART (Arcola Theatre); SCRATCHING THE FAÇADE (Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Rep - As Deviser and Artistic Director); GRIMM TALES; THE LITTLE PRINCE (ATY, Anchorage; Alaska).

As Associate Director, credits include: AFTER MRS ROCHESTER (Shared Experience, Duke of York's Theatre & International Tour); JANE EYRE (Shared Experience, Tour & West End); CAPTAIN OF THE BIRDS (Abacus Arts, Young Vic, Watford Palace - also as producer).

Video Game credits include: MAFIA III (2K Games, as Lead Cinematic Performance Director); LONDON HEIST (Sony/VR Worlds as Lead Performance Cinematic Director); EVERYBODY'S GONE TO THE RAPTURE (Chinese Room/Sony, as Performance Director, Winner of BAFTA 2016 Best Performer); THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT (Bandai Namco Games, Lead Voice Director); LITTLE BIG PLANET 3 (Sony/Sumo Digital As Voice Director); ALIEN: ISOLATION (Creative Assembly As Performance Director, Winner of BAFTA 2015, Audio Achievement); CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW II (Konami, Performance Director); KILLZONE MERCENARY (Guerrilla/Sony As Voice Director); FABLE: THE JOURNEY (Microsoft / Lionhead, As Performance Director); FAR CRY 3 - CO-OP (Ubisoft, As Performance Director); THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS (Bandai Namco Games, Lead Voice Director); FABLE III (Lionhead, Lead Voice Director); JAMES BOND 007: GOLDENEYE; JAMES BOND 007: BLOOD STONE (Activision, As Voice and Facial Performance Director); CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW (Konami, As Voice Director); FABLE II (Lionhead, Lead Voice Director, Winner of BAFTA 2009 for Best Action and Adventure, Nominated for BAFTA 2009 for Best Story and Character); MMO AGE OF CONAN: HYBORIAN ADVENTURES (Funcom, As Voice Director); HEAVENLY SWORD (Konami, Additional Voice Direction); DRAGON QUEST 8: JOURNEY OF THE CURSED KING (Square Enix, As Voice Director and Script Reviewer); WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (Eidos, As Voice Director); KILLZONE II (Sony, As Performance Director in development stage and for trailers); CASTING FOR SIDE UK (Casting Director for Lucas Arts); STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED; INDIANA JONES (Side UK).

As Assistant Director, Opera credits include: L'EQUIVOCO STRAVAGANTE (Garsington Opera, and Choreographer); LA BOHEME (Opera North, National Tour, As Revival Director); DAS SCHLAUE FUCHSLEIN (Bregenz Opera); LA GAZZA LADRA; LA GAZETTA (Garsington Opera); LA BOHEME; THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (Opera North); DINING WITH ALICE (Salisbury Festival Opera).

Rehearsed readings for theatre include: CRACKED (Arcola Theatre); DUSA, FISH, STAS AND VI (Hampstead Theatre); OLD STREET (Royal Court Theatre); ADRENALINE HEART (Bush Theatre); WRITE NOW (Salisbury Playhouse, New Plays Festival, Co-director); SULKING THOMAS (Diorama).