Kate Saxon

Kate Saxon Portrait


Kate Saxon is currently directing CASUALTY for the BBC. In 2017, Kate was one of 15 female Film and TV directors chosen for the inaugural BAFTA Elevate group, and was also selected for the Directors UK High End TV Drama Scheme and worked on SILENT WITNESS.  

Film and Television credits include: CALL THE MIDWIFE (Neal Street Productions), CAPTURE THE FLAG (Paramount Pictures, Animated feature film, as Voice Director, 2015, Goya Award for Best Animated Film), EASTENDERS (returning director) and DOCTORS (BBC).  

Additionally a Cinematic Performance Director for video games, Kate has enjoyed considerable acclaim for her work, with EVERYBODY’S GONE TO THE RAPTURE a 2016 BAFTA winner and ALIEN: ISOLATION a 2015 BAFTA winner.

Kate is also a theatre director, with over 20 years in the industry, is Associate Artist of Shared Experience Theatre Company and is Chair of Stage Directors UK.

Theatre credits include: JEKYLL & HYDE (Rose Theatre, Kingston); 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: TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON WILDLANDS and TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION (Ubisoft, Voice Director); MAFIA III (2K Games, Lead Cinematic Performance Director); LONDON HEIST (Sony/VR Worlds, Lead Performance Cinematic Director); EVERYBODY'S GONE TO THE RAPTURE (Chinese Room/Sony, 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, Voice Director); ALIEN: ISOLATION (Creative Assembly, Performance Director, Winner of BAFTA 2015, Audio Achievement); CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW II (Konami, Performance Director); KILLZONE MERCENARY (Guerrilla/Sony, Voice Director); FABLE: THE JOURNEY (Microsoft/Lionhead, Performance Director); FAR CRY 3 - CO-OP (Ubisoft, 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, Voice and Facial Performance Director); CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW (Konami, 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, Voice Director); HEAVENLY SWORD (Konami, Additional Voice Direction); DRAGON QUEST 8: JOURNEY OF THE CURSED KING (Square Enix, Voice Director and Script Reviewer); WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (Eidos, Voice Director); KILLZONE II (Sony, 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).