Alison Balsom and her husband Sam Mendes arrive on the red carpet at the 92nd Academy Awards - February 9, 2020. Mendes received a Best Director Oscar nomination for his work on "1917". He lost to Bong Joon-Ho for the movie "Parasite".
Sam Mendes - winner of the Best Director Award for his work on "1917" - poses backstage for his official portrait at the 77th Golden Globes Awards - January 5, 2020.
Cinematographer Roger Deakins (left) and co-writer/co-producer/director Sam Mendes prepare for a scene on the set of "1917", 2019. Deakins and Mendes opened the movie with an unbroken 9 minute and 30 second shot and would continue the fluidity throughout the entire film.
Sam Mendes - winner of the Best Director Award for his work in the Jez Butterworth play "The Ferryman" - poses for the press backstage at the Laurence Olivier Awards - April 8, 2018. The play which tells the story of the family of a former IRA activist, living in their Ireland farmhouse in 1981 was moved to Broadway in October, 2018. There it would win four Tony Awards, including another directing award for Mendes.
"Penny Dreadful" Showtime / Sky UK TV promotional still, 2014. L to R: Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Danny Sapani, Henry Treadaway, Timothy Dalton. Based on the 19th century British publications of the same name, this dark Gothic horror series was produced by Sam Mendes' production company. It would run for two seasons on Showtime and Sky UK. In 2020, a new series entitled "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" was introduced with the setting changed to 1930s Los Angeles.