TV series directed by UK Cypriot Alex Kalymnios to be shown on BBC TV Monday and Tuesday

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Based on true stories, Three Families is a compelling and thoughtful two-part drama written by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by UK Cypriot Alex Kalymnios. It explores the emotional background to a controversial campaign which culminated in the UK government forcing a liberalisation of the law in Northern Ireland.Northern Ireland, 2013.

A mother is forced to question her own beliefs when her teenage daughter reveals she is pregnant. Young newlyweds Hannah and Jonathan are devastated when they learn that their much-wanted baby will not survive the pregnancy. In their grief, the couple speak to their doctor about their options, only to realise how limited their choices are.

First episode date10 May 2021 21.00pm
Final episode date11 May 2021 21.00pm

The series is being shown on BBC One

Alex Kalymnios is an established director working both in UK and US.  She was born in London her Father from Piraeus, Greece and mother from Kaimakli in Cyprus. Alex was educated at Latymer School and then Bournemouth University.
 
Alex recently directed and exec produced the US pilot mystery drama CLOSE UP for Freeform.  Alex also directed numerous US shows including episodes of TITANS, IMPULSE, THE 100, QUANTICO, SWAT, ONCE UPON A TIME and TIMELESS.
 
In 2019, Alex directed the TV film LOVE YOU TO DEATH starring Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden and Tony Nominated Emily Skeggs. The film was inspired by the true events of Dee and Gypsy Blanchard exploring the complicated and rare condition of Munchausen by Proxy.
 
Alex also directed the TV film CLEVELAND ABDUCTION starring Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz and Pam Grier. The film was based on the true story of Michelle Knight, who was one of three women held captive for over a decade under abuser Ariel Castro.
 
In the UK, selected credits include the final series – a three part special of SCOTT & BAILEY, THE WHITE PRINCESS, HOLLYOAKS LATER, EASTENDERS & WATERLOO ROAD.

Alex also directed BBC3 critically acclaimed hit BECOMING HUMAN starring Craig Roberts and John Boyega, where Alex was also nominated for a BAFTA Cymru in 2012. 
 
Alex is represented by Joe Phillips at Curtis Brown in the UK and Rob Kenneally, Austin Denesuk and Darian Lanzetta at CAA in the USA.
 

THREE FAMILIES

SERIES SYNOPSIS
A mother faces prison for trying to help her pregnant teenage daughter. Two young newlyweds learn that their much-wanted first child will die of a fatal foetal abnormality. If they lived in England, Wales or Scotland, both families could seek a legal termination. But this is Northern Ireland, where abortion laws have been among the most restrictive in Europe. Based on true stories, Three Families is a compelling and thoughtful two-part drama from screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes. It explores the emotional background to a controversial campaign which culminated in the UK government forcing a liberalisation of the law in Northern Ireland.

Trailer of THREE FAMILIES:

CAST & CREW CREDITS
CAST
Theresa……………………………………………………………………………….Sinéad Keenan
Hannah……………………………………………………….……………………Amy James-Kelly
Orla……………………………………………………………………………………..Lola Petticrew
Rosie………………………………………………………………………….…..Genevieve O’Reilly
Jonathan……………………………………………………….………………………Colin Morgan
Mark………………………………………………………………………………..Owen McDonnell
David…………………………………………………………………..…….Prasanna Puwanarajah
Rachel…………………………………………………………………………………Vanessa Emme
Louise……………………………………………………………………….……………..Kerri Quinn
Jenny…………………………………………………………………………………Gráinne Keenan
Kathleen………………………………………………………………………………..……Ger Ryan
Eileen…………………………………………………………………………………Dearbhla Molly
CREATIVES
Writer and Executive Producer…………………………………………………Gwyneth Hughes
Executive Producer……………………………………………………………..………Susan Hogg
Executive Producer…………………………………………………………………Gaynor Holmes
Director……………………………………………………………………………….Alex Kalymnios
Producer…………………………………………………………………………………Chris Martin

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