Sam Menedes

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Sam Menedes

Director. Born August 1, 1965, in Redding, England. Raised by his mother, an author of
         children’s books, after his parents’ divorce, Mendes grew up in north London. He attended
         Cambridge University, graduating in 1987. After graduation, he got a low-level job at the
         Chichester Festival Theater. When a veteran director dropped out of a production of London
         Assurance, the 23-year-old Mendes was asked to step in. The production became a hit, and
         soon moved to Haymarket’s Theatre Royal. Mendes’s second effort, The Cherry Orchard,
         starring Dame Judi Dench, opened later that same year.

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