University of Cambridge
Magdalen College School
Returned to feature-directing with the Bond film "Skyfall," starring Daniel Craig
Directed John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph in "Away We Go"
Directed wife Kate Winslet, who reunited with Leonardo DiCaprio, in the drama "Revolutionary Road"
Nominated for the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture ("Revolutionary Road")
Returned to Broadway to helm new production of the David Hare play "The Vertical Hour," starring Julianne Moore
Produced and directed the film "Jarhead," based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences
Made theater history when he became the first triple winner at Britain's prestigious Laurence Olivier awards
Helmed second feature "The Road to Perdition," starring Tom Hanks
Announced plans to leave position as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse in December of 2002
Formed Donmar Films, with partial backing from DreamWorks
Returned to theater to direct "To the Green Fields and Beyond," starring Dougray Scott and Ray Winstone
Staged the workshop production of the long-awaited Sondheim/Weidman show "Wise Guys," starring Nathan Lane and Victor Garber; withdrew after it was decided not to move the show to Broadway
Made feature directorial debut with "American Beauty," starring Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening
Directed Nicole Kidman in David Hare's "The Blue Room"; opened to raves in London and later transferred to Broadway
Made Broadway directing debut with the revival of "Cabaret"; Cumming reprised his London role; earned a Tony nomination
Staged the widely acclaimed London production of "Othello"
Flopped at the Donmar with the new American musical "The Fix"
Directed the acclaimed London revival of the Sondheim musical "Company"
Staged a well-received version of "The Glass Menagerie" featuring Zoe Wanamaker and Ben Chaplin
Directed a revival of "Oliver!" at the London Palladium
Staged Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" at the National Theatre Company's Lyttelton Theatre
Produced and directed an environmental production of "Cabaret" for the Donmar, starring Alan Cumming and Jane Horrocks
Produced and directed "Richard III" at the Donmar Warehouse
Helmed the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "The Tempest"
Directed the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical "Assassins" at the Donmar Warehouse
Named Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse Theater in London
Directed "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" starring Jane Horrocks
Helmed "The Sea" produced by Britain's National Theatre Company
Directed Ralph Fiennes in "Troilus and Cressida" for the Royal Shakespeare
Helmed the play "The Plough and the Stars" at the Old Vic Theatre
First gained notice directing Judi Dench in the West End production of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard"
Was the artistic director of Minerva Studio Theatre in Chichester, England
Raised in London
In June 2000, Mendes was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire.