Born in Washington D.C. but raised in London, Alex was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study film at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts in New York. His graduation film, RALPH, was nominated for a BAFTA in 2009. Nominated as a Screen Star of Tomorrow in the same year, he went on to direct Richard Bean's HARVEST for Channel 4. After making another short, TITS, for the BFI/Lighthouse, which played in competition at the Berlin and Encounters film festivals, he went on to close the second series of Channel 4's BAFTA nominated drama series MY MAD FAT DIARY, which was nominated for an international Emmy for Best Drama series 2015. He went on to open CRIMS, a BBC3 sitcom, opened the second series of THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL for ITV and directed the final block of Bash Doran’s TRAITORS for Netflix/C4, a cold war spy drama. In 2019 he made THIS WAY UP, a new 6 part comedy drama for Hulu/C4 starring Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan, for which he is nominated as best Director Comedy Drama/Situation Comedy at the RTS Awards. He is represented for commercials by Archersmark and has directed work for clients including Nike, Barclays and Microsoft.