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Alan Taylor (director) : biography

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Alan Taylor (born 1965) is an American television and film director, television producer, and screenwriter. Taylor has directed for numerous programs on both network television and premium cable, most notably on HBO. Besides his television work, Taylor has directed three feature films: Palookaville, The Emperor's New Clothes and Kill the Poor.

Taylor's parents are videographer James J. Taylor and curator Mimi Cazort; his sister is indie rocker Anna Domino. He currently resides in New York City and rural Pennsylvania with his wife, make-up artist Nicki Ledermann, and their daughters, Ginger and Willa, and son, Jem.

Taylor joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as a director for the first season in 2004. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Taylor directed the episode "Here Was a Man". He returned as a director for the second season in 2005 and helmed the episode "Requiem for a Gleet". Taylor has directed the pilot episodes of Mad Men ("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes") and Bored to Death as well as subsequent episodes of each. He has directed two episodes from season 1 of Game of Thrones and four episodes of season 2. On December 24, 2011, it was announced that he would direct Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to 2011's Thor.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Credit(s)
1995 Palookaville Director
2001 The Emperor's New Clothes Director
2003 Kill the Poor Director
2013 Thor: The Dark World Director

Television

  • That Burning Question (1988)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street TV Series
    • episode "Mercy"
    • episode "Blood Ties"
    • episode "The Wedding"
    • episode "A Dog and Pony Show"
    • episode "Autofocus"
    • episode "The True Test"
    • episode "Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
  • Oz (1997) TV Series
    • episode 1.06 "To Your Health"
    • episode 2.06 "Strange Bedfellows"
  • Trinity (1998) TV Series
    • episode "Breaking In, Breaking Out, Breaking Up, Breaking Down"
  • Sex and the City (1998) TV Series
    • episode 2.09 "Old Dogs, New Dicks"
    • episode 2.14 "The Fuck Buddy"
    • episode 4.15 "Change of a Dress"
    • episode 4.16 "Ring a Ding-Ding"
    • episode 6.07 "The Post-it Always Sticks Twice"
    • episode 6.08 "The Catch"
  • Now and Again (1999) TV Series
    • episode "Over Easy"
  • The Sopranos (1999) TV Series
    • episode 1.06 "Pax Soprana"
    • episode 4.10 "The Strong, Silent Type"
    • episode 5.02 "Rat Pack"
    • episode 6.04 "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh"
    • episode 6.09 "The Ride"
    • episode 6.12 "Kaisha"
    • episode 6.14 "Stage 5"
    • episode 6.18 "Kennedy and Heidi"
    • episode 6.20 "The Blue Comet"
  • The West Wing (1999) TV Series
    • episode 1.08 "Enemies"
    • episode 1.16 "20 Hours in L.A."
  • Six Feet Under (2001) TV Series
    • episode 2.08 "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
  • Keen Eddie (2003)
    • episode "Sticky Fingers"
  • Carnivàle (2003) TV Series
    • episode 2.07 "Damascus, NE"
  • Deadwood (2004) TV Series
    • episode 1.04 "Here Was a Man"
    • episode 2.04 "Requiem for a Gleet"
  • Lost (2004) TV Series
    • episode 2.04 "Everybody Hates Hugo"
  • Rome (2005) TV Series
    • episode 1.10 "Triumph"
    • episode 1.12 "Kalends of February"
  • Big Love (2006) TV Series
    • episode 1.05 "Affair"
  • Mad Men (2007) TV Series
    • episode 1.01 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
    • episode 1.02 "Ladies' Room"
    • episode 1.12 "Nixon vs. Kennedy"
    • episode 2.12 "The Mountain King"
  • Boardwalk Empire (2010) TV series
    • episode 1.05 "Nights in Ballygran"
  • Game of Thrones (2011) TV series
    • episode 1.09 "Baelor"
    • episode 1.10 "Fire and Blood"
    • episode 2.01 "The North Remembers"
    • episode 2.02 "The Night Lands"
    • episode 2.08 "The Prince of Winterfell"
    • episode 2.10 "Valar Morghulis"
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