Young Alexander is set in Macedonia, north of Greece, in 340BC. Sixteen-year-old Alexander is still at school, under the tutelage of the great philosopher Aristotle, but he is old enough to engage in battle and he and his friends are eager to become fighting men. While his father, King Philip of Macedon, is distracted with keeping his unruly empire under control, Alexander must take responsibility for the welfare of his mother and sister – and, as treachery and death engulf the city, must take control to protect his father and his future.

Ancient wisdom, learning and philosophy are intertwined with stirring action and heroics as Alexander learns through his experiences how to command men’s respect, make allies, and form strategies; who to trust, how to inspire loyalty, how to outwit the enemy and who to watch out for. Alexander makes foes as well as friends, and his father has a lot of enemies who are turning their attention to the young prince.

Young Alexander is a family action-adventure movie with appeal across the board: mixing the fascinating story of Alexander’s early life with the legends, mythology and larger-than-life characters taken from this period of history and culture. Alexander was to stand head and shoulders above the rest as a military genius and inspired leader, and this film gives us a thrilling, action-packed insight into his younger years, through a story told with humour and intelligence. Alexander and his friends are on the brink of becoming soldiers, but in the meantime they are also enjoying the excitement of their teens and undergoing the same troubles and frustrations as teenagers today, and audiences of any age will immediately identify with their adventures.

Sam Heughan …. Alexander
Lauren Cohan …. Leto
Christopher Cazenove …. Aristotle
David Curtiz …. Argon
Zein El-Din …. Artemus
Sonia Enriquez …. Kali
Kholoud Kazeem …. Niobe
John Moulder-Brown …. Philip, King of Macedonia
Sherif Ramzzy …. Lykomedes
Hala Sedki …. Olympias, Queen of Macedonia
Amy Shiels …. Kleopatra
Tess Spentzos …. Penelope
Louis Tamone …. Thessaly
Jeffrey Taylor …. Marius the Sayer
Paul Telfer …. Hephaestion
Mo Zinal …. Ptolemy

Jalal Merhi …. Director
Jeffrey Taylor …. Producer
Ilya Salkind …. Producer
Sami El-Adl…. Executive Producer
Timothy Khan …. Co-executive Producer
Robert Fentress …. Co-executive Producer
Joe Majestic …. Co-executive Producer
Deborah Moore …. Co-executive Producer
Ahmed Radwan …. Associate Producer
Mai Fadley …. Associate Producer
Dan Skinner …. Writer
Basil Moore-Asfouri …. Original Music
Gavin Struthers …. Cinematographer
Simon Sleap …. Film Editor
Gillian Hawser …. Casting
Hugh Durrant …. Costume Design