J Blakeson

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J Blakeson
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Born Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2005–present
Known for The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

J Blakeson[1][2] is an English film director and screenwriter. His first feature film was The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009), a kidnap thriller starring Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan, which he wrote and directed.[3]

Early life[edit]

J Blakeson was born and raised in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.[4] He attended and graduated from the University of Warwick, where he studied Film and Literature.[4] Outside studying, he oversaw the writing and direction of two low-budget films, Struggling (1997) and Red Tape (1998).[5][4]


Blakeson directed The 5th Wave, based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey. Chloë Grace Moretz played Cassie and Susannah Grant wrote the screenplay.[6] The movie made over $109 Million at the global box office. [7]


Year Film Director Writer Notes
2005 Vernic Yes Short film
Pitch Perfect Yes Yes
2006 Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy Yes Television film
2009 The Appointment Yes Short film
The Descent Part 2 Yes
The Disappearance of Alice Creed Yes Yes
2016 The 5th Wave Yes
TBA Gunpowder Yes Miniseries


  1. ^ "July 2010 -5- 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed' [8/10]; 'Splice' [7/10]'; 'Dogtooth' [4/10]". Jigsaw Lounge. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Dawtrey, Adam (20 January 2010). "Directors to Watch: J Blakeson". Variety. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Masters, Tim (26 April 2010). "Alice Creed gives kidnap genre a twist". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "CinemaNX presents – The Disappearance of Alice Creed (About the crew)" (PDF). Le Public Système Cinéma. p. 18. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Film Guide Archive – The Disappearance of Alice Creed NO TIENE VIDA (TFF 2010)". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in 'The 5th Wave' for Sony Pictures, GK Films, and Material Pictures". marketwatch.com: PR Newswire via The Wall Street Journal. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=5thwave.htm

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