Blakeson at the 31st London Film Critics Circle Awards
|Born||Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Known for||The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)|
J Blakeson 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.
J Blakeson was born and raised in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He attended and graduated from the University of Warwick, where he studied Film and Literature. Outside studying, he oversaw the writing and direction of two low-budget films, Struggling (1997) and Red Tape (1998).
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. The movie made over $109 Million at the global box office. 
|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|
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- "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.
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