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J Blakeson

British film director

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J Blakeson
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2005–present
Known forThe Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Gunpowder (2017)

Jonathan Blakeson[1][2] is an English film director and screenwriter. His first feature film was The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009), a thriller starring Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan, which he wrote and directed.[3] His most recent film was I Care a Lot (2021).

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Early life

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).[4][5]

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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] Blakeson directed the miniseries Gunpowder starring Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Mark Gatiss, Peter Mullan and Shaun Dooley. Gunpowder was shown on BBC One in the UK and on HBO in the U.S.[8]

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Short films

Year Title Director Writer
2005 Vernic No Yes
Pitch Perfect Yes Yes
2009 The Appointment Yes Yes

Feature films

Year Title Director Writer Producer
2009 The Descent Part 2 No Yes No
The Disappearance of Alice Creed Yes Yes No
2016 The 5th Wave Yes No No
2020 I Care a Lot Yes Yes Yes


Year Title Director Writer Notes
2006 Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy No Yes TV movie
2017 Gunpowder Yes No 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. ^ https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=5thwave.htm
  8. ^ https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/endemol-shine-group/gunpowder-bbc1/5123486.article

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