|Who is it?||Director, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Known for||The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009), Gunpowder (2017)|
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. Blakeson directed the mini-series 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 USA.