Jakob Verbruggen

Director for Film and Television
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Biography

Jakob is currently in production on The Alienist, written by Hoss Amini for
TNT, Paramount and Anonymous Content. Previously he directed Black Mirror, and the season finale of House of Cards Season 4. He also directed London Spy, starring Ben Wishaw and Jim Broadbent, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award for Best Director. Jakob directed BBC crime drama The Fallfor Artists Studio, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Mini Series. It was described by the Guardian as 'one of the best dramas on the BBC in years.'  Subsequently he directed 2 episodes of the US version of The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger.


CV

TV

Director

DirectorJakob Verbruggen
WriterHossein Amini
 

TV Series 

Anonymous Content for Turner Network Television (TNT)
 
CreatorCharlie Brooker
ProducerLucy Dyke
DirectorJakob Verbruggen
WriterCharlie Brooker
 

TV series

House Of Tomorrow for Channel 4
 
London Spy
5 x 60'
CreatorTom Rob Smith
ProducerJuliette Howell, Polly Hill (Exec. producers)
WriterTom Rob Smith
Starring
  • Jim Broadbent
  • Charlotte Rampling
  • Ben Whishaw
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    Written by acclaimed author Tom Rob Smith (Child 44). In the centre of London is a street with the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of gay clubbing on the other. London Spy is the story of a chance romance between two people from opposite sides of that street. 



    Working Title for BBC2
     
    The Bridge (US version)
    2013 Peabody Award
    2 x 45'
    CreatorElwood Reid, Björn Stein, Meredith Stiehm
    ProducerPatrick Markey,
    WriterHans Rosenfeldt , Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein,
    Starring
  • Diane Kruger
  • Demián Bichir
  •  
    Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.
    Shorewood, Inc., Elwood Reid, Inc., FX Productions, Filmlance, Shine America for FX
     
    The Fall
    Shortlisted for Best Drama Broadcast Award 2014 and nominated for Best Drama series for Press Guild Awards 2014
    5 X 60
    ProducerJustin-Thompson Glover, Gub Neal, Patrick Irwin, Julian Stevens
    WriterAllan Cubitt
    Starring
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Jamie Dornan
  • Séainín Brennan
  • Nick Lee
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    A gripping psychological thriller that forensically examines the lives of two hunters; a detective and a serial killer. 

    Artists Studio for BBC 2
     
    ProducerDirk Impens
    WriterHola Guapa, Dirk Nielandt, Alain Quateau
    Starring
  • Veerle Baetens
  • Michael Pas
  • Marc Lauwrys
  • Gilles De Schrijver
  •  

    Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses.

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    Film

    Director

    ProducerDirk Impens
    Starring
  • Veerle Baetens
  • Michael Pas
  • Marc Lauwrys
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    Based on the TV crime drama about female detective, Hannah Maes, who leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. 

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