Jakob Verbruggen

Director for Film and Television
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Biography

Jakob Verbruggen is one of the most exciting directors to emerge from the current boom in breakthrough television dramas coming out of Europe. 

Jakob directed BBC crime drama The Fall for 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 and has recently directed an original 5 part series London Spy, written by Tom Rob Smith for Working Title and BBC.


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Film

Director

Producer Dirk Impens
Starring
  • Veerle Baetens
  • Michael Pas
  • Marc Lauwrys
  • Gilles De Schrijver
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    London Spy
    5 x 60'
    Creator Tom Rob Smith
    Producer Juliette Howell, Polly Hill (Exec. producers)
    Writer Tom Rob Smith
     

    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
    In development
     
    The Bridge (US version)
    2013 Peabody Award
    Starring
  • Diane Kruger
  • Demián Bichir
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    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
    Producer Justin-Thompson Glover, Gub Neal, Patrick Irwin, Julian Stevens
    Writer Allan 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. Nominated for Best Drama at Broadcast Awards 2014 and Best Drama at Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

    Artists Studio for BBC 2
     
    Producer Dirk Impens
     

    Jakob directed 19 episodes of Code 37. In the vein of Steig Larsson's Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Code 37 follows female detective Hannah Maes, who specialises in tracking down sexual offenders. Simultaneously, she's on a personal quest to find the perpetrator of a brutal attack in her mother's home.

    Lifetime