Jake Graf is an international award winning director, writer and actor based in London known for his roles in ’The Danish Girl' and ‘Colette’ and for films ‘Headspace’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘Dusk’.
Jake uses the medium of film to elicit positive change, giving representation to rarely seen characters and stories and promoting acceptance and understanding. All of his films are used as educational tools in universities, schools, prisons and media events internationally.
Jake's first feature film 'Lavender' is currently in development with MisFits Entertainment ('Alleycats'/'McQueen') and Ardimages ('God's Own Country') and his next short with Wychwood Pictures. Recent roles include ‘Colette’ directed by Wash Westmoreland (‘Still Alice’) and ITV’s ‘Butterfly’.
He and wife Hannah Graf MBE were the subjects of 2020's hit Channel 4 documentary 'Our Baby: A Modern Miracle', following their journey to becoming parents to daughter Millie (produced by Parable Works). The film has screened internationally to great acclaim.
Using his platform to give a voice to the trans male community, Jake is widely considered to be one of the most visible trans men in the UK. He has appeared on Lorraine, Sky News, Good Morning Britain, Channel 5 News and London Tonight and has written for The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, GNI Magazine, BOYZ and Gay Star News.
Jake has spoken internationally on trans issues, particularly in relation to film and media. In 2015 he was a panelist as part of the first trans specific event at The White House, and the following year was invited to present in Speaker’s House, Westminster. In July 2017, his short film about legislative change was launched in The Houses of Parliament.
Jake was listed in OUT Magazine’s OUT100 List, The Independent’s Rainbow List and The Guardian’s Pride Power List. He is a patron of the Mermaids Charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust, an ambassador for Age UK and a judge for The National Diversity Awards, The European Diversity Awards and The Rainbow Honours.