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 is currently in development on his first feature film and two drama pilots with MisFits Entertainment ('Alleycats'/'McQueen'). He has just starred in ‘Colette’ directed by Wash Westmoreland (‘Still Alice’) and ITV’s ‘Butterfly’ and is preparing for his upcoming role in boxing drama ‘Featherweight’.
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 at 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 and the Ditch The Label anti-bullying project, and an ambassador and judge for the British LGBT Awards and The National Diversity Awards.