Jeppe Gjervig Gram
Winner of the BAFTA for Best International Series, 2012
Jeppe Gjervig Gram was born 1976 in Odense, Denmark. After university studies, he worked for 6 years as a drama series consultant for Danish network TV 2, dealing with acquisition of international series as well as commissioning of original Danish series, before enrolling in the screenwriting program at the National Danish Film School in 2005. He graduated in 2007.
While still in film school Gram was headhunted by public broadcaster DR and employed as a regular episode writer on the one-hour drama series ’Sommer’ (2008-2009), one of the highest rating shows on Danish television the last twenty years, writing 3 episodes in total.
Fresh out of ‘Sommer’, Jeppe Gjervig Gram teamed up with headwriter Adam Price and fellow film school alumni Tobias Lindholm to create the three man strong writer’s room, that created the first Danish political drama series ‘Borgen’.
‘Borgen’ was a hit both locally and abroad, winning several prestigious television awards, among others the Prix Italia, the FIPA d’OR, and the BAFTA for best foreign series, and when another 10 episodes of the series was commissioned by DR, Adam Price and Jeppe Gjervig Gram continued their fruitful collaboration
Currently Jeppe Gjervig Gram is developing a new show for DR, which will be his debut as a show-runner, called ‘Follow the Money’ – a drama series in 20 episodes about corporate crime for the same coveted Sunday night timeslot that formerly was the home of ‘The Killing’ and ‘Borgen’.