Edgar Wright

The mastermind behind such one-of-a-kind hit films as "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," as well as the British comedy series "Spaced," director Edgar Wright grew up in rural England, so obsessed with "Star Wars" and ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1974 in Dorset, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (8)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The World's End 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shaun of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Fistful of Fingers 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (7)

The World's End 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Shaun of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Spaced 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

A Fistful of Fingers 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Baby Driver (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sightseers 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The World's End 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Attack the Block 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Fistful of Fingers 1995 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Actor (2)

Son of Rambow 2008 (Movie)

Metal Work Teacher (Actor)

George A. Romero's Land of the Dead 2005 (Movie)

Photo Booth Zombie (Actor)

Biography

The mastermind behind such one-of-a-kind hit films as "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," as well as the British comedy series "Spaced," director Edgar Wright grew up in rural England, so obsessed with "Star Wars" and horror films that in his early teens, he made his own movies with a second-hand 8mm camera. Just as he fused fresh, brilliant comedy with solid horror and action production values, Wright himself combined a love of movies with old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity from the very beginning, making primitive movies with his classmates and friends with money made stocking shelves at a supermarket after school. Considering his inspired fake horror film trailer in the middle of the B-movie tribute "Grindhouse," Wright never lost sight of his original love of all movies, big and small.

Relationships

Anna Kendrick Actor

Companion
Met 2009 when he directed her in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" Reportedly split 2013

Charlotte Weatherly

Companion
Guitarist for the British band Ash

Oscar Wright Actor

Brother
Born on April 18, 1974 Writer and director of films such as "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Hot Fuzz" (2007)

Milestones

2011

Co-wrote screenplay for "The Adventures of Tintin," directed by Steven Spielberg

2010

Directed Michael Cera in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book series

2007

Directed the fake trailer segment "Don’t" for the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double feature "Grindhouse"

2007

Re-teamed with Pegg for the buddy cop spoof "Hot Fuzz"; Pegg and Frost played two cops patrolling a country village outside of London with the lowest crime rate in the country

2004

Directed and co-wrote (with Pegg) the zombie genre parody "Shaun of the Dead"; film starred Pegg and Nick Frost as two friends who, along with a few friends, are being hunted by zombies

1996

Directed Paramount Comedy Channel series "Asylum"; met frequent collaborator Simon Pegg during filming

1995

Made directorial debut with "A Fistful of Fingers"

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