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Edgar Wright is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor British born on 18 april 1974 at Poole (United-kingdom)

Edgar Wright

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Birth name Edgar Howard Wright Jr.
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 18 april 1974 (44 years) at Poole (United-kingdom)

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced.

He also co-wrote, produced and directed the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Along with his friend Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Wright and Cornish co-wrote the screenplay for the Marvel Studios film Ant-Man, which Wright was intended to direct before departing the project.

Biography

Though he has stated that the film that most influenced him was John Landis' An American Werewolf in London (according to his interview in The Film That Changed My Life), Wright also mentioned Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II and the Coen brothers' Raising Arizona as films that made him want to be a director. The day he met Raimi and told him so, Raimi joked saying "Don't say that, you make me feel old."

In 2009, Wright began a relationship with actress Anna Kendrick after meeting on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The couple split in early 2013. He was previously in a relationship with singer-songwriter and former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley.

Wright is a friend of fellow director Garth Jennings, and made cameos in his films The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Son of Rambow. Jennings himself had cameos in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End.

Best films

Ant-Man (2015)
(Director)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
(Scriptwriter)
Baby Driver (2017)
(Director)
Paul (2011)
(Script Editor)

Usually with

Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg
(7 films)
Nick Frost
Nick Frost
(6 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(5 films)
Joe Cornish
Joe Cornish
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Edgar Wright (18 films)

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Actor

Baby Driver, 1h53
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort
Roles Background passerby
Rating75% 3.7978253.7978253.7978253.7978253.797825
Baby, jeune orphelin particulier, se retrouve forcé à collaborer avec un chef de gang de braqueurs à Atlanta.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, 2h32
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega
Roles Resistance Trooper (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.598193.598193.598193.598193.59819
L'univers de Star Wars est amorcé avec le conflit entre la République galactique et la Confédération des systèmes indépendants, alliance de planètes séparatistes. Cette confédération entraîne des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables à cause des manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, chef d'État de la République, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en visant secrètement à établir un empire. Pour rétablir la paix, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, sans savoir que les deux camps sont manipulés par les Seigneurs Sith (Palpatine étant en réalité le Seigneur Sith Dark Sidious). Les Jedi, comme les Sith, sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Untitled Illumination film, 1h50
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Nick Offerman, Reese Witherspoon
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating70% 3.546363.546363.546363.546363.54636
A koala named Buster hires a black sheep who is also his best friend to help him run his business of theater.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, 1h28
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Seth Rogen, Adrianne Curry, Kevin Smith, Corey Feldman, Kenneth Branagh, Thomas Jane
Roles Himself
Rating69% 3.4959553.4959553.4959553.4959553.495955
Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, and directed by Morgan Spurlock, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope explores the phenomenon of the San Diego Comic-Con International, which began as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans. The event has grown into an annual pop culture event that influences every form of entertainment and is attended by over 140,000 people. The film follows the lives of five attendees as they prepare to attend the 2010 convention, which is characterized as "the ultimate geek mecca":
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Buddy films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Roles Shelf Stacker / Voice of Dave (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.9481753.9481753.9481753.9481753.948175
Police Constable Nicholas Angel, a high-achieving member of the Metropolitan Police Service, is promoted to Sergeant but it comes with being transferred to the village of Sandford, Gloucestershire, for being too good at his job while making his colleagues look bad by comparison due to his skills. Angel finds the town is generally devoid of any crime, with its local Neighbourhood Watch Alliance (NWA) helping to keep the peace as everyone prepares for the "Village of the Year" award contest. Angel finds minor instances of disorderly conduct, during which he confiscates a shed full of unlicensed fire arms including a naval mine, pursues an escaped swan, and arrests a drunk driver who turns out to be his new partner PC Danny Butterman, the son of town chief Inspector, Frank Butterman.
Son of Rambow, 1h36
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about religion
Actors Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Hynes, Adam Godley, Neil Dudgeon
Roles Metal school Teacher
Rating69% 3.4990553.4990553.4990553.4990553.499055
Will (Bill Milner) is quiet and shy, and comes from a family that belongs to the strict Plymouth Brethren church. Will is forbidden to watch films or television and is made to leave his classroom when the teacher puts on a documentary. In the corridor, he meets Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the worst-behaved boy in school, thrown out of another class for bad behaviour. They accidentally break a fish bowl in the corridor; Lee volunteers to take the blame, pretending that the punishment is torture, in exchange for Will's watch, which belonged to his dead father. Moreover, Lee demands that Will performs the stunts in a film Lee is making with home video equipment owned by his bullying older brother, Lawrence (Ed Westwick), which Lawrence uses in his video pirating enterprise. He intends to enter the Screen Test Young Film-Makers' Competition.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1h48
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor
Roles Deep Thought Technician
Rating67% 3.399343.399343.399343.399343.39934
The film begins with a Broadway-style number "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish", sung by the dolphins of the world, who are aware of the Earth's impending doom. At the end, they all jump out of the oceans and into space, leaving Earth for good.
Land of the Dead, 1h33
Directed by George A. Romero
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy, John Leguizamo, Eugene Clark
Roles Photo Booth Zombie
Rating61% 3.0992753.0992753.0992753.0992753.099275
Years after a zombie apocalypse, survivors have set up outposts across the United States, one of which, in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contains a feudal-like government. Bordered on two sides by rivers and on the third by an electric fence, the city has become a sanctuary, with the rich and powerful living in a luxury high-rise called Fiddler's Green while the rest of the population subsists in squalor. The city's ruler Paul Kaufman (Dennis Hopper) has sponsored Dead Reckoning, a heavily armored vehicle that can travel through the zombie-infested areas with ease. Armed with remote-controlled heavy machine guns and video cameras, Dead Reckoning functions as a moving fireworks launch base, on the premise that zombies are fascinated by fireworks and will stare at them, ignoring their environment. Riley Denbo (Simon Baker), designer and commander of Dead Reckoning, has recently retired. Unlike Kaufman, Riley is respected for his work in protecting the city from danger, as well as for bringing critical food and medical supplies which the citizens can no longer acquire safely themselves.
Shaun of the Dead, 1h35
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Comedy horror films, Dystopian films, Buddy films, Disaster films
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy
Roles Rabid Monkeys Newsreader / Prat-falling Zombie / Italian Restaurant Voice (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.9486053.9486053.9486053.9486053.948605
Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a 29-year-old electronics shop salesman with no direction in life. His younger colleagues show him no respect, he has a strained relationship with his stepfather, Phillip (Bill Nighy), and a tense one with his housemate Pete (Peter Serafinowicz) because of Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun's other housemate and vulgar, unemployed best friend. Furthermore, Shaun's girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) dislikes their social life as they spend every date at the Winchester, Shaun and Ed's favourite pub. Because Shaun always brings Ed, Liz is always forced to bring her flatmates, David (Dylan Moran) and Dianne (Lucy Davis). After a bad day at work, Shaun forgets to book a table at a nice restaurant, and after suggesting the Winchester again Liz breaks up with him. Shaun drowns his sorrows with Ed at the Winchester. While celebrating at home, an enraged Pete — suffering from a bite wound caused by "some crackheads" — confronts Shaun on his flaws, telling him to sort his life out.
A Fistful of Fingers, 1h18
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Nicola Stapleton, Neil Mullarkey, Edgar Wright, James Lance
Roles Cheesy Voiceover Artist / Two Bit Farmer Cameo
Rating62% 3.148283.148283.148283.148283.14828

Director

Me and My Shadow
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Kate Hudson

The film will feature the world's most boring person, Stanley Grubb, and his Shadow Stan. When a crime in the Shadow World puts both their lives in danger, Stan is forced to take control of Stanley, and stand up to a shadowy villain, who intends to lead a rebellion to take over the human world.
Ant-Man
Ant-Man (2015)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam McKay, Edgar Wright, Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about insects, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll
Rating72% 3.64773.64773.64773.64773.6477
In 1989, scientist Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their attempt to replicate his Ant-Man shrinking technology. Believing the technology is dangerous, Pym vows to hide it as long as he lives. In the present day, Pym's estranged daughter, Hope van Dyne, and former protégé, Darren Cross, have forced him out of his own company. Cross is close to perfecting a shrinking suit of his own, the Yellowjacket, which horrifies Pym.
The World's End, 1h49
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about alcoholism, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan
Rating69% 3.4981353.4981353.4981353.4981353.498135
Gary King (Simon Pegg), a middle-aged alcoholic, tracks down his estranged schoolfriends and persuades them to complete "the Golden Mile", a pub crawl encompassing the 12 pubs of their hometown of Newton Haven. The group attempted the crawl as teenagers, but failed to reach the final pub, The World's End.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 1h52
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill
Rating74% 3.748863.748863.748863.748863.74886
In Toronto, 22-year-old Scott Pilgrim, bass guitarist of floundering garage band Sex Bob-omb, is dating high schooler Knives Chau, to the disapproval of his friends. Scott meets an American Amazon.com delivery girl, Ramona Flowers, having first seen her in a dream, and loses interest in Knives. As Sex Bob-omb plays in a battle of the bands sponsored by one "G-Man Graves," Scott is attacked by Ramona's ex-boyfriend Matthew Patel. Scott defeats Patel and learns that, in order to date Ramona, he must defeat the remaining six evil exes. He had previously been made aware of this in an email that he received from Patel, warning him of the attack, but dismissed it as "boring.