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Joe Wright is a Actor, Director and Executive Producer British born on 25 august 1972 at London (United-kingdom)

Joe Wright

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Birth name Joseph Wright
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 august 1972 (47 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Joe Wright (born 25 August 1972) is an English film director known for Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna, and his 2012 adaptation of the classic Anna Karenina.


Son père, âgé de 65 ans à sa naissance, mourut quand Joe Wright avait 19 ans. Il est dyslexique.

Il a été fiancé à Rosamund Pike, qu'il a rencontré sur le plateau d'Orgueil et Préjugés, mais ils se sont séparés en 2008. Il a épousé en octobre 2010 Anoushka Shankar, qui lui a donné un fils, Zubin, en 2011.

Il est le plus jeune réalisateur à avoir fait l'ouverture de la Mostra de Venise, à 35 ans, avec le film Reviens-moi.

Lui et l'actrice Keira Knightley ont, par six fois, collaborés ensemble (sur les films Orgueil et Préjugés, Reviens-moi, Anna Karénine, sur deux publicités pour la marque Chanel ainsi que pour un spot publicitaire contre les violences domestiques).

Best films

Darkest Hour (2017)
Atonement (2007)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Anna Karenina (2012)

Usually with

Paul Webster
Paul Webster
(5 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(5 films)
Tim Bevan
Tim Bevan
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joe Wright (12 films)

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Silver Bullet, 1h35
Directed by Daniel Attias
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Films about disabilities, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Megan Follows, Everett McGill, Terry O'Quinn, Leon Russom
Roles Brady Kincaid, Marty's best friend.
Rating63% 3.199443.199443.199443.199443.19944
Jane Coslaw (Follows), the narrator of the film, is the oldest sister in a dysfunctional family of four. Her narration starts in the Spring of 1976 and centers on her strained relationship with her younger, paraplegic brother Marty (Haim) and their parents Nan and Bob. Their rocky relationship changes after a series of murders in their small rural town of Tarker's Mills, Maine.
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy (1985)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Caren Kaye, Adam Baldwin, Robert Klein, Joe Wright
Roles Jerry Disbro
Rating62% 3.1008553.1008553.1008553.1008553.100855
Michael J. Fox plays camp counselor Dennis Baxter, who works at a boys' summer camp called Camp Pinewood, located in Clifton, Maine. He falls in love with the new camp nurse Rhonda and spends the summer trying to convince her to leave her fiancé for him. Baxter's campers include the slick-talking Jerry Disbro, the sensitive writer Brian (who also has a crush on Rhonda), the baseball star Bobby, the overweight comedian Toby, and the shy Timmy Mezzy who is afraid of the water and wants to run away. Jerry ends up becoming the camp con man, operating such scams as a letter writing concession using Brian, turning the P.X. into "his own personal candy store", and making outlandish demands to help win Bobby his much-coveted spot on the Varsity baseball team by acting as his agent. Along with Bobby, he hatches a plan to sneak over to the neighboring girls' camp to visit a girl he met on the train ride to camp. Timmy is always finding new and creative ways to escape, including busting out in a laundry truck and trying to sneak out by way of the girls' camp across the lake dressed in drag. The camp is run by 'Big Irv' Klopper and his wife Margo (much to her apparent displeasure). Baxter's arch-rival is fellow counselor Ike, who is much more serious about his job than Baxter. Ike is not at all popular among the campers and is seen as being something of a "Square", having been educated in a military school. Maintenance man Walter carries around a red-stained axe and is rumored to be a murderer.


Darkest Hour, 2h5
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ronald Pickup, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
Rating73% 3.698923.698923.698923.698923.69892
En mai 1940, Winston Churchill devient Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, en pleine Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa détermination à combattre les Allemands sera décisive pour la suite des événements.
Pan (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie
Rating57% 2.853182.853182.853182.853182.85318
Peter (Levi Miller) is a young boy who is left as a baby on the steps of an orphanage in London by his mother Mary (Amanda Seyfried), an establishment under the care of Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke). Several years later, during World War II,The Cold War, upon learning that she is hoarding food for herself, Peter and his best friend Nibs try to steal it to distribute amongst themselves and the other orphans but they get caught. In the process, Peter finds a letter written by his mother, declaring her love and assuring Peter they will meet again "in this world or another".
Stonewall (2015)
, 2h9
Directed by Roland Emmerich, Joe Wright
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Joey King, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Ron Perlman, Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Karl Glusman
Rating51% 2.5659652.5659652.5659652.5659652.565965
The drama is a coming-of-age genre film, and centers on fictional Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine), a young gay white man from Indiana, who flees the conservative countryside in the late 1960s and moves to New York City. Before leaving, he comes out to his parents, who are horrified. He leaves behind his younger sister. After reaching Greenwich Village, he is befriended by a multiracial group of young, gay and genderfluid street kids and drag queens. He meets older men Trevor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), who soon becomes his lover and roommate, and Ed Murphy (Ron Perlman), the manager of the Mafia-owned Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Village. Ed colludes with corrupt policemen and exploits homeless gay youth to his own advantage. Danny gradually learns about gay culture from his new friends.
Anna Karenina, 2h10
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide
Actors Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen
Rating66% 3.300743.300743.300743.300743.30074
In 1874 Imperial Russia, Prince Stephan "Stiva" Oblonsky's wife, Princess Daria "Dolly", surprises him cheating with their governess and banishes him from home. Stiva's sister, Anna Karenina, is a well off and liked socialite, living St. Petersburg with her elder husband, Count Alexei Karenin and their son, Seryozha travels to Moscow to persuade Dolly to forgive her unfaithful Stiva.
Hanna (2011)
, 1h51
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden
Rating67% 3.398873.398873.398873.398873.39887
Hanna Heller (Saoirse Ronan) is a 15-year-old girl who lives with her father, Erik Heller (Eric Bana) in rural northern Finland, near Kuusamo. The film opens with her hunting and killing a reindeer, first by shooting it with an arrow that just misses its heart, and then killing it with a handgun.
The Soloist, 1h55
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Psychologie, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Violon
Actors Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Nelsan Ellis
Rating66% 3.3499053.3499053.3499053.3499053.349905
In 2005, Steve Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a journalist working for the L.A. Times. He is divorced and now works for his ex-wife, Mary (Catherine Keener), an editor. A biking accident lands Lopez in a hospital.
Atonement (2007)
, 2h3
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple
Rating77% 3.899023.899023.899023.899023.89902
In 1935, Briony Tallis is a 13-year-old girl from a wealthy English family and has just finished writing a play. Briony attempts to stage the play with her three visiting cousins, twin boys and their teenage sister, Lola; however, they get bored and decide to go swimming. Briony stays behind and witnesses a significant moment of sexual tension between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, a servant's son (a man that Briony has a childish infatuation with). Robbie returns home and writes several drafts of letters to Cecilia, including one that is explicitly sexual and erotically charged (specifically, it uses the word “massive pudenda”). Initially written for the sake of humour, he does not intend to send it and sets it aside. On his way to join the Tallis family for dinner, Robbie asks Briony to deliver his letter, only to later realise that he has mistakenly given her the prurient draft. Briony secretly reads the letter and is simultaneously disgusted and jealous. She tells Lola of its contents and they call Robbie a “sex maniac” while debating whether to turn him into the police. That afternoon, Lola and her younger brothers meet a friend of the Tallis family, a wealthy chocolate manufacturer named Paul Marshall. Though he is much older than her, he excites Lola by flirting with her and treating her like an adult.
Pride & Prejudice, 2h7
Directed by Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Paul Webster, Eric Fellner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Simon Woods, Tom Hollander
Rating78% 3.900693.900693.900693.900693.90069
During the late 18th century, the Bennet family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters—Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia—live in comparative financial independence as gentry on a working farm in rural England. As Longbourn is destined to be inherited by Mr. Bennet's cousin, Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet is anxious to marry off her five daughters before Mr. Bennet dies.
Charles II: The Power and The Passion, 3h55
Directed by Joe Wright
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical, Romance
Actors Rufus Sewell, Ian McDiarmid, Rupert Graves, Helen McCrory, Christian Coulson, Shirley Henderson
Rating76% 3.8088353.8088353.8088353.8088353.808835
It covers the life of Charles II - beginning just before his Restoration to the throne in 1660. He was deeply traumatized by the execution of his father in 1649, after the former's defeat in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms; it begins, however, with his penurious exile in Antwerp in 1658. The film's emphasis is on his court, and his conflicts with Parliament - essentially the same issues which led to the Civil War between his father and the House of Commons, the politics of whom would succeed him - and his relationships with his family, his mistresses and his illegitimate son James, Duke of Monmouth.


Locke (2014)
, 1h25
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels
Roles Executive Producer
Rating70% 3.5487753.5487753.5487753.5487753.548775
The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a colleague with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival home to watch an important football match, Locke decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. Locke never forgave his father for abandoning him as a child, and he is determined not to make the same mistake.