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Joe Wright is an English film director. He is best known for Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Anna Karenina (2012), and Darkest Hour (2017). Wright always had an interest in the arts, especially painting. He would also make films on his Super 8 camera as well as spend time in the evenings acting in a drama club. He began his career ... See full bio »

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Through the Lens of 'Darkest Hour' Director Joe Wright

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pride & Prejudice
(2005)
Atonement
Atonement Director
(2007)
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Director
(2012)
Hanna
Hanna Director
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Darkest Hour (directed by)
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nosedive (2016)
 2015 Pan
 2014 Coco Mademoiselle: Chanel (Short)
 2012/I Anna Karenina
 2011 Hanna
 2009 The Soloist
 2007 Atonement
 2003 The Last King (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2003)
- Episode #1.3 (2003)
- Episode #1.2 (2003)
- Episode #1.1 (2003)
 2002 Bodily Harm (TV Mini-Series)
 2001 Bob & Rose (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2001)
- Episode #1.5 (2001)
- Episode #1.4 (2001)
- Episode #1.1 (2001)
 2000 Nature Boy (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2000)
- Episode #1.3 (2000)
- Episode #1.2 (2000)
- Episode #1.1 (2000)
 1998 The End (Short)
 1997 Crocodile Snap (Short)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: "Love," for Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris, with Keira Knightley, the song "L-O-V-E" by Joss Stone, costumes and styling by Karl Lagerfeld, art direction by Jacques Hélleu. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joseph Wright

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on 'Anna Karenina'] I conceived it as a ballet with words. I really love the part of my job that is blocking - the movement of actors in space, and their physical relationships, and how you express that through the camera. There's a lot of craft involved in that, but there's also the potential for a lot of emotion. See more »

Trivia:

Has worked with Saoirse Ronan twice (Atonement (2007) and Hanna (2011)), Keira Knightley three times (Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007) and Anna Karenina (2012)), and Tom Hollander three times (Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Soloist (2009), and Hanna (2011)). See more »

Trademark:

Shots of characters' hands to show tension and emotion See more »

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