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

Known For

Pride & Prejudice
(2005)
Atonement
Atonement Director
(2007)
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour Director
(2017)
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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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 setting Anna Karenina on a stage] The choice to shoot it in a theater was about this idea that they were living their lives as if upon a stage. What I found interesting about Russian society at the time was the kind of identity crisis that they were going through socially, and also Anna seems to be going through an identity crisis. The role that she has adopted no longer suits her; she has ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2007, he became the youngest director in history to have a film open the Venice Film Festival (his film Atonement was chosen to open 64th Venice International Film Festival). See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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