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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 & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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(2005)
Atonement Director
(2007)
Darkest Hour Director
(2017)
Hanna Director
(2011)

Filmography

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 2021 The Woman in the Window (directed by)
 2017 Darkest Hour (directed by)
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nosedive (2016)
 2015 Pan
 2014 Coco Mademoiselle: Chanel (Short)
 2012 Chanel No. 5: There You Are (Video short)
 2012 Chanel No. 5: Wherever I Go (Video short)
 2012/I Anna Karenina
 2011 Hanna
 2009 The Soloist
 2007 Atonement
 2005 Pride & Prejudice (directed by)
 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:

(8/14-9/14) TV commercial: Directed "The Chase," for Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris perfume, with Keira Knightley, the song "She's Not There," by The Zombies (voiceover), and direction by Joe Wright. 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:

I'm not a religious man, but I do aspire to some kind of spirituality and I think probably the best way to find that is through love. And eventually to love one other person. And I found that those were the sorts of things Tolstoy was also thinking about, battling with. He was in a similar state and age in his life. See more »

Trivia:

His sister is Sarah Wright. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Virgo

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