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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 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 12 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2021 Cyrano
 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
 2011 Coco Mademoiselle (Short)
 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) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2002)
- Episode #1.1 (2002)
 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:

(2011-13) TV commercial: Directed "It Would Mean Nothing Without a Woman or a Girl," with Keira Knightley and Alberto Ammann, for Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris perfume. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joseph Wright

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Anoushka Shankar  (divorced)  (2 children)


Relatives:

Sarah Wright (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I couldn't be a cameraman or a designer or an actor - I have to be a director because I learned how to do that from my dad. Generally, I've never known quite how to fit in in civilian life, but on set, making a film, I know exactly where to go, how to behave and how I fit. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2018, he has directed 2 films that have been Oscar nominated for Best Picture: Atonement (2007) and Darkest Hour (2017). See more »

Trademark:

Some of the aesthetic and emotion of the UK rave scene are used as an influence on his work. See more »

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