Edgar Wright Biography
(English Filmmaker Known for His Film ‘Shaun of the Dead’)
Birthday: April 18, 1974 (Aries)
Born In: Poole, Dorset, England
Edgar Wright is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and an actor who is known for creating and directing the British comedy series ‘Asylum’ in the mid-1990s. During the early part of his career, he wrote the scripts of and directed several popular short films including ‘I Want to Get into the Movies’, ‘Rolf Harris Saves the World’, ‘Dead Right’ and ‘Don’t’. He collaborated with actors Simon John Pegg and Nicholas John Frost to create the British sitcom ‘Spaced’ in the late 1990s. He again worked with the same actors when he directed the horror comedy ‘Shaun of the Dead’. After his successful directorial career in television and the short film genre, Wright started working on feature films as a scriptwriter, producer, and more importantly, as a director. He has directed several comedy films based on fantasy, sci-fi, and horror plots. He wrote the script, co-produced, directed, as well as acted in the 2013 sci-fi comedy film ‘The World's End’. He also wrote the script of the popular superhero movie ‘Ant-Man’ from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe franchise. In 2018, Wright won the Georgia Film Critics Association’s ‘Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema’ for his work in the action thriller film ‘Baby Driver’.