Edgar Wright Bio, Net Worth, Movies, Ant-Man, Style
Quick Facts of Edgar Howard Wright
- Full NameEdgar Howard Wright
- Net Worth$10 million
- Date of Birth18 April, 1974
- NicknameEdgar Wright
- Marital Status Not married
- BirthplacePoole, England
- Ethnicity White
- ProfessionDirector, Producer
- Nationality British
- Active Year1995-present
- Eye colour Light Brown
- Hair colour Black
- Height5 feet 5 inch
- Horoscope Aries
Edgar Howard Wright is a British screenwriter, director, and producer who is best credited for his movies like Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, Ant-Man. His directing style is very unique to others and is loved by the audience. Edgar over the years has worked with many actors but he frequently collaborates with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
Wright started working since 1988, first as an independent short filmmaker and now a full feature film director. With his hard work, Edgar has accumulated a net worth of $10 million. Want to know more about his wife, movies, style then scroll below.
Who is Edgar Wright? His Bio and Wiki
Edgar Howard Wright was born on April 18, 1974, in Poole, Dorset, England. He was born under the Zodiac Sign of Aries and is currently 45-years-old. Wright has not talked about his parents much so’ there is no information about them.
Edgar grew up in Somerset and went to The Blue School, Wells from 1985 to 1992. Even during his school days, he directed many short films. Edgar always had an interest in filmmaking and editing videos. He made a short film on a super-8 camera first, a gift from his family and later in a Video-8 camera which he won in a competition Going Live.
Edgar Wright joined Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and he received Honorary Fellowship in 2018. Wright received the honorary alongside graphic designer Margaret Calvert, Costume Designer Jenny Beavan, and Dancer Darcey Bussell.
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Edgar Wright’s Career, Movies
Wright made his feature film in 1995, a spoof of a western movie. The movie A Fistful of Fingers which was released on limited theatres. After the movie comedians, Matt Lucas and David Walliams chose him to direct Mash and Peas.
Edgar collaborated with Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes in 1998 tv show Spaced. It caught the eye of the people because Spaced had the unusual look for a sitcom genre. It had dramatic camera angles and movement like in science fiction, and horror films. The show was a success and after that Simon and Edgar never turned back.
They made a movie called Shaun of the Dead which is to the date the best Zombie movie ever to be made. It had the mix style of Romantic comedy with the horror twist of George A. Romero and Sam Raimi. The movie became an international hit and the combination of Simon, Nick, and Edgar went on to make Hot Fuzz.
After that Edgar made Scott Pilgrim vs the World but it did not work at the box office. The movie, however, was highly praised by the directors like Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, and Jason Reitman. He also wrote screenplays for movies. Edgar wrote Steven Spielberg‘s The Adventure of Tintin together with Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat.
Ant-Man, Baby Driver, and His Style of Directing
Edgar Wright together with Joe Cornish developed Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man since 2006. Wright did not direct the movie nor became involved in the movie later in 2014. There was a lot of creative differences with Edgar and the production company regarding the movie so’ he walked out of the project.
Later Peyton Reed directed the movie and Edgar and Joe Cornish were given credit in the movie. After Ant-Man in July 2014, Edgar teamed up with Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jamie Foxx for the new movie Baby Driver. The movie is a mixture of crime, action, music, and sound.
Wright has a unique style of directing movies. He frequently uses jump cuts, dramatic camera angles and has an edgy, comedic style to his films. Edgar is highly inspired by classic horror movies and uses a lot of references in his movies.
Edgar Wright’s Personal Life
Wright was in a relationship with actress Anna Kendrick. The couple met each other in 2009 and started going out on dates. Soon, they took the next step and came in a relationship but it did not last long as the couple split in 2013. There are no reports of his past relationship and controversies.
Edgar met Anna on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs the world. Anna is an accomplished actress in Hollywood with movies like The Accountant, Pitch Perfect, Simple Favours. Besides filming, Edgar appears as a guest role in movies of his friend, Garth Jennings. He also hosts programs at Repertory Theatre for the screening of his movies.
Currently, Edgar is single and not dating anyone.
What is Edgar Wright’s Net Worth?
The estimated net worth of Edgar Wright is $10 million. His earnings come from his profession as a filmmaker and producer. His movie Shaun of the Dead made $30 million at the box office and his other movie Hot Fuzz made $80 million at the box office. Wright current movie Baby Driver made $226 million at the box office.
Edgar directed and produced these movies so’ he must’ve received a good profit from the movie. Wright attends many parties, events with his friends in the United Kingdom. His home is in Poole, the United Kingdom which might cost more than $500,000 as it is the standard market rate in Poole. He is very busy in his works not just filming but also appearing in his friends’ movies.
Wright drives a Porsche 911 sports car which is priced at $127,943.
Edgar Wright’s Awards and Nominations
He is nominated and has won many awards in his career. Edgar was nominated in BAFTA Awards in 2000,2002,2005. In 2004, he won British independent film awards and Bram Stoker awards for Best Screenplay.
Edgar Wright also won Best Director awards in Empire Awards 2011 and in 2018 for his movie Baby Driver, he won Georgia Film Critics Association award.