Joe Wright(1972-), Film director
Sitter in 1 portrait
Wright initially acted professionally and took classes at the Anna Scher Theatre School. He studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and then Central St Martins, where he created installations and short films. His shorts were brought to the attention of the BBC, which led to his directorial debut aged twenty-six with the BBC’s mini-series Nature Boy (2000). He went on to produce the BAFTA Award-winning feature films Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007), followed by Hanna (2011) and Darkest Hour (2017).
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