Edgar Wright

Biography: Edgar Wright is an English writer/director, most famous for directing the TV show Spaced and the film Shaun of the Dead.

Edgar Wright began making films at age 14 for the amusement of himself and his friends. At 20, he made his first feature, A Fistful of Fingers which had a limited release and was shown on SKY Movies, a UK channel. This led to directing work at the Paramount Comedy Channel, on shows such as Mash & Peas, Six Pairs of Pants and Asylum, where he first worked with Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson. Wright then worked at the BBC, directing Merry Go Round, Is it Bill Bailey?, Murder Most Horrid, Sir Bernard's Stately Homes and a French & Saunders special. Then came the watershed of his career, Spaced, created by and starring Pegg and Stevenson. A critical and popular hit, Spaced ran for two seasons (1999-2001) and landed Wright BAFTA nominations both years. 2004 saw the release of the film Shaun of the Dead, which Wright directed and co-wrote with Simon
Edgar Wright is an English writer/director, most famous for directing the TV show Spaced and the film Shaun of the Dead.

Edgar Wright began making films at age 14 for the amusement of himself and his friends. At 20, he made his first feature, A Fistful of Fingers which had a limited release and was shown on SKY Movies, a UK channel. This led to directing work at the Paramount Comedy Channel, on shows such as Mash & Peas, Six Pairs of Pants and Asylum, where he first worked with Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson.

Wright then worked at the BBC, directing Merry Go Round, Is it Bill Bailey?, Murder Most Horrid, Sir Bernard's Stately Homes and a French & Saunders special. Then came the watershed of his career, Spaced, created by and starring Pegg and Stevenson. A critical and popular hit, Spaced ran for two seasons (1999-2001) and landed Wright BAFTA nominations both years.
2004 saw the release of the film Shaun of the Dead, which Wright directed and co-wrote with Simon Pegg. The zombie-romantic-comedy was a cult-hit on both sides of the Atlantic. The film earned Wright another BAFTA nomination along with a Bram Stoker and a British Independent Film Award.

Wright's next film, Hot Fuzz, also starring and co-written by Simon Pegg, is set for release in early 2007.
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Edgar Wright's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 74
Highest Metascore: 81 Hot Fuzz
Lowest Metascore: 68 The Adventures of Tintin
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Ant-Man Jul 17, 2015 Co-Producer / Writer tbd
81 The World's End Aug 23, 2013 Director / Executive Producer / Writer / Written By 7.6
69 Sightseers May 10, 2013 Executive Producer 7.0
68 The Adventures of Tintin Dec 21, 2011 Screenplay 7.6
75 Attack the Block Jul 29, 2011 Executive Producer 7.2
69 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Aug 13, 2010 Director / Producer / Screenplay 8.1
81 Hot Fuzz Apr 20, 2007 Director / Written By 8.6
77 Grindhouse Apr 6, 2007 Director / Written By (Fake Trailer Segment "Don't") 7.6
76 Shaun of the Dead Sep 24, 2004 Director / Written By 8.5