Ian McEwan
Keira Knightley
(Movies & TV)
Brenda Blethyn
(Movies & TV)
James McAvoy
(Movies & TV)
Baz Luhrmann
(Visual Arts)
Anthony McCarten

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Joe Wright

Knowledge Identifier: +Joe_Wright


Joe Wright

English film director best known for Pride Prejudice, Atonement and Hanna add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1972.

Countries: United Kingdom (57%), United States (22%), (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ian McEwan, Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn

Linked to: Camberwell College of Arts, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, BBC, Ethnic groups in Europe




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Joe Wright was born in 1972 add something


"'Joe Wright"' is an English film director known for "Pride & Prejudice", "Atonement", "Hanna", and his 2012 adaptation of the classic "Anna Karenina" add something


During the 1990s he worked at Oil Factory, a music video production company based in Caledonian Road, Kings Cross add something


Vicky Binns - In 1999 she played the role of Anne-Marie in the BBC drama series "Nature Boy", directed by Joe Wright


In 2005 he made the transition to feature films with the critically acclaimed "Pride & Prejudice" starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen add something


Brenda Blethyn - A major hit for Blethyn came with Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice", a 2005 adaptation of the same-titled novel by Jane Austen


Judi Dench - A major hit for Dench came with Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice", a 2005 adaptation of the same-titled novel by Jane Austen, starring Keira Knightley and Donald Sutherland


David Lean - More recently, Joe Wright has cited Lean's works, particularly "Doctor Zhivago", as an important influence on his work, and Baz Luhrmann has named Lean as one of the inspirations for his 2008 epic "Australia"


Claudie Blakley - Other notable roles include Mabel Nesbitt in Robert Altman's Oscar-winning "Gosford Park" and Charlotte Lucas in Joe Wright's 2005 version of "Pride and Prejudice"


Wright's next feature was an adaptation of Ian McEwan's Booker Prize shortlisted novel "Atonement" which was released in 2007, reuniting Wright with Keira Knightley and stars James McAvoy add something


On 13 December 2007, the film was nominated for 7 Golden Globe awards, more than any other film that year add something


Brenda Blethyn - Also in 2007, Blethyn reunited with Joe Wright on "Atonement", an adaptation from Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel of the same name


Patrick Kennedy (British actor) - He appeared in Joe Wright's film of Ian McEwan's "Atonement" in 2007


James McAvoy - The breakthrough role in McAvoy's career came in "Atonement", Joe Wright's 2007 adaption of Ian McEwan's novel of the same title


Atonement (film) - "'Atonement"' is a 2007 British romantic drama war film directed by Joe Wright and based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Ian McEwan


It was to be released on 21 November 2008; however the release date was pushed back to 24 April 2009 add something


Seamus McGarvey - In 2008 he shot "The Soloist" for director Joe Wright in Los Angeles


Tom Hollander - In 2009, Hollander played a symphonic cellist in Joe Wright's "The Soloist"


The Chemical Brothers - At the New York Comic Con, on 10 October 2010, English film director Joe Wright announced that The Chemical Brothers would be scoring the soundtrack to his upcoming film, "Hanna"


Wright directed the 2012 screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel "Anna Karenina" add something


Orlando Figes - The film director Joe Wright revealed that "Natasha's Dance" was the inspiration for his 2012 film "Anna Karenina", starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law with a screenplay by Tom Stoppard


The screenplay by actor-turned-screenwriter Jason Fuchs was from the 2013 Hollywood Blacklist, a selection of popular unproduced scripts add something


Fifty Shades of Grey (film) - By May 9, 2013, the studio was considering Joe Wright to direct, but this proved unworkable due to Wright's schedule


Coco Mademoiselle - In 2014, an advertisement directed by Joe Wright was shot in the Cité du Cinéma by Luc Besson with Keira Knightley and Danila Kozlovsky in the lead roles


Wright directed the 2015 prequel to "Peter Pan" for Warner Bros add something


Douglas Urbanski - In 2016/17 Urbanski produced Darkest Hour, which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and is written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Joe Wright


Set for a 2017 release, "Darkest Hour" covers a pivotal month in the life of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill add something


Joe Armstrong (actor) - In 2017 Armstrong appeared in Joe Wright's war drama "Darkest Hour", his major studio debut


Wright was married to sitarist Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar and half-sister of Norah Jones until June 2018 add something


As of October 2018 they were expecting their first child add something


Their first child was born on December 31, 2018, in New York where Wright and Bennett reside add something


Haley Bennett - She gave birth to her first child with director Joe Wright on December 31st 2018


Amy Adams - In 2019, Adams will star as an agoraphobic woman who witnesses a murder in Joe Wright's "The Woman in the Window", based on the mystery novel of the same name