An English director adept in adapting literary drama and giving it a breathtaking, cinematic pulse – made all the more surprising because of his battle with dyslexia in his youth – Joe Wright broke out of British television with his critically acclaimed and award nominated take on the Jane Austen classic, “Pride and Prejudice” (2005). Praised for his insistence on a sense of movement and realism in a genre long considered stuffy and reserved, Wright continued his success in adapting period source material with “Atonement” (2007), a sweeping epic based on the award-winning novel by British contemporary Ian McEwan. Wright was quickly embraced by critics after the film’s triumphant debut at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival, marking the young director as an emerging talent of the highest caliber.
Wright was born in 1972 in London, England. He grew up in a creative household – his parents founded a puppet company called The Little Angel Theatre. Wright always kept his eye… read more
certainly one of my favourite contemporary filmmakers. his 3 feature films--Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna (w/ The Soloist a kind of freak accident)--are all striking, not the least for their strong, complex female characters and great kinetic form.