Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English film and television director and writer. He is most famous for his work with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and TV series Spaced.
Wright was born in Poole, Dorset. He started directing his own films at the age of 14 when he was attending The Blue School, Wells, Somerset and working at the local tourist attraction Wookey Hole Caves. At the age of 20 he made a spoof western, A Fistful of Fingers, which was picked up for a limited theatrical release and broadcast on the British satellite TV channel Sky Movies. He then directed a number of television comedy programmes for the UK’s Paramount Comedy channel and the BBC, including Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes and Asylum, during the production of which he met writer-actors Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes.
In 1999 he joined Pegg and Hynes to create Spaced for Channel 4. Wright gave Spaced an unusual look for the sitcom genre, with dramatic… read more
Need I say more? Shaun of the dead, Hot Fuzz, & Scott Pilgrim are modern classics. Have yet to see Spaced.