Edgar Wright is an English director, screenwriter, and producer who is well-known for movies like ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’, which was a romantic action-comedy movie of the year 2010, and ‘Shaun of the Dead’, which was a horror-comedy movie of the year 2004.

He won numerous awards and nominations for ‘Shaun of the Dead’ including the BAFTA Awards and the British Independent Film Awards. He is immensely popular for his fast-paced scenes full of satire and comedy along with popular music and songs for the background music including several smooth transitions, zooming, and editing.

Quick Info
Full NameEdgar Howard Wright
Date of Birth18 April 1974
Birth PlacePoole, Dorset, England
Parent(s)Lesley Wright, and Chris Wright
OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, and Producer
Partner(s)Charlotte Hatherley (separated)
Anna Kendrick (separated)
Net worthUS $10 million



Edgar Wright’s full name is Edgar Howard Wright. He was born on 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset to his mother, Lesley Wright, and to his father, Chris Wright. He was raised in Wells, Somerset alongside his younger brother, Oscar Wright who is an artist.

His interest in filming began at a young age when his relatives gifted him a Super-8 camera with which he started shooting many short films and later filmed with a Video-8 camcorder that we won in a TV competition. Besides this, Edgar Wright is currently 46 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.

Edgar Wright

Nationality and Physical Stats

Edgar Wright holds a British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity of English and part Sephardi Jewish descent. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.7m/170cms) tall and weighs around 63kgs (138lbs). Moreover, he has a slim body figure with a pair of light brown eyes and dark brown hair color.



Edgar Wright studied in The Blue School, a coeducational secondary school situated in Wells, Somerset from the year 1985 to the year 1992.

Later, he studied in the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (which is now known as the Arts University Bournemouth), a further and higher education university located in Poole, Dorset from where Edgar Wright received a National Diploma in Audio-Visual Design.



Edgar Wright used to date Charlotte Hatherley, an English singer and a songwriter back in the 2000s, and also helped her in the direction of two of her songs, ‘Summer’ in 2004 and ‘Bastardo’ in 2005. After separating from Charlotte, he was in a relationship with Anna Kendrick, an American actress, singer, and producer with whom he was involved from the year 2009 to the year 2013.

Later, in the year 2020, he was rumored to be dating a Swedish girl but the name has not been revealed by the director.


Instagram, Twitter

Edgar Wright is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@edgarwright) has over 480 thousand followers and his Twitter account (@edgarwright) has over 880 thousand followers. Moreover, he is also available on Facebook (@edgarwrighthere) with over 6 thousand likes and followers.

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Edgar Wright’s professional career as a director started in the year 1995 when he worked as the director, writer, and producer in the movie, ‘A Fistful of Fingers’. He also made a cameo in the movie with a voice-over role. Following this, he went on to write, direct and produce movies like ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ in 2010, ‘The World’s End’ in 2013 in which he cameoed as a construction worker, ‘Baby Driver’ starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm in 2017 in which he made a cameo as a background passerby and ‘Last Night in Soho’ that is scheduled to be released in 2021.

Likewise, he was a writer and director for the movies, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ in 2004 and ‘Hot Fuzz’ in 2007, and also made an appearance in both the movies.

Likewise, he has also written movies like ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ in 2011 and ‘Ant-Man’ in 2015 and he was also the executive producer for the superhero movie. Moreover, he has acted as the executive producer for the 2011 British science fiction horror movie, ‘Attack the Block’ and the 2012 British horror comedy movie, ‘Sightseers’.

He has also helped direct and write numerous short movies like ‘I Want to Get into the Movies’, ‘Carbolic Soap’, ‘The Unparkables’ and ‘Rolf Harris Saves the World’ in 1998, ‘Dead Right’ in 1993, ’Forced Hilarity’ in 2004 and ‘Don’t’ in 2007. He also starred in the role of a scientist in the 2001 British television comedy series, ‘Calcium’.

Alongside the movie line, Edgar Wright has also done tremendous work on television. He has helped direct an episode each of ‘French and Saunders’ in 1998 and ‘Murder Most Horrid’ in 1999.

Likewise, 6 episodes each of ‘Asylum’ in 1996, ‘Alexei Sayle’s Merry-Go-Round’ and ‘Is It Bill Bailey?’ in 1998 and ‘Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes’ in 1999, 9 episodes of ‘Mash and Peas’ in 1996-1997 and 14 episodes of ‘Spaced’ in 1999-2001 were made under his direction.

Edgar Wright has also helped numerous singers in their music videos. He has directed ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’ in 2000 and ‘After Hours’ in 2002 for The Bluestones, ‘Psychosis Safari’ for The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and ‘Blue Song’ for Mint Royale in 2003, ‘Summer’ in 2004, and ‘Bastardo’ in 2005 for Charlotte Hatherley, ‘Gust of Wind’ in 2014 for Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk and ‘Colors’ for Beck in 2018.

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Edgar Wright won the British Independent Film Awards’ and Bram Stoker Awards’ Best Screenplay award for his work in ‘Shaun of the Dead’ in the year 2004.

Likewise, he won the Empire Awards’ Best Director award for his work in ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ in 2011 and Georgia Film Critics Association’s Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema award for his work in ‘Baby Driver’ in the year 2018. Moreover, he was awarded the Empire Awards’ Inspiration Award in the year 2011.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Edgar Wright has an approximate net worth of $10 million.


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