Edgar Wright

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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, the TV series Spaced, and for directing the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He is also an executive producer on his friend Joe Cornish's Attack the Block and co-writer of the upcoming Steven Spielberg film Secret of the Unicorn with Cornish and Doctor Who and Sherlock writer, Steven Moffat.

Early life and career

Wright was born in Poole, Dorset, but grew up predominantly in Wells, Somerset, after his family moved there during his childhood. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wright directed many short films, first on a Super-8 camera which was a gift from a family member and later on a Video-8 camcorder won in a competition on the television programme Going Live. These films were mostly comedic pastiches of popular genres, such as the super hero-inspired Carbolic Soap and Dirty Harry tribute Dead Right (the latter of which was eventually featured on the DVD release of Hot Fuzz). Speed on the Buses is another short film made in 1995. It was directed and filmed by Edgar and written by and starred members of The Great Bruce Forsyth Social Club. The film was shot entirely on location in Plymouth and was first broadcast nationally on Beadles Hotshots in January 1996. A second film written by the GBFSC was also filmed and directed by him, called Reservoir Wigs and...
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