London-born filmmaker Joe Wright got his professional start helming several television projects for the BBC before directing his breakthrough film, 2005's Pride and Prejudice. Based on the classic Jane Austen book of the same name, it earned Wright the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at the 2006 BAFTAs. In 2007, he followed Pride and Prejudice up with an adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel Atonement.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- Is Dyslexic.
- Left school without any GCSEs.
- Received four oscar nominations for his 2005 debut feature film, an adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.
- Gave Saoirse Ronan her breakthrough as an 11 year old, casting her in his 2007 war romance Atonement.