DOB: August 25, 1972
Background: Wright was born in London, and was always interested in the arts. He painted and also made films with his Super 8 camera. He began his entertainment career working at his parent's puppet theater. He attended Anna Scher Theatre School and spent a year at Camberwell College of Arts before graduating from Central St. Martins with a degree in fine art.
Filmography: After directing shorts and TV productions, he made his feature directing debut with "Pride & Prejudice" in 2005, which featured an Oscar-nominated performance from Keira Knightley. His next film, "Atonement" (2007), earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. In 2009 he helmed the contemporary drama "The Soloist" starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. This year, he directed the action thriller "Hanna," and will next return to literary adaptations with "Anna Karenina."
BAFTA Awards: Wins - Most Promising Newcomer ("Pride & Prejudice," 2006); Best Drama Serial ("The Last King," 2004). Nominations - Best British Film ("Atonement," 2008; "Pride & Prejudice," 2006); Best Director ("Atonement," 2008); Best Drama Serial ("Nature Boy," 2001); Best Short Film ("Crocodile Snap," 1998)
Golden Globe Awards: Nomination - Best Director ("Atonement," 2008)
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