director portrait
Joe Wright has established himself as part of Hollywood’s pantheon of top directors with his rare ability to captivate audiences across multiple genres. His latest film CYRANO is a musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s play ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ starring Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett. Wright’s directorial debut, PRIDE & PREJUDICE starring Keira Knightley, earned him a BAFTA Award for ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ and ‘Best Director of the Year’ from the London Film Critics Circle. His other credits include the Academy Award winning films DARKEST HOUR starring Gary Oldman and ATONEMENT starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan, ANNA KARENINA, HANNA with Saoirse Ronan, and THE SOLOIST starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.