18 april, 1974
Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English film and television director and writer. He has worked with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Nira Park on the films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End and on the TV series Spaced. He also co-wrote and directed the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Along with Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin.
Wright was born in Poole, Dorset, but grew up predominantly in Wells, Somerset. 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).