Edgar Wright Net Worth

March 4, 2023
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Edgar Howard Wright, born on the 18th of April, 1974, is an English director, screenwriter, and occasional actor who became well-known through his movies “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”, and “The World’s End”, known to his fans as the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy. He is also the director of the 2017 flick “Baby Driver”.

So how much is Wright’s net worth? As of mid-2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $10 million, acquired from his years working in film and television which began in the late 1980s.

Edgar Wright Net Worth $10 Million

Born in Poole, Dorset, Wright became involved in films at a very early age. During his growing up years in Wells, Somerset, he started making short films using a Super-8 camera. Later on, he was able to get his hands on a Video-8 camera and continued making films, and even won in the television show “Going Live”. With his love for film, he attended Bournemouth and Poole College of Art, and graduated with a degree in Audio-Visual Design.

Wright’s career started in the early ‘90s, when his film “A Fistful of Fingers” which comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams noticed, and the two hired him to be the director of their show “Mash and Peas”. The project later on led to more opportunities in the BBC network, in which he also directed programs including “Alexei Sayle’s Merry-Go-Round”, “Is It Bill Bailey”, and “Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes”. His early years working in television helped establish his career, and also his net worth.

In 1998, Wright came across Simon Pegg whom he had worked with in a previous project. Pegg and fellow actor Jessica Stevenson were writing a sitcom called “Spaced” and asked him to direct it once finished. The three worked together, and in 1999 “Spaced” aired on Channel 4. Despite running for only two seasons, the show earned positive reviews and was even nominated for a BAFTA Award.

After Wright’s partnership with Pegg became a success, the two worked once again on the movie “Shaun of the Dead”; the zombie comedy film became a huge hit in Britain and even in the United States. With the success of their first movie, the two decided to create a trilogy, but instead of a continuing story, they decided to input similar traits and scenes across the movies.

Wright and Pegg’s plans came to fruition, and in 2007 the second instalment was released entitled “Hot Fuzz”, with Pegg playing a police officer, who after being transferred to a new city, started witnessing horrific events. Then in 2013, the final instalment to their trilogy came out entitled “The World’s End”, in which a group of friends decided to come together and recreate a pub crawl they did some two decades ago.

The three films by Wright and Pegg became known as “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”. Despite not having a continuing story, the three films share similarities like a garden fence scene and a scene with a Cornetto, a popular ice cream brand in UK. The success of the trilogy catapulted Wright to fame and increased his wealth tremendously.

Aside from the trilogy, Wright also became known for his film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” which he wrote and directed, based on the graphic novel “Scot Pilgrim”. Despite underperforming in the box office, the movie gained exceptional reviews from critics. He also helped in writing the movie “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn” by director Steven Spielberg.

Today, Wright is still active in directing with his most recent film “Baby Driver” starring Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, and Ansel Elgort.

In his personal life, there aren’t even rumours of any current romantic associations, but Edgar is known to have dated American actress Anna Kendrick from 2009 to 2013.

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