|Edgar Wright was born on 18th April 1974 in Wells Somerset, England.
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He is an English film and television director. He is most famous as the director and co-writer of the "romantic comedy with zombies", Shaun of the Dead.
Wright started directing his own movies at the age of 14 when he was at Wells Blue School, Wells, Somerset. At the age of 20 he made a spoof western, A Fistful of Fingers, which was picked up for a limited theatrical release and broadcast on the British satellite TV channel Sky Movies. He then directed a number of television comedy programmes for the UK's Paramount Comedy channel and the BBC, including Asylum, during the production of which he met writer-actors Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson. In 1999 he joined Pegg and Stevenson to create Spaced for Channel 4. Wright gave Spaced an unusual look for the sitcom genre, with dramatic camera angles and movement borrowed from the visual language of horror film. In 2002, he made appearances as a scientist and a technician during both series of Look Around You, a BBC programme by a member of the Spaced cast, Peter Serafinowicz.
The critical success of Spaced paved the way for Wright and Pegg to move to the big screen with Shaun of the Dead, a zombie comedy which mixed a "brit flick" romantic comedy style with homages to the horror classics of George A. Romero and Sam Raimi.
The pair have written a comedy action thriller, Hot Fuzz. Filming started in March 2006 and has now wrapped. The film is due to be released in February 2007 in the UK, and April 2007 in the US. It will revolve around Pegg's character, Nicholas Angel, being transferred from London to rural Somerset, where grisly events begin taking place.
His current girlfriend is the musician Charlotte Hatherley and has directed videos for two of her songs: "Summer" and "Bastardo".
Wright, along with Eli Roth, will be directing a fake trailer insert for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grind House.