Edgar Wright smashed onto our screens in spectacular fashion in the early Noughties with the seminal Post-Modern British sitcom “Spaced”, the series that launched the careers of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
He followed this up with his first feature, the modern-classic RomZomCom “Shaun of The Dead”, the first of his “Cornetto Trilogy”. The second installment – “Hot Fuzz” – an affectionate pastiche of action-cinema followed. Edgar then co-wrote, produced and directed the Michael Cera star-vehicle “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”. In 2013 he released the final instalment in his Cornetto Trilogy, the binge-drinking alien-invasion comedy “The World’s End.” This was followed by the high-octane heist-thriller “Baby Driver”, starring John Hamm and Jamie Foxx, which premiered at SXSW in 2017.
In 2022, Edgar pulled off the feat of directing two features in a single year. The first was “Last Night in Soho” a genre-defying Giallo suspense thriller set in Swinging London and starring Matt Smith, Anya Taylor-Joy and Terence Stamp. This was followed in quick succession by “The Sparks Brothers” a heartfelt-documentary love-letter to the greatest band you’ve never heard of.
Beyond the world of Film and TV, Edgar has directed commercials for SquareSpace, Nike and McDonalds, and cult music videos for artists such as Pharrell, Beck, The Bluetones and Mint Royale.
“Baby Driver 2” is currently in pre-production.