Edgar Wright Net Worth

Edgar Wright Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Edgar Howard Wright net worth is
$10 Million

Edgar Howard Wright Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameEdgar Wright
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthApril 18, 1974
Place Of BirthPoole, United Kingdom
Height1.7 m
ProfessionFilm Director, Television Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Producer
EducationThe Arts University College at Bournemouth
SiblingsOscar Wright
PartnerAnna Kendrick (2009-2013)
NicknamesEdgar Howard Wright , Eball , Edgar Wright Here Wright Now
AwardsBritish Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay (2004), Bram Stoker Awards - Screenplay, Empire Awards - Best Director/Inspiration Award (2011)
NominationsBAFTA Award - Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film (2005), Saturn Awards, Annie Awards, Satellite Awards
MoviesBaby Driver (2017), Ant-Man (2015), The World's End (2013), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), The World's End (2013), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), A Fistful of Fingers (1995)
TV ShowsSpaced (TV Series, 1999-2001), Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (1999), French and Saunders (1998), Asylum (1996), Mash and Peas (1996)
1Often casts Bill Nighy, Rafe Spall and Paddy Considine
2His characters often share his love of action movies and video games
3Pivotal scenes that take place in a bar or pub
4A recurring gag where a fence jump goes wrong
5Deadpan humor in fast-paced moments
6[Parody] Every film (and episode of Spaced (1999) (TV series)) is a parody of a certain genre or film (Shaun of the Dead (2004) parodies zombie horror, Hot Fuzz (2007) parodies police action-adventures, etc.).
7Repeated lines or snippets of dialogue for comedic effect
8Fast action style editing, usually of mundane tasks, including whip pans and crash zooms.
9Frequently works with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
1You either liked Spinal Tap or you were not worth talking to
2As dated as Octopussy (1983) is, I'd love to see a version of Quantum of Solace (2008) with Barbara Woodhouse 'Sit!' jokes and Tarzan yodelling sound effects.
3Here's a funny thing. My mum's a big conspiracy theorist and when I was younger, in that way when you automatically take the opposite view to your parents because you're a sullen and idiotic teenager, when my mother would come out with wild conspiracies about our hometown, I would just, like, formally reject it. She had so many stories of, like, conspiracy - and some of them very real in terms of corruption and gangsters, and some of them a lot more fanciful, like the idea that there might be unicorns and aliens in Glastonbury Tor. But when I was writing Hot Fuzz (2007), I said to my mother, "I want you to write down all the stories that you heard about our town and give it to me." [The result] A fifty page document called "Spooky Doings". I think she was so happy that I'd embraced the conspiracy theorist in her.
4I've always been fascinated by horror films and genre films. And horror films harbored a fascination for me and always have been something I've wanted to watch and wanted to make. Equally, I'm very fascinated by comedy. I suppose the reason that [An American Werewolf in London (1981)] changed my life is that very early on in my film-watching experiences, I saw a film that was so sophisticated in its tone and what it managed to achieve.
5In terms of, like, the homaging and spoofing and stuff, I mean, obviously... it's weird 'cause, like, I mean, there are homages and there are kind of, like, skits on things, but I think the sensory joke with Spaced (1999) and the reason that I think it kinda has a charm to it... It's kinda the point of it is not so much that, "Hey, let's do, like, a five minute rip on The Matrix (1999)." -- It's the fact that the characters are so, kind of, like... their lives are so governed by pop culture and media and stuff that they can only think in those terms. So if somebody's having a... breakup with their girlfriend, they imagine it to have the same crushing kind of... feeling as the ending of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
6Everything that I've done so far has had a bigger budget than the last, but I've never ever felt the benefit of the bigger budget because the ideas always exceed the budget.
7I think it's good to have pressure on yourself. The worst crime is to get kind of really complacent. Me and Simon worked really hard on the script and we kind of beat ourselves up and we're very kind of hypercritical, and so it's good to have pressure. I mean it was weird in terms of when we made Shaun of the Dead (2004). There wasn't really that much expectation about us making a film. There was from people who liked our TV show, but you know we could kind of do it under the radar and this time it was a bit different. Even just filming it on location was kind of interesting because you'd have people watching the entire time.
8There were zombie films prior to George [George A. Romero], but he pretty much invented the cannibalistic aspect. What we now think of as zombies really are Romero zombies.
9[on Spaced (1999)] It's a show by geeks, for geeks.
1Was considered to direct Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011).
2Was considered to direct Star Trek Beyond (2016).
3Dropped out of the director's position for Ant-Man (2015), after developing the film for over 10 years, due to creative differences between himself and Marvel Studios. He is still credited as screenwriter and story writer.
4Russell T. Davies offered Wright the job to direct the Doctor Who (2005) episode Doctor Who: Rose (2005) but he had to turn it down as he was already busy directing Shaun of the Dead (2004).
5Has said that he directed one single shot of Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) during the scene featuring the Klingons on Kronos while being uncredited for that shot.
6Despite the fact that they contain numerous fantasy elements, his films are heavily autobiographical. For example, a number of the characters, events, and dramatic situations in The World's End (2013) are directly based on people he knew and his own personal experiences.
7He is known for asking for many takes during filming, and has been referred to by frequent collaborator Simon Pegg as a "perfectionist" (in a complimentary way).
8According to the June 2007 issue of Empire magazine, the films that most influenced Wright were Raising Arizona (1987), Run Lola Run (1998), Dirty Harry (1971), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Hard Boiled (1992), The Evil Dead (1981) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
9His favorite film is the criminal comedy film Raising Arizona (1987).
10On most of his films, there are certain special features; such as a trivia track that runs with the movie, a scene of the movie with the characters voices dubbed, and a hand drawn easter egg of some sort.
11Asked Simon Pegg to turn down a role in Dog Soldiers (2002), as Wright wanted Pegg's first role in a horror film to be in Shaun of the Dead (2004).
12Is a huge fan of George A. Romero's zombie films, and his film Shaun of the Dead (2004) is filled with references to them. He also made a cameo appearance (along with star and co-writer of Shaun of the Dead (2004) Simon Pegg) in George A. Romero's fourth zombie picture, Land of the Dead (2005).
13Is a huge fan of action films.
14Brother Oscar Wright is an artist.


Asylum1996TV Series 6 episodes
Mash and Peas1996TV Series 9 episodes
A Fistful of Fingers1995
Dead Right1993Short
Baby Driver2017post-production
The World's End2013
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010
Grindhouse2007fake trailer segment "Don't"
Hot Fuzz2007
Fun Dead2004Video short
Straight 82004TV Movie
Funky Pete2004Video short
The Man Who Would Be Shaun2004Video short
Shaun of the Dead2004
Spaced1999-2001TV Series 14 episodes
Sir Bernard's Stately Homes1999TV Series 6 episodes
Murder Most Horrid1999TV Series 1 episode
French and Saunders1998TV Series film segment director - 1 episode
Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round1998TV Series 6 episodes
Is It Bill Bailey?1998TV Series 6 episodes


Baby Driver2017post-production
Teen Titansannounced
Ant-Man2015screenplay by / story by
The World's End2013written by
The Adventures of Tintin2011screenplay
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010screenplay
Spaced2008TV Movie creator
Grindhouse2007written by - fake trailer segment "Don't"
Hot Fuzz2007written by
Fun Dead2004Video short concept
Straight 82004TV Movie
Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart2004Video documentary short
Funky Pete2004Video short
Plot Holes: How Did Ed Get from the Cellar to the Shed?2004Video documentary short
Plot Holes: What Happened to Dianne When She Left the Winchester?2004Video documentary short
Plot Holes: What Happened to Shaun When He Ran Off?2004Video documentary short
Simon's Cam2004Video documentary short
The Man Who Would Be Shaun2004Video short
Shaun of the Dead2004written by
Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round1998TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Asylum1996TV Series written by - 6 episodes
A Fistful of Fingers1995
Dead Right1993Short


Sing2016Additional Voices (voice)
The World's End2013Voice of construction worker (uncredited)
Hot Fuzz2007Shelf Stacker Voice of Dave (uncredited)
Son of Rambow2007Metal Work Teacher
Land of the Dead2005Photo Booth Zombie
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005Deep Thought Technician (uncredited)
Look Around You2002-2005TV SeriesScientist / Eddie Yorque / Technician / ...
Shaun of the Dead2004Rabid Monkeys Newsreader / Prat-falling Zombie / Italian Restaurant Voice (uncredited)
Spaced1999-2001TV SeriesSounds of Despair tape / Man on Tube Next to Daisy / First Sleeping Ex-flatmate
A Fistful of Fingers1995Cheesy Voiceover Artist / Two Bit Farmer Cameo


Ant-Man2015executive producer
The World's End2013executive producer
Sightseers2012executive producer
Attack the Block2011executive producer
The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'2010Video documentary producer
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010producer
Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart2004Video documentary short producer
Plot Holes: How Did Ed Get from the Cellar to the Shed?2004Video documentary short producer
Plot Holes: What Happened to Dianne When She Left the Winchester?2004Video documentary short producer
Plot Holes: What Happened to Shaun When He Ran Off?2004Video documentary short producer
The Mighty Boosh2003TV Series associate producer - 1 episode
Dead Right1993Short producer


Spaced2001TV Series 4 episodes
Dead Right1993Short

Art Department

Very Important Pennis1996-1997TV Series titles - 3 episodes


Sing2016additional voices
Paul2011script editor - uncredited
Hot Shots1994TV Mini-Series production assistant

Assistant Director

Very Important Pennis1997TV Series second unit director - 1 episode


Hot Fuzz2007performer: "Happy Birthday"


Prevenge2016special thanks
The Boxtrolls2014thanks
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentary thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Cheat Day2012Short special thanks
Paul2011special thanks
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game2010Video Game special thanks
Reiki2009special thanks: for the inspiration
A Bad Day2009Short grateful thanks


The Chris Gethard Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Director, Spaced
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
From Borehamwood to Hollywood: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree2014DocumentaryHimself
Out of Print2014/IDocumentaryHimself
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling2013TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2013TV Series shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Superheroes: From Page to Screen2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast2012TV SeriesHimself
Click Online2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Movie Director
Film '722007-2012TV SeriesHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHimself - Writer
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope2011DocumentaryHimself
The 2011 Comedy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'2010Video documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Director
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Funny or Die2010Video shortHimself
Project: Comic-Con2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Shootout2008TV SeriesHimself
Comic-Con '08 Live2008TV MovieHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2008TV SeriesHimself
Empire Movie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
The Evil Dead: One by One We Will Take You - The Untold Saga of the Evil Dead2007VideoHimself - Director - 'Shaun of the Dead'
Suck My Geek!2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally2007Video documentaryHimself
07 Spaceys2007TV MovieHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
Perfect Night In2007TV Series documentaryHimself
In Bed with Carrie2007TV SeriesHimself
The World's Greatest Comedy Characters2007TV MovieHimself
Hot Fuzz Special2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies2006TV MovieHimself
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror2006Video documentaryHimself
The Ultimate Sitcom2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
When Shaun Met George2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Perfect Scary Movie2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
05 Spaceys2005TV SpecialHimself
Bubba Ho-Tep: UK Premiere Screening and Q & A with Don Coscarelli2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shaun of the Dead: EPK Featurette2004Video documentary shortHimself
Mondo Thingo2004TV SeriesHimself
Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart2004Video documentary shortHimself
Lucy's Cam2004Video documentary shortHimself
Simon's Cam2004Video documentary shortHimself
Skip to the End2004Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentaryPhoto Booth Zombie

Won Awards

2016Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia CinemaGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Ant-Man (2015)
2013UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenThe World's End (2013)
2011Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2011Inspiration AwardEmpire Awards, UK
2011SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest Film DirectorScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2005Bram Stoker AwardBram Stoker AwardsScreenplayShaun of the Dead (2004)
2005Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayShaun of the Dead (2004)
2004British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ScreenplayShaun of the Dead (2004)
2004Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest MovieShaun of the Dead (2004)

Nominated Awards

2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingThe World's End (2013)
2014American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABest Comedy Director - FilmThe World's End (2013)
2014American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABest Comedy ScreenplayThe World's End (2013)
2014Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorThe World's End (2013)
2013ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest ScreenplayThe World's End (2013)
2012AnnieAnnie AwardsWriting in a Feature ProductionThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2011HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2011OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Adventures of Tintin (2011)
2011Bradbury AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest DirectorScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Adapted ScreenplayScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2010UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2008Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorHot Fuzz (2007)
2005Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsShaun of the Dead (2004)
2005Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Original ScreenplayShaun of the Dead (2004)
2005Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British DirectorShaun of the Dead (2004)
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Screenwriter of the YearShaun of the Dead (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayShaun of the Dead (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough FilmmakerShaun of the Dead (2004)
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsSituation Comedy AwardSpaced (1999)
2000BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsSituation Comedy AwardSpaced (1999)

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