Who is Joe Wright?
Joseph Wright (born 25 August 1972) is a British film director residing in Somerset, England. His motion pictures include the literary adaptations "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) and "Anna Karenina" (2012), the romantic war drama "Atonement" (2007), the action thriller "Hanna" (2011), Peter Pan origin story "Pan" (2015), and "Darkest Hour" (2017), a political drama following Winston Churchill during World War II.
After meeting on the set of Pride & Prejudice, Wright began a relationship with actress Rosamund Pike. They were engaged from 2007 to 2008.
Wright was married to sitarist Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar and half-sister of Norah Jones, from 2010 until 2019. They have two sons: Zubin Shankar Wright, who was born in February 2011, and Mohan Shankar Wright, who was born in February 2015. They separated in December 2017 and their divorce was finalized in September 2019. Shankar cited 'adultery' as the reason for the divorce.
Since January 2018, Wright has been in a relationship with American actress Haley Bennett. Their daughter, Virginia Willow, was born on 27 December 2018 in Brooklyn Heights. As of March 2021, they reside in Somerset, United Kingdom.