Joe Wright is a British director born on 25th of August, 1972. The director is known for his literature adaptations into marvelous cinematic pieces. He is most popular for his ventures like the classic “Pride and Prejudice”, by Jane Austen, “ Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy, or “Atonement” by Ian McEwan. The director was nominated for an array of prestigious awards including the BAFTA and the Academy Awards, and has even managed to bag some of them.

He is currently married to Anoushka Shankar, daughter of the famous musician, Ravi Shankar. Earlier, he was engaged to Rosamund Pike, an actress in 2007. However, he called off the wedding at the last minute in 2008, despite having sent out the invitations. The wedding got canceled due to some mutual disagreements. Later, he married Anoushka, who is also the half-sister of American singer and actress, Norah Jones. He has two children from the marriage, Zubin Shankar Wright and Mohan Shankar Wright, born in February 2011 and February 2015, respectively.

Joe was born in London to parents John and Lyndie Wright. Since his early childhood, Joe had an uncanny interest in the performing arts, as well as the fine arts. Being a dyslexic, Wright had to leave school without scoring any GCSEs. His parents founded a little puppet theatre in Islington, London, in 1961, named the “Little Angel Theatre”. This theatre is where Joe started his directorial journey. As a child, he used to record movies on his little Super 8 Camera, along with practicing acting at a drama club in the evenings. However, in 1991, when the director was at a young age of 19, his father passed away.

Wright completed his degree in Fine Arts and Film from the London based college of Central St. Martins. Before his graduation, as a child, he used to perform magic shows in Covent Garden as the Great Kazam, and also took classes at the Anna Scher Theatre School, which helped him earn money as a child actor. In the final year of his graduation, Joe received a scholarship from BBC, to direct a short film. The film was a huge triumph and went on to win many awards. Owing to a friend from his theatre school who recommended his short films to a BBC producer, Wright was soon offered the role to direct “Nature Boy”, which released in 2000. Following the four-part drama series, he went on to direct various other serials including Timothy Spall’s “Bodily Harm” and Rufus Sewell's “Charles II: The Power and the Passion”. The latter was widely acclaimed and received a host of nominations, along with winning the BAFTA for The Best Drama Serial category.

During the 90’s decade, Joe Wright did an array of versatile jobs. He worked at a music video production company, “Oil Factory”. He also tried his hand at casting direction. Furthermore, he also directed a few music videos. For the duration of this time, he functioned as a roadie for a visual creations company, “Vegetable Vision”. However, alongside all this, he was also working on his second short film, “ The End”.

In 2005, Joe finally stepped into the directorial chair for feature films and released his first motion picture, the adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Pride and Prejudice”. The movie was a huge success and made Wright an overnight star. It received abundant honors, nominations, and awards, including six BAFTA nominations and four Oscar nominations. Joe Wright won the BAFTA award in the category of the Most Promising Newcomer. This movie put Wright on the map and led to numerous other successes. Following this film, Wright directed “ The Soloist”, “Atonement”, and “Anna Karenina”, among others. All of these movies received numerous awards and nominations, along with wide appreciation.

However, his recent film, “ Pan”, was a critical failure at the box office. The picture was based on the origin stories of Peter Pan, but failed to impress the audience as well as the critics.

Joe is known to have his personal brand of directorial style, which is inspired by classical art. He admits that he gains inspiration from traditional paintings and composes his shots to mimic them. He is known for his movies that portray a strong and forceful woman character, such as that of Elizabeth Bennet or Anna Karenina. He draws his inspiration of feminine strength from his sister who has been a constant support and idol to him. Joe is a celebrated and world-recognized English director, and is most famous for his directorial stints of literature adaptations.

Joe Nussbaum English Actor

Joe Nussbaum

Here comes another versatile genius. This time, from America. We all know him. He is none other than Joe Nussbaum, a Hollywood director, and screenwriter. Joe Nussbaum was born on January 10, 1973, in the USA. Daniel II Nussbaum and Alice Nussbaum are his parents. Joe had completed his graduation from the University of Southern California. After that, he did not pursue his studies and decided to fulfil his childhood dream of filmography. In 2003, he married Abby Seik. Though today, we know Joe Nussbaum as a famous director of many TV series; he had directed some movies and short films from 1999 to 2008. He entered into the world of filmography by writing and directing ‘George Lucas in Love (1999),’ which was a beautiful short film. In “Deauville Film Festival,” it brought the Best Short Film Award to Nussbaum. He also won the Audience Award for the same in “Florida Film Festival (2002)”. In 2004 and 2007, he directed ‘Sleepover’ and ‘Sydney White.’ But, among all these, the most important movie for which Joe is known for is ‘American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006).’ John White and Maria Ricossa were in the main cast. Joe had directed his last movie, ‘Prom’ in 2011. In 2005, he wrote one episode of the TV shows ‘Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony.’ Another TV series written by him is ‘Awkward (2013).’ Joe also wrote the story of a movie named ‘The Late Bloomer (2016).’ However, let’s talk about his direction. ‘Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (2013)’ is the first TV show directed by him. The same year, he made one episode of ‘Back in the Game.’ Another one of Joe’s creations is ‘Awkward.’ He directed seven episodes of it. Among all these, he wrote one named “Less Than Hero.” The next year, he directed four TV shows. They were ‘Super Fun Night,’ ‘Surviving Jack,’ ‘Faking it,’ and ‘Selfie.’ ‘Now We’re Talking (2016)’ is his another one of his directions. He directed seven episodes of it. The same year, he directed another show named ‘The Kicks’ (three episodes). In between 2016-17, he directed the most important TV series of his life. It was ‘Just Add Magic.’ He was the producer of the show too. He directed twelve episodes of it. In 2017, he made ‘Powerless (the episode “No Consequence Day”).’


Joel Schumacher

Joel T. Schumacher is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for his work in the movies St. Elmo’s Fire, Batman and Robin, A Time to Kill, Batman Forever, The Client, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Falling Down, and Cousins, among others. Born on 29th August 1939, Schumacher was born and raised in New York City. Schumacher’s father was a Baptist from Tennessee and died when Schumacher was just four years old. After completing his high school education, Schumacher went to The Fashion Institute of Design and The New School for Design. He worked in fashion for some time, but he later realized that his true love lies in filmmaking. Schumacher moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a filmmaker. He started as a costume designer in many of Woody Allen’s movies, some of which include Interiors and Sleeper. Apart from working as a costume designer, he was also pursuing his MFA from UCLA. Schumacher started his cinematic career as a screenplay writer. In 1976, he wrote the screenplay for the musical drama movie named ‘Sparkle’. Later, in the year 1978, he wrote the screenplay for another low budget movie named Car Wash. In 1981, he made his debut in Hollywood as a director with the movie, The Incredible Shrinking Movie. Schumacher’s best movies of all time were The Lost Boys and St. Elmo’s Fire, both of which were produced by Brat Pack. His directorial skills gathered the attention of many production companies, particularly the Brat Pack production house, which offered him many bigger projects. In 1994, Schumacher directed the movie, The Client, which was an adaptation of John Grisham’s novels. After that, he directed another movie named, A Time to Kill, which was also the adaptation of John Grisham novels. Because of his growing popularity, Schumacher replaced Tim Burton as the director of the Batman Franchise. In 1995, he directed Batman Forever, which ended up as the highest-grossing movie of the year 1995. In 1997, Schumacher was again hired by the Warner Bros to direct Batman and Robin. The film received appreciation from the viewers, but was considered a failure by the critics. Schumacher also directed two video songs of the Batman Franchise namely The End Is the Beginning Is the End and Kiss from a Rose. After that, Schumacher switched to making low budget movies. His most famous works include the movie ‘8MM’ and ‘Flawless’. 8MM received an honorable mention at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2002, he directed the movie Bad Company, which was based on the terrorist attack in New York City. In 2004, Schumacher directed the movie, The Phantom of the Opera, which was an adaptation of the Original Stage Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Schumacher is gay, and he never hides this fact.

Joel Schumacher English Actor