Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright at the "Scott Pilgrim VS. The World" Premiere, Chin

Wright in 2010, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Edgar Howard Wright

Place of Birth: Poole, Dorset, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 18 April, 1974

Ethnicity: English, as well as small amount of Ashkenazi/Sephardi Jewish

Edgar Wright is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has directed the films A Fistful of Fingers, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End, Baby Driver, the documentary The Sparks Brothers, and Last Night in Soho. He wrote A Fistful of Fingers and Baby Driver; and co-wrote the rest of his feature films, as well as The Adventures of Tintin (2011) and Ant-Man. He has also directed and written episodes of the series Asylum (1996), which he created; Mash and Peas, and Alexei Sayle’s Merry-Go-Round, and directed the shows Is It Bill Bailey?, Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes, and Spaced. He has appeared in many of his works. He is known for his collaborations with actors Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.

Edgar was raised in Wells, Somerset. His brother, Oscar, is an artist.

Edgar’s maternal grandfather was Howard Edmondson (the son of Robinson Alfred Edmondson and Annie Wilson). Howard was born in Cockermouth, Cumbria. Robinson was the son of John Edmondson and Mary Frances Lewis. Annie was the daughter of Tom Wilson and Mary Ann Pattinson.

Edgar’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Elizabeth Recardo (the daughter of Abraham Moses Recardo and Kate Rollason). Margaret was born in Birmingham, West Midlands. Abraham was the son of Moses Recardo and Eliza Yeates. Kate was the daughter of Henry William Rollason and Kate Chellingworth.

Edgar’s great-great-grandfather Moses was the son of Moses Israel (Daniel) Ricardo, a Dutch Jew, from Rotterdam, and of Elizabeth Kingdon, who was English, from Gloucestershire. Moses’ Jewish family came from Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, and Poland.

Source: Genealogy of Edgar Wright (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. cartoonfan11 says:

    Moses Israel Daniel Ricardo’s mother was Ashkenazi, and he also had ancestors born in Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Brazil (Sephardi), and Germany and Poland (Ashkenazi)

    Source: his Geni tree

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