, but that was my first experience of working with big Hollywood stars. Whereas Hollywood actors are brought up to believe that the actor is the star, and everything and everybody is in the service of them.
Which is sometimes challenging.” Hanna (2011) was nice. Usually, the director casts the actor but in this case, the actor cast the director.
I asked what had happened and discovered that the writer they’d brought on had written the straight procedural stuff, so I asked for the original writer to come back on board.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to express a different side of my cinematic love, which is for David Lynch, and that kind of strangeness and hyperreality, dream state stuff.
“What I find really interesting about that film is that cineastes love it and a lot of other people don’t get it at all.” Pan (2015) was a really interesting and super-expensive experiment.
I’m incredibly lucky because I didn’t get any education at school and didn’t go to university so my career has been a continuation of that and I get to sit at the feet of Stoppard – that is the greatest honour and gift.
Joseph "Joe" Wright (born 25 August 1972) is an English film director.
His motion pictures include the romance film Pride & Prejudice (2005), the romantic war drama Atonement (2007), the action thriller Hanna (2011), his adaptation of Anna Karenina (2012), Peter Pan origin story Pan (2015), Wright was born on 25 August 1972 in London, where his parents, John and Lyndie, founded the Little Angel Theatre, a puppet theatre in Islington.
I remember my producer at the time, Paul Webster, saying to me that only one in 10 first time filmmakers makes another film and that terrifying the living crap out of me.
So I was determined to be able to make a second film after that one and was very relieved to discover that people trusted me to continue.