“Its critical and commercial failure was cutting and caused me to have some serious doubt – and then along comes a script about Winston Churchill and doubt.That kind of got me out of that.” Black Mirror, ‘Nosedive’ (2016) “That got me out of the doldrums – great, great writing. I think Charlie Brooker is a proper genius and I’d love to work with him more.Which is sometimes challenging.” Hanna (2011) was nice. Usually, the director casts the actor but in this case, the actor cast the director.She was on board with the movie already – it was a Focus Features thing – and she asked me to direct it.“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.And I used [music by] The Chemical Brothers, so I could get the early Nineties rave scene side of my aesthetic in there.” Anna Karenina (2012) was an opportunity to work with [screenwriter] Tom Stoppard.’ and everyone went, ‘Yeah, alright then.’ So it was an experiment.“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 don’t know if you remember the scene when he comes to propose to her and he brings her one flower? I was then sent a film about a schizophrenic and thought, ‘Yes, I can get it all out in this movie.’ But I was very nervous about making a film in America, especially contemporary America. They are amazing people – there’s a wonderful sense of community down there unlike most of the rest of LA.Page Six, a website quoted the rep as saying, “I can confirm that Joe Wright and Anoushka Shankar recently ended their marriage.All parties are committed to the welfare and happiness of their two beautiful children and ask that their privacy be respected.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.“The film was written as a kind of straight realism but we couldn’t afford to do that properly so I said only 10 weeks before shooting: ‘How about if we set the whole thing in the theatre?