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Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) Film & Video at the University for the Creative ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Monsters
Monsters Visual Effects
(2010)
Rogue One
Rogue One Director
(2016)
Godzilla
Godzilla Director
(2014)
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Resistance Trench Soldier
(2017)

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 2010 Monsters (visual effects)
 2007 In the Shadow of the Moon (Documentary) (digital rostrum)
 2006 Perfect Disaster (TV Series documentary) (visual effects - 2 episodes)
- Super Tornado (2006) ... (visual effects)
- Solar Storm (2006) ... (visual effects)
 2005 UFO's: The Secret Evidence (TV Movie documentary) (visual effects)
  Space Race (TV Series documentary) (digital effects artist - 1 episode, 2005) (digital effects designer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Race to the Moon (2005) ... (digital effects artist)
- Race for Rockets (2005) ... (digital effects designer)
 2005 Hiroshima (TV Movie documentary) (digital artist)
 2004 Dive to Bermuda Triangle (TV Movie documentary) (digital effects)
 2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (TV Series) (visual effects - 7 episodes)
- The Hoover Dam (2003) ... (visual effects)
- The Panama Canal (2003) ... (visual effects)
- The Sewer King (2003) ... (visual effects)
- Transcontinental Railway (2003) ... (visual effects)
- The Bell Rock Lighthouse (2003) ... (visual effects)
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Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

My generation didn't grow up with World War II or Vietnam or the JFK assassination. The images that are seared into our brains and are part of the nightmares are the things like the tsunamis and Katrina. Sci-fi and fantasy have always reflected the fear of the time. See more »

Trivia:

He is the first director to have directed both a Godzilla and a Star Wars film. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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