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      Gareth Edwards

      Gareth Edwards

      Highest Rated: 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)

      Birthday: Jun 1, 1975

      Birthplace: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK

      Gareth Edwards was a British visual effects designer and film director whose talent for destructive set pieces were tailor-made for such blockbuster films such as "Monsters" (2010) and "Godzilla" (2014). Although his parents were of Welsh descent, Edwards was born and raised in Nuneaton, England in 1975. He grew up admiring George Lucas' "Star Wars" Trilogy, which greatly influenced his decision to become a filmmaker. He decided to study film production at the University for the Creative Arts and graduated in 1996. Edwards entered the entertainment industry within the world of visual effects, working on made-for-TV documentaries such as "Seven Wonders of the Industrial World" (2003) and "Dive to Bermuda Triangle" (2004). In 2005, Edwards nabbed a BAFTA TV Award for his visual effects work on the TV movie documentary "Hiroshima." In the same year he directed his first film in the television movie, "End Day" (2005), a docu-drama that showcased several doomsday scenarios by a fictional scientist. In 2010, Edwards made his feature film directorial debut with the science fiction film "Monsters." Using his past expertise with special effects, Edwards was able to weave an engrossing movie about an extra-terrestrial invasion wreaking havoc along the U.S.-Mexico border. "Monsters" demonstrated Edwards' ability to handle massive scales of destruction and mayhem, which led to his involvement as the director of 2014's "Godzilla." Starring Bryan Cranston as the lead scientist, "Godzilla" brought back a modern and faithful return of the iconic Japanese monster to the big screen. On the back of that film's box office success, it was announced in May 2014 that Edwards was going to direct the first stand-alone film in the "Star Wars" universe, due out in December 2016.

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      67% 34% Falling Inn Love Production Design - 2019
      84% 86% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director $533.2M 2016
      17% 16% Monsters: Dark Continent Executive Producer - 2014
      76% 66% Godzilla Director $200.7M 2014
      73% 53% Monsters Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Cinematographer,
      Production Design
      $237.3K 2010

      TV

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladhood Executive Producer 2019 2021-2022
      73% 83% Upstart Crow Producer 2016-2018
      83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Open All Hours Executive Producer 2014 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014 2016
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016