Budding filmmakers will soon be able to learn the tricks of trade from one of the world's most talented directors - Edgar Wright.

The director, who was born in Dorset and grew up in Wells, has been unveiled as a new course leader on the BBC Maestro series.

BBC Maestro is a paid-for teaching resource where people can either pay a one-off fee of £80 for a single course, or purchase a year-long subscription for £110.

Unveiling 48-year-old Wright as the latest in a series of celebrity course leaders, a spokesperson for BBC Maestro said: "The directorial brain behind such acclaimed works as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s End, plus global blockbusters like Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim and Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright is one of British cinema’s most celebrated and innovative filmmakers.

"And now he’s sharing his filmmaking secrets for the very first time, taking you through the whole production process covering topics such as writing, cinematography, sound and editing and getting funding in the first place.

"Watch this Spaced."

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Wright broke into the mainstream after directing groundbreaking cult sci-fi sitcom, Spaced.

Written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, it saw Wright and Pegg establish a long-running partnership, seeing them work together in other projects, most notably the 'Cornetto Trilogy', made up of hit movies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End.

Hot Fuzz was largely filmed in Wright's childhood home city of Wells, featuring locations including the Bishop's Palace and the Crown pub.

For more details on Wright's filmmaking course, visit the BBC Maestro website.