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Ridley Scott

Crew | * 11/30/1937 (81) | South Shields, County Durham, England, UK
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Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science fiction horror film Alien (1979), further works include the neo-noir dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner, historical drama Gladiator (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and science fiction film The Martian. Scott's work has an atmospheric, highly concentrated visual style. Though his films range widely in setting and period, they frequently showcase memorable imagery of urban environments, whether 2nd century Rome (Gladiator), 12th century Jerusalem (Kingdom of Heaven), Medieval England (Robin Hood), contemporary Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down), the future cityscapes of Blade Runner, or the distant planets in Alien, ()
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Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. He was raised in an Army family, meaning that for most of his early life, his father — an officer in the Royal Engineers — was absent. Ridley's older brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. During this time the family moved around, living in (among other areas) Cumbria, Wales and Germany. He has a younger brother, Tony, also a film director. After the Second World War, the Scott family moved back to their native north-east England, eventually settling in Teesside (whose industrial landscape would later inspire similar scenes in Blade Runner). He enjoyed watching films, and his favourites include Lawrence of Arabia, Citizen Kane and Seven Samurai. Scott studied in Teesside from 1954 to 1958, at Grangefield Grammar School and later in West Hartlepool College of Art, graduating with a Diploma in Design. He progressed to an M.A. in graphic design at the Royal College of Art from 1960 to 1962. At the RCA he contributed to the college magazine, ARK and helped to establish its film department. For his final show, he made a black and white short film, Boy and Bicycle, starring his younger brother, Tony Scott, and his father. The film's main visual elements would become features of Scott's later work; it was issued on the 'Extras' section of The Duellists DVD. After graduation in 1963, he secured a job as a trainee set designer with the BBC, leading to work on the popular television police series Z-Cars and the science fiction series Out of the Unknown. Scott was an admirer of Stanley Kubrick early in his development as a director. For his entry to the BBC traineeship, Scott remade Paths of Glory as a short film. He was assigned to design the second Doctor Who serial, The Daleks, which would have entailed realising the famous alien creatures. However, shortly before Scott was due to start work, a schedule conflict meant that he was replaced on the serial by Raymond Cusick. At the BBC, Scott was placed into a director training programme and, before he left the corporation, had directed episodes of Z-Cars, its spin-off, Softly, Softly, and adventure series Adam Adamant Lives! In 1968, Ridley and Tony Scott founded Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), a film and commercial production company.Five members of the Scott family are directors, all working for RSA. Brother Tony has been a successful film director for more than two decades; sons, Jake and Luke are both acclaimed commercials directors as is his daughter, Jordan Scott. Jake and Jordan both work from Los Angeles and Luke is based in London. In 1995, Shepperton Studios was purchased by a consortium headed by Ridley and Tony Scott, which extensively renovated the studios while also expanding and improving its grounds.  .

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Ridley Scott

Commander of The Order of Ouissam Alaouite Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Ridley Scott as Actor(25)

TV Shows/Series with Ridley Scott as Actor(3)

as Himself - Presenter2011 Prophets of Science Fiction

Movies with Ridley Scott as Crew(102)

Directing/Director2019 Battle of Britain
Directing/Director2019 Alien: Awakening
Directing/Director2019 The Journey
Production/Producer2019 The Force
Production/Producer2019 Wraiths of the Broken Land
Directing/Director2019 Wraiths of the Broken Land
Directing/Director2019 Untitled Gladiator Sequel
Production/Producer2019 The Aftermath
Production/Producer2019 Empire of the Summer Moon
Production/Producer2019 American Woman
Production/Executive Producer2018 Zoe
Writing/Writer2017 Meet Walter
Production/Producer2017 Blade Runner 2049
Production/Executive Producer2017 Blade Runner 2049
Writing/Screenstory2017 2036: Nexus Dawn
Production/Producer2017 2036: Nexus Dawn
Production/Producer2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Production/Executive Producer2017 Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Directing/Director2017 All the Money in the World
Production/Producer2017 All the Money in the World
Directing/Director2017 The Crossing
Writing/Story2017 The Crossing
Writing/Writer2017 Last Supper
Production/Producer2017 Phoenix Forgotten
Directing/Director2017 Alien: Covenant
Production/Producer2017 Alien: Covenant
Production/Producer2016 Morgan
Production/Executive Producer2016 Mindhorn
Production/Executive Producer2016 India In a Day
Production/Executive Producer2015 Annabel's: A String of Naked Lightbulbs
Production/Executive Producer2015 Equals
Directing/Director2015 The Martian
Production/Producer2015 The Martian
Production/Producer2015 Child 44
Production/Executive Producer2015 Zero
Production/Producer2015 Concussion
Directing/Director2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Production/Producer2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Production/Executive Producer2014 Italy in a Day - Un giorno da italiani
Production/Executive Producer2013 Killing Kennedy
Production/Producer2013 Welcome to the Punch
Production/Producer2013 Out of the Furnace
Production/Producer2013 The East
Directing/Director2013 The Counselor
Production/Producer2013 The Counselor
Production/Executive Producer2013 Bruce Springsteen: Springsteen & I
Production/Producer2013 Stoker
Production/Producer2012 The Peter Weyland Files: TED 2023
Directing/Director2012 Prometheus
Production/Producer2012 Prometheus
Production/Producer2012 The Grey
Production/Executive Producer2012 Loom
Production/Executive Producer2012 Japan in a Day
Production/Executive Producer2011 Life in a Day
Production/Producer2010 The A-Team
Production/Executive Producer2010 Into the Storm
Production/Executive Producer2010 Cyrus
Directing/Director2010 Robin Hood
Production/Producer2010 Robin Hood
Production/Executive Producer2009 Cracks
Directing/Director2008 Body of Lies
Production/Producer2008 Body of Lies
Directing/Director2007 American Gangster
Production/Producer2007 American Gangster
Production/Executive Producer2006 Tristan & Isolde
Directing/Director2006 A Good Year
Production/Producer2006 A Good Year
Directing/Director2005 All the Invisible Children
Directing/Director2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Production/Producer2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Production/Producer2005 In Her Shoes
Directing/Director2003 Matchstick Men
Production/Producer2003 Matchstick Men
Directing/Director2001 Hannibal
Production/Producer2001 Hannibal
Directing/Director2001 Black Hawk Down
Production/Producer2001 Black Hawk Down
Directing/Director2000 Gladiator
Production/Executive Producer2000 Gladiator
Production/Executive Producer1999 RKO 281
Production/Producer1998 Clay Pigeons
Directing/Director1997 G.I. Jane
Production/Producer1997 G.I. Jane
Directing/Director1996 White Squall
Production/Executive Producer1996 White Squall
Production/Executive Producer1994 Monkey Trouble
Directing/Director1993 The King of Ads, Part 2
Directing/Director1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Production/Producer1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Directing/Director1991 Thelma & Louise
Production/Producer1991 Thelma & Louise
Directing/Director1991 The King of Ads
Directing/Director1989 Black Rain
Directing/Director1987 Someone to Watch Over Me
Directing/Director1985 Legend
Directing/Director1982 Blade Runner
Directing/Director1979 Alien
Directing/Director1977 The Duellists
Camera/Camera Operator1977 The Duellists
Directing/Director1965 Boy and Bicycle

TV Shows/Series with Ridley Scott as Crew(13)

Production/Executive Producer2019 The Passage
Production/Executive Producer2019 Raised by Wolves
Directing/Director2019 Raised by Wolves
Production/Executive Producer2018 Strange Angel
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Terror
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Good Fight
Production/Executive Producer2015 The Man in the High Castle
Production/Executive Producer2009 The Good Wife
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Company
Production/Producer2006 Numb3rs
Directing/Director1966 Adam Adamant Lives!
Directing/Director1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre
Directing/Director1962 Z-Cars

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Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 11/30 1937 (November) in South Shields (current age: 81 years + 174 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal College of Art
Spouses (current/former): Sandy Watson, Felicity Heywood
Children: Jake Scott, Luke Scott, Jordan Scott
Siblings: Tony Scott
Mother: Elizabeth Jean Scott
Other names for Ridley Scott (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sir Ridley Scott"
"Ридли Скотт"
"雷利·史考特"
"ริดลีย์ สก็อตต์"
"리들리 스콧"
"ريدلي سكوت"
"リドリー・スコット"
"Ридли Скот"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:455, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/22/2019