Ridley Scott

Film Producer / Film Director / Actor / Executive Producer | * 11/30/1937 (82) | South Shields, County Durham, England, UK
Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. He is best known for directing the science fiction horror film Alien (1979), the neo-noir dystopian film Blade Runner (1982), the road adventure film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and the science fiction film The Martian (2015). Beginning his career in advertising, where he honed his filmmaking skills by making inventive mini-films for television commercials, Scott's work is known for its atmospheric and highly concentrated visual style. Though his films range widely in setting and period, they frequently showcase memorable imagery of urban environments, spanning 2nd-century Rome (Gladiator), 12th-century Jerusalem (Kingdom of Heaven), Medieval England (Robin ... ()
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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 European Film Award for Best Non-european Film European Film Award - People's Choice Award for Best Director

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Movies with Ridley Scott as Actor(28)

TV Shows/Series with Ridley Scott as Actor(6)

Movies with Ridley Scott as Crew(124)

Directing/Director2021 The Last Duel
Production/Producer2021 The Last Duel
Directing/Director2021 Gucci
Production/Producer2021 Gucci
Directing/Director2020 Battle of Britain
Production/Producer2020 Battle of Britain
Production/Producer2020 Death on the Nile
Directing/Director2020 Queen & Country
Production/Producer2020 Queen & Country
Production/Producer2020 The Force
Production/Producer2020 Wraiths of the Broken Land
Directing/Director2020 Untitled Gladiator Sequel
Production/Producer2020 Untitled Gladiator Sequel
Production/Executive Producer2020 Switzerlanders
Production/Executive Producer2020 Naked Singularity
Production/Producer2020 Empire of the Summer Moon
Production/Producer2019 Earthquake Bird
Directing/Director2019 The Journey
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Friend
Production/Executive Producer2019 Jungleland
Production/Producer2019 The Aftermath
Production/Executive Producer2018 Zoe
Production/Producer2018 American Woman
Production/Producer2017 Blade Runner 2049
Production/Executive Producer2017 Blade Runner 2049
Production/Producer2017 2036: Nexus Dawn
Writing/Screenstory2017 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
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/Executive 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 Springsteen & I
Production/Producer2013 Stoker
Production/Producer2012 The Peter Weyland Files: TED 2023
Directing/Director2012 Prometheus
Production/Producer2012 Prometheus
Production/Executive Producer2012 Loom
Production/Executive Producer2012 Japan in a Day
Production/Executive Producer2011 Life in a Day
Production/Producer2011 The Grey
Production/Producer2010 The A-Team
Production/Executive Producer2010 Cyrus
Directing/Director2010 Robin Hood
Production/Producer2010 Robin Hood
Production/Executive Producer2009 Into the Storm
Production/Executive Producer2009 Cracks
Production/Executive Producer2009 Who Stole the Electric Car?
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
Production/Executive Producer2002 Beat the Devil
Production/Executive Producer2002 Ticker
Production/Executive Producer2002 Hostage
Directing/Director2001 Hannibal
Production/Producer2001 Hannibal
Directing/Director2001 Black Hawk Down
Production/Producer2001 Black Hawk Down
Production/Executive Producer2000 The Last Debate
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
Production/Executive Producer1987 Someone to Watch Over Me
Directing/Director1985 Legend
Directing/Director1984 Apple Mac: 1984
Directing/Director1982 Blade Runner
Directing/Director1979 Alien
Camera/Camera Operator1977 The Duellists
Directing/Director1977 The Duellists
Directing/Director1965 Boy and Bicycle

TV Shows/Series with Ridley Scott as Crew(18)

Directing/Director2020 Raised by Wolves
Production/Executive Producer2020 Raised by Wolves
Production/Executive Producer2019 Inside Guantanamo Bay
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Passage
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Hot Zone
Production/Executive Producer2018 Strange Angel
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Terror
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Good Fight
Production/Executive Producer2016 Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Production/Executive Producer2015 The Man in the High Castle
Production/Executive Producer2014 Massan
Production/Executive Producer2009 The Good Wife
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Company
Production/Executive Producer2006 Class of 3000
Production/Producer2006 Numb3rs
Directing/Director1966 Adam Adamant Lives!
Directing/Director1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre
Directing/Director1962 Z-Cars

Additional Information

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Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 11/30 1937 (November) in South Shields (current age: 82 years + 302 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal College of Art
Spouses (current/former): Sandy Watson, Felicity Heywood
Siblings: Tony Scott
Mother: Elizabeth Jean Scott
Other names for Ridley Scott (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sir Ridley Scott"
"Ридли Скотт"
"ริดลีย์ สก็อตต์"
"리들리 스콧"
"ريدلي سكوت"
"Ридли Скот"
"Ridley Leighton Scott"
Ridley Scott frequently works together with these people:
Tony Scott (26x, Crew)
Arthur Max (17x, Crew)
Janty Yates (16x, Crew)
Giannina Facio (15x, Actress)
Pietro Scalia (14x, Crew)
Michael Schaefer (12x, Crew)
David W. Zucker (12x, Crew)
Michael Fassbender (11x, Actor)
Mark Huffam (11x, Crew)
Kevin J. Walsh (11x, Crew)
Michael Costigan (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:455, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/27/2020