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Ridley Scott

Film Producer / Film Director / Actor / Executive Producer / Television Producer / Screenwriter | * 11/30/1937 (86) | South Shields, County Durham, England (United Kingdom (UK))
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Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English filmmaker. He is best known for directing films in the science fiction, crime and historical drama genres. His work is known for its atmospheric and highly concentrated visual style. He ranks among the highest-grossing directors and has received many accolades, including the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement in 2018, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, and appointed a Knight Grand Cross by King Charles III in 2024. An alumnus of the Royal College of Art in London, Scott began his career in television as a designer and director before moving into advertising as a director of commercials. He made his film directorial debut with The Duellists (1977) and gained wider recognition with his next film, Alien (1979). Though his films range widely in setting and period, they showcase memorable imagery of urban environments, spanning 2nd-century Rome in Gladiator (2000), 12th-century Jerusalem in ()
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Ridley Scott was born on 30th November, 1937, 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 Knight Bachelor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation The George Pal Memorial Award 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(42)

as Self - Interviewee (archive footage)2022 Brad Pitt: More Than a Pretty Face
as himself2021 Kreka: Dreamcatcher
as Self - Director (1982)2021 The Blade Runner Phenomenon
as Self (archival footage)2019 Memory: The Origins of Alien
as Himself (archive)2019 Cyberpunk Documentary PART 1
as Himself (archive footage)2019 Sword-and-Sandal
as Self (archive footage)2018 Trumbull Land
as Himself (archive footage)2015 Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
as himself2013 Trespassing Bergman
as himself2012 Bergmans video
as himself2010 The Real Robin Hood
as himself2006 The Path to Redemption
as himself2004 Murder by Numbers
as himself1999 The Alien Legacy
as himself1997 Hollywood Halloween
as himself1979 Giger's Alien
as Unionist officer (uncredited)1968 One of the Missing

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

Movies with Ridley Scott as Crew(144)

Production/Producer2024 Berlin Nobody
Production/Producer2024 Alien: Romulus
Directing/Director2024 Untitled Gladiator Sequel
Production/Producer2024 Untitled Gladiator Sequel
Production/Producer2023 Boston Strangler
Directing/Director2023 Queen & Country
Production/Producer2023 Queen & Country
Directing/Director2023 It's What I Do
Production/Producer2023 The Force
Production/Producer2023 War Party
Production/Producer2023 A Haunting in Venice
Production/Producer2023 The Chronology of Water
Production/Producer2023 Wraiths of the Broken Land
Production/Producer2023 First Ascent
Production/Producer2023 Empire of the Summer Moon
Directing/Director2023 Napoleon
Production/Producer2023 Napoleon
Production/Executive Producer2022 Choose or Die
Production/Producer2022 Death on the Nile
Directing/Director2021 The Last Duel
Production/Producer2021 The Last Duel
Directing/Director2021 House of Gucci
Production/Producer2021 House of Gucci
Production/Executive Producer2021 Kipchoge: The Last Milestone
Production/Executive Producer2021 Life in a Day 2020
Production/Executive Producer2021 Naked Singularity
Production/Executive Producer2020 The Last Vermeer
Production/Executive Producer2020 The Donut King
Production/Executive Producer2020 Switzerlanders
Production/Producer2019 Earthquake Bird
Directing/Director2019 The Journey
Production/Executive Producer2019 Our 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/Executive Producer2017 Newness
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 Producer2014 Halo: Nightfall
Production/Executive Producer2013 Killing Kennedy
Production/Executive Producer2013 Welcome to the Punch
Production/Executive Producer2013 Killing Lincoln
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
Directing/Director2012 Prometheus
Production/Producer2012 Prometheus
Production/Producer2012 The Grey
Production/Executive Producer2012 Loom
Production/Executive Producer2012 Japan in a Day
Production/Producer2012 The Polar Bears
Production/Executive Producer2012 Britain in a Day
Production/Executive Producer2011 Life in a Day
Production/Producer2010 The A-Team
Production/Executive Producer2010 Welcome to the Rileys
Production/Executive Producer2010 Cyrus
Directing/Director2010 Robin Hood
Production/Producer2010 Robin Hood
Production/Executive Producer2009 Into the Storm
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
Production/Executive Producer2006 Orpheus
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/Director2003 Cinema16: British Short Films
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/Producer2000 Where the Money Is
Production/Executive Producer2000 The Last Debate
Production/Executive Producer2000 RKO 281
Directing/Director2000 Gladiator
Production/Executive Producer2000 Gladiator
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
Production/Producer1994 The Browning Version
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/Director1982 Blade Runner
Directing/Director1979 Alien
Camera/Camera Operator1977 The Duellists
Directing/Director1977 The Duellists
Directing/Director1965 Boy and Bicycle
Production/Producer1965 Boy and Bicycle
Writing/Writer1965 Boy and Bicycle

TV Shows/Series with Ridley Scott as Crew(23)

Production/Producer2024 Alien
Production/Executive Producer2024 Blade Runner 2099
Production/Executive Producer2024 Sinking Spring
Production/Executive Producer2023 Still Missing Morgan
Production/Executive Producer2023 Kaleidoscope
Production/Executive Producer2023 Great Expectations
Production/Executive Producer2020 Raised by Wolves
Directing/Director2020 Raised by Wolves
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Passage
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Hot Zone
Production/Executive Producer2018 Strange Angel
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Terror
Production/Executive Producer2017 Taboo
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Good Fight
Production/Executive Producer2016 Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Production/Executive Producer2015 The Man in the High Castle
Production/Executive Producer2013 Crimes of the Century
Production/Executive Producer2009 The Good Wife
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Company
Production/Producer2005 Numb3rs
Directing/Director1966 Adam Adamant Lives!
Directing/Director1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre
Directing/Director1962 Z-Cars

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Full Name: Ridley Scott
Born: Tuesday, 11/30 1937 (November) in South Shields, County Durham, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 86 years + 178 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Royal College of Art, The Northern School of Art
Spouses (current/former): Sandy Watson, Felicity Heywood, Giannina Facio
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"
"Ridley Leighton Scott"
"雷德利·斯科特"
Ridley Scott frequently works together with these people:
Tony Scott (27x, Crew)
Arthur Max (23x, Crew)
Janty Yates (22x, Crew)
Giannina Facio (16x, Actress)
Mark Huffam (15x, Crew)
Kevin J. Walsh (15x, Crew)
David W. Zucker (15x, Crew)
Dariusz Wolski (14x, Crew)
Pietro Scalia (14x, Crew)
Hans Zimmer (12x, Crew)
Michael Schaefer (12x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:455, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/22/2024