Ridley Scott

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Ridley Scott

English film director and produceradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1937.

Countries: United States (44%), United Kingdom (20%), (10%)

Main connections: Russell Crowe, The Duellists, American Gangster (film)

Linked to: Royal College of Art, West Hartlepool College of Art, American Film Institute, Hovis




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Ridley Scott was born in 1937 add something


Thomas Mann - In the 1941 film "The 49th Parallel", the character Philip Armstrong Scott unknowingly praises Mann's work with an escaped World War II Nazi u-boat commander, who later responds by burning Scott's copy of "The Magic Mountain".


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. add something


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. add something


Ridley Scott was married to Felicity Heywood from 1964 to 1975. add something


In 1968, Ridley and Tony Scott founded Ridley Scott Associates, a film and commercial production company. add something


Jay Cocks - Cocks and Scorsese approached author Philip K. Dick in 1969 for an adaptation of his 1967 novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep- Though the duo never optioned the book, it would later be developed into the movie "Blade Runner" by screenwriter Hampton Fancher and director Ridley Scott


Working with Alan Parker, Hugh Hudson, Hugh Johnson at RSA during the 1970s, Scott made television commercials in the UK including most notably the 1974 Hovis advert, "Bike Round", which was filmed in Shaftesbury, Dorset. add something


Ken Takakura - Takakura gained international recognition after starring in the 1970 war film "Too Late the Hero" as the cunning Imperial Japanese Major Yamaguchi, the 1975 Sydney Pollack sleeper hit "The Yakuza" with Robert Mitchum, and is probably best known in the West for his role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" where he surprises American cops played by Michael Douglas and Andy García with the line, "I do speak fucking English"


Alexis Rockman - "Biosphere" draws references from science fiction cinema, particularly the opening scene of the 1971 film "Silent Running"', as well as Stanley Kubrick's "2001", and Ridley Scott's "Alien"


Matthew Guinness - He played the part of the Farmer in the 1976 film "Nuts in May", appears in Ridley Scott's "The Duellists" and had a small role in 1987's "Lady Jane"


The Duellists of 1977 was Ridley Scott's first feature film. add something


Keith Carradine - In 1977, Carradine starred opposite Harvey Keitel in Ridley Scott's "The Duellists"


The Duellists - "'The Duellists"' is a 1977 historical drama film and the directorial debut of Ridley Scott


Keith Short - Keith started on feature films in 1978, working on Ridley Scott's "Alien" and has most recently worked on"Prometheus","Hugo" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts I and II"


Dune (film) - De Laurentiis hired director Ridley Scott in 1979, with Rudy Wurlitzer writing the screenplay and H. R. Giger retained from the Jodorowsky production


Dune (novel) - De Laurentiis hired director Ridley Scott in 1979, with Rudy Wurlitzer writing the screenplay and H. R. Giger retained from the Jodorowsky production


Howard Hanson - It is best known for its use in the final scene and end credits of the 1979 Ridley Scott film "Alien"


Sigourney Weaver - Weaver appeared two years later as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's blockbuster 1979 film "Alien", in a role initially designated to co-star Veronica Cartwright, until a late change in casting


Scott and his brother Tony produced the film adaptation of the 1980s TV cult classic The A-Team, which was directed by Joe Carnahan and released on 11 June 2010. add something


Douglas Trumbull - In 1981 Trumbull directed the special effects for the Ridley Scott film "Blade Runner"


Ralph Bakshi - He turned down offers to direct Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep-" He passed the latter to Ridley Scott, who adapted it into the 1982 film "Blade Runner"


McG - Other projects he has expressed interest in include a World War II film and an adaptation of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep-", which was previously filmed by Ridley Scott as 1982's "Blade Runner"


Rutger Hauer - The following year, he appeared in arguably his most famous and acclaimed role as the eccentric and violent but sympathetic anti-hero Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 science fiction thriller "Blade Runner", in which he improvised the famous tears in rain monologue


Blade Runner - "'Blade Runner"' is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos


In 1984 Scott directed the television commercial 1984, written by Steve Hayden and Lee Clow, produced by Chiat/Day, and starring Anya Major as the unnamed heroine and David Graham as "Big Brother". add something


Apple Inc. - It was directed by Ridley Scott and was aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984


A View to a Kill - On 27 June 1984, several leftover canisters of petrol used during filming of Ridley Scott's "Legend" caused Pinewood Studios' "007 Stage" to burn to the ground


In 1985 Scott directed Legend, a fantasy film produced by Arnon Milchan. add something


Jon Anderson - Along with Tangerine Dream, he appeared on the song "Loved by the Sun" for the 1985 film "Legend" directed by Ridley Scott


Scott made Someone to Watch Over Me, a romantic police drama starring Tom Berenger, Lorraine Bracco and Mimi Rogers in 1987, and Black Rain, a 1989 cop drama starring Michael Douglas and Andy García, shot partially in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. add something


Nicolas Cage - Other Cage roles included appearances in the acclaimed 1987 romantic-comedy Moonstruck, starring Cher; The Coen Brothers cult-classic comedy Raising Arizona; David Lynch's 1990 offbeat film Wild at Heart; a lead role in Martin Scorsese's 1999 New York City paramedic drama Bringing Out the Dead; and Ridley Scott's 2003 quirky drama Matchstick Men, in which he played an agoraphobic, mysophobic, obsessive-compulsive con artist with a tic disorder.


Michael Douglas - In 1989, he starred in Ridley Scott's international police crime drama Black Rain opposite Andy García and Kate Capshaw.


Philippe Mora - Film credits as director as well as occasional writer and actor during the 1990s included the horror spoof "Pterodactyl Woman From Beverly Hills" with Beverly D'Angelo, Barry Humphries , Moon Unit Zappa and Philippe's children Georges and Madeleine; "Art Deco Detective" ; "Precious Find" a sci-fi version of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", which reunited two actors from Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner", Rutger Hauer and the late Brion James


Scott's notes were used by Warner Brothers to create a rushed director's cut in 1991 which removed the voiceovers and modified the ending. add something


Lucinda Jenney - In 1991, Jenney played waitress, 'Lena' in Ridley Scott's "Thelma & Louise", the following year she appeared in "American Heart", a film which earned her an Independent Spirit *award for Best Supporting Female


Noboru Tanaka - Some critics have commented on the story's similarity to Ridley Scott's 1991 "Thelma & Louise"


Harvey Keitel - " Ridley Scott cast Keitel as the sympathetic policeman in "Thelma & Louise" in 1991


In 1995, Shepperton Studios was purchased by a consortium headed by Ridley and Tony Scott, which extensively renovated the studios while expanding and improving its grounds. add something


In 1995, with his brother Tony, Scott formed the film and television production company, Scott Free Productions in Los Angeles. add something


Fabrice Giger - In the years 1999-2000, he partnered with directors Ridley Scott, Tony_Scott and Renny Harlin to launch a website featuring original content based mostly on Humanoids books


Ralf Moller - His two biggest mainstream film roles to date are Ridley Scott's "Gladiator", appearing alongside his friend Russell Crowe, and in 2002's "The Scorpion King"


Tom Sizemore - In the early 2000s, he appeared in actions films such as "Pearl Harbor" , starring Ben Affleck, and Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down"


In 2001, Scott released the war film, Black Hawk Down, which further established his position as a critically and financially successful film maker. add something


Tom Hardy - He made his feature film debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war thriller "Black Hawk Down"


Eric Bana - In 2001, director Ridley Scott cast Bana as an American soldier in the film "Black Hawk Down"


England - The UK film council ranked David Yates, Christopher Nolan, Mike Newell, Ridley Scott and Paul Greengrass the five most commercially successful English directors since 2001


Black Hawk Down (film) - "'Black Hawk Down"' is a 2001 American war film directed by Ridley Scott


Mark Addy - Addy played the role of David Philby in "The Time Machine" and made a guest appearance as the Ship Captain in "Around the World in 80 Days" with Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan and made an appearance as Friar Tuck in Ridley Scott's 2010 film "Robin Hood"


Kevin McKidd - He appeared in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven", and in the 2002 film adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby"


American Gangster (film) - In 2002, screenwriter Steven Zaillian brought a 170-page script to director Ridley Scott, who expressed interest in making two films from it


In 2003 Scott directed Matchstick Men, adapted from the novel by Eric Garcia and starring Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman. add something


Scott was involved in the 2003 restoration and re-release of the film including media interviews for its promotion. add something


Director's cut - As Ridley Scott explains in the DVD insert, the 2003 cut of "Alien" was created at the request of 20th Century Fox, who wanted to re-release "Alien" in a form that was somehow altered or enhanced


A Good Year - Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander and Albert Finney, it is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by British author Peter May 2006 le


David Cronenberg - In 2004, Science Fiction magazine Strange Horizons named him the 2nd greatest director in the history of the genre, ahead of better known directors such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jean-Luc Godard and Ridley Scott


In 2005 he made the modestly successful Kingdom of Heaven, a movie about the Crusades which consciously sought to connect history to current events. add something


Ghassan Massoud - He is known in the West for playing the role of Muslim ruler Saladin in Ridley Scott's 2005 film "Kingdom of Heaven"


Jeremy Irons - In 2005, he appeared in the films "Casanova" opposite Heath Ledger, and Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven"


Russell Crowe - In 2005, he re-teamed with $A_Beautiful_Mind (A_Beautiful_Mind_(film)) director Ron Howard for Cinderella Man. In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007).


Tony Scott - Scott and his brother Ridley Scott were co-producers of the TV series Numb3rs, which aired from 2005 to 2010.


Kingdom of Heaven (film) - An extended director's cut was released on December 23, 2005, at the Laemmle Fairfax Theatre in Los Angeles, unsupported by advertising from 20th Century Fox. This version has been widely praised; at approximately 45 minutes longer than the original theatrical cut, it is reportedly the version Ridley Scott originally wanted released to theaters


Following George's departure, Scott took over the project in early 2006. add something


Unhappy with the theatrical version of the film, Scott supervised a director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, which was released on DVD in 2006. add something


The film was released on 10 November 2006, with a score by Marc Streitenfeld. add something


Peter Mayle - A novel "A Good Year" was the basis for the 2006 film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott and starring actors Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard


Russell Crowe - In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007).


American Gangster (film) - In February 2006, Ridley Scott entered talks with the studio to take over "American Gangster" from George, returning to Zaillian's draft as the film's basis


This version was released in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto cinemas on 5 October 2007, and as an elaborate DVD release on 18 December 2007. add something


Pietro Scalia - He has a long lasting relationship with Ridley Scott working on movies such as "American Gangster" in 2007, "Body of Lies" in 2008 and "Robin Hood" in 2010


David Ignatius - His 2007 novel "Body of Lies" was adapted into a film by director Ridley Scott


Ted Levine - In 2007, he portrayed local Sheriff James Timberlake in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and appeared in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster", alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe


American Gangster (film) - "'American Gangster"' is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steve Zaillian


Caprio and Crowe once again which opened to luke-warm ticket-sales and mixed reviews. add something


In April 2008, Scott announced his new project, The Kind One, a period drama set for release in 2012. add something


On 12 October 2008, Scott confirmed that after a 25 year wait for the rights to become available, he is making a return to science fiction with a film adaptation of the book The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. add something


Mark Strong - Also in 2008, Strong portrayed Hani Salaam, the Jordanian intelligence chief and director of the feared GID in Body of Lies, marking his first collaboration with English director Sir Ridley Scott and collaborated successful for a second time in the 2010 epic adventure film Robin Hood portraying the antagonist Sir Godfrey


Body of Lies (film) - "'Body of Lies"' is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott


Dolph Lundgren - During an interview on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno in May 2008, "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott said Lundgren had been considered for the part of undefeated fighter Tigris of Gaul in 2000, but was eventually rejected because "as an actor, he just didn't fit in with what we were trying to achieve"


Joe Haldeman - The Forever War - In October 2008 it was announced that Ridley Scott will direct a feature film based on "The Forever War" for Fox.


D citing James Cameron's Avatar as an inspiration for doing so. add something


On 31 July 2009, news of a two part prequel to Alien surfaced, with Ridley attached to direct. add something


Scott announced on 15 October 2009 that he will direct a film adaptation of the Red Riding trilogy. add something


Brave New World - In 2009, Ridley Scott and Leonardo Di Caprio announced that they would collaborate on a new adaptation of the book


Strange Days (film) - In 2009, Drew Morton of the Pajiba website considered "Strange Days" an "extremely underappreciated film" and "the best piece of cyberpunk to grace celluloid since Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner"


Prometheus (2012 film) - Rapace came to director Ridley Scott's attention for her performance as Lisbeth Salander in the 2009 drama film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"


Tube announced the launch of Life In A Day, an experimental documentary that was to be executive produced by Scott. add something


Scott directed an adaptation of Robin Hood titled Robin Hood, which starred Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, and which was released on 13 May 2010 in Australia and 14 May 2010 in America. add something


Gerard McSorley - He appeared in the 2010 movie "Robin Hood", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe


The Wolf of Wall Street (2013 film) - In 2010, Warner Bros. had offered Ridley Scott to direct the film, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the male lead


The Grey (film) - "The Grey" reunited director Joe Carnahan with producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott as well as actor Liam Neeson, who collaborated on the 2010 action film "The A-Team"


Cate Blanchett - Blanchett provided a voice for the film Ponyo, and appeared opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, released on 14 May 2010.


Russell Crowe - Crowe appeared in Robin Hood, a film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and released on 14 May 2010.


Tube users from around the world. add something


In August 2011, information leaked about production of a new installment by Alcon Entertainment, with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. add something


Catriona MacColl - She has appeared in several films throughout her film career, having appeared in "Hawk the Slayer", "Afraid of the Dark", "A Good Year", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and most recently, she appeared in the 2011 anthology film "The Theatre Bizarre"


Before I Go to Sleep (film) - On 1 May 2011, Ridley Scott bought the film rights of the novel "Before I Go to Sleep" written by S. J. Watson and hired Rowan Joffé to direct and write the script


Thunderbird Films - It was announced on August 18, 2011 that Ridley Scott has signed on to direct and produce the new installment of "Blade Runner" and that the original screenwriter, Hampton Fancher is in talks to pen the untitled sequel


Scott's most recent film is Prometheus, due for release in June 2012. add something


The film began principal photography on 27 July 2012, in London, United Kingdom add something


His brother Tony, who was his business partner in their company Scott Free, died on 19 August 2012 after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge which spans Los Angeles Harbor add something


The two-part miniseries premiered on A&E on 3 September 2012, to mixed reviews add something


In November 2012 it was announced that Scott would produce the upcoming documentary, "Springsteen & I" which will be directed by Baillie Walsh and was inspired by "Life in a Day", which Scott produced add something


Sean Harris - He played Fifield in the Ridley Scott 2012 sci-fi film, "Prometheus"


Charlize Theron - In 2012, she starred in Ridley Scott's science fiction film "Prometheus"


Logan Marshall-Green - Marshall-Green is best known for his roles in "Dark Blue", "The O.C.", "24", "Traveler", and, most recently, as Charlie Holloway in the 2012 Ridley Scott film "Prometheus"


Lawrence of Arabia (film) - The scene of Lawrence showing off the 'match trick' is shown, converted into 3D, in Ridley Scott's 2012 film "Prometheus"


Michael Fassbender - In February 2012, Fassbender signed on to play a title role as a lawyer in "The Counselor", a film directed by Ridley Scott and based on the Cormac McCarthy script


Pietro Scalia - Most recently he worked with director Ridley Scott on "Prometheus", released in June 2012


It is set to be released in 2013 in the United States and Canada by 20th Century Fox add something


In January 2013, Scott acquired the rights to produce a film adaptation of Matt Kindt's Dark Horse comic book, "MIND MGMT" with Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg add something


Scott's next film, "Exodus", was in pre-production as of August 2013, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton as Moses and the Pharoah, respectively add something


On 25 October 2013, "Indiewire" reported the opening of Scott's latest film "The Counselor" stating that, "Before McCarthy sold his first spec script for Scott's film, the director was heavily involved in developing an adaptation of the author's 1985 novel Blood Meridian with screenwriter Bill Monahan add something


Sebastian Koch - Another major collaboration began in 2013, when Ridley Scott began working on "The Vatican", a pilot movie for a Showtime series about intrigues concerning the Pope, mysteries and secrets within the Catholic Church


The Duellists - The 2013 release of the film on Blu-ray coincided with the publication of an essay on the film in a collection of scholarly essays on Ridley Scott


The Counselor - "'The Counselor"' is a 2013 British-American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Cormac McCarthy


The Man in the High Castle (TV series) - On February 11, 2013, "Variety" reported that SyFy was adapting the book as a four-part miniseries, with Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz as executive producers, co-produced with Scott Free Prods


The Man in the High Castle - On February 11, 2013, "Variety" reported that SyFy was adapting the book as a four-part miniseries, with Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz as executive producers, co-produced with Scott Free Prods


Exodus: Gods and Kings - On March 15, 2013, Deadline.com reported Ridley Scott wanted Christian Bale to star in the film; in August 2014 he confirmed the role to be Moses himself


Christian Bale - On March 15, 2013, Bale was reported to be eying the role of Moses in Ridley Scott's Biblical epic, "Exodus"


A sequel to Prometheus is in development, scheduled to begin filming in late 2014, for release in March 2016 add something


In May 2014, it was reported that Ridley Scott was in negotiations to direct an adaptation that would star Matt Damon as Mark Watney add something


Scott informed the "Variety" publication in November 2014 that he was no longer the director for the film and would only fulfill a producer's role add something


The first season was released on November 11, 2014 and concluded on December 9, 2014 add something


Iceland - Christopher Nolan's 2014 film, "Interstellar" was filmed in Iceland for some of its scenes, as was Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"


Exodus: Gods and Kings - "'Exodus: Gods and Kings"' is a 2014 biblically-inspired epic film directed by Ridley Scott


The Martian (film) - In May 2014 it was reported that Ridley Scott was in negotiations to direct an adaptation that would star Matt Damon as Mark Watney


In 2015, Ridley Scott directed the five-part online series, Halo:Nightfall add something


On 3 July 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Royal College of Art in a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London at which he described how he still keeps on his office wall his school report placing him 31st out of 31 in his class, and how his teacher encouraged him to pursue what became his passion at art school add something


His next project, the science fiction film "The Martian", will be released in October 2015 add something


The film was originally scheduled for release on 25 November 2015, but Fox later switched its release date with that of "Victor Frankenstein", and thus "The Martian" was released on 2 October 2015 add something


Sebastian Stan - In 2015, he co-starred in "Ricki and the Flash" and Ridley Scott's "The Martian"


Pietro Scalia - Most recently he worked with director Ridley Scott on "The Martian", released in October, 2015


London Has Fallen - However, on June 12, 2015, it was announced that the film has been moved back to January 22, 2016 to avoid competition with director Ridley Scott's "The Martian", which swapped its original November 25 release date with director Paul McGuigan's "Victor Frankenstein" two days prior


Anurag Kashyap - In October 2015, Kashyap teamed up with Ridley Scott and Richie Mehta for Google, as the executive producer for the documentary "India in a Day"


Neill Blomkamp - The project was shelved in October 2015, pending the outcome of Ridley Scott's second prequel installment, "Alien: Paradise Lost"


A sequel to "Prometheus" titled "Alien: Covenant" is in development, and is scheduled to begin filming in early 2016, for release in 2017 add something


In March 2017, Scott will direct "All the Money in the World," a drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III add something


In April 2017, 20th Century Fox lined up Scott to direct a film about the Battle of Britain from WWII, where the Royal Air Force defended the country from German Luftwaffe attacks, which is described as a "passion project" for the director add something


Scott has said that a sequel to "Alien: Covenant" would film 14 months from May 2017 add something


From May to August 2017, Scott filmed "All the Money in the World," a drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, starring Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams add something


On November 20, 2017 it was announced that Amazon had struck a deal with AMC Studios for a worldwide release of Scott's series adaptation of Dan Simmons' dark historical fiction novel, "The Terror" , set for release in 2018 add something


With a release date of 22 December 2017, the film studio had its doubts that Scott would manage it, saying: "They were like, 'You'll never do it add something


With a release date of 25 December 2017, the film studio had its doubts that Scott would manage it, saying: "They were like, 'You'll never do it add something


Stacy Martin - In 2017, Martin appeared in a small role as the assistant of J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World"


Kevin Spacey - In March 2017, it was announced that Spacey would portray J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World"


Alien: Resurrection - In an interview with "Variety" on September 2017, Stacey Snider, the current cheif-executive-officer of 20th Century Fox, stated that while "Alien: Covenant" was a financial disappointment they still trust Ridley Scott to know the right story and to proceed with the sequel


Christopher Plummer - In November 2017, Plummer was cast to replace Kevin Spacey in the already-completed Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World"


In 2018 Scott received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement add something


In 2018 he received the highest accolade from BAFTA, the BAFTA Fellowship, for lifetime achievement add something


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