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Ridley Scott


Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then Northumberland) on 30 November 1937. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the UK and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join Army (his elder brother Frank had already joined the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Alien: Covenant (producer) (pre-production)
 2017 Felt (producer) (pre-production)
 2016 BrainDead (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  David (producer) (announced)
  Earthless (producer) (announced)
  Emma's War (producer) (announced)
  Mindhorn (producer) (post-production)
  Morgan (producer) (post-production)
  Potsdamer Platz (producer) (announced)
  Sidney Hall (executive producer) (pre-production)
  The Hot Zone (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) (announced)
  The Terror (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
 2016 Mercy Street (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Diabolical Plot (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Dead Room (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Belle Alliance (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Uniform (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Haversack (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 The Martian VR Experience (Short) (executive producer)
 2016 Taboo (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2016 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- A Way Out (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Kindness (2015) ... (executive producer)
- End of the World (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Three Monkeys (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2009-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series) (executive producer - 143 episodes)
- Discovery (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Restraint (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Driven (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Lies (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Payback (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Concussion (producer)
 2015 The Martian (producer)
 2015 Equals (executive producer)
 2015/V Zero (Short) (executive producer)
 2015 Child 44 (producer)
 2015 Killing Jesus (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Annabel's: A String of Naked Lightbulbs (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Galyntine (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Get Santa (executive producer)
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings (producer)
 2014 Halo: Nightfall (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- It's Only Just Beginning (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Before I Go to Sleep (executive producer)
 2014 Italy in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 1.24.14 (Short) (producer)
 2014 Klondike (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Killing Kennedy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Out of the Furnace (producer)
 2013 The Counselor (producer)
 2013 Crimes of the Century (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Unabomber (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Siege at Waco (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Prosecution of Amanda Knox (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Oklahoma City Bombing (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Shooting of Ronald Reagan (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Springsteen & I (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Welcome to the Punch (executive producer)
 2013 Killing Lincoln (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2013 Stoker (producer)
 2013 The East (producer)
 2013 Killing Kennedy (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 The Vatican (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 The Polar Bears (Short) (producer)
 2012 Labyrinth (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (producer)
 2012 Japan in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Checkmate (2012) ... (producer)
- Queen (2012) ... (producer)
- Rook (2012) ... (producer)
- A People Revolt (2012) ... (producer)
- Plague and Passion (2012) ... (producer)
 2011-2012 Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- Optic vs. LFN (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Brandon Jacobs vs. Terrence Cody (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Countdown 321 vs. Make Us Famous (2012) ... (executive producer)
- FourPlay vs. Red Shoe Rebels (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Rampage Jackson vs. Joe Carnahan (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Coma (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Part One (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Britain in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012/I Prometheus (producer)
 2012 Ghost Recon: Alpha (Short) (producer)
 2012 Loom (Short) (executive producer)
 2011-2012 Prophets of Science Fiction (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- George Lucas (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Robert Heinlein (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Jules Verne (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Isaac Asimov (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Arthur C. Clarke (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2011 The Grey (producer)
 2011 Gettysburg (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Life in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 Nomads (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 The Pillars of the Earth (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... (executive producer)
- New Beginnings (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Witchcraft (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Legacy (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Battlefield (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The A-Team (executive producer)
 2010 Robin Hood (producer)
 2010 The Real Robin Hood (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2005-2010 Numb3rs (TV Series) (executive producer - 119 episodes)
- Cause and Effect (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Growin' Up (2010) ... (executive producer)
- And the Winner Is... (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Devil Girl (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Arm in Arms (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010/I Cyrus (executive producer)
 2010 Welcome to the Rileys (executive producer)
 2009/I Cracks (executive producer)
 2009 Into the Storm (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 Tell Tale (producer)
 2008 Body of Lies (producer)
 2008 The Andromeda Strain (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 2007 Law Dogs (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 American Gangster (producer)
 2007 The Company (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006 A Good Year (producer)
 2006 Tristan + Isolde (executive producer)
 2006 Orpheus (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 In Her Shoes (producer)
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven (producer)
 2003 Matchstick Men (producer)
 2002 Ticker (Short) (executive producer)
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short) (executive producer)
 2002 Hostage (Short) (executive producer)
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 AFP: American Fighter Pilot (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2001 Black Hawk Down (producer)
 2001 Hannibal (producer)
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Gladiator (executive producer - uncredited)
 2000 Where the Money Is (producer)
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997-1999 The Hunger (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Night Bloomer (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Secret Shih Tan (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Necros (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Menage a Trois (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Clay Pigeons (producer)
 1997 G.I. Jane (producer)
 1996 White Squall (executive producer)
 1994 The Browning Version (producer)
 1994 Monkey Trouble (executive producer)
 1993 Elephant (TV Short) (associate producer)
 1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise (producer)
 1991 Thelma & Louise (producer)
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (executive producer)
 1982 Blade Runner (co-producer - uncredited)
 1971 RHM Mother's Pride Supermarket Raid 87670 (Short) (producer)
 1965 Boy and Bicycle (Short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1967 -present) Ridley and his brother Tony Scott created RSA Films, a film and television advertising commercials production company, which nowadays has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Ridley Scott

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I like the competition. You create a competition with yourself. I'm very competitive. Very. I look around and think, I've got to raise the bar. That's what we do. If we can all raise the bar in everything we do, isn't that better? I try and raise the bar every time I do a movie, and a part of that is not to repeat yourself. It's an internal ego, not an external ego. [2015] See more »

Trivia:

Estimated in an interview that he operated on roughly 2,700 commercials. See more »

Trademark:

[Stunning visuals] He personally sketches most of his own storyboards, left-handed, with great artistic style (The Duellists (1977), Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Legend (1985), Black Rain (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), Body of Lies (2008)). See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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