Ridley Scott


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Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they ... See full bio »

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The Martian Producer
(2015)
Blade Runner Producer
(1982)
Thelma & Louise Producer
(1991)
Gladiator Producer
(2000)

Filmography

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  David (producer) (announced)
  Earthless (producer) (announced)
  Emma's War (producer) (announced)
  Gladiator 2 (producer) (announced)
  Kitbag (producer) (announced)
  Potsdamer Platz (producer) (announced)
  The Cartel (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
  War Party (producer) (announced)
  Panopticon (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2022 Jigsaw (TV Series) (executive producer) (filming)
 2022 CURS>R (executive producer) (post-production)
 2021 Blade Runner: Black Lotus (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.13 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.12 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.11 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 ... (executive producer)
 2022 Death on the Nile (producer) (completed)
 2021 The Hot Zone: Anthrax (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (completed)
- Noble Eagle (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 House of Gucci (producer - p.g.a.) (completed)
  Alien (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot ... (executive producer)
  Pompeii (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes) (announced)
- Dawn ... (executive producer)
- New Day ... (executive producer)
 2021 The Last Duel (producer)
 2017-2021 The Good Fight (TV Series) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- And the Détente Had an End... (2021) ... (executive producer)
- And the Two Partners Had a Fight... (2021) ... (executive producer)
- And the Clerk Had a Firm... (2021) ... (executive producer)
- And the Court Had a Clerk... (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Once There Was a Court... (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Kipchoge: The Last Milestone (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2021 Naked Singularity (executive producer)
 2021 Life in a Day 2020 (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2020 Raised by Wolves (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Pentagram (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Raised by Wolves (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 The Donut King (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2020 Switzerlanders (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 A Christmas Carol (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Chapter Three: A Bag of Gravel (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter Two: The Human Heart (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Human Beast (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2019 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (executive producer - 40 episodes)
- For Want of a Nail (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Hitler Has Only Got One Ball (2019) ... (executive producer)
- No Masters but Ourselves (2019) ... (executive producer)
- All Serious Daring (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Mauvaise Foi (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2019 The Terror (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Into the Afterlife (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Come and Get Me (2019) ... (executive producer)
- My Sweet Boy (2019) ... (executive producer)
- My Perfect World (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Taizo (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Earthquake Bird (producer)
 2019 Jungleland (executive producer)
 2019 Our Friend (executive producer)
 2019 The Last Vermeer (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Strange Angel (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- Aeon (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Tower (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Hanged Man (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Wheel of Fortune (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Lovers (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 The Hot Zone (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Hidden (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Quarantine (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Expendable (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Charlie Foxtrot (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Cell H (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 The Passage (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Last Lesson (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Stay in the Light (2019) ... (executive producer)
- You Are Not That Girl Anymore (2019) ... (executive producer)
- You Are Like the Sun (2019) ... (executive producer)
- I Want to Know What You Taste Like (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019/II The Aftermath (executive producer)
 2018 American Woman (producer)
 2018/I Zoe (executive producer)
 2017 All the Money in the World (producer)
 2016-2017 Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The World Needs Its Hero (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Run To Nowhere (2017) ... (executive producer)
- A Little Conversation About Trust (2017) ... (executive producer)
- What Year Do You Think This Is? (2017) ... (executive producer)
- If You're Lucky (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (executive producer)
 2017 Alien: Covenant (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2017 Phoenix Forgotten (producer)
 2017 Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2017 Taboo (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Newness (executive producer)
 2016 Killing Reagan (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 Mindhorn (executive producer)
 2016 Morgan (producer)
 2016 India in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series) (executive producer - 156 episodes)
- End (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Verdict (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Party (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Landing (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Unmanned (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Mercy Street (TV 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)
 2015 Concussion (producer)
 2015 The Martian (producer - produced by)
 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)
- Part 1, Chapter 2 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Part 1, Chapter 1 (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Killing Kennedy (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 The Vatican (TV Movie) (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 documentary) (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 and 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)
 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 World Without End (TV Mini Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- A People Revolt: Part 2 (2012) ... (producer)
- A People Revolt: Part 1 (2012) ... (producer)
- Plague and Passion: Part 2 (2012) ... (producer)
- Plague and Passion: Part 1 (2012) ... (producer)
- A Crown Tested: Part 2 (2012) ... (producer)
 2012 Japan in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023 (Video short) (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 - 2 episodes)
- Part Two (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Part One (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Britain in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Ghost Recon: Alpha (Short) (producer)
 2012 Loom (Short) (executive producer)
 2012/I Prometheus (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 - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (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 Orpheus (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 A Good Year (producer)
 2006 Tristan + Isolde (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)
 1990 Chanel No. 5: La Star (Video short) (producer)
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (executive producer)
 1986 Chanel No. 5: Monuments (Video short) (producer)
 1982 Chanel No. 5: L'invitation au rêve/Le jardin (Video short) (producer)
 1982 Blade Runner (co-producer - uncredited)
 1979 Chanel No. 5: The Swimming Pool (Video short) (producer)
 1971 RHM Mother's Pride Supermarket Raid 87670 (Short) (producer)
 1965 Boy and Bicycle (Short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1984: Directed the famous Super Bowl ad for Apple Computers inspired by the book "1984". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 17 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Ridley Scott

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Giannina Facio | See more »

Children:

Jake Scott | See more »

Parents:

Scott, Elizabeth Jean | Scott, Francis Percy

Relatives:

Scott, Frank (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[[in 2015, being interviewed while he draws] As we speak I'm literally drawing: I'm doing storyboards for the film in January . . . I'm one of those people who can multitask--I'm drawing the bridge of the next spaceship . . . I do the sketches and then I bring in the chaps to make it. It almost becomes industrial design, which these things ought to be because you need that strong sense of reality... See more »

Trivia:

He has dedicated several of his films in memory of his family: Blade Runner (1982) to his brother Frank, Black Hawk Down (2001) to his mother, and The Counselor (2013) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) to his brother Tony. Ridley also paid tribute to his late brother Tony at the 2016 Golden Globes, after The Martian (2015) won Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. See more »

Trademark:

His 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 »

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Rid See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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