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Ridley Scott


Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham) 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 38 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Blade Runner
Blade Runner Producer
(1982)
Seul sur Mars
Seul sur Mars Producer
(2015)
Prometheus
Prometheus Producer
(2012)

Filmography

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 2018 Zoe (executive producer) (filming)
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (executive producer) (post-production)
 2017 The Aftermath (producer) (post-production)
 2017 The Silent Man (producer) (completed)
  Battle of Britain (producer) (announced)
  David (producer) (announced)
  Emma's War (producer) (announced)
  Killing Patton (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
  Potsdamer Platz (producer) (announced)
  The Burning Woman (producer) (filming)
  The Hot Zone (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  The Passage (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Tranquility Base (producer) (announced)
  War Party (producer) (announced)
 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 The Good Fight (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Chaos (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Self Condemned (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Reddick v Boseman (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Not So Grand Jury (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Social Media and Its Discontents (2017) ... (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)
 2017 The Terror (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Go for Broke (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2016 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Detonation (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Loose Lips (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Fallout (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Land O' Smiles (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Kintsugi (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Killing Reagan (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 Mindhorn (executive producer)
 2016 India in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Morgane (producer)
 2016 Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (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 Seul contre tous (producer)
 2015 Seul sur Mars (producer)
 2015 Equals (executive producer)
 2015/V Zero (Short) (executive producer)
 2015 Enfant 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 Avant d'aller dormir (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 Les brasiers de la colère (producer)
 2013 Cartel (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 & I (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Punch 119 (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 Un monde sans fin (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)
 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/I Prometheus (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 Le territoire des loups (producer)
 2011 Gettysburg (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Life in a Day (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 Nomads (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 Les piliers de la terre (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Illumination (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... (executive producer)
- New Beginnings (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Witchcraft (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Legacy (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 L'agence tous risques (executive producer)
 2010 Robin des Bois (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 Au coeur de la tempête (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 Tell Tale (producer)
 2008 Mensonges d'état (producer)
 2008 Menace Andromède (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 Une grande année (producer)
 2006 Tristan & Yseult (executive producer)
 2006 Orpheus (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 In Her Shoes (producer)
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven (producer)
 2003 Les associés (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 La chute du faucon noir (producer)
 2001 Hannibal (producer)
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Gladiator (executive producer - uncredited)
 2000 En toute complicité (producer)
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997-1999 Les prédateurs (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 À armes égales (producer)
 1996 Lame de fond (executive producer)
 1994 Les leçons de la vie (producer)
 1994 Mon ami Dodger (executive producer)
 1993 Elephant (TV Short) (associate producer)
 1992 1492: Christophe Colomb (producer)
 1991 Thelma & Louise (producer)
 1987 Traquée (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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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Sir Ridley Scott

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I cast carefully. If I cast very well, the actors are going to help me on the day we shoot and I'm going to help them. It becomes a partnership. I don't do days and weeks of rehearsal. What I tend to do is when we walk on the floor, I literally shoot the first rehearsal and rehearse on camera. Because then you get the energy of coming in prepared but not rehearsed, and then you get a reality. If ... See more »

Trivia:

His hand-drawn storyboards along with personal notes for Alien - Le 8ème passager (1979) were published in the Winter 2014 issue of Directors Guild Quarterly magazine, "Drawing Board: Alien Creature," pp. 58-59. See more »

Trademark:

Main characters are often on a mission; adventurers; in a foreign land that turns hostile or they are challenged to adapt to the circumstances. See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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