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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 eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join the Royal Army (his elder brother Frank had... 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)
Alien
Alien Director
(1979)
The Martian
The Martian Producer
(2015)
Prometheus
Prometheus Producer
(2012)

Filmography

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 2019 The Force (producer) (pre-production)
 2018 Zoe (executive producer) (post-production)
 2017 The Passage (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2017 All the Money in the World (producer) (filming)
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (executive producer) (post-production)
 2017 The Aftermath (producer) (post-production)
  Battle of Britain (producer) (announced)
  David (producer) (announced)
  Earthless (producer) (announced)
  Emma's War (producer) (announced)
  Potsdamer Platz (producer) (announced)
  The Burning Woman (producer) (filming)
  The Hot Zone (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  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 Morgan (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 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 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 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)
 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 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 - 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 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 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:

1973: Directed one of the most famous British TV adverts of all time, "Boy on Bike" for Hovis bread, with the boy walking up the cobbled hill. 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:

The truth is that technology is moving so quickly that the high-end 2D [high-dynamic range] nearly makes 3D redundant. We shot and edited The Martian (2015) on 3D and it was pretty straightforward if you've got the right team, and [cinematographer] Dariusz Wolski is great. From my point of view, I can just have fun making 3D pictures. But now with 2D becoming so great, you really have to ask ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1994, he was slated to direct "Hot Zone" from a screenplay by James V. Hart based on the 1992 New Yorker article "Crisis in the Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. The film was to star Robert Redford and Jodie Foster and was based on the true story of the discovery of the deadly Ebola virus. Various factors, including the development of the similarly-plotted Outbreak (1995), led to the project being... 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:

Rid See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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