Ridley Scott

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  • Birth Place: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
  • Profession: Director, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Graduated from London's Royal College of Art with first-class honors.
  • Began career in the 1960s as a set designer, then director, for BBC TV.
  • First feature film, The Duellists, was nominated for the Palme d'Or and unanimously won Best First Work at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977.
  • Founded Ridley Scott Associates, a U.K.-based commercial production company, through which he directed some 3,000 TV commercials, including the classic 1984 ad for Apple Computers that aired during the 1984 Super Bowl.
  • Owns a production company called Scott Free with his brother, director Tony Scott.
  • His son Jake and daughter Jordan are both filmmakers.
  • Knighted in 2003.

Awards

  • 2001, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2016, Directors Guild of America Awards — Lifetime Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1991, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2000, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Winner
  • 1977, Cannes Film Festival — Jury Prize For Best First Feature: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Nominee
  • 2015, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 1978, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Director: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 1991, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Special Award (Film): Winner
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elizabeth Jean Scott — Mother
  • Felicity Heywood — Ex-wife
  • Luke Scott — Son
  • Francis Scott — Father
  • Jake Scott — Son
  • Jordan Scott — Daughter
  • Sandy Watson — Ex-wife
  • Giannina Facio — Significant Other
  • Frank Scott — Brother
  • Tony Scott — Brother

College

  • West Hartlepool College of Art, Hartlepool, England (1958); Royal College of Art, London, England (BA in Graphic Design, 1961)

Details

  • Birth Place: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
  • Profession: Director, Producer

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