Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott Movies and TV Shows

Ridley Scott was born on 30th November, 1937, in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. He was raised in an Army family, meaning that for most of his early life, his father — an officer in the Royal Engineers — was absent. Ridley's older brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. During this time the family moved around, living in (among other areas) Cumbria, Wales and Germany. He has a younger brother, Tony, also a film director. After the Second World War, the Scott family moved back to their native north-east England, eventually settling in Teesside (whose industrial landscape would later inspire similar scenes in Blade Runner). He enjoyed watching films, and his favourites include Lawrence of Arabia, Citizen Kane and Seven Samurai. Scott studied in Teesside from 1954 to 1958, at Grangefield Grammar School and later in West Hartlepool College of Art, graduating with a Diploma in Design. He progressed to an M.A. in graphic design at the Royal College of Art from 1960 to 1962. At the RCA he contributed to the college magazine, ARK and helped to establish its film department. For his final show, he made a black and white short film, Boy and Bicycle, starring his younger brother, Tony Scott, and his father. The film's main visual elements would become features of Scott's later work; it was issued on the 'Extras' section of The Duellists DVD. After graduation in 1963, he secured a job as a trainee set designer with the BBC, leading to work on the popular television police series Z-Cars and the science fiction series Out of the Unknown. Scott was an admirer of Stanley Kubrick early in his development as a director. For his entry to the BBC traineeship, Scott remade Paths of Glory as a short film. He was assigned to design the second Doctor Who serial, The Daleks, which would have entailed realising the famous alien creatures. However, shortly before Scott was due to start work, a schedule conflict meant that he was replaced on the serial by Raymond Cusick. At the BBC, Scott was placed into a director training programme and, before he left the corporation, had directed episodes of Z-Cars, its spin-off, Softly, Softly, and adventure series Adam Adamant Lives! In 1968, Ridley and Tony Scott founded Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), a film and commercial production company.Five members of the Scott family are directors, all working for RSA. Brother Tony has been a successful film director for more than two decades; sons, Jake and Luke are both acclaimed commercials directors as is his daughter, Jordan Scott. Jake and Jordan both work from Los Angeles and Luke is based in London. In 1995, Shepperton Studios was purchased by a consortium headed by Ridley and Tony Scott, which extensively renovated the studios while also expanding and improving its grounds.  

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 30/11/1937 (86 years old)
  • Place of birth: South Shields, County Durham, England, UK
  • nationality: British
  • height: 1.74 m
  • Net worth: $400,000,000
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the UK
Alien: Romulus
role:
Producer
Not available
2024

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Not available
Napoleon
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 64%
role:
Director
2023

Drama

History

War & Politics

6.4
64%
2023

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.5
67%
Great Expectations
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 68%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2023

Drama

5.4
68%
Not available
Boston Strangler
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 67%
role:
Producer
2023

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.5
67%
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Kaleidoscope
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 71%
role:
Executive Producer
2023

Crime

Drama

6.6
71%
Choose or Die
IMDB 4.8
TMDB 53%
role:
Executive Producer
2022

Drama

Horror

Thriller

4.8
53%
2022

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.3
65%
House of Gucci
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 67%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2021

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.6
67%
The Last Duel
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 75%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2021

Drama

History

7.4
75%
Naked Singularity
IMDB 4.9
TMDB 46%
role:
Executive Producer
2021

Crime

Drama

4.9
46%
The Last Vermeer
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 66%
role:
Executive Producer
2020

Drama

6.7
66%
Raised by Wolves
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 77%
role:
Executive Producer
2020

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.4
77%
The Donut King
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 73%
role:
Executive Producer
2020

Documentary

7.2
73%
A Christmas Carol
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 69%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2019

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.3
69%
Not available
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Earthquake Bird
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 59%
role:
Producer
2019

Drama

Mystery

Romance

Thriller

6.0
59%
The Hot Zone
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 72%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2019

Drama

7.3
72%
Not available
The Aftermath
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 64%
role:
Producer
2019

Drama

Romance

War & Politics

6.3
64%
Our Friend
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 73%
role:
Executive Producer
2019

Comedy

Drama

7.3
73%
Jungleland
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 68%
role:
Executive Producer
2019

Drama

6.2
68%
Memory: The Origins of Alien
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 63%
role:
Himself (archival footage)
2019

Documentary

6.8
63%
Zoe
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 60%
role:
Executive Producer
2018

Romance

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.1
60%
Strange Angel
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 76%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2018

Drama

Mystery

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.0
76%
Not available
American Woman
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 64%
role:
Producer
2018

Drama

Mystery

6.8
64%
The Terror
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 73%
role:
Executive Producer
2018

Drama

Mystery

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.9
73%
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All the Money in the World
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 65%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2017

Crime

Drama

History

Mystery

Thriller

6.8
65%
2017

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.5
67%
Newness
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 61%
role:
Executive Producer
2017

Drama

Romance

6.3
61%
Blade Runner 2049
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 76%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
2017

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.0
76%
2017

Drama

History

Thriller

6.4
61%
2036: Nexus Dawn
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 69%
role:
Screenstory & 1 more
2017

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.9
69%
Alien: Covenant
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 61%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2017

Horror

Mystery

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.4
61%
2017

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.0
63%
2017

Horror

Mystery

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.3
60%
2017

Documentary

Music

7.5
63%
2017

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.5
63%
2017

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.6
60%
Taboo
IMDB 8.3
TMDB 79%
role:
Executive Producer
2017

Drama

Mystery

8.3
79%
Mindhorn
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 61%
role:
Executive Producer
2016

Comedy

6.3
61%
Morgan
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 58%
role:
Producer
2016

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.8
58%
Jean-Claude Van Johnson
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 67%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2016

Action

Adventure

Comedy

7.5
67%
Not available
Concussion
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 71%
role:
Producer
2015

Drama

History

7.1
71%
The Martian
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 77%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2015

Adventure

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.0
77%
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 65%
role:
Himself (archive footage)
2015

Documentary

6.9
65%
Equals
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 61%
role:
Executive Producer
2015

Drama

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.0
61%
Child 44
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Producer
2015

Crime

Thriller

6.4
62%
The Man in the High Castle
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 75%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2015

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.9
75%
Not available
Exodus: Gods and Kings
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 58%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2014

Action

Adventure

Drama

6.0
58%
Halo: Nightfall
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 70%
role:
Executive Producer
2014

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.5
70%
2013

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.7
66%
Killing Kennedy
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 59%
role:
Executive Producer
2013

Drama

6.0
59%
The Counselor
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 52%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2013

Crime

Drama

Thriller

5.4
52%
2013

Documentary

7.2
65%
Springsteen & I
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 73%
role:
Executive Producer
2013

Documentary

Music

7.2
73%
The East
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 65%
role:
Producer
2013

Drama

Thriller

6.8
65%
Welcome to the Punch
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 59%
role:
Executive Producer
2013

Action

Adventure

Crime

6.1
59%
Stoker
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 66%
role:
Producer
2013

Drama

Horror

Thriller

6.7
66%
Killing Lincoln
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 59%
role:
Executive Producer
2013

Documentary

Drama

6.7
59%
2012

Drama

6.9
70%
Coma
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 64%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2012

Drama

Mystery

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.8
64%
Not available
Prometheus
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 66%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2012

Adventure

Mystery

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.0
66%
The Grey
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 66%
role:
Producer
2012

Action

Adventure

Drama

Thriller

6.7
66%
Prophets of Science Fiction
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 75%
role:
Himself - Presenter
Not available
2011

Documentary

7.9
75%
Not available
A Monster in Paris
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 68%
role:
Executive Producer
2011

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.7
68%
Life in a Day
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 73%
role:
Executive Producer
2011

Documentary

Drama

7.6
73%
The Pillars of the Earth
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 77%
role:
Executive Producer
Not available
2010

Drama

8.0
77%
Not available
Cyrus
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 59%
role:
Executive Producer
2010

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.3
59%
The A-Team
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 64%
role:
Producer
2010

Action

Adventure

Comedy

Crime

Thriller

6.7
64%
Robin Hood
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 64%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2010

Action

Adventure

Drama

6.6
64%
Cracks
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 66%
role:
Executive Producer
2009

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

6.6
66%
The Good Wife
IMDB 8.4
TMDB 75%
role:
Executive Producer
2009

Drama

8.4
75%
Into the Storm
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 66%
role:
Executive Producer
2009

Drama

History

TV Movie

7.0
66%
Body of Lies
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 66%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2008

Action

Drama

Thriller

7.0
66%
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner
IMDB 8.3
TMDB 79%
role:
Self & 1 more
Not available
2007

Documentary

8.3
79%
Not available
American Gangster
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 76%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2007

Crime

Drama

7.8
76%
A Good Year
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 67%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2006

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.9
67%
Tristan & Isolde
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 67%
role:
Executive Producer
2006

Action

Adventure

Drama

Romance

6.8
67%
In Her Shoes
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 61%
role:
Producer
2005

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.5
61%
Kingdom of Heaven
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 69%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2005

Action

Adventure

Drama

History

War & Politics

7.3
69%
Numb3rs
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 70%
role:
Producer
2005

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.9
70%
Matchstick Men
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 70%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2003

Comedy

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.3
70%
Black Hawk Down
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 74%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2001

Action

History

War & Politics

7.7
74%
Hannibal
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 67%
role:
Producer & 1 more
2001

Crime

Drama

Horror

Thriller

6.8
67%
Gladiator
IMDB 8.5
TMDB 82%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
2000

Action

Adventure

Drama

8.5
82%
Clay Pigeons
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 62%
role:
Producer
1998

Comedy

Crime

6.6
62%
G.I. Jane
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 64%
role:
Producer & 1 more
Not available
1997

Action

Drama

6.0
64%
Not available
White Squall
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 63%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
1996

Action

Adventure

Drama

6.6
63%
Monkey Trouble
IMDB 5.3
TMDB 57%
role:
Executive Producer
1994

Comedy

Family

5.3
57%
1492: Conquest of Paradise
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Producer & 1 more
Not available
1992

Action

Adventure

Drama

History

6.4
62%
Not available
Thelma & Louise
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 76%
role:
Producer & 1 more
1991

Adventure

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.6
76%
Black Rain
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 65%
role:
Director
1989

Action

Crime

Thriller

6.6
65%
Someone to Watch Over Me
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 59%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
1987

Crime

Drama

Romance

Thriller

6.1
59%
Legend
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 63%
role:
Director
1985

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.3
63%
Blade Runner
IMDB 8.1
TMDB 79%
role:
Director
1982

Drama

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.1
79%
Alien
IMDB 8.5
TMDB 82%
role:
Director
1979

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.5
82%
The Duellists
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 73%
role:
Camera Operator & 1 more
1977

Drama

War & Politics

7.4
73%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the UK starring or involving Ridley Scott are, for example, Napoleon, A Haunting in Venice and Boston Strangler.
The streaming services with the largest selection are iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
The best Anystream ratings are Gladiator (8.4), Alien (8.4) and Taboo (8.1).
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