Director Name: Ridley Scott

– The Duellists (1977)
– Alien (1979)
– Blade Runner (1982)
– Legend (1985)
– Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
– Black Rain (1989)
– Thelma & Louise (1991)
– 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
– White Squall (1996)
– G.I. Jane (1997)
– Gladiator (2000)
– Black Hawk Down (2001)
– Hannibal (2001)
– Matchstick Men (2003)
– Cinema16: British Short Films (2003)
– All the Invisible Children (2005)
– Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
– A Good Year (2006)
– American Gangster (2007)
– Body of Lies (2008)
– The Kind One (2010)
– Robin Hood (2010)
– Untitled Alien Prequel (2011)

Future Projects:
– Red Riding
– Untitled Reagan/Gorbachev Project
– The Killing Sea
– Untitled Tony Scott Project
– Brave New World
– In Vitro
– The Forever War
– Town House
– Untitled Monopoly Project
– Untitled Gucci Biopic
– The Passage
– Stones
– Child 44
– Factor X
– Purefold

– 1991: Oscar for Best Director – Thelma & Louise
– 2000: Oscar for Best Director – Gladiator
– 2000: BAFTA Award for Best Direction – Gladiator
– 2001: Oscar for Best Director – Black Hawk Down
– 2008: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries – The Andromeda Strain

Short Bio:
Born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, Scott grew up 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 (amongst other areas) Cumbria, Wales and Germany. 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, Stockton 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.

He was assigned to design the second Doctor Who serial, The Daleks, which would have entailed realising the famous alien creatures. However, shortly before he 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 Scott and his brother 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.

Read more on Ridley Scott brought to us by OBS staff-member Chris here.