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Ridley Scott

Scott was born 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.  

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30.11.1937 En South Shields, County Durham, England, UK
Créditos en Cine/TV:
Primera aparición:
The Vatican 20.07.2018
Última película:
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction 30.04.2018
Conocido por
Poster of Marte (The Martian)
Poster of Prometheus
Poster of Gladiator
Poster of Blade Runner
Película The Vatican Director 2019
Series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Himself 30.04.2018
Película Alien: Covenant Director 12.05.2017
Película Blade Runner 2049 Writer 06.10.2017
Película Laddie Himself 20.10.2017
Series El hombre en el castillo Writer 15.01.2015
Película Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Himself (archive footage) 07.08.2015
Película Marte (The Martian) Director 16.10.2015
Película Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings Himself 17.03.2015
Película Exodus: Dioses y reyes Director 04.12.2014
Película El consejero Director 29.11.2013
Película Prometheus Director 30.05.2012
Película The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Himself 11.10.2012
Película Die Science Fiction Propheten Himself 10.06.2012
Series Prophets of Science Fiction Himself 09.11.2011
Película The Real Robin Hood Himself 11.05.2010
Película Robin Hood Director 12.05.2010
Película Red de mentiras Director 10.10.2008
Película Días Peligrosos: Creando Blade Runner Himself 18.12.2007
Película American Gangster Director 02.11.2007
Película Un buen año Director 09.09.2006
Película Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator Himself 07.06.2005
Película El reino de los cielos Director 06.05.2005
Película Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself 13.09.2005
Película All the Invisible Children Director 01.09.2005
Película Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey Himself 04.02.2003
Película Los impostores Director 01.09.2003
Película The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' Himself 02.12.2003
Película Black Hawk derribado Director 22.02.2002
Película Creating a Myth... the Memories of 'Legend' Himself 21.05.2002
Película Hannibal Director 08.02.2001
Película On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' Himself 01.01.2000
Película Gladiator Director 17.05.2000
Película El legado alien Himself 01.01.1999
Series The Directors Unknown 01.01.1999
Película Publicidad. El arte de separar a la gente de su dinero Himself 01.01.1998
Película La teniente O'Neil Director 22.08.1997
Película Tormenta blanca Director 02.02.1996
Película 1492 La conquista del paraíso Director 09.10.1992
Película Thelma y Louise Director 24.05.1991
Película Black Rain Director 22.09.1989
Película La sombra del testigo Director 09.10.1987
Película Legend Director 19.07.1985
Película Blade Runner Director 21.08.1982
Película Alien, el octavo pasajero Director 24.09.1979
Película Los duelistas Director 31.08.1977
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 04.08.1977