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Ridley Scott Biography




Film director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937, in South Shields, Durham, England. He started pursuing his interest in movie while in school and went to work for the BBC, before founding his own commercial production firm, Ridley Scott Associates. He brought his younger brother, Tony Scott, also a director, on to work with him at RSA. Ridley Scott went on to direct many successful movies, including Gladiator, Thelma & Louise, Alienand Blade Runner. Other notable movies include Matchstick Men (2003), American Gangster (2007) and Robin Hood (2010).

Ridley adored seeing movies as a kid, and from the time he reached school, he was actively pursuing a movie career. He helped create the picture section in the Royal College of Art, so when his final job there, he made a short film called Boy and Bicycle. He cast his brother, Tony, in the movie, which was his directorial debut. After school, Ridley Scott went to act as a trainee set designer for the BBC, which resulted in work with several popular television series in those days.

Ridley Scott Biography