Ridley Scott

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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.  

Most Popular Ridley Scott Trailers

Total trailers found: 82

The Martian Trailer (2015)

30 September 2015

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew.

Alien Trailer (1979)

25 May 1979

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet.

Kingdom of Heaven Trailer (2005)

03 May 2005

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Child 44 Trailer (2015)

15 March 2015

Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

Legend Trailer (1985)

19 July 1985

Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest.

Equals Trailer (2015)

15 July 2015

A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.

Black Hawk Down Trailer (2001)

28 December 2001

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

G.I. Jane Trailer (1997)

22 August 1997

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer (2014)

03 December 2014

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Prometheus Trailer (2012)

30 May 2012

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.

Blade Runner Trailer (1982)

25 June 1982

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Gladiator Trailer (2000)

01 May 2000

General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of the Roman Empire's elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperor's son.

Alien: Covenant Trailer (2017)

10 May 2017

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Matchstick Men Trailer (2003)

01 September 2003

A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

The A-Team Trailer (2010)

10 June 2010

A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit.

Robin Hood Trailer (2010)

12 May 2010

When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham.

American Gangster Trailer (2007)

02 November 2007

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan.

Concussion Trailer (2015)

12 November 2015

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.

Morgan Trailer (2016)

01 September 2016

A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.

Out of the Furnace Trailer (2013)

06 December 2013

Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison.

The Grey Trailer (2011)

11 December 2011

An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.

Body of Lies Trailer (2008)

10 October 2008

Body of Lies follows CIA operative, Roger Ferris, as he uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan.

Black Rain Trailer (1989)

22 September 1989

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan.

Stoker Trailer (2013)

28 February 2013

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother.

In Her Shoes Trailer (2005)

07 October 2005

Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni Collette).

The East Trailer (2013)

31 May 2013

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

1492: Conquest of Paradise Trailer (1992)

09 October 1992

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

Tristan & Isolde Trailer (2006)

07 April 2006

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.

Thelma & Louise Trailer (1991)

24 May 1991

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives.

The Counselor Trailer (2013)

25 October 2013

A rich and successful lawyer named Counselor is about to get married to his fiancée but soon meets up with the middle-man known as Westray who tells him his drug trafficking plan has taken a horrible twist and now he must protect himself and his soon bride-to-be lover as the truth of the drug business uncovers and targets become chosen.

A Good Year Trailer (2006)

09 September 2006

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays.

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer (2017)

04 October 2017

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Trailer (2007)

02 September 2007

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

White Squall Trailer (1996)

02 February 1996

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Cyrus Trailer (2010)

18 June 2010

With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son.

Cracks Trailer (2009)

04 December 2009

Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.

The Duellists Trailer (1977)

31 August 1977

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult.

Hannibal Trailer (2001)

08 February 2001

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar.

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus Trailer (2012)

11 October 2012

An in-depth documentary on the making of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," featuring cast and crew interviews, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage.

Prologue: Last Supper Trailer (2017)

22 February 2017

The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep.

Killing Kennedy Trailer (2013)

10 November 2013

Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot".

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Trailer (2015)

07 August 2015

When Steve Jobs died the world wept. But what accounted for the grief of millions of people who didn’t know him? This evocative film navigates Jobs' path from a small house in the suburbs, to zen temples in Japan, to the CEO's office of the world's richest company, exploring how Jobs’ life and work shaped our relationship with the computer.

Someone to Watch Over Me Trailer (1987)

09 October 1987

In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan.

World Without End Trailer (2012)

01 January 2012

The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

The Pillars of the Earth Trailer (2010)

23 July 2010

The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.

Keepers of the Covenant: Making Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer (2015)

17 March 2015

An in-depth documentary on the making of Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," featuring interviews with the cast and crew.

Alien 6 Trailer (2017)

25 February 2017

The 6th Alien film

Laddie Trailer (2017)

20 October 2017

Profile of the producer and former studio head of 20th Century Fox in the 1970s, Alan Ladd Jr.

Coma Trailer (2012)

03 September 2012

A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.

Life in a Day Trailer (2011)

27 January 2011

A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.

All the Invisible Children Trailer (2005)

01 September 2005

Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut Trailer (2007)

18 December 2007

Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut.

Untitled Neill Blomkamp Alien Project Trailer (2029)

31 December 2029

This project has been officially shelved again by Twentieth Century Fox.

Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Trailer (2007)

18 December 2007

The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic "Blade Runner," culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.

The Alien Legacy Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

A behind the scenes look at the making of 'Alien'

Klondike Trailer (2014)

20 January 2014

The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel west during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey Trailer (2003)

04 February 2003

Nearly every major element of making the film Thelma & Louise (1991) is examined here from how the script was written to how Ridley Scott got involved, to how the big tanker explosion was pulled off.

Loom Trailer (2012)

30 August 2012

Science Fiction Film by Luke Scott. Giovanni Ribisi plays Tommy, a dogged lab tech of industrial food who, though once known in the business as “The Apostate,” seems to have rededicated himself to producing scientifically engineered meat.

The Force Trailer (2018)

31 December 2018

A corrupt cop in the NYPD, who is beginning to get squeezed by the Feds, has to decide whether or not to betray his friends, family, and job, while racial tensions increase to a fever pitch in the city.

Prometheus: The Weyland Files Trailer (2012)

08 October 2012

This special feature of the movie "Prometheus" contains four video blogs named the Peter Weyland Files.