Royal College of Art
West Hartlepool College of Art
Received a Best Picture Oscar nod for producing "The Martian"
Executive produced Amazon TV series "The Man in the High Castle," based on the novel by Philip K. Dick
Directed science fiction drama "The Martian"
Directed biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Monsters"
Directed offbeat rime thriller "The Counselor"
Returned to sci-fi roots as director and producer of "Prometheus," starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Michael Fassbender
Helmed an adaptation of "Robin Hood," starring Crowe as the legendary outlaw and Cate Blanchett as Lady Marian
Executive produced the Starz miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth"
Co-produced with brother Tony, the film adaptation of the 1980s TV cult classic "The A-Team"
Once again teamed with Crowe for the film adaptation of "Body of Lies"
Helmed "American Gangster," starring Denzel Washington and Crowe; film based on "The Return of Superfly," a New York magazine story by Mark Jacobson about the rise and fall of the 1970s heroin kingpin Frank Lucas
Once again directed actor Russell Crowe in the romantic drama "A Good Year"
Directed Orlando Bloom in "Kingdom of Heaven," about the 12th Century Crusades
Directed Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell in "Matchstick Men"
Directed the fact-based drama "Black Hawk Down" about the 1993 U.S. raid on Somalia
Helmed "Hannibal," the long-awaited sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"
Directed the box-office smash "Gladiator," a drama set in ancient Rome starring Russell Crowe; film received 12 Oscar nominations, including one for Best Director
Produced "Where the Money Is," a modest caper film enlivened by the casting of Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino
Served as excutive producer of the acclaimed HBO original movie "RKO 281," about the making of 1941 classic "Citizen Kane"
Co-produced "Clay Pigeons," helmed by David Dobkin
Directed Demi Moore in "G.I. Jane"
Executive produced and directed "White Squall," a fact-based tale of a prep school aboard a brigantine
Formed (with brother Tony) the film and television production company Scott Free Productions in Los Angeles, CA
With brother Tony, purchased London's Shepperton Studios from Panavision subsidiary Lee International
Served as producer only in "Monkey Trouble" and the remake of "The Browning Version," helmed by Mike Figgis
Helmed "1492: The Conquest of Paradise," starring Gerard Depardieu as Christopher Columbus
Produced and directed the acclaimed and controversial "Thelma & Louise"
Helmed the intriguing thriller "Black Rain" about two NYC cops who must escort members of the Yakuza back to Japan
Executive produced "Someone to Watch Over Me," a rather conventional but visually stylish romantic thriller; also directed
Stumbled with the fantasy "Legend," starring Tom Cruise; film was critical and box-office disappointment
Helmed first American feature, the sci-fi themed "Blade Runner"
Directed the stylish and thrilling sci-fi actioner "Alien"
Made feature directorial debut, with period drama "The Duellists"
With brother Tony, co-founded Ridley Scott Associates, a commercial production house; served as managing director
Directed episodes of popular crime docudrama series "Z Cars" (BBC)
Joined BBC television as a production designer; later promoted to director
Directed his first short film "Boy and Bicycle" (released 1965), shot during attendance at Royal College of Art; starred brother Tony and their father
Spent one year in the U.S. on scholarship from Royal College of Art; worked at Time-Life, Inc. with Richard Leacock and D. A. Pennebaker
Scott ran a production company with his brother Tony called Scott Free.
Scott's commercial work was recognized at Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, and by the New York Art Directors' Club.
Beginning in the 1990s, Ridley Scott enjoyed a secondary career as a producer of such efforts as the 1994 remake of "The Browning Version," "Clay Pigeons" (1998), the acclaimed HBO drama "RKO 281" (1999), and the Paul Newman vehicle "Where the Money Is" (2000).
On his interest in the military, Scott told Empire (December 1997): "I am interested in that arena. It's pretty sick, I suppose, because in the end they are killers. But they serve their purpose, and there are arguments for and against. But there is war. There's an argument for the presence of real power; the fact that there has been no third world war. Others will argue that that's just a matter of time. But I think not. I think there is an argument for a deterrent."