Ridley Scott

Actor, Director, Writer

1937-11-30 (85 years old) South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England

Filmography Facts Awards
  • Graduated from London's Royal College of Art with first-class honors.
  • Began career in the 1960s as a set designer, then director, for BBC TV.
  • First feature film, The Duellists, was nominated for the Palme d'Or and unanimously won Best First Work at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977.
  • Founded Ridley Scott Associates, a U.K.-based commercial production company, through which he directed some 3,000 TV commercials, including the classic 1984 ad for Apple Computers that aired during the 1984 Super Bowl.