Ridley Scott Trivia


Education, West Hartlepool College of Art; Royal College of Art, London (art, film).

Brother of director Tony Scott.

Father of music video director Jake Scott.

Whilst working as a set designer at the BBC, Scott was assigned to design the Daleks for the popular BBC TV serial "Doctor Who". Scott passed the work on to his friend Raymond P. Cusick, as he was unable to attend the filming at Ealing.

Owns the visual effects company Mill Film, based in London. They did the majority of the effects work on Gladiator (2000).

Ranked #31 in the 2001 edition of Entertainment Weekly's Power List.

Enya's 1986 recording "Aldebaran" is dedicated to Ridley Scott.

Ranked #30 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.

In the 1990s, Scott was developing a film adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel, 'I Am Legend'. This project was never finished.

Is the father of "director's cut".

Owns Shepperton Studios in the UK with his brother Tony.

Has made over 2000 commercials.

Son of Elizabeth Jean Scott.

Knighted in the 2003 New Year's Honours List.

Ranked #25 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #30 in 2002.

Father of actress Jordan Scott

Black Hawk Down (2001) is dedicated to his mother, who died in 2001.

Directed a Maxwell House coffee commercial that starred Shakira Baksh. Michael Caine saw the commercial and was so taken by her beauty, he desperatly searched for her. They have been married 30 years.

He cast his partner in life, Giannina Facio, in all of his films since Gladiator: Matchstick Men - Bank Teller Black Hawk Down - Stephanie Shughart Hannibal - Verger's Fingerprint Technician Gladiator - Maximus' Wife

Usually casts / works with actors that have a strong theatre background and are graduates of Drama School.