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Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. He is best known for directing the science fiction horror film, Alien.

Relationship Facts of Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott is married to Giannina Facio.
He is father of Three (Jake Scott, Jordan Scott, Luke Scott).
Ridley Scott is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Ridley Scott?

Ridley Scott married Felicity Heywood on March 2, 1964, But he and his wife got divorced on December 15, 1975.

The couple had two children namely, Luke Scott, and Jake Scott.

He then started dating Sandy Watson and got married to her on May 24, 1979.

This marriage too ended in a divorce 10 years later. The couple had a child namely, Jordan Scott.

Present Relationship

He is presently in a married relationship with Giannina Facio. They exchanged vows in June 2015.

His third wife has featured in most of Ridley’s films.

Relationship  History With?

  • previously married to Sandy Watson (1979 – 1989)
  • previously married to Felicity Heywood (1964 – 1975)

Relationship Timeline

According to the data of Married Biography Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio have been married for 8 years since June 2015.

TypeTotalTime Duration
Married313 years, 6 months


Ridley Scott: Biography in Details

Who is Ridley Scott?

Ridley Scott is an English film producer and director, regarded as one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Likely, he is known for his science-fiction horror films, such as the cult classic ‘Alien’ and the science-fiction existential drama ‘Blade Runner.’

Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Northumberland, England, the United Kingdom on November 30, 1937, and he is currently 84 years old.

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His father’s name is Francis Percy Scott and his mother’s name is Elizabeth Jean Scott.

Ridley Scott has two brothers namely, Tony Scott and Frank Scott. Ridley holds English- British citizenship and mixed (English- Scottish) ethnicity. His birth sign is Sagittarius.

Education, School/ College University

Talking about Ridley Scott’s education history, Ridley Scott studied at the ‘Grangefield Grammar School. Then, Ridley enrolled at the ‘Royal College of Art’.

Ridley Scott: Professional Life, Career

Talking about his profession, Ridley’s first attempt at the direction was for his short film ‘Boy and Bicycle,’ which starred his younger brother, Tony, and his father. The film was proof of his unique way of looking at stories and the world in general.

Ridley Scott continued with his studies, eventually graduating in 1963. He eventually bagged a job as a trainee set designer for ‘BBC.’ He worked on the popular science-fiction series ‘Out of the Unknown’ and the police-procedural series Z-Cars.’

Ridley Scott started his own production company with his younger brother, Tony. They soon started producing TV commercials and gained considerable recognition. Their narrative style resonated well with the general public. Ridley was on his way to start the production of his debut feature film.

In the year 1977, Ridley Scott stirred the international film festival circuit with his debut feature film, ‘The Duellists.’ It was a historical war film. This paved Ridley’s way to mainstream Hollywood. Ridley accepted the job of directing ‘Aliens’ in 1979. Ridley’s third film was ‘Blade Runner,’ a 1982 science-fiction saga.

Scott soon came to be known as an enigmatic Hollywood director and continued directing remarkable films such as the 1985 fantasy film ‘Legend,’ starring Tom Cruise in the lead role. Another film by the director was ‘Black Rain,’ which starred Michael Douglas as a cop on a mission to Japan. Both films were critically and commercially appreciated.

The 1991 road film ‘Thelma & Louise became a roaring success at the box office. By then, it seemed that Ridley would surpass his idol Stanley Kubrick, in terms of fame. His next film, ‘1492: Conquest of Paradise,’ was a disaster, both critically and commercially. In the meantime, he produced two films, ‘Monkey Trouble’ and ‘Browning Version.’

Ridley Scott returned to the director’s chair with the 1996 film ‘White Squall,’ which was another failure. His next venture, ‘G.I. Jane,’ too was a disaster. Ridley took another break from directing and concentrated on his career as a producer, with the series ‘The Hunger,’ loosely based on the 1983 film directed by his younger brother, Tony Scott.

In 2000, Ridley returned to direction with the Russell Crowe-starred Gladiator,’ a Roman epic. The film was a roaring success worldwide, apart from turning Russell Crowe into an international star. In the year 2001, Ridley returned as a director, for the sequel of the 1991 blockbuster ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ titled ‘Hannibal.’ Although the film received a mega opening.

The 2007 film ‘American Gangster’ was based on the real-life tale of Frank Lucas, a popular drug kingpin. His next two ventures, ‘Body of Lies and ‘Robin Hood,’ were moderate box-office successes. In 2009, news reports confirmed that Ridley was planning a prequel to ‘Alien,’ titled ‘Prometheus.’

After a three-year-long production phase, the film, starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, was released in 2012. It was a critical success and became one of the highest-grossing films of the year.

Impressed with Ridley’s directing prowess, famous author Cormac McCarthy asked Ridley to direct a film based on his screenplay. The film, titled ‘The Counselor,’ released immense critical and commercial acclaim. Ridley followed it up with ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ starring Christian Bale.

It received an average critical response but was a major box-office draw. Ridley returned to his science-fiction roots with his 2015 film ‘The Martian,’ starring Matt Damon as a man stranded on Mars.

Awards, Nomination

Ridley Scott won Outstanding Nonfiction Special for Gettysburg (2011), and Outstanding Made for Television Movie for The Gathering Storm (2002) at Primetime Emmy Awards. Then, he won the Short Film for Zero (2015) at Best of Show.

Likewise, he won the Hall of Shame for The Counselor (2013) at the EDA Special Mention Award. Similarly, he won Digital Craft for The Martian VR Experience (2016) at the Silver Lion Award.

Net Worth, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of around $400 million (as per 2022 data) and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

This talented producer plus director has earned fame and fortune in his career. He is living a lavish life.

Rumors and Controversy

He is a successful film producer. He is currently away from any rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Ridley Scott has a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Additionally, he weighs is 79Kg. His hair color is grey and his eye color is hazel.

Social Media

Ridley Scott doesn’t have an official page on any social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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