Ridley Scott | Executive Producer | Great Expectations on FX
Ridley Scott is a renowned Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker honored with Best Director Oscar® nominations for his work on Black Hawk Down, Gladiator and Thelma & Louise. Scott most recently directed The Last Duel, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer and House of Gucci starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. He is currently in post-production on Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix.
In 1977, Scott made his feature-film directorial debut with The Duellists, for which he won the Best First Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He followed with the iconic science-fiction thriller Alien, and the landmark film Blade Runner, which was added to the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1993.
Additional film credits as director include The Martian, which received seven Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, a DGA Award nomination, and six BAFTA nominations, including Best Director, Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, The Counselor, written by Cormac McCarthy and starring Michael Fassbender, the acclaimed hit Prometheus, starring Michael Fassbender, G.I. Jane starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen, Hannibal starring Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore, Body of Lies starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, Robin Hood, marking his fifth collaboration with star Russell Crowe, Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, and All the Money in the World starring Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.
Scott and his late brother Tony formed the commercial and advertising production company RSA in 1967. In 1995, the Scott brothers formed the film and television production company Scott Free. Upcoming Scott Free projects include Boston Strangler starring Keira Knightley, Berlin Nobody, a thriller written and directed by Jordan Scott starring Eric Bana and Sadie Sink, a new movie in the Alien franchise, to be directed by Fede Alvarez, A Haunting in Venice from Kenneth Branagh starring Branagh, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey and Michele Yeoh, Outside, a feature adaption from bestselling Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson and The Chronology of Water to be directed by Kristen Stewart.
On television, Scott executive produced the Emmy®, Peabody and Golden Globe®-winning hit The Good Wife and its critically acclaimed spin-off The Good Fight, the series adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s classic The Man in the High Castle and anthology series The Terror.
In 2003, Scott was awarded a knighthood from the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the arts. He received the 30th American Cinematheque Award at the organization’s annual gala in 2016, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Picture Direction at the 2017 Directors Guild of America Awards and the Academy Fellowship honor at the 2018 BAFTA Awards.