Ridley Scott Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

29th April 2015

Fact: Actors Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are stepping back in time to star in a new Ridley Scott TV drama about the American Civil War. Office Space star Gary Cole, Broadway regulars Cherry Jones and Norbert Leo Butz, and The Carrie Diaries' AnnaSophia Robb have also been cast in the new historical series, which will document the work of two volunteer nurses, Mary Phinney and Emma Green, on opposite sides of the Civil War. Production is currently underway in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia and the series is set to air on U.S. network PBS late next year (16).

25th September 2014

Quote: "It's on the charts. I can't say when that would be yet, because of his (Harrison Ford) thing with Star Wars. It's a sequel. It's what happens next. It's quite surprisingly clever." Director Ridley Scott on his much-anticipated Blade Runner sequel.

27th August 2013

Fact: Sigourney Weaver is reteaming with her Alien director Ridley Scott to play the mother of Egyptian Pharoah Ramses in a new Biblical epic. The actress will portray Tuya in Scott's ambitious Exodus, which will also feature Joel Edgerton as Ramses and Christian Bale as Moses. Shooting is scheduled to begin in England next month (Sep13).

21st September 2012

Quote: "Seen that film Prometheus on (a) flight... What a load of s**t. Laughable rubbish. Have you seen it? Well don't... it's dog-s**t." Rocker Noel Gallagher is no fan of Sir Ridley Scott's latest blockbuster.

24th May 2012

Quote: "I'm only doing a few days on that. I've read every word the guy's published and most of them more than once. So this was a chance to do something of his and also to work with Ridley again. Ridley gave me my first break into the big leagues." Brad Pitt was determined to work on Ridley Scott's upcoming drug thriller The Counselor, written by author Cormac MCCarthy.

22nd November 2011

Quote: "Fans of the original Alien will definitely notice some things, especially toward the end. But I really can't say any more than that." Filmmaker Ridley Scott urges fans of his sci-fi epic Alien to watch his new film Prometheus closely.

8th November 2010

Fact: Moviemaker Ridley Scott directed the coffee commercial that brought Michael Caine and beauty queen Shakira Baksh together in the 1970s. Caine saw the ad and declared he wanted to marry the exotic Guyana beauty. The couple has been married for 37 years.

13th May 2010

Quote: "I always wanted to be Robin Hood rather than Maid Marion, but the part was taken." Cate Blanchett was eyeing a different role in Ridley Scott's epic.

17th April 2010

Fact: Russell Crowe left TV mogul Oprah Winfrey speechless on Friday (16Apr10) when he presented her with the sword used in his new Ridley Scott movie ROBIN HOOD. The weapon features a mother of pearl handle with the inscription "Rise and rise again until lambs become lions". The actor also gifted Winfrey with a handcrafted bow and arrow from the upcoming action epic during an appearance on her Oprah Winfrey talk show.

16th April 2010

Quote: "Ten years ago, national parks wouldn't allow you to tread on certain meadows because they wanted to protect the black butterfly or some other bug. But now these institutions really need the money, so they opened up everything." Filmmaker SIR Ridley Scott admits the economic crisis in Britain has helped turn protected green areas into terrific film locations, like those he used to shoot Robin Hood.

26th March 2010

Fact: Director Ridley Scott is to premiere his new movie ROBIN HOOD at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France in May (10). The epic stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.

30th October 2009

Quote: "I'm driving him mad with questions. It's great to know you can call somebody who has your best interests at heart and can give you brilliant advice. You'd be out of your mind not to use that." Actress/director Jordan Scott turns to her father, SIR Ridley Scott, for movie help.

24th July 2009

Fact: Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott have returned to the Surrey, England landscape where they filmed battle scenes for Gladiator to shoot epic fight sequences for their new Robin Hood movie.

13th April 2009

Fact: William Hurt is the latest big-name actor to join the cast of director Ridley Scott's forthcoming ROBIN HOOD film. Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe have already signed up to star in the movie, which recently started shooting in the U.K.

15th January 2009

Quote: "I did talk to (director) Ridley Scott about doing another movie in outer space. I miss science fiction, because when things are going so badly in the world, I yearn to be on another planet." Sigourney Weaver dreams of another spacey movie. She starred in all four ALIEN films, but doesn't want to make a fifth with Scott.

12th November 2008

Quote: "He's a buddy so it makes it easier." Filmmaker SIR Ridley Scott loves working with pal Russell Crowe. The pair has worked together on four movies to date, including new film BODY OF LIES, and are due to begin shooting NOTTINGHAM next year (09).

11th November 2008

Quote: "You've got a thousand years of camel s**t blowing up in your face. It makes you actually feel not too good." Director Ridley Scott on filming new movie BODY OF LIES in the Moroccan desert.

7th November 2008

Quote: "He's a buddy so it makes it easier." Filmmaker SIR Ridley Scott loves working with pal Russell Crowe. The pair has worked together on four movies to date, including new film BODY OF LIES, and are due to begin shooting NOTTINGHAM next year (09).

29th September 2008

Quote: "He asked me to do Black Hawk Down but I had just done a movie where there was a helicopter in the background (Proof of Life) and I wasn't interested. Then he wanted me to do Kingdom of Heaven but I was in the middle of doing something else, and said, 'You'll have to wait a year,' and he was like, 'Well screw you!'" Russell Crowe on turning down director pal Ridley Scott, who he teamed up with again for the upcoming BODY OF LIES.

12th December 2007

Quote: "Ridley's the genius. I'm just the bloke who does the funny voices." Russell Crowe dismisses his acting talents and insists director pal SIR Ridley Scott serves up the skills in new film AMERICAN GANGSTER.

4th December 2007

Quote: "Who knows - by the end of this next project we might be so tired of each other that we never want to see each other again." Russell Crowe threatens to cut ties with SIR Ridley Scott if their relationship sours on the set of BODY OF LIES.

22nd November 2007

Quote: "I knew he'd play it like a big tuna, but I also knew DENZEL had nothing better in front of him." Director Ridley Scott knew Denzel Washington wouldn't turn down a starring role in his new movie, AMERICAN GANGSTER.

5th December 2006

Fact: Director Catherine Hardwicke saved cash on her religious epic THE NATIVITY STORY by using a set from Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven movie as KING HEROD's palace in her film.

8th May 2006

Fact: Hollywood director SIR Ridley Scott's Hovis bread advert, featuring a little boy and a bike, has been voted the UK's all-time favourite commercial.

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