Ridley Scott

Born: 1937-11-30 South Shields, County Durham (now South Shields, Tyne & Wear), England, UK

Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then Northumberland) on 30 November 1937. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the UK and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join Army (his elder brother Frank had already joined the Merchant Navy) but his father encouraged him ...

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