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Guy Stuart Ritchie Edit Profile

director , Producer , scriptwriter

Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the second of two children born to Amber and Captain John Vivian Ritchie , former Seaforth Highlanders serviceman and advertising executive. Ritchie, who is dyslexic, was expelled from Stanbridge Earls School, one of the most prominent institutions specialising in dyslexia in the UK, at the age of 15.He also attended Sibford School.

Education

Stanbridge Earls School, Sibford School.

Career

Writer, director (films) The Hard Case, 1995, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 1998 (Best Motion Picture Edgar Allen Poe Awards, 2000, Best New Filmmaker MTV Movie award, 1999, Brit. Screenwriter of Year London Critics Cir. Film award, 1999, Best Director award Tokyo International Film Festival, 1998), Snatch, 2000 (Most Promising Newcomer Evening Standard Brit. Film award, 1999, Best Brit. Director Empire Award, 2001), Star, 2001, Swept Away, 2002, Revolver, 2005; executive prodr.: (films) Mean Machine, 2001; director, writer, producer (films) RocknRolla, 2008; dir.: (films) Sherlock Holmes, 2009; executive producer, writer (TV series) Lock, Stock..., 2000, executive producer, director (TV films) Suspect, 2007

Connections

father:
John Vivian Ritchie - executive

mother:
Amber

elder sister:
Tabitha - dance instructor

ex- wife:
Madonna

They have a son, Rocco, born 11 August 2000 in Los Angeles, and adopted a Malawian baby boy named David