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Ritchie, Guy 1968–

Ritchie, Guy 1968–


Full name, Guy Stuart Ritchie; born September 10, 1968, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; son of John (an advertising executive) and Amber (a model) Ritchie; married Madonna (a singer and actress) December 22, 2000; children: Rocco John. Education: Earned a General Certificate of Secondary Education in film studies. Avocational Interests: Black belt in karate.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934. Office—Ska Films, 2nd Floor, 6 Salem Rd., London W2 4BU United Kingdom.

Career: Director, screenwriter, and producer. Began film career directing music videos; Ska Films, London, England, partner; previously worked digging sewers, as a laborer, and as a messenger for an advertising agency.

Awards, Honors: British Independent Film Award nominations, best British director of an independent film and best original screenplay by a British writer of a produced independent film, Tokyo International Film Festival Award, best director, Prize of the City of Torino nomination, best film—international feature film competition, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema, 1998, MTV Movie Award, best new filmmaker, ALFS Award, British screenwriter of the year, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Evening Standard British Film Award, most promising newcomer, Alexander Korda Award (with Matthew Vaughn), best British Film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1999, Edgar Award, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, best motion picture, 2000, all for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Golden Hitchcock nomination, Dinard British Film Festival, 2000, Empire Award, best British director, 2001, for Snatch; Video Premiere Award, best internet video premiere, DVD Exclusive Awards, 2001, for Star.


Film Work:

Director, Hard Case (short), 1995.

Director, casting director, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (also known as Two Smoking Barrels), Gramercy, 1998.

Director, Snatch, Screen Gems, 2000.

Executive producer, Mean Machine, Paramount Classics, 2001.

Director, Star (short; also known as The Hire: "Star"),, 2001.

Director, Swept Away (also known as Travolti dal destino), 2002.

Director, Revolver, 2005.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Man reading newspaper, Snatch, Screen Gems, 2000.

Himself, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Lock, Stock …, Channel 4, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999.

MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003.

Sin City: The Premiere, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2001.

Good Morning America, ABC, 2003.

Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2004.

Access Hollywood, syndicated, 2004.

Tout le monde en parle, 2005.

Corazon de…, 2005.

Taff, 2006.


Music Videos; as Director:

Madonna's "What It Feels Like a for a Girl," 2001.



Hard Case (short), 1995.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (also known as Two Smoking Barrels), Gramercy, 1998.

Snatch, Screen Gems, 2000.

Star (short; also known as The Hire: "Star"),, 2001.

Swept Away (also known as Travolti dal destino), Columbia TriStar, 2002.

Revolver, 2005.



Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale Group, 2001.


Entertainment Weekly, January 26, 2001, p. 20.

Interview, March, 1999, p. 68; February, 2001, p. 88.

Premiere, September, 1999, p. 101.

Time, January 22, 2001, p. 77.

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