GUY RITCHIE (Director/Co-Screenwriter) is an award-winning
writer and director whose signature work
encompasses a variety of mediums, including feature films, short films, music
videos and commercials. His most
recent directorial effort, "Bush," starring Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant and
Colin Farrell, is scheduled for
theatrical release in 2020.
Ritchie got his start in the entertainment industry working as a runner on
commercials but quickly worked his
way up to director before breaking into film in 1995 with a short film he wrote
and directed, "The Hard Case." He
made his feature film directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed
crime/comedy caper "Lock, Stock and Two
Smoking Barrels," starring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher and Jason Statham,
which won the audience award at
the BAFTAs in 1999.
"Snatch," a darkly humorous look at London gangsters which he wrote and
directed and which starred Benicio Del
Toro, Brad Pitt and Jason Statham, followed in 2000. In 2005 he wrote and
directed the black comedy "Revolver,"
starring Jason Statham and Ray Liotta, and in 2008, the crime thriller "RocknRolla,"
starring Gerard Butler and
Thandie Newton, which he wrote, produced and directed.
Ritchie helmed the global box-office hit "Sherlock Holmes" in 2009 with
Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, as well
as its sequel, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" in 2011. 2015 saw the
release of a film he wrote, produced
and directed, the big-screen adaptation of the TV series "The Man from
U.N.C.L.E.," which starred Henry Cavill
and Armie Hammer, and in 2017 he wrote, produced and directed "King Arthur:
Legend of the Sword" starring
Charlie Hunnam and Eric Bana.
Ritchie has also directed a number of commercials for brands including Nike,
Heineken and Beats.
currently resides in London.
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