Ridley Scott is one of Britain’s most prolific directors, with more than 70 films to his credit. A new book examines his career, from Alien and Blade Runner to Gladiator, including this selection of pictures of him at work on set. Ridley Scott: A Retrospective by Ian Nathan is published by Thames & Hudson.
On the set of Blade Runner. The 1982 film was widely regarded as a classic, despite initial commercial disappointment on its release.
Scott with Gerard Depardieu while filming 1492. Released in 1992, the film failed at the box office
Scott and an animatronic tiger during the filming of Gladiator, released in 2000
In 2001, Hannibal came out, the sequel to Silence of the Lambs and starring Anthony Hopkins
Filming 2001’s Black Hawk Down with Josh Harnett, for which Scott received another Oscar nomination
Scott and crew on the set of the historical drama Robin Hood, in 2010
Scott reunited with Sigourney Weaver on the set of Gods and Kings in 2014