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Guy Ritchie

Ritchie (left center) with wife Madonna (right)
Born Guy Stuart Ritchie
September 10, 1968 (1968-09-10) (age 39)
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Spouse(s) Madonna (2000-present)

Guy Stuart Ritchie (born 10 September 1968 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire[1][2]) is an English screenwriter and film director. is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arms of the former Hatfield Rural District Council Hatfield, originally Bishops Hatfield, is in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire, in the south of England. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... The 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 22, 2003 at the Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica, California to recognise the worst the movie industry had to offer in 2002. ... Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna (Guy Ritchies wife), Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arms of the former Hatfield Rural District Council Hatfield, originally Bishops Hatfield, is in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire, in the south of England. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ...

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Early life

Ritchie was born on September 10, 1968, the second of two children born to John Vivian Ritchie and Amber Parkinson.[3] 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.[1]. Ritchie then attended Sibford School, a small, independent boarding school in Oxfordshire, with his sister. After pushing a certain limit of warnings he was then asked to leave.[citation needed] He has since become a music video and film director. is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sibford School is an independent fee-paying school associated with the Religious Society of Friends. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about motion pictures. ...


Directing career

Ritchie directed a 20-minute short film in 1995 entitled The Hard Case. His first full-length feature was the successful Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998. Recalling Quentin Tarantino, The Sting and The Italian Job, the film was widely praised for its wit. It also introduced actor Jason Statham (The Transporter) to worldwide audiences, and introduced former football player Vinnie Jones to a new career as a film actor. In 2000 Ritchie won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... The Hard Case is a 1995 short film directed and written by Guy Ritchie. ... Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 English crime film directed and written by Guy Ritchie. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ... The Italian Job is a British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. ... Jason Statham (born 12 September 1972) is an English actor, known for his definitive masculine roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver and Snatch. ... The Transporter is an action/crime movie released in the United States on October 11, 2002. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Vincent Peter Jones (born 5 January 1965) is an English-born ex-footballer (and former captain of the Wales national football team). ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... Mystery Writers of America is an organization for mystery writers, based in New York. ...


His second feature film was Snatch, released in the year 2000. Originally known as Diamonds, it was another caper comedy, this time backed by a major studio following the previous success of Lock, Stock. The cast featured such Hollywood big names as Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro and Dennis Farina, along with the returning Vinnie Jones and Statham. Similar to "Lock, Stock" in featuring a complex and inventive storyline in which the characters weave in and out of each others' lives, the film also plays with time, depicting events from various perspectives and recalling such classic crime films as Stanley Kubrick's The Killing. Snatch (2000) is a film by British director Guy Ritchie. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana in Law & Order Donaldo Guglielmo Dennis Farina (born February 29, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Italian-American film and television actor, starring since 2004 as Detective Joe Fontana on NBCs Law & Order. ... Kubrick redirects here. ... The Killing (1956) is a film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. ...


Richie created and produced a spin-off television series called Lock, Stock....[4] Lock, Stock. ...


Following his marriage to Madonna, Ritchie began focusing his filmmaking on his famous wife, directing her in both a music video (for the song "What It Feels Like for a Girl," a controversial video that showed Madonna engaging in running people down with a car) and a short film, "Star", for the BMW films series. Ritchie's next feature, also a vehicle for Madonna, was a remake of the 1974 Lina Wertmüller hit Swept Away (also entitled Swept Away). Ritchie cast Madonna as a rich, rude, socialite who, after a shipwreck, is trapped on a deserted island with a slovenly Communist sailor who humiliates her. Ritchie renamed the woman Amber Leighton after his mother. This film was both a critical and commercial disappointment. Music track listing GHV2 track listing What It Feels Like for a Girl is a song by American singer Madonna from her 2000 album Music. ... The BMW film series The Hire was a series of eight short films (each about eight minutes long) produced for the Internet in the summers of 2001 and 2002. ... Lina Wertmüller (born Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spanol von Braueich on 14 August 1926) is an Italian film director of aristocratic Swiss descent. ... Swept Away (full English title: Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August, full Italian title: Travolti da un insolito destino nellazzurro mare dagosto) is a 1974 Italian film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller. ... Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ...


Ritchie's next project was a Vegas-themed heist film entitled Revolver, which was critically panned.[5][6] Revolver is a 2005 movie, written and directed by Guy Ritchie. ...


Another project Guy Ritchie was involved with was a hidden camera show called Swag, for channel Five in the UK, which turned the table on criminals and opportunists by using stunts to trap them in the act.


David R. Hawkins notes on his website that Ritchie is in development to film a documentary about Hawkins.[citation needed] Ritchie has also started shooting RocknRolla starring Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, & Tom Wilkinson.[7] Ritchie will also direct a film based on a comic book series he created with Virgin Comics entitled Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper. The film rights were acquired by Warner Brothers in July 2007. The film's being produced by Silver Pictures.[8] Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... RocknRolla is an upcoming film directed by Guy Ritchie. ... -1... Gerard James Butler (born November 13, 1969) is a Scottish actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of King Leonidas in 300 and The Phantom in the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera. ... Thandiwe Adjewa Thandie Newton (born November 6, 1972) is a BAFTA and SAG Award-winning British actress. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Devi Snakewoman The Sadhu Ramayana Reborn Seven Brothers End of Story Five upcoming titles Promotional poster Virgin Comics LLC is a comic book company, which produces Indian-related comics for an international audience. ... Warner Bros. ... Silver Pictures is a movie production company founded by Hollywood producer Joel Silver In 1987. ...


In 2008, Ritchie directed a commercial for Nike called "Take It To The Next Level", about a young Dutch footballer who signs for Arsenal, showing the progression of his career from his viewpoint, until he makes his debut for the Netherlands. The commercial features cameo appearances from Arsene Wenger, William Gallas, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas, Marco Materazzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Theo Walcott, Ronaldinho, Rafael Márquez, Bojan Krkic, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Nani, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wesley Sneijder. Additional cast include Nicklas Bendtner, Abou Diaby, Armand Traoré, Andrés Iniesta, and Maniche. [9] 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Nike, Inc. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Ars ne Wenger (b. ... William Pires (born 17 August 1977 in Asnières-sur-Seine) is a French international footballer of Guadeloupian descent who currently plays for and captains Arsenal in the English Premier League. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ... Francesc Fabregas Soler (born February 8, 1987 in Barcelona, Spain), is one of the hottest young stars in English football, playing for Arsenal. ... Wikinews has related news: Materazzi reveals slur he uttered at 2006 FIFA World Cup Marco Materazzi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI,[2][3] (born August 19, 1973 in Lecce), is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, who currently plays for Serie A club Internazionale, sometimes known as Inter Milan. ... Zlatan Ibrahimović (born October 3, 1981 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden) is a Swedish international striker currently playing for Juventus in Italian Serie A. Born to Bosnian immigrants, with a father named Šefik (a Bosniak) and a mother named Julka (who is a Bosnian Croat), he grew up in a... Theo James Walcott (born 16 March 1989 in Stanmore, London[1]) is an English footballer of Jamaican and British descent renowned for his pace, who currently plays for Arsenal, having signed there from Southampton on 20 January 2006. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... This article is about mexican footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona. ... Bojan Krkić (born August 28, 1990 in Linyola, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain), known as Bojan, is a 16-year-old Serbian-Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona in Spain. ... Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (born August 12, 1983) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Ajax and the Netherlands. ... Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (born 17 November 1986 in Praia, Cape Verde), better known as Nani, is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for Manchester United and Portugal. ... -1... Wesley Sneijder ( ) (born June 9, 1984) is a Dutch footballer. ... Nicklas Bendtner (born 16 January 1988) is a Danish professional footballer, who plays as a striker for English club Arsenal in the Premier League. ... Vassiriki Abou Diaby (born May 11, 1986 in Paris) is a French football midfielder of Ivorian descent currently playing for Arsenal. ... Armand Traoré (born October 8, 1989 in Paris) is a French footballer of Senegalese descent who currently plays at left back for the English Premier League side Arsenal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Maniche (pron. ...


Personal life

On December 22, 2000, he married the American pop singer and actress Madonna at Skibo Castle in Scotland. They have a son, Rocco, born August 11, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, and have adopted a Malawian baby boy, David. is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Skibo Castle Andrew Carnegie at Skibo, 1914 Skibo Castle is located to the west of Dornoch in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland overlooking the Dornoch Firth. ... This article is about the country. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


They were both devotees of the quasi-mystical Kabbalah Centre and donated money and time to practicing and spreading its teachings. A day after their separation was officially announced, The Sun revealed that the religion was a large reason behind their separation [10] The Kabbalah Centre is a highly profitable worldwide [1] marketing organization with headquarters in Los Angeles, California that offers a number of products and courses online and through its local centres. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ...


Ritchie was the inspiration, and is the subject, of singer Robbie Williams' single "She's Madonna" from his 2006 album Rudebox. Madonna herself has actually expressed her appreciation of the song. For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rudebox is a 2006 single by English musician Robbie Williams, from the album of the same name. ...


On June 27, 2008 the media announced that Madonna is asking Ritchie for a divorce.


Sport

Ritchie started training in Shotokan karate at the age of seven at the Budokwai in London, where he later achieved a black belt in judo.[11]. He also has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[12]-1... The Budokwai (The Way of Knighthood Society) was the first Judo club in Europe with membership open to the general public. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the martial art and sport. ... Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. ...


Ritchie is a fan of Chelsea Football Club.[13] He also attended Battleground 9 MMA fight night in Middlesbrough and UFC 85 in London. Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ...


Filmography

Year Title
1995 The Hard Case
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
2000 Snatch
2001 The Hire: Star
2002 Swept Away
2005 Revolver
2008 Suspect
2008 RocknRolla

The Hard Case is a 1995 short film directed and written by Guy Ritchie. ... Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 English crime film directed and written by Guy Ritchie. ... Snatch is a 2000 film by British writer-director Guy Ritchie. ... The BMW film series, The Hire was a series of eight short films (each about eight minutes long, on average) produced for the Internet in the summers of 2001 and 2002. ... Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna (Guy Ritchies wife), Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. ... Revolver is a 2005 movie, written and directed by Guy Ritchie. ... RocknRolla is an upcoming film directed by Guy Ritchie. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Guy Ritchie Biography. The Biography Channel. Retrieved on 2007-12-12.
  2. ^ Guy Ritchie. Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ Harry McLaughlin. Our Double Descent from the Blood Royal. harrymclaughlin.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. “Captain John Vivian Ritchie b. 1928. ... 1st marriage 1963===Amber, née Parkinson ... Guy Stuart Ritchie b. 1968”
  4. ^ "Lock, Stock..." (2000)
  5. ^ Simon Guerrier. Revolver Review. filmfocus.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. “Tedious, humourless, pretentious and nasty”
  6. ^ Adrian Hennigan. BBC - Movies - review - Revolver. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-12-12. “plodding pretentiousness in a film that's illuminated by great action set-pieces and some powerful performances, but not redeemed”
  7. ^ Ludacris in new Guy Ritchie Film. muchmusic.com (2007-06-26). Retrieved on 2007-12-12. “Ludacris scored a role in the latest Guy Ritchie film RocknRolla.”
  8. ^ News
  9. ^ Guy Ritchie's new Nike advert to hit screens Metro, April 28, 2008
  10. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article1345996.ece<ref>. On [[18 May]] [[2000]] Ritchie was arrested by the police after he assaulted a 20-year-old man outside the [[Kensington]] home he shared with the singer, causing actual bodily harm.<ref>{{cite web| url=http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12051696| title=Madonna's Man Guy Ritchie Arrested | author=Craig Rosen| publisher=[[Yahoo! Music]]| accessdate=2007-12-12}}</li> <li id="cite_note-10">'''[[#cite_ref-10|^]]''' [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/09/25/nritch25.xml "I am used to getting a good rumping from the critics. So what?"] by Charlotte Edwardes, Daily Telegraph, UK. September 26, 2005.</li> <li id="cite_note-11">'''[[#cite_ref-11|^]]''' [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/fashion/02nite.html He Has Leverage] - New York Times article about Guy Ritchie and BJJ</li> <li id="cite_note-12">'''[[#cite_ref-12|^]]''' {{cite web| url=http://www.chelseafc.com/page/CelebrityFans/0,,10268,00.html| title=Celebrity Fans | publisher=chelseafc.com| accessdate=2007-12-31}}</li></ol></ref>

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External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... The Hard Case is a 1995 short film directed and written by Guy Ritchie. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 English crime film directed and written by Guy Ritchie. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Snatch is a 2000 film by British writer-director Guy Ritchie. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna (Guy Ritchies wife), Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Revolver is a 2005 movie, written and directed by Guy Ritchie. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... RocknRolla is an upcoming film directed by Guy Ritchie. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

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