Guy Ritchie
British film director
Guy Ritchie
Guy Stuart Ritchie is an English screenwriter, film director and producer, best known for directing Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Swept Away, Revolver, RocknRolla, Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Biography
Guy Ritchie's personal information overview.
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'Snatch' Trailer Basically Shows What Would Happen If Ron Weasley Was A Slytherin
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Ron needs to sort out his priorities. In Crackle’s new trailer for “Snatch,” former “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint dives into a different kind of role. The series, based on the Guy Ritchie movie of the same name and inspired by a real-life London heist, centers on a group of 20-something hustlers who are suddenly thrust into the world of organized crime. Bloody hell, Ron! Grint is executive producing and starring in the first season, comprising 10 one-hour episodes. Joining him are Luke Pasqualino (“Skins”), Lucien Laviscount (“Scream Queens”), Dougray Scott (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Phoebe Dynevor (“The Village”), Juliet Aubrey (”The Infiltrator”) and Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”).  “Snatch” is basically what would happen if Ron got sorted into Slytherin, which does sound like magic. You can stream “Snatch” March 16 on Crackle. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. I ...
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Kelly Clarkson, Fergie And More Release Their Celebrity Christmas Cards
Huffington Post - 2 months
The holidays are here and so are celebrity Christmas cards. Kelly Clarkson (who wowed fans last year with a truly epic “Game of Thrones”-themed card) showed off her gorgeous family in her card. “Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks  #Santa #Iknowhim,” the singer wrote.  Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks #Santa #Iknowhim A photo posted by Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) on Dec 23, 2016 at 11:00am PST Fergie and Josh Duhamel got in the holiday spirit with their son, Axl, in a hilarious caricature of the three of them. Happy Holidays!! A photo posted by Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) on Dec 22, 2016 at 5:44pm PST Liam Payne and his girlfriend, Cheryl Cole, also decided to go the animated route:  A photo posted by Liam Payne (@liampayne) on Dec 20, 2016 at 4:34am PST Emily Ratajkowski turned things up a notch with her rather adventures Christmas card collages:  ...
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Robert Vaughn, 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Star, Dead At 83
Huffington Post - 4 months
Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83. Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast. The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons. It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum. Vaughn also guested as Napoleon Solo on sitcom “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” and made an uncred ...
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Madonna loses custody war for son with ex-hubby Ritchie
Yahoo News - 6 months
Pop diva Madonna has settled a bitter custody dispute with former husband Guy Ritchie, agreeing for their teenage son to stay in Britain with his filmmaker father, a US court says. "Their custody case is resolved," Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the New York court where the divorced couple had fought for custody of their son Rocco, told AFP on Thursday. The custody agreement reached Wednesday stipulates that the 16-year-old is to remain with his British father, according to US media reports citing Ritchie's lawyer, Peter Bronstein.
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie settle custody battle over their son Rocco
LATimes - 6 months
Madonna’s contentious custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie over their son Rocco has reportedly come to an end. A court official confirmed Wednesday that the Material Girl and Ritchie had reached a settlement, according to the Associated Press. But no details of the agreement were made public. ...
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12 Awesome Baby Names From New Celebrity Dads
Huffington Post - 8 months
Each year Nameberry likes to give a Father’s Day salute to those proud celeb dads who’ve most recently welcomed babies -- and 2016 happened to see some exceptionally awesome names. Some of these dads are first timers, while others are continuing to grow their families. Here are our nominations for the 12 most outstanding baby names from celebrity dads who've welcomed new additions in 2016. Ashe Olsen "Late Night" host Seth Meyers honored two of the most important women in his life with his son’s name. Ashe -- right on trend with popular Asher and Ash -- is the maiden name of his wife Alexi; the middle name Olsen was the maiden name of Meyers’ maternal grandmother. They were able to keep in play two family names that might have been lost. Boomer Robert Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps’ joy at the birth of his first son is obvious in the choice of the upbeat nickname name Boomer. Robert is a tribute to Phelps’ longtime coach, "Bob" Bowman, and also to his great-grandmo ...
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Pop-U-List: 6 stars who maybe should have gotten pre-nups
Fox News - 9 months
Guy Ritchie and Madonna A $27 million divorce settlement may seem generous to some, but not Guy Ritchie.
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie planning "peace talks"
CBS News - 11 months
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Madonna in tears over son Rocco
Fox News - 12 months
Madonna, who according to sources is close to losing the custody battle over her 15-year-old son Rocco to Guy Ritchie, struggled with her live shows this weekend in New Zealand.
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Madonna, Ritchie urged to settle custody battle over son
Reuters.com - 12 months
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Wednesday urged Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie to work together to resolve a custody dispute over their 15 year-old son, Rocco, who has refused to return to his mother's New York home.
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Watch: New Details on Madonna and Guy Ritchie Custody Battle
ABC News - about 1 year
People magazine reports Madonna flew to London last weekend to appeal to her 15-year-old son with Ritchie, Rocco, to return with her to New York City.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Guy Ritchie
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 46
    On 30 July 2015, Ritchie married model Jacqui Ainsley, whom he has been dating since 2010.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children: son Rafael (born 5 September 2011), daughter Rivka, (born 29 November 2012) and son Levi (born 8 June 2014).
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In January 2014, Warner Bros set Ritchie to direct a new multi-film version of the King Arthur legend titled King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which is scheduled for a 24 March 2017 release with Lionel Wigram as producer and Joby Harold as screenwriter.
    More Details Hide Details Idris Elba is in talks to play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur. Charlie Hunnam will play King Arthur by Ritchie's choice. 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 Madonna, causing actual bodily harm. 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. He also has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In February 2011 a £6m house he owns in London's Fitzrovia was occupied briefly by members of The Really Free School, a squatter organization.
  • 2012
    Age 43
    On 29 October 2012, Ritchie produced a game trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
    More Details Hide Details Ritchie directed Warner Bros.' The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which was filmed in 2013 in London and Italy, and was released in August 2015.
    In June 2012 it was announced that Ritchie would direct an adaptation of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    Ritchie's movie Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, received its theatrical release on 25 December 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The film was given generally positive reviews and grossed more than $520 million worldwide, becoming Ritchie's most successful film financially. The sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was released on 16 December 2011.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    On 15 December 2008, it was announced by Madonna's spokeswoman that the singer had agreed to a divorce settlement with Ritchie, the terms of which grant him between £50 million and £60 million, a figure that includes the value of the couple's London pub and residence and Wiltshire estate in England.
    More Details Hide Details Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage was dissolved by District Judge Reid by decree nisi at the clinical Principal Registry of the Family Division in High Holborn, London. Madonna and Ritchie entered into a compromise agreement for Rocco and David, then ages eight and three respectively, and divided the children's time between Ritchie's London home and Madonna's in New York, where the two will be joined by her daughter, Lourdes, from a previous relationship.
    On 15 October 2008, British media reported that a split was "imminent" between Ritchie and Madonna.
    More Details Hide Details The split was confirmed by their spokesperson and Ritchie and Madonna went public with the split because they "can’t bear to live with the pretense any longer".
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The commercial features cameo appearances from some football players with music by Eagles of Death Metal.
  • 2000
    Age 31
    On 22 December 2000, Guy married American singer Madonna at Skibo Castle in Scotland.
    More Details Hide Details They have a son, Rocco John Ritchie (born 11 August 2000 in Los Angeles) and adopted a Malawian baby boy in 2006, David (born 24 September 2005).
    His second feature film was Snatch, released in the year 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Originally known as Diamonds, it was another caper comedy, this time backed by a major studio. 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 and Two Smoking Barrels in featuring a complex and inventive storyline in which the characters weave in and out of each other's lives, the film also plays with time, depicting events from various perspectives. It currently has a rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. Following his marriage to Madonna, Ritchie began focusing his filmmaking on his 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 violent behaviour, ostensibly directed at men, including T-boning a car with three men in it, tasering and robbing a man at an ATM, scratching a police car and shooting two officers with a water gun, driving her car through a group of men playing street hockey and incinerating a man by throwing a lighter into a pool of gasoline) and a short film, Star, for the BMW films series. Ritchie's next film, also featuring 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.
    In 2000 Ritchie won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
    More Details Hide Details Ritchie created and produced a spin-off television series called Lock, Stock.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    In 1998, Ritchie and his dad contacted their friend Peter Morton, of the Hard Rock Cafe chain, wondering if he had any potential investors for a debut film.
    More Details Hide Details Morton's nephew, Matthew Vaughn, had been studying film production in Los Angeles. Peter informed Vaughn of Ritchie's new film idea, and Vaughn agreed to produce. Matthew, John, Guy and Peter asked their mutual acquaintance, Trudie Styler, to invest in the production of Ritchie's second film. Styler had seen The Hard Case, and decided that co-funding the project would be a worthwhile opportunity. The production of the film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was completed in about eight months. It was released in Great Britain in 1998, and after positive reviews, became an international success. Richie was introduced to Madonna, whom he would later wed, when the soundtrack for the film was issued on her Maverick Records label. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which starred Nick Moran, also introduced actors Jason Statham (The Transporter), Jason Flemyng and Dexter Fletcher to worldwide audiences, as well as introducing former footballer Vinnie Jones to a new acting career.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 4
    From 1973 until 1980, when they divorced, Ritchie's mother was married to Sir Michael Leighton, 11th baronet.
    More Details Hide Details As a divorcée, she is correctly styled as Amber, Lady Leighton.
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on September 10, 1968.
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