Guy Ritchie is a renowned English director who is well-known for his crime movies. Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) two of his most successful films till date which starred Robert Downey Jr One of the Hollywood’s elite and utmost paid actor >> Read More... Robert Downey Jr . and Jude Law Besides bagging nominations for two Screen Actors >> Read More... Jude Law . He was born in a small town Hatfield, Hertfordshire. He was the second child of Amber Ritchie and Captain John Vivian Ritchie, former Seaforth Highlanders and Advertising Executive. Ritchie was expelled from Stanbridge Earls School at the age of 15. It was stated that drug abuse was the reason because of which he was expelled from the school. But his father mentioned that he was found cutting class and ‘entertaining a girl’ in his room. Ritchie is also a patient suffering from dyslexia.

In 1995, Ritchie made his first 20 min short film, ‘The Hard Case’, which was critically acclaimed by a lot of people. Later in 1998, with help from some of his friends and their connections, Ritchie decided to make a feature film.Trudie Styler, a mutual acquaintance, decided to invest in his film as he had seen The Hard Case and thought it was worth a shot. In the span of eight months, the production of the film ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ was finished. It was released in the same year, and it received a lot of critical acclaims.

In 2000, Ritchie was given the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for this film. His next film came out in 2000 which was Snatch, and it was associated with big names such as Brad Pitt He’s one of the most accomplished actors of our ti >> Read More... Brad Pitt and Dennis Farina Dennis Farina was professionally an actor into Ita >> Read More... Dennis Farina . His other movies such as Swept Away (2002), Revolver (2005) and RocknRolla (2008) were not able to sweep away the audience and neither did they receive any critical acclaim. But with Sherlock Holmes (2009), Ritchie finally hit his mark.

The film was a critical success and grossed over $520 million worldwide. He was married to Madonna in the year 2000 and the marriage lasted for only eight years as in 2008 they both filed for a divorce. Guy Ritchie has a son with Madonna, Rocco John Ritchie and later they had adopted a Malawian baby boy David. On 30 July 2015, Richie married model Jacqui Ainsley, and the couple has three children together.

 

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Guy Ritchie is a prominent English filmmaker.

He was born in Hertfordshire on 10 September 1968 to John and Amber Ritchie. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 in the year 1995. He never joined any film school because he felt that their work was boring.

He started his career by directing music promos. He used the profits to make a twenty-minute short film The Hard Case (1995). This film convinced his investors to pool in money for Ritchie’s directorial venture Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). The film generated positive reviews and is now considered by many as a classic cult film in the crime comedy genre. The movie starred actors like Jason Statham “Dominick Toretto, you don’t know me…you’re about >> Read More... Jason Statham , Jason Flemyng Jason Flemyng, born on 25th September 1966, is the >> Read More... Jason Flemyng , Nick Moran, Dexter Fletcher Dexter Fletcher was born on 31st January 1966 in L >> Read More... Dexter Fletcher and Vinnie Jones.

He followed this with Snatch (2000). This movie was made on a bigger budget and also starred actors like Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro Benicio Monserrateis Rafael del Toro Sanchez a 50 >> Read More... Benicio Del Toro and Dennis Farina. Regarding the story and genre, this movie was along the same lines as the previous one.

Ritchie married pop star Madonna and worked with her in the short film Star (2001), a music video ‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’ and the movie Swept Away (2002).

Ritchie directed Revolver in 2005. He followed it with RocknRolla in 2008. It had actors like Gerard Butler "Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty. Fo >> Read More... Gerard Butler , Tom Hardy Starring in everything from Peaky Blinders to The >> Read More... Tom Hardy , Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson, son of farmer Thomas Wilkinson and >> Read More... Tom Wilkinson , Mark Strong Mark Strong is a well-known television and film ac >> Read More... Mark Strong , Idris Elba Idrissa Akuna Elba, most widely known as Idris Elb >> Read More... Idris Elba , Thandie Newton and Toby Kebbell "Toby" Kebbell is an English performing artist. Ke >> Read More... Toby Kebbell and was well received.

Ritchie directed Sherlock Holmes (2009) starring Robert Downey Jr. in the titular role and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. The film garnered good reviews and went on to become a commercial success. Its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released in 2011.

His next project was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) which starred actors like Henry Cavill Henry Cavill, a Britisher, was born in Jersey on 5 >> Read More... Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer Born with the name Armand Douglas Hammer, Armand i >> Read More... Armie Hammer . His upcoming film is Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur Click to look into! >> Read More... King Arthur .