Happy Birthday Guy Ritchie
Guy Stuart Ritchie or Guy Ritchie was born on September 10, 1968, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the second of two children of Amber and Captain John Vivian Ritchie, former Seaforth Highlanders serviceman and advertising executive. John’s father was Major Stewart Ritchie, who died in France, in 1940, during World War Two and, mother was Doris Margaretta McLaughlin. In addition to his elder sister, Tabitha, a dance instructor, Ritchie has a half-brother, Kevin Bayton, who was born to Amber Parkinson when she was a teenager and given up for adoption.
Though he is dyslexic by birth for which he even got expelled from Stanbridge Earls School at the age of 15 but, despite the odds he still holds a black belt in Judo. Ritchie is also an avid fan of English football club Chelsea FC.He stated that drug use was the reason for the expulsion from school. He also attended Sibford School & Windlesham House School and post leaving secondary school, he got entry-level jobs in the film industry in the mid-1990s. He eventually graduated to directing commercials.
He directed his first film in 1995, a 20-minute short which impressed investors who backed his first feature film, the crime comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). He then directed another crime comedy, Snatch (2000). His next two films, the romantic comedy Swept Away (2002) and the crime drama Revolver (2005) were not commercial or critical successes. However, RocknRolla (2008), received mixed reviews and a modest box office return. In 2009, he directed his first films in the action mystery genre, with Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
Ritchie was first introduced to Madonna by Sting & Trudie Styler at their Country Estate. Sting was then later made godfather of Rafael Ritchie who was born in August 2000. Following his marriage to Madonna in which Gwyneth Paltrow was the Maid of Honor, 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. He and Madonna adopted a boy from Malawi, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie who was born on September 24th, 2005, the adoption was finalized on May 28, 2008. However in December that year, both he and Madonna filed for divorce and, on 30 July 2015, Ritchie engaged to model Jacqui Ainsley, with whom he has three children: son Rafael (born September 2011), and daughters Rivka (born November 2012) and Levi.
Ritchie in his entire career won 8 awards majorly for Snatch (2000), Star (2001), Swept Away (2002) to name a few and, got nominated for the same number of times.