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Luke Scott (born 1 May 1968) is an English film, commercial and television director. He was second unit director on Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Martian, both directed by his father Ridley Scott. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2016 with Morgan.

Luke Scott
Born (1968-05-01) 1 May 1968 (age 51)[1]
OccupationFilm director, second unit director
Years active1992–present
  • Ridley Scott (father)
  • Felicity Heywood (mother)
  • Sandy Watson (stepmother)


In 2014, Scott worked as a second unit director on his father's biblical epic film Exodus: Gods and Kings, which starred Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.[2][3] The film was released on 12 December 2014 by 20th Century Fox, grossing $268 million with a budget of $140 million.[4] Scott worked as second unit director again with his father on The Martian (2015).

Scott made his feature film directorial debut on the science fiction thriller Morgan.[5] His father Ridley produced the film.[2] Morgan starred Kate Mara, and was released by 20th Century Fox in September 2016.[2] In February 2017, 20th Century Fox released the Alien: Covenant prologue short film entitled Last Supper directed by Scott in collaboration with the design consultant firm 3AM.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Scott is the son of director-producer Ridley Scott and Felicity Heywood, and brother of Jake Scott and half-brother of Jordan Scott, both directors.[7]


Year Film
Director Notes
1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise No Art director
1999 The Hunger Yes TV series, 1 episode - "Skin Deep"
2012 Loom Yes Short film
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings No Second unit director
2015 The Martian No Second unit director
2016 Morgan Yes Feature directing debut
2017 2036: Nexus Dawn Yes Blade Runner 2049 short film
2017 2048: Nowhere to Run Yes Blade Runner 2049 short film


  1. ^ "SCOTT, Luke |". Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (March 10, 2015). "Kate Mara to Star in Ridley Scott-Produced Sci-Fi Thriller 'Morgan' (Exclusive)". Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Chang, Justin (November 29, 2014). "Film Review: 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'". Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)". Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  5. ^ McCurry, Cate (May 11, 2015). "Movie stars jet in as Luke Scott sci-fi thriller starts filming". Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  6. ^ White, James (23 February 2017). "Alien: Covenant Prologue Short Hits". Empire. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  7. ^ Foundas, Scott (November 25, 2014). "'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Director Ridley Scott on Creating His Vision of Moses". Retrieved September 8, 2015.

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