Philip Ridley

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Philip Ridley was born on 29 December, 1964 in Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom, is an English storyteller. Discover Philip Ridley’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

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OccupationWriter, artist, film-maker
Age56 years old
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Born29 December 1964
Birthday29 December
BirthplaceBethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

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Timeline of Philip Ridley


2016 – Love and Defection (Mix-tape made for The Voice of Cassandre, a French Radio show which invites international artists to create their own mix-tapes.)


Ridley was born in Bethnal Green, in the East End of London, where he lived and worked for the majority of his life until moving to Ilford. Ridley studied painting at Saint Martin’s School of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Europe and Japan. He started as both a performance artist and the creator of a long sequence of charcoal drawings called The Epic of Oracle Foster. One drawing from this sequence, “Corvus Cum”, portraying a man ejaculating a black bird, was exhibited at the ICA in London while Ridley was still a student and – with calls for it to be displayed behind a curtain – became a cause célèbre. Ridley also started his own theatre group as a student, acting in many of the productions, and made several short art films.

2013 – From the stage play Dark Vanilla Jungle

198? – From the record single Flutters (double sided record featuring Philip Ridley as part of the band Haunted Staircase)


He featured on BBC 2’s flagship arts programme The Culture Show on 2 March 2012.


In 2010 Ridley and Bicât formed the music group ‘Dreamskin Cradle’ (with singer Mary Leay). The group’s first album Songs from Grimm (2014) consisted of twelve songs inspired by female characters in Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and was released on all major download sites. Some songs from the album were performed as part of a live performance called Grimm Tales which was developed by the St Paul’s Institute, and featured readings from the actress Jeany Spark, reflections from Canon Edmund Newell, and extracts from Brothers Grimm fairy tales adapted by poet laureate Carol Anne Duffy. Dreamskin Cradle have also released two singles: Fade and Float (written for Ridley’s stage play Tender Napalm), and Ladybird First (written for Ridley’s stage play Dark Vanilla Jungle).

2010 – From the film Heartless (music Nick Bicât)

2010 – Heal You (music by Anna Meredith, sung by Juice Vocal Ensemble. Performed as part of Laid Bare: 10 love songs. Released as a single in 2014)


Ridley also has written the libretto of an opera for teenagers titled Tarantula in Petrol Blue, composed by Anna Meredith, which had its premiere in 2009.

2009 – Fin Like a Flower (music by Anna Meredith, sung by Michael Chance. On the album The NMC Songbook)

2009 – Songless (music by Anna Meredith. Premiered at the Twickenham Choral Society. Unreleased)


Ridley is also known for his series of plays for young people (known collectively as The Storyteller Sequence), consisting of Karamazoo (2004), Fairytaleheart (1998), Moonfleece (2004), Sparkleshark and Brokenville (2003).

He has also written two plays for young children Daffodil Scissors (2004) and Krindlekrax (2002) – a stage adaptation of his successful children’s novel of the same name – as well as a play for the whole family Feathers in the Snow (2012).


As a songwriter he has regularly collaborated with the composer Nick Bicât. For Ridley’s film The Passion of Darkly Noon they created two songs: “Look What You’ve Done” (sung by Gavin Friday), and “Who Will Love Me Now?” (sung by PJ Harvey), the later of which was voted as BBC Radio 1’s Best Film Song of 1998; and was later covered by the techno/house band Sunscreem as Please Save Me, whose cover entered the UK top 40 chart, became a cult hit in clubs, and featured in the film South West 9. For his film Heartless Ridley and Bicât created ten songs (performed by Mary Leay, Joe Echo, and lead actor Jim Sturgess).


In 1996 Hungary’s the Titanic Film Festival had a major retrospective of Ridley’s work.


1995 – From the film The Passion of Darkly Noon (music Nick Bicât)


As a playwright he has been cited as a pioneer of ‘In-yer-face theatre’, with his debut play The Pitchfork Disney (1991) considered by many to be a seminal work in the development of the style, with one critic even dubbing it “the key play” of the 1990s. A great number of his plays for adults have been perceived as controversial, being met with both condemnation and high acclaim upon their initial reception. As a writer for the stage he is also recognised for creating an ongoing series of plays for young people (The Storyteller Sequence) and has written theatrical works for children and family audiences.


In the field of cinema he is perhaps best known for his award-winning screenplay for the 1990 film The Krays (1990), a biopic about the Kray twins which was directed by Peter Medak. As a film-maker in his own right he is recognised for creating a loose trilogy of horror films; The Reflecting Skin (1990), The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995) and Heartless (2009) for which he has acquired a cult following.

While still a student at St Martins Ridley wrote a screenplay for The Krays (1990), which was directed by Peter Medak, and starred real life brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp, who previously were recognised for their band Spandau Ballet.

Ridley has also directed three feature films from his own screenplays: The Reflecting Skin (1990) winner of 11 international award, The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995) winner of the Best Director Prize at the Porto Film Festival, and Heartless (2009). Ridley’s third film as writer-director, Heartless, premiered at the Frightfest horror film festival in London in August 2009. The film stars Jim Sturgess, Clémence Poésy, Noel Clarke, Eddie Marsan, Luke Treadaway, Ruth Sheen and Timothy Spall, and was released in the UK in May 2010. It was the first mainstream British film to be released across all platforms (theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, download) at the same time.

Ridley has written 14 adult stage plays: the seminal The Pitchfork Disney (1990), the multi-award-winning The Fastest Clock in the Universe (1992), Ghost from a Perfect Place (1994), Vincent River (2000), the controversial Mercury Fur (2005), Leaves of Glass (2007), Piranha Heights (2008), Tender Napalm (2011), Shivered (2012), Dark Vanilla Jungle (2013), Radiant Vermin (2015), Tonight with Donny Stixx (2015), Karagula (2016), and Angry (2018).


His children’s novels include Mercedes Ice (1989), Dakota of the White Flats (1989), Krindlekrax (1991) winner of both the Smarties Prize and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Book Award, Meteorite Spoon (1994), Kasper in the Glitter (1994) nominated for the Whitbread Prize, Scribbleboy (1997) shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Zinderzunder (1998), Vinegar Street (2000), Mighty Fizz Chilla (2002) shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and Zip’s Apollo (2005). He also has written two short stories for younger children, Dreamboat Zing (1996) and The Hooligan’s Shampoo (1996).


Ridley has written three books for adults; Crocodilia (1988), In the Eyes of Mr. Fury (1989), and Flamingoes in Orbit (1990).


After graduating from St Martins Ridley created the short film Visiting Mr Beak (1987), which starred the veteran actor Guy Rolfe. He later created a short film for Channel 4 called The Universe of Dermot Finn (1988), which featured renowned actress Sheila Hancock, and was officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival, where it was a critical success and went on to receive theatrical distribution.


Ridley’s output as a lyricist has produced a wide range of songs, a number of which have featured in a variety of his plays, films, and novels. While still a student Ridley participated in music by creating work with a band called Haunted Staircase (who released their double-sided record Flutters in the early 1980s), and also worked as a DJ at a nightclub.


Philip Ridley (born 1964 in East London) is an English storyteller working in a wide range of artistic media.