It’s always been said that advertising and film are closely linked,
so it was sweet to see Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’ director, Guy
Ritchie, say thanks to his dad in a recent profile.
Ritchie’s father is the illustrious CDP account man, John Ritchie, who
helped his son get an interview with the director, Alan Parker, for his
GCSE film studies paper.
It seems slightly odd to us that someone who was so well-known for his
gentlemanly status (Ritchie senior) could be related to someone who’s
got more than a slight penchant for the unsavoury side of life. The rest
of the interview told of the young Ritchie’s love for the underworld.