The freehold of Guy Ritchie's Mayfair boozer – The Punch Bowl – is among 900 freeholds being sold off by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
Ritchie, whose Sherlock Holmes remake premiered in London this week, co-owns the pub. Some 70 complaints about rowdy drunken crowds have been made in the past 18 months. The council arranged a hearing after it received a 23-page application from residents wanting to get the pub's licence reviewed.
Guy Ritchie has launched his own record label, Punchbowl Recordings. Named after the central London pub he owns, the film director has made his first signing The Punchbowl Band, the bar's in-house group.
Warner Bros. has set Guy Ritchie to direct a new iteration of Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate tale Treasure Island. Deadline reports that Alex Harakis has been tapped to write the screenplay, and Ritchie will produce alongside partner Lionel Wigram.
The British filmmaker says he is a very demanding director and is not afraid to make A list movie stars put in the extra hard work for their action-heavy roles.
When it comes to women Guy Ritchie certainly seems to have a type - slim, blonde and stunningly beautiful...much like ex-wife, Madonna.
The 43-year-old is believed to be continuing his work on the detective franchise, which stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, apparently opting to base the next instalment in Hollywood.
Madonna takes aim at ex-husband Guy Ritchie in feisty lyrics in the song “I Don’t Give a . . . ” on her next album, “MDNA.” The song — which hints at losing her identity in the eight-year marriage, which ended in 2008 — includes the lines, “I tried to be a good girl/I tried to be your wife/Diminished myself/And I swallowed my light/I tried to become all/That you expect of me/And if it was a failure/I don’t give a [bleep].”
Born in London in 1968, Ritchie hails from a proudly working-class background and never attended film school. He regarded the work of most film school graduates as "unwatchable and boring" and the British film industry as suffering from a creative void.
Mr. Ritchie, known for stylized, quick-talking, fast-moving films set among the criminals, lowlifes and hard men of London’s underworld, would seem to be something of a gamble as director of such a big Hollywood extravaganza. His early films, including “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch,” remain his most successful, and he has had some bad patches.
Guy Ritchie is going to be a dad for a fourth time. The 43-year-old director and girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley are expecting their second child together, their rep told People.
Guy Ritchie still loves Madonna, they do share two sons, but the director recognizes her limitations. A year after their divorce, Ritchie tells the November issue of Esquire that his ex-wife is "retarded":