Film director and Mr Madonna gives modern architecture the thumbs-down

Film director Guy Ritchie has slammed modern architecture in a Prince Charles-like rant on the state of London.

Guy Ritchie
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Ritchie: "so prosaic, so dull, so cheap"

Ritchie, who directed Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, said that modern developments are “skid marks” that have “ruined” the UK's capital city.

He said: “The vast slew of modern buildings are so prosaic, so dull, so cheap. They are just blots on the landscape, skid marks lacerating our topography and geography. Paris and Rome are like supermodels in comparison.”

The director shares a mansion in Marylebone with his wife, the pop singer Madonna. The couple also own a pub in Mayfair, as well as a country house in Wiltshire.