Guy Ritchie paid a £19m dividend last year after the film’s success


Guy Ritchie received a £19m dividend last year after the film’s success – after using a furlough scheme to pay workers during lockdown

  • The payment to director Toff Guy Films’ company – of which he is the sole director – came following the success of his 2019 film The Gentlemen
  • The company made a profit of £8.6m and had reserves of £14m and was left with £3.3m after the dividend.
  • Over the same period, Guy – who is worth £110m – used the government’s furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land.
  • Guy also used the government furlough scheme to pay workers at his 1,134-acre estate in Wiltshire.

Guy Ritchie received a £19.3m dividend in 2021 – after using the government’s furlough scheme during lockdown.

The payment to director Toff Guy Films’ company – of which he is the sole director – came following the success of his 2019 action comedy film The Gentlemen.

The company made a profit of £8.6m and had reserves of £14m and was left with £3.3m after the dividend.

Payday: Guy Ritchie received £19.3m dividend in 2021 – after using government furlough scheme during lockdown

Over the same period, Guy – who is worth £110m – used the government’s furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land.

Figures seen by The Sun show Fat Boy Pub Company claimed £10,000-25,000 from December 2020 to March 2021 and then up to £10,000 in April.

The company also claimed an additional £1-10,000 in January, February, March and April last year.

However, his outdoor kitchen company The Gritchie Kitchen Company is reportedly nearly £2.3million in the red.

Success: The payment to director Toff Guy Films' company came after the success of his 2019 action comedy film The Gentlemen

Success: The payment to director Toff Guy Films’ company came after the success of his 2019 action comedy film The Gentlemen

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Guy also used the government furlough scheme to pay workers on his 1,134-acre estate.

The director-turned-country squire has demanded up to £40,000 to pay staff at Ashcombe House, his rural Wiltshire retreat, which he is developing as a resort for shooting and fishing parties.

Accounts show the partnership running the estate was worth £26.8million but still wanted to use taxpayer-funded aid to pay staff.

The Ashcombe Estates LLP accounts said: “Government grant income is included in other income and represents the salary amounts claimed by Ashcombe Estates LLP through the coronavirus retention scheme during the period.”

Business: Over the same period, Guy – who is worth £110m – used the government furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land

Business: Over the same period, Guy – who is worth £110m – used the government furlough scheme to pay staff at his London pub Lore of the Land

Documents filed last summer also show Guy paid himself a £3.2million dividend through another of his companies, GSR Holdings.

Guy received £59m in his 2008 divorce from pop star ex-wife Madonna and his latest film The Gentleman grossed £84m worldwide.

After Madonna’s brooch, he married Jacqui Ainsley, 39, and the couple split their time between the eight-bedroom home in Fitzrovia, London and their 18th-century estate in Wiltshire which was given to Guy as part of of her divorce settlement in 2008.

Guy and Jacqui tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at their Wiltshire estate in July 2015 after dating for five years.

They share three children – sons Rafel, nine, and Levi, six, and daughter Rivka, eight.

His pub was cursed with bad luck – it caught fire twice last year, last month and the previous June.

Career: Top Guy Films made a profit of £8.6m and had reserves of £14m and ended up with £3.3m after the dividend

Career: Top Guy Films made a profit of £8.6m and had reserves of £14m and ended up with £3.3m after the dividend

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