Biography: Ray Winstone


Ray Winstone’s  most memorable film credits include Scum, Quadrophenia, Sexy Beast and Nil by Mouth, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by a British Actor in an Independent Film and was nominated for a BAFTA.

He has worked with some of the most distinguished directors in the industry, including Anthony Minghella (in Cold Mountain and Breaking and Entering), Martin Scorsese (in The Departed and Hugo), Robert Zemeckis (in Beowulf) and Steven Spielberg (in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).

Winstone’s television credits include the award-winning Henry VIII and Vincent (Granada/ITV), the latter for which he won an International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor. His recent credits include the three-part BBC drama Great Expectations, as the character Abel Magwitch, and The Sweeney, as the character Jack Regan. He also starred in Elfie Hopkins for his production company, Size 9 Productions; the film is scheduled for release later this year.

In 2007, Winstone received The Richard Harris Award, for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, at the British Independent Film Awards.

This biography/filmography of Ray Winstone is courtesy of Universal Pictures, Roth Films and Snow White and the Huntsman

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