Ray Winstone

Highest Rated: 100% Quadrophenia (1979)
Birthday: Feb 19, 1957
Birthplace: London, England
Frequently cast as a working-class hard man, British actor Ray Winstone gained his first dose of international recognition for his brutal portrayal of an abusive, alcoholic family patriarch in Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth (1997).Born in Hackney, London, on February 19, 1957, Winstone spent much of his youth as an amateur boxer. He first stepped into the ring at the age of 12 and over the course of the next several years won over 80 medals and trophies. Reportedly deciding to give acting a try because he was tired of getting hit, Winstone studied drama for a couple of years at the Corona School. He got his first break when director Alan Clarke cast him in the BBC's televised production of Scum (1977), a harsh depiction of life in a Borstal for young offenders. Due to its content, the film was banned before being released theatrically two years later. Winstone began appearing in other films that same year, notably the Who's Quadrophenia.Winstone continued to work in both film and television throughout the next decade, doing most of his work in countless TV series. In 1994, he earned strong notices for his starring role in Ken Loach's Ladybird, Ladybird. Three years later, Winstone's harrowing performance in Oldman's Nil by Mouth garnered him a Best Actor BAFTA nomination, as well as recognition on both sides of the Atlantic. He subsequently could be seen in a number of diverse projects, ranging from Face, Antonia Bird's 1997 crime drama, to the romantic comedy Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998) to Tim Roth's The War Zone (1999), in which Winstone earned further acclaim as the abusive patriarch of a wildly dysfunctional family. Also in 1999, he could be seen playing a loan shark who gives Anjelica Huston a hard time in Huston's Agnes Browne.Winstone gained wide international notice for his starring role in 2000's Sexy Beast, holding his own opposite Ben Kingsley, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance. He followed that up with a well-received part in 2001's Last Orders and parlayed his success into a supporting role in Anthony Minghella's 2003 star-studded Civil War drama Cold Mountain. He continued to work steadily appearing in a variety of films including Martin Scorsese's Best Picture winner The Departed, Beowulf, Fool's Gold, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hugo, and Snow White and the Huntsman.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cats Growltiger 2019
34% King of Thieves Actor 2019
0% The Queen's Corgi Tyson 2019
62% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) Holdall $0.2M 2016
10% Point Break Angelo Pappas 2015
20% Zipper Coaker 2015
17% The Gunman Stanley $8M 2015
95% 20,000 Days on Earth Actor 2014
76% Noah Tubal Cain $101.2M 2014
No Score Yet Lords of London Actor 2014
7% Tomorrow You're Gone Actor 2013
46% The Sweeney Jack Regan Executive Producer $26.8K 2013
No Score Yet Ashes Frank 2012
33% A Man's Story Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Hot Potato Kenny 2012
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version) Actor 2012
50% Snow White and the Huntsman Trajan $155.1M 2012
0% Elfie Hopkins Butcher Bryn 2012
93% Hugo Uncle Claude $73.9M 2011
36% London Boulevard Gant $11K 2011
8% 13 Ronald Lynn Bagges 2011
85% Tracker Arjan 2011
88% Rango Bad Bill $123.2M 2011
78% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Bill Dury 2010
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Ares $61.2M 2010
56% Edge of Darkness Darius Jedburgh $43.3M 2010
41% 44 Inch Chest Executive Producer Colin Diamond 2010
0% Fathers of Girls Actor 2010
No Score Yet Ben Hur Quintus Arrius 2010
78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull George 'Mac' McHale $317M 2008
11% Fool's Gold Moe Fitch $70.2M 2008
No Score Yet The Devil's Tomb Blakely 2008
No Score Yet Sea Change Actor 2008
No Score Yet Compulsion Actor 2008
71% Beowulf Beowulf $82.3M 2007
No Score Yet Disappeared Actor 2007
34% Breaking and Entering Bruno Fella $0.9M 2007
91% The Departed Mr. French $132.4M 2006
8% Doogal Soldier Sam (UK) $7.4M 2006
No Score Yet Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd 2006
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Mr. Beaver $291.7M 2005
No Score Yet Everything Actor 2005
86% The Proposition Captain Stanley $1.8M 2005
60% The Magic Roundabout (Doogal) Actor 2005
31% King Arthur Bors $51.8M 2004
No Score Yet Disappeared Actor 2004
71% Cold Mountain Teague 2003
No Score Yet Henry VIII Henry VIII 2003
92% Ripley's Game Reeves 2003
79% Last Orders Vince $2.2M 2002
No Score Yet The Martins (The Tosspots) Actor 2001
25% Love, Honour and Obey Ray 2001
86% Sexy Beast Gal $6M 2000
71% There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Harry 2000
84% The War Zone Dad 1999
No Score Yet Tube Tales The Father 1999
33% The Very Thought of You Dr. Pederson 1999
41% Agnes Browne Mr. Billy 1999
No Score Yet Births, Marriages and Deaths Actor 1999
No Score Yet Fanny and Elvis David Ernest `Dave' Parker 1999
No Score Yet Darkness Falls John Barrett 1998
No Score Yet The Sea Change Chas 1998
No Score Yet Final Cut Actor 1998
No Score Yet Brand New World Actor 1998
67% Nil by Mouth Raymond 1998
38% Face Dave 1997
71% Ladybird Ladybird Simon 1994
56% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Billy 1981
89% Scum Carlin 1980
No Score Yet Macbeth on the Estate Actor 1980
100% Quadrophenia Kevin 1979

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet ICE
2016-2018
Cam Green
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
29% Of Kings and Prophets
2015-2016
King Saul
  • 2016
No Score Yet Great Expectations
2011
Abel Magwitch
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Abel Magwitch Henry VIII
  • 2012
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Michael McIntyre Chat Show
2014
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