Ray Winstone - Rotten Tomatoes

Ray Winstone

Highest Rated:   100% Quadrophenia (1979)
Lowest Rated:   0% Elfie Hopkins (2012)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
59% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson)
  • Holdall
2016
9% Point Break
  • Angelo Pappas
2015
17% Zipper
  • Coaker
2015
17% The Gunman
  • Stanley
2015
95% 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Actor
2014
76% Noah
  • Tubal Cain
2014
No Score Yet Lords of London
  • Actor
2014
7% Tomorrow You're Gone
  • Actor
2013
47% The Sweeney
  • Executive Producer
  • Jack Regan
2013
No Score Yet Ashes
  • Frank
2012
31% 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
49% Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Trajan
2012
0% Elfie Hopkins
  • Butcher Bryn
2012
94% Hugo
  • Uncle Claude
2011
36% London Boulevard
  • Gant
2011
8% 13
  • Ronald Lynn Bagges
2011
85% Tracker
  • Arjan
2011
87% Rango
  • Bad Bill
2011
76% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  • Bill Dury
2010
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Ares
2010
41% 44 Inch Chest
  • Colin Diamond
  • Executive Producer
2010
56% Edge of Darkness
  • Darius Jedburgh
2010
0% Fathers of Girls
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Ben Hur
  • Quintus Arrius
2010
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • George 'Mac' McHale
2008
11% Fool's Gold
  • Moe Fitch
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
2007
No Score Yet Disappeared
  • Actor
2007
34% Breaking and Entering
  • Bruno Fella
2007
91% The Departed
  • Mr. French
2006
8% Doogal
  • Soldier Sam (UK)
2006
No Score Yet Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd
2006
No Score Yet Scum
  • Carlin
2006
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Mr. Beaver
2005
No Score Yet Everything
  • Actor
2005
86% The Proposition
  • Captain Stanley
2005
60% The Magic Roundabout (Doogal)
  • Actor
2005
31% King Arthur
  • Bors
2004
No Score Yet Disappeared
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Henry VIII
  • Actor
2004
71% Cold Mountain
  • Teague
2003
No Score Yet Henry VIII
  • Henry VIII
2003
96% Ripley's Game
  • Reeves
2003
79% Last Orders
  • Vince
2002
No Score Yet The Martins (The Tosspots)
  • Actor
2001
27% Love, Honour and Obey
  • Ray
2001
86% Sexy Beast
  • Gal
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 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
65% Nil by Mouth
  • Raymond
1998
42% Face
  • Dave
1997
67% Ladybird Ladybird
  • Simon
1994
No Score Yet Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • Billy
1981
No Score Yet Macbeth on the Estate
  • Actor
1980
100% Quadrophenia
  • Kevin
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Michael McIntyre Chat Show
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Great Expectations
2011
  • Abel Magwitch
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Abel Magwitch Henry VIII
No Score Yet ICE
2016
  • Cam Green
35% Of Kings and Prophets
2015
  • King Saul

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