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Ray Winstone Bio

Born 1957raywinstone

57 Years Old

Alive

English

Actor

 

1957- born on February 19th in Homerton, Hackney, London, England

1979- was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Newcomer for his role in That Summer

1984- played Will Scarlet in Robin of Sherwood

1997- nominated for various awards for his work in Nil by Mouth

1999- starred in The War Zone

2000- starred in British gangster film Sexy Beast

2004- had supporting role in King Arthur

2006- had supporting role alongside Jack Nicolson in Best Picture winner The Departed

2007- voiced Beowulf in Beowulf, directed by Robert Zemeckis

2008- had supporting role in block buster 4th installment of the Indiana Jones franchise in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

2010- had supporting role in conspiracy thriller Edge of Darkness alongside Mel Gibson

2011- had voice only role in animated hit Rango

2014- played biblical figure Tubal-cain in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, starring Russell Crowe

 

Winstone’s frequent tough guy roles can be traced back to real life occurrences for the English actor. While at his secondary school, he was considered to be a bad influence by the faculty there and when he was slighted by not being invited to a Christmas party, Winstone responded by hammering some nails into a board and placing it under the headmistresses’ back tire, blowing them out.

 

Winstone is an avid boxer and began the sport at an early age, and was known as Little Slugs by his family; his father was known as Sugar, named so after Sugar Ray Robinson. His record as an amateur fighter was 80-8 and he won the London schoolboy championship three times. He has stated that this fearlessness in the ring prepared him for acting.

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