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Ray Winstone

Birth name:
Date of Birth:
19 February 1957 Hackney, London, England, UK
Height:
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Ray Winstone was born in Hackney Hospital, London. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his father and mother had a fruit and vegetable business, and he went to school at Edmonton County. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing Club, was three times London Schoolboy Champion and fought twice for England, UK. In ten years of boxing, he won over 80 medals and trophies. Ray studied acting at the Corona School before being cast by director Alan Clarke as "Carlin" in the BBC Play production of Scum (1979). He has appeared in numerous TV series over the past 20 years including "Robin of Sherwood" (1984), "Palmer", "Birds of a Feather" (1989), "Between the Lines" (1992), "Ghostbusters of East Finchley" (1995) and, most recently, Births, Marriages and Deaths (1999) (TV). His film career has burgeoned since his award-winning role in Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth (1997), and he recently starred in Fanny and Elvis (1999), Mammy, The (1999) and The War Zone (1999) (directed by Tim Roth).
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