Ray Winstone

Born Feb 19, 1957

Raymond Andrew "Ray" Winstone is an English film and television actor. He is mostly known for his "tough guy" roles, beginning with that of Carlin in the 1979 film Scum and as Will Scarlet in the cult television adventure series Robin of Sherwood. He has also become well known as a voice over actor. More recently he has branched out into film production.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ray Winstone.


1957 Birth Born on February 19, 1957.


1976 19 Years Old One of his first TV appearances came in the 1976 "Loving Arms" episode of the popular police series The Sweeney where he was credited as "Raymond Winstone" and played a minor part as an unnamed young thug. … Read More


1988 31 Years Old …  During this period, he was increasingly drawn to the theatre, playing in Hinkemann in 1988, Some Voices in 1994 and Dealer's Choice and Pale Horse the following year. … Read More


2000 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Winstone starred alongside Jude Law in the hit cult film Love, Honour and Obey, then won the lead role in Sexy Beast that brought him great acclaim from UK and international audiences, and brought him to the attention of the American film industry. … Read More
2002 45 Years Old In 2002, he performed at the Royal Court as Griffin in The Night Heron. … Read More
2005 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, he appeared opposite Suranne Jones in ITV drama Vincent about a team of private detectives. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old Winstone appeared in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film The Departed as Mr. French, an enforcer to Jack Nicholson's mob boss. … Read More


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2011 54 Years Old In 2011, Winstone starred in the British independent film The Hot Potato, a comedy thriller about two men who come into possession of a lump of uranium. … Read More
2013 56 Years Old In April 2013, while a guest host of the comedy quiz show Have I Got News for You, he provoked controversy by stating that Scotland's chief exports were "oil, whisky, tartan and tramps", leading to a headline in The Scotsman claiming "Ray Winstone calls Scots 'tramps' on TV quiz show". … Read More
2015 58 Years Old In 2015, he played the role of ex-criminal Jimmy Rose in The Trials of Jimmy Rose, a 3-part drama for ITV. … Read More
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