Ray Winstone Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


24th August 2015

Quote: "I've tried to think about it, but I don't know what else I could do. Maybe when I was younger I would've gone off on a different route and done something else, but I could never see myself doing a nine-to-five. To me, they're the bravest people in the world. They get up in the morning on a train at five o'clock in the morning, go to work and feed their kids - in a job that not all the time they enjoy doing. I'm lucky enough to enjoy the job I do.'' SEXY BEAST star Ray Winstone admires normal people.


7th April 2014

Fact: Noah villain Ray Winstone has signed on to play a cop character inspired by Gary Busey in the Point Break remake. The Brit joins newcomer Luke Bracey and Gerard Butler in director Ericson Core's revamp of Kathryn Bigelow's classic, which featured Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.


6th April 2014

Quote: "If it's a great script you don't want to say no because they're very far and few between. I've been lucky to work on a lot of films that I consider good scripts... I've also worked on films that I've had to do because I've had to pay the rent. But that's part of the game and then you work on them and try and make them better films, with help from the director and the people you're working with. But it doesn't always work out that way." Noah star Ray Winstone admits to making films with bad screenplays.


1st April 2014

Quote: "I said, 'Er, it's terrible, Darren' - because it was, really bad. However, it turned out I'd been sent a script that was two years out of date. So they sent me the latest one and it was... blinding." Ray Winstone was disappointed with the first Noah script he read after director Darren Aronofsky accidentally gave him an earlier draft.


16th June 2013

Fact: British actor Ray Winstone has starred in a short Tv movie called Father's Day to encourage men to get checked for prostate cancer. The film aired in the U.K. on Sunday (16Jun13) to coincide with the annual celebration of fathers around the world.


4th February 2013

Fact: Tough guy actor Ray Winstone is showing off his vulnerable side in the video for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' new single Jubilee Street - as a hooker's favourite client. The Sweeney star appears in various states of undress in the John Hillcoat-directed promo, in which he lies on the floor and kisses the naked prostitute's feet in one scene.


31st August 2012

Quote: "I've always wanted to play the guy next door. We're not all like Brad Pitt... There's something... very honest about baring it all as a man and just standing there and not worrying about it, saying, 'Listen, I'm overweight...' We're not all Adonises." Sexy Beast star Ray Winstone didn't try to get in shape for scantily-clad scenes in gritty new movie The Sweeney.


14th October 2011

Quote: "My initial reaction was to wonder why you'd want to re-make something so iconic. Then I read the script and it really surprised me how good it was." Ray Winstone was reticent about agreeing to a role in the movie version of cult '70s British TV cop show The Sweeney.


29th May 2011

Fact: Hollywood hardman Ray Winstone has signed up for a role in a new Bbc Tv adaptation of Charles DICkens' Great Expectations, while Gillian Anderson is in talks to join the cast as a young and "alluring" Miss Havisham.


29th April 2011

Quote: "I like my flowers. I like spring flowers. I like those rustic flowers but then I might have a mad day when I go tropical. I love roses, because of the rose of England, so I buy great big ones." British hardman actor Ray Winstone shows his softer side with his love of floral bouquets.


25th November 2010

Quote: "I think Bond will be back soon. I'd make a great Bond, wouldn't I? You know, he's a Londoner, he's a killer and a lover! I'm a killer lover! (But) he's got the eight-pack... I've got the barrel." British hardman actor Ray Winstone jokes about wanting to become the next James Bond.


8th September 2010

Quote: "They say never trust a man who owns pigs because if someone upsets you, he can feed you to the pigs. I guess they're a warning to people not to cross me." Sexy Beast star Ray Winstone is proud of his pets.


8th September 2010

Quote: "I said I was going to retire my bar at home but of course I haven't. I think I said that after I'd had a couple of heavy parties in there and I just thought 'no more'." Ray Winstone is reluctant to get rid of the pub at his home.


8th September 2010

Quote: "I don't give a f**k if I go to prison, I will do anything to protect my daughters." British actor Ray Winstone is protective of his three girls.


3rd September 2010

Quote: "We got a cheque through the post for Robin of Sherwood and instead of paying the tax we went on holiday." Ray Winstone likes to live life on the edge.


3rd September 2010

Quote: "Elaine caught me once doing the Hoovering, and took a picture. I do a bit of ironing. But nah, I'm quite old fashioned." Movie hardman Ray Winstone shuns housework.


6th July 2010

Quote: "These days it's so easy for couples to just walk away when they've had a simple row (argument). Work at it, kids. Give it a proper go before you throw in the towel, for goodness' sake." Movie hardman Ray Winstone urges young couples to fight to make their relationships work.


6th July 2010

Quote: "It's nice to have a bit of help around the place. But generally speaking, personal assistants and all of that? If you can't phone up a restaurant and book a table for yourself, you're in big trouble." British actor Ray Winstone isn't one for an entourage.


21st May 2010

Quote: "It was films like Zulu or watching Richard Burton that inspired me. Then years later you find yourself working with people like Michael Caine and that gives you a thrill. It brings back those early days of watching them on screen." British actor Ray Winstone's acting dreams have come true.


21st January 2010

Quote: "She's a good sort. Russell's done well there." British movie tough guy Ray Winstone is a big fan of Russell Brand's sexy pop star fiancee Katy Perry.


29th April 2009

Quote: "She has taught me how to use a computer. She's eight!" Actor Ray Winstone has learnt a lot from his young daughter ELLIE.


23rd April 2009

Fact: Ray Winstone and Olivia Williams have joined the cast of the upcoming Ian Dury biopic, in which Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis will play the late British punk. Naomie Harris will play Dury's girlfriend and Winstone will portray his father in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, which will also feature Pirates of the Caribbean star Mackenzie Crook.


3rd December 2008

Fact: Movie hardman Ray Winstone's model daughter LOIS has been named the new face of British lingerie label Ann Summers.


25th November 2008

Quote: "He was always hanging around on set, terrified Angelina was going to run off with me. Poor guy." Ray Winstone saw a lot of Angelina Jolie's partner Brad Pitt while they were filming BEOWULF together.


25th November 2008

Quote: "He was always hanging around on set, terrified Angelina was going to run off with me. Poor guy." Ray Winstone saw a lot of Angelina Jolie's partner Brad Pitt while they were filming BEOWULF together.


14th May 2008

Quote: " I cry at some movies, but I have to pretend I've got something in my eye." Movie hardman Ray Winstone tries to hide his emotions.


13th May 2008

Quote: "HARRISON is a geezer. Pretty straight. Fit as a butcher's dog. Bit introverted. Loves to tell a joke. Doesn't tell 'em well." Ray Winstone on his INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL co-star Harrison Ford.


16th November 2007

Quote: "I kept getting the kissing scene wrong on purpose. With 360-degree camera work you don't miss much, so you have got to do it proper. It's one of the perks of the job." Actor Ray Winstone on messing up a romantic scene with BEOWULF co-star ANGELINA JOLIE.


25th July 2007

Quote: "It's been a long time since I looked 17 or 18 years old." British actor Ray Winstone on his stunning look in new film BEOWULF. Using the latest animated technology, the Sexy Beast star ages from a teenager to a 70-year-old during the course of the epic.


19th October 2006

Quote: "I cry all the time really. I cry when I'm happy and I cry when I lose my temper. I'm just a big cry-baby." Hollywood hardman Ray Winstone reveals his softer side.


3rd March 2006

Quote: "I came up on the train with my mum and my aunt and then we got on the tube (London underground railway). We were running really late, so my mum did my hair and make-up and painted my nails on the train." Ray Winstone's daughter JAMIE arrived at the premiere of her new movie KIDULTHOOD in style.


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