Ray Winstone born 19 February 1957 is an English film and television actor. He is mostly known for his "hard man" roles beginning with his role as Carlin in the 1979 film Scum. He also played Kevin, an ex-army soldier, in Quadrophenia as well as Will Scarlet in the television series Robin of Sherwood. He has also become well known as a voice over actor, and has recently branched out into film production. His career includes roles in the films Sexy Beast, Cold Mountain, King Arthur, The Magic Roundabout, The Departed, Beowulf, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Edge of Darkness, The Sweeney and Noah. In 2006, American critic Roger Ebert described Winstone as "one of the best actors now at work in movies". Winstone was born in Homerton, Hackney, London. He moved to Enfield when he was seven, and grew up on a council estate just off the A10 road. His father, Raymond J. Winstone (1933-2015), ran a fruit and vegetable business, while his mother, Margaret (née Richardson; 1932-1985), had a job emptying fruit machines. Winstone recalls playing with his friends on bomb sites (vacant lots with rubble from World War II bombs), until "Moors Murderers" Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were arrested for killing three children. Ray joined Brimsdown Primary School and then he was educated at Edmonton County School, which had changed from a grammar school to a comprehensive upon his arrival. He also attended Corona Theatre School. He did not take to school, eventually leaving with a single CSE (Grade 2) in Drama.
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