The full name of Ray Winstone is Raymond Andrew Ray Winstone. He is an actor in English films and on television. He is famous for his roles as a hard man. He is also famous as a voice over actor. He appeared in many films like Nil By Mouth, Cold Mountain, The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,
, etc. He was born in the Homerton district of London. Raymond J. Winstone, his father, used to run a business of fruit and vegetables, while Margaret, his mother used to carry out the job of emptying the fruit machines. Ray studied in the Brimsdown Primary School, Edmonton County School, and the Corona Theatre School to pursue education. He borrowed extra tuition money a drama teacher, who was the mother of one of his friends, and appeared as a newspaper seller in the Emil and the Detectives' production. He enrolled his name at the Corona Stage Academy after he decided to pursue drama as his career. His first major role was in the film What a Crazy World. He appeared on the TV in the year 1976 in the episode titled Loving Arms of the police series named The Sweeney. It was there; he was credited with the title Raymond Winstone. The role of Winstone in Scum appeared as if a mould was set for many of his roles as he was frequently asked to perform the characters of being a tough or a violent man. He had a comedy role in the films like Daniel and Laurence, Meet Frank, Martha, and played a romantic role in the film Fanny and Elvis. His role as a notorious monarch of England named King Henry VIII is his favourite role. He acted as Billy in the film Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Fabulous Stains in the year 1981. In the year 1983, he acted in two films as Tully, Colin in Ninety percent proof, Bergerac and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet respectively. In the year 1984, he acted in a TV movie named Robin of Sherwood. He appeared in Ladybird, Ladybird in the year 1994 as Simon. He won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his acting in the film Nil by Mouth in the year 1997. He acted in other two films named Face and Our Boy in the year 1997. In the year 1998, he acted in three films namely Final Cut, Brand New World, etc. He acted in another three films in the year 1999, out of which, the movie The War Zone was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor and European Film Award for Best Actor. He again acted in three films in the year 2000. Namely, There's Only One Jimmy Grimble, Sexy Beast, which was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor and Jameson People's Choice Award for Best European Actor, and Love, Honour and Obey. From 2001, he acted in many films like The Martins, Last Orders,
, The Proposition, Vincent, The Magic Roundabout, All in the Game, Breaking and Entering, Compulsion, 44 Inch Chest, Edge of Darkness, 13,
, London Boulevard, Rango, The Hot Potato, Hugo, Elfie Hopkins, Run for Your Wife, Ashes, Moonfleet,
, Noah, The Trails of Jimmy Rose, and many more till the year 2016.