Ray Winstone Net Worth: Ray Winstone is an English actor who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Generally known for his “tough guy” roles, starting using a role as Carlin in the 1979 movie Scum and Will Scarlet in the television series Robin of Sherwood. He’s also become known as a voiceover performer, and has branched out into movie production. He’s appeared in films for example Cold Mountain, Nil By Mouth, King Arthur, The Proposition, The Departed, Beowulf, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Edge of Darkness and Rango. Early in life he developed an affinity for playing. He’d go with his dad to the cinema every Wednesday afternoon. After borrowing extra tuition money from a pal ‘s mum, a drama teacher, he took to the stage and shortly appeared in a production of Emil and the Detectives. In the age of 12, Winstone joined the famed Repton Amateur Boxing Club and, over the next 10 years won 80 out of 88 fights. At welterweight, he was London schoolboy winner on three occasions, fighting twice for England. Winstone went to enroll in the Corona Stage Academy in Hammersmith and acquired his first major role in What a Crazy World at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, London, however he danced and sang badly. Among his first TV appearances came in the 1976 Loving Arms episode of the popular police series The Sweeney. Soon, thanks to his compelling performance in Scum, Winstone was hailed as the next big thing. By his own admission, throughout the ’80s, Winstone took on some poorly conceived roles and presented uninspired performances. By the time he starred in Tank Malling (1989), Winstone had declared insolvency and given up on playing. His most recent works include appearances in Moonfleet (2014 — miniseries), Noah (2014), The Gunman (2014), being cast in the 2015 movie Point Break and starring in the British independent film The Hot Potato.
Was the leading actor in the directorial debuts of two Brit actors: in The War Zone (1999) directed by Tim Roth and in Nil by Mouth (1997), directed by Gary Oldman. All three are known for playing villains in many films.
In the Isle of Man, filming Darkness Falls (1999) ("Dangerous Obsessions"). [September 1997]
One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
Son of a greengrocer.
Starred in the short lived TV series Ghostbusters of East Finchley (1995). Although this series was completely unrelated to Ghostbusters (1984), the original Ghostbusters had characters named Ray and Winston.
Supports West Ham United Football Club
Will be conducting an Acting Masterclass at the Cinemagic World screen Festival for Young People 2002, in Belfast N.Ireland.
Is currently learning to ride a horse.
Was offered the role of Jimmy McNulty in The Wire (2002), which he turned down because he didn't want to move to Baltimore, away from his family. The role instead went to Dominic West.
Has three children: Lois Winstone (born 1982), a singer with the London-based hip-hop group "Crack Village" who also played his on-screen daughter in Last Orders (2001) and got a part in four episodes of The Bill (1984), Jaime Winstone (born 1985) also an actress with ambitions to be a director, and Ellie Rae Winstone (born 2001).
The Robin of Sherwood International fanclub can be reached by sending a SASE or IRC to Spirit of Sherwood, 1276 W. Marshall, Ferndale, Michigan 48220, USA or email [email protected]
Working class cockney accent
A tough guy character
Hard, gritty voice
If you can get in a ring with 2000 people watching and be smacked around by another guy, then walking onstage isn't hard.
Well, you create your own persona, don't you? And you have to live with that. But the people that I meet, they don't think that I'm a lunatic. And if they do, then that's OK, because it means that I'm playing the parts all right.
Unless it's your business or something, bankrupt just means you can't have a bank account.
On every job you do, you've got to raise your game. My ambition is to just get better and better every job you do - you should never stop trying to get better. You have to teach yourself new things - I don't think you necessarily learn them from other people because you have your own style of doing things, but hopefully you get better.
Hollywood don't always pay a lot of money. Because we're English they think we're cheap! And you haven't got to be the greediest man in the world. If you want to do something, you go and do it. What's the point of you being paid a lot of money if you haven't got the quality of the film? In the long run you're not doing yourself any favors because you're going to end up in a piece of shit.
I'm not a successful Hollywood actor. The Hollywood stuff hasn't come out yet. It might come out and I might be shit.
All the great Shakespeare plays are about killing. Alas, poor Yorick, that's about death. And in Romeo and Juliet everyone up ends up dying. The greatest dramas in the world are all about sex, violence and death.