Raymond Andrew Winstone is an English actor who has acted in films, television shows, and theater for five decades. Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957. Winstone, who has collaborated with several well-known directors, such as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, is most known for his hard-man roles, which he typically performs with a distinctive London accent.

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In addition, he acted in the British independent films The War Zone (1999), Scum (1979), Quadrophenia (1979), Last Orders (2001), and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010). Other noteworthy movies starring Winstone are Hugo (2011), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Departed (2006), Beowulf (2007), King Arthur (2004), Sexy Beast (2000), and Cold Mountain (2003).

Quick Info

REAL NAME Raymond Andrew Winstone
NICKNAMERay Winstone
BORNFebruary 19, 1957
AGE66 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEHomerton, London
NET WORTH$145 million
SPOUSEElaine McCausland
HEIGHT5 feet 10 inches (178cm)

How was the early life of Ray Winstone?

Winstone was born in London’s Hackney Hospital. At first, he went to Portway Infants and Junior School and resided at Caister Park Road, Plaistow E13. At the age of 7, he relocated to Enfield. His mother Margaret (1932–1985) worked as a fruit machine emptier, while his father, Raymond J. Winstone (1933–2015), ran a fruit and vegetable business. He enrolled in Brimsdown Primary School for his education.

At the age of twelve, he began boxing at the renowned Repton Amateur Boxing Club. He went on to win three London Schoolboy Championships and two fights for the United Kingdom’s England. He won more than 80 medals and trophies during his ten years of boxing.

Winstone, who was about 17 years old, decided to pursue drama and enrolled at the Corona Stage Academy in Hammersmith. It was costly at £900 per term, given that the average pay at the time was roughly £36 per week. He landed his major role in What a Crazy World at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, London.

Ray Winstone personal life

Winstone met his future wife, Elaine McCausland when filming That Summer in 1979. The eldest two of their three daughters, Lois and Jaime, are both actresses. In Roydon, Essex, Winstone lives with his wife. He supported West Ham United’s 2009 home kit because he is a devoted fan. Winstone was declared bankrupt twice, on October 4, 1988, and March 19, 1993.

Regarding Brexit, Winstone stated in March 2019 that he preferred the country to exit the European Union without a deal and opposed a second referendum, claiming that it would spark “rebellion” and that “the people voted to leave”. Then you depart; that’s democracy”.

Ray Winstone career

He starred in several TV series in his early years, such as The Sweeney, The Bill, Boon, Ever Decreasing Circles, One Foot in the Grave, “Home To Roost, (Se4, Ep6)”, Murder Most Horrid, Birds of a Feather, Minder, Kavanagh QC, Pet, Auf Wiedersehen and Get Back.

He was the lead actor in Sam Mendes’ film To the Green Fields Beyond, which debuted at the Donmar Warehouse in 2000. He played the role of Griffin in The Night Heron at the Royal Court in 2002. Two years later, he worked with Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic on a series of plays called 24 Hour Plays, which were created, rehearsed, and performed all in one day.

After a brief role with Burke once more in the tragi-comic The Martins (2001), he costarred with Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, David Hemmings, and Tom Courtenay in Last Orders (2001). Winstone then landed a big role in the semi-sequel Ripley’s Game (2002), in which he played a gangster once more, following in the footsteps of The Talented Mr. Ripley.

How much is Ray Winstone worth?

Ray Winstone is a well-known British actor who has a net worth of $145 million US dollars. Ray added his wealth from smart stock investments, significant real estate holdings, and lucrative endorsement agreements with CoverGirl cosmetics. In addition, he owns a football team called the “London Angels” and multiple restaurants in London under the “Fat Winstone Burger” chain.

In addition to this, he launched his vodka brand (Pure Wonderwinstone, England), he is targeting the junior market with a fashion line called “Ray Winstone Seduction” and a best-selling fragrance (With Love from Ray).

Source: The Sun

According to a report published on Friday, December 29, by People With Money, Winstone earned an incredible $46 million between November 2022 and November 2023, nearly $20 million more than his nearest competitor. This makes him the highest-paid actor in the world.

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