Ray Winstone’s Life in Pictures at BAFTA
by Naman Ramachandran
- Actor best known for Sexy Beast and Nil By Mouth to discuss his craft and career
British actor Ray Winstone will discuss his craft and career at the latest British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) A Life in Pictures event at the academy’s London headquarters, on October 5. This is part of a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone their craft. Past participants include Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kenneth Branagh and Helen Mirren.
Winstone received his first BAFTA nomination, for Most Promising Newcomer, in 1980 for his feature debut That Summer! He has starred in several British cult classics including Quadrophenia, Nil By Mouth (for which he received his second BAFTA nomination - Actor in a Leading Role - in 1998), The War Zone and Sexy Beast. He has worked with a range of acclaimed filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Anthony Minghella and Ken Loach.
In television, Winstone first made an impression 1977 playing a young offender in the drama Scum. He has since been in the BAFTA-winning Great Expectations, Emmy-winning Henry VIII and BAFTA-nominated Births, Marriages and Deaths. In 2006 he won an Emmy for Best Performance for his lead role in ITV’s Vincent.
Winstone’s forthcoming roles include The Gunman [+see also:
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film profile], with Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson.