Winstone: I've made some bad films

Congleton Guardian: Ray Winstone admits he has appeared in a few bad films Ray Winstone admits he has appeared in a few bad films

Ray Winstone has admitted he has signed up to some bad movies "to pay the rent".

Since the success of Sexy Beast in 2000, the 57-year-old British actor has had a prolific Hollywood career, with films including Cold Mountain, Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Beowulf and new blockbuster Noah. And he has also continued his work in British independent cinema, in films such as Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and 44 Inch Chest.

Ray said: "If it's a great script you don't want to say no because they're very far and few between. I've been lucky to work on a lot of films that I consider good scripts, me personally.

"I've also worked on films that I've had to do because I've had to pay the rent.

"But that's part of the game and then you work on them and try and make them better films, with help from the director and the people you're working with. But it doesn't always work out that way.

"So when a great script comes along, that you consider to be a great script you want to do it."

The actor still has two more films due out this year, but in the meantime is planning to take some time off.

He said: "I've got no choice at the moment because I'm unemployed. So I'm going to take a bit of time off and go on holiday with the kids and get lazy! Get really nice and lazy.

"I think as you get older you like a bit of sun, go somewhere really natural and nice and beautiful."

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9:19am Sun 6 Apr 14

Tttoommy says...

Act? I thought he played himself!

Let's not forget his "tax situation" either :(
Act? I thought he played himself! Let's not forget his "tax situation" either :( Tttoommy
  • Score: 6

11:58am Sun 6 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

The original 'scum'

Unfortunately he has become a caricature of the 'cockney' geezer
The original 'scum' Unfortunately he has become a caricature of the 'cockney' geezer ThisYear
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1:17pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

We already knew that though to be honest Ray.....
We already knew that though to be honest Ray..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 5

5:26pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Copperhead says...

Ray was superb in Sexy Beast - a brilliant gangster film. He was also great in The Departed but really should have enjoyed a more prominent part in that superb film.
Ray was superb in Sexy Beast - a brilliant gangster film. He was also great in The Departed but really should have enjoyed a more prominent part in that superb film. Copperhead
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pinky107 says...

i like ray , but the sweeney was aweful .
i like ray , but the sweeney was aweful . pinky107
  • Score: 3

6:47am Mon 7 Apr 14

Ellen Street says...

Not a serious actor because of his inability to change his voice.In his portrayal of Henry VIII he really looked the part but the cockney accent made his caricature ludicrous.
Not a serious actor because of his inability to change his voice.In his portrayal of Henry VIII he really looked the part but the cockney accent made his caricature ludicrous. Ellen Street
  • Score: 0

8:59am Mon 7 Apr 14

Elswickhornet says...

Having seen 'Noah' yesterday, he will surely be adding it to his list of 'pay the rent' films.Truly awful film, possibly the worst I have ever seen
Having seen 'Noah' yesterday, he will surely be adding it to his list of 'pay the rent' films.Truly awful film, possibly the worst I have ever seen Elswickhornet
  • Score: 1
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