Who is Ray Winstone?

Ray Winstone is an English actor who stole the limelight with the role of Will Scarlet in the 1984 British television series, ‘Robin of Sherwood’. He is also known for playing numerous roles in movies of major directors like Martin Scorsese’s 2006 American crime thriller movie, ‘The Departed’ where he played the role of Mr. French and Steven Spielberg’s 2008 American action-adventure movie, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ where he played the role of George ‘Mac’ Michael. He has also lent his voice in numerous movies like the 2007 action fantasy animated movie, ‘Beowulf’ where he played the voice-role of Beowulf and the dragon.

Quick Infos
Full NameRaymond Andrew Winstone
Date of Birth19 February 1957
Birth placeHomerton, London
Parent(s)Margaret Richarson and Raymond J. Winstone
Spouse(s)Elaine McCausland
Net Worth$5 million


Ray Winstone’s full name is Raymond Andrew Winstone. He was born on 19 February 1957 in Homerton, London to his mother, Margaret Richarson who was in the fruit business, and to his father, Raymond J. Winstone who owned a fruit and vegetable business. He was raised in Caister Park Road before moving to Enfield. He used to fight during his teenage years and won 80 out of 88 fights. Moreover, he also won three schoolboy championships. Ray Winstone lost his mother when he was just 28 years old back in the year 1985 and his father recently in the year 2015. Besides this, he is currently 63 years old with the zodiac sign of Pisces.


Ray winstoneNationality and Physical Stats

Ray Winstone holds an English nationality and is of English descent. He does not believe in any religion and considers his home as the church. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m/178cms) tall and weighs around 89kgs (196lbs). Moreover, he has an average body build with a pair of brown-colored eyes with dark brown colored hair.



Ray Winstone initially studied at the Portway infants and junior school before being transferred to Brimsdown Primary School situated in eastern Enfield and then to Edmonton County School situated in Edmonton. Ray Winstone was interested in acting from a young age so, for further studies, he attended the Corona Theatre School located in west London and completed his studies with a Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE).


Personal Life

Ray Winstone got married to Elaine McCausland and the two met on the set of the 1979 British drama movie, ‘That Summer!’. The couple has stayed together since then and has been blessed with three daughters – eldest Jaime Winstone, middle Lois Winstone, and youngest Ellie Rae Winstone. Jaime and Lois are also in the movie industry and are both actresses.


Ray winstoneSocial

Ray Winstone is not active on social media platforms.




Ray Winstone made his debut in the movie industry when he played the role of Stevie Brodie in the 1979 movie, ‘That Summer!’. For this role, he was nominated by the BAFTA Awards for the Best Newcomer. Following the success of this role, he went on to play in movies like ‘Scum’ and ‘Quadrophenia’ in the same year. He later went on to star in movies like ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains’ in 1981, ‘Tank Malling’ in 1989, ‘Ladybird, Ladybird’ in 1994, ‘Nil by Mouth’ and ‘Face’ in 1997, ‘Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence’, ‘Final Cut’ and ‘Brand New World’ in 1998, ‘Darkness Falls’ and ‘The War Zone’ in 1999, ‘There’s Only One Jimmy Gimble’, ‘Sexy Beast’ and ‘Love, Honor and Obey’ in the year 2000.

Likewise, in between the years 2001 and 2019, he has played in movies like ‘Last Orders’ for which he was nominated by the British Independent Film Awards, ‘The Martins’, ‘Ripley’s Game’, ‘Cold Moutain’, ‘Everything’, ‘King Arthur’, ‘The Proposition’ where he played the role of Captain Stanley and won a San Diego Film Critics Society Award, ‘The Departed’, ‘Breaking’, ‘Fool’s Gold’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, ‘Compulsion’,

Likewise, ‘The Devil’s Tomb’, ’44 Inch Chest’, ‘Fathers of Girls’, ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’, ‘Edge of Darkness’, ‘13’, ‘London Boulevard’, ‘Tracker’, ‘Hugo’, ‘The Hot Potato’, ‘Ellie Hopkins’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘The Sweeney’, ‘Ashes’, ‘Noah’, ‘The Gunman’, ‘The Legend of Barney Thomson’, ‘Point Break’, ‘Zipper’, ‘Jawbone’, ‘King of Thieves’ and ‘Cats’.

Moreover, he has also lent his voice in movies like ‘The Magic Roundabout’ where he played the role of soldier Sam and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ where he appeared as Mr. Beaver in the year 2005, ‘Beowulf’ where he played the role of Beowulf and the dragon in 2007, ‘Rango’ where he played the role of Bad Bill in 2011 and ‘The Queen’s Corgi’ where he played the role of Tyson in 2019. He is also playing the role of Dreykov in the upcoming movie of 2021, ‘Black Widow’ which is currently under post-production.


Ray Winstone has played parts on television alongside his movie career. He made his first appearance in an episode of ‘The Sweeney’ in 1976. Likewise, he has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’ in 1983, ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’ in 1986, and ‘One Foot in the Grave’ in 1996. He has had recurring roles in series like ‘Minder’ (1984-1989), ‘Henry VIII’ (2003), ‘Ben Hur’ (2010), ‘Great Expectations’ (2011), and ‘Moonfleet’ (2013). Moreover, he has also played lead roles in series like ‘Robin of Sherwood’ (1984-1986), ‘Lenny Blue’ (2000-2002), ‘Vincent’ (2005-2006), ‘The Trials of Jimmy Rose’ (2015), ‘Of Kings and Prophets’ (2016) and ‘Ice’ (2016-2018).

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Video Games

Ray Winstone played the role of Admiral Orlock in the 2011 first-person shooter video game, ‘Killzone 3’.



Ray Winstone has won the British Independent Film Award twice in his career, once in 1998 and once in 2007. He has also won an International Emmy Award in the year 2006 for his work in ‘Vincent’. Likewise, he has a Satellite Award and National Board of Review Award for his work in ‘The Departed’. He has also won the San Diego Fim Critics Society Award for his work in ‘The Proposition’. Moreover, he has also been awarded twice with the Outstanding Contribution Award once in 2010 and once in 2011.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Ray Winstone has an approximate net worth of $5 million.