Ray Winstone: The Biography by Nigel Goodall

Ray Winstone: The Biography by Nigel Goodall

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From the East End to the glitz of the BAFTAS, Ray Winstone is regarded as one of the foremost actors of his generation and the ultimate screen hard man. But there's more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. This is his biography, which shows the man behind the tough onscreen exterior.

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From the humble East End to the glitz of the BAFTAS, Ray Winstone is now regarded as one of the foremost actors of his generation and the ultimate screen hard man. But there's much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled. But he managed to blag his way into an audition for what would prove to be his big break - his cocky, aggressive boxer's gait making him perfect for the lead in Alan Clarke's Scum. Going on to both small - and big-screen success, as well as in the theatre, Ray really cemented his place in the pantheon of British acting greats with his breathtaking performance in Nil By Mouth, which earned him a BAFTA nomination. His subsequent roles, in the likes of "Sexy Beast and Ripley's Game", won him plaudits and continued his tradition of portraying tough, uncompromising men. But every tough guy has a heart, and Ray has tempered these roles with those in more light-hearted, romantic comedies such as "Fanny and Elvis" and "There's Only One Jimmy Grimble". With Hollywood films and another television series, "Vincent", under his belt, Ray Winstone continues to go from strength to strength. Married for almost thirty years, and a dedicated family man with three daughters, Ray's story is of a rebel made good. In this first ever biography, we see the man behind the tough, unflinching onscreen exterior.

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SKU GOR001791094
Title Ray Winstone: The Biography
Author By (author) Nigel Goodall
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1844543838
ISBN 13 9781844543830
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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From the humble East End to the glitz of the BAFTAS, Ray Winstone is now regarded as one of the foremost actors of his generation and the ultimate screen hard man. But there's much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled. But he managed to blag his way into an audition for what would prove to be his big break - his cocky, aggressive boxer's gait making him perfect for the lead in Alan Clarke's Scum. Going on to both small - and big-screen success, as well as in the theatre, Ray really cemented his place in the pantheon of British acting greats with his breathtaking performance in Nil By Mouth, which earned him a BAFTA nomination. His subsequent roles, in the likes of "Sexy Beast and Ripley's Game", won him plaudits and continued his tradition of portraying tough, uncompromising men. But every tough guy has a heart, and Ray has tempered these roles with those in more light-hearted, romantic comedies such as "Fanny and Elvis" and "There's Only One Jimmy Grimble". With Hollywood films and another television series, "Vincent", under his belt, Ray Winstone continues to go from strength to strength. Married for almost thirty years, and a dedicated family man with three daughters, Ray's story is of a rebel made good. In this first ever biography, we see the man behind the tough, unflinching onscreen exterior.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001791094
Title Ray Winstone: The Biography
Author By (author) Nigel Goodall
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1844543838
ISBN 13 9781844543830
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No