Birth Name: Ray Winstone
Birth Place: Hackney, England, GB
Born Feb. 19, 1957 in London, England, Winstone was an only child raised by his father, Raymond Sr., who ran a fruit and vegetable business, and mother, Margaret. At the time he attended Edmonton County School, Winstone began boxing for the Repton Amateur Boxing Club at 12, winning 80 out of 88 fights and becoming London schoolboy champion three times as a welterweight. But it was acting that truly occupied the lad's fascination - he began formal training at the Corona School in Hammersmith, but was duly expelled after a year for puncturing the tires on an instructor's car. His misfortune, however, quickly turned to favor when he was discovered by famed British television director Alan Clark...
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