This weekend I'm going to be interviewing Ray Winstone on stage at The Bradford International Film Festival. He's had an extraordinary acting career but which are his best five films?

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  • Comment number 59. Posted by Claudia Funder

    on 5 May 2012 10:16

    The Proposition. Brilliant film. Amazing cast and strong performances by Guy Pearce, Emily Watson and Ray Winstone. I can taste and smell the dust and get heatstroke pretty much from the first frame. Amongst such a strong film Ray Winstone really leaps out at you and just shines.

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  • Comment number 58. Posted by Roy Batty

    on 23 Apr 2012 20:07

    Dr K,
    Surely Sexy Beast belongs to Sir Ben Kingsleys, the moment he comes on screen the film goes from a run of the mill mockney cockney gangster film to an all out British classic. What happened to the Ken Loach film Ladybird Ladybird where Ray gives a excellent performance which is almost a for runner to the character he plays in Nil By Mouth.

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  • Comment number 57. Posted by sueseenherken

    on 22 Apr 2012 11:54

    Full marks Mark for picking Sexy Beast. Exactly right.

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  • Comment number 56. Posted by locohero

    on 21 Apr 2012 00:55

    Good job putting Sexy Beast at No.1. Too tired to say anything else.

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  • Comment number 55. Posted by teamzizzou

    on 20 Apr 2012 19:35

    Though a tv series i loved Births Deaths and Marriages.Mark Strong also great in it.The ending baffled me alittle!

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  • Comment number 54. Posted by Alasil

    on 20 Apr 2012 12:38

    The two films that immediately came up for me were 44 Inch Chest and Sexy Beast. I was hoping you'd mention them and I'm glad they made the top 5. I think, in both of them, it is fantastic to see a man who emits such an air of power and confidence be broken down. It isn't pathetic or squeamishness, but is instead very human.

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  • Comment number 53. Posted by Frank Fforde

    on 20 Apr 2012 11:15

    Ripley's Game. A film that doesn't deserve three excellent performances from John Malkovich, Dougray Scott and Ray himself.

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  • Comment number 52. Posted by Lili_Von_Shtupp

    on 20 Apr 2012 09:14

    Dr. K, long long time follower but first time contributor. Only this emotive subject could rouse me to comment. And I am very happy to see someone else has expressed exactly the same. As a whole film "The Proposition" would be my top RW flick, but for a one-time cinematic memory the vitriolic rage in #49 will never be erased from my memory (no matter how bad some of the aspects of Beowulf were - peek-a-boo dragons? dear me).
    Mine is Strength... and Lust... and Power! I AM RAY WINSTONE!
    Poor Grendel.

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  • Comment number 51. Posted by Brusdon

    on 19 Apr 2012 21:13

    It's a good list Mark, apart from the glaring omission (or even a mention) of Love, Honour and Obey. This is an amazingly underrated film and central to that are great performances from both Ray and Kathy Burke. I've never heard you review the film so I'd love to know what you think.

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  • Comment number 50. Posted by LSJShez

    on 19 Apr 2012 16:42

    I'm not sure on the top 5, but I'm glads to see all the praise of The Proposition; including the good doctors. Too many times have I bigged it up to friends as an example of a great modern western, only to get "ho hummed" at.

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