WHOS the luvvie? Tough guy film
star Ray Winstone if these pictures are
anything to go by.
He has swopped his usual role as a hardman
to play King Henry VIII in a
new TV movie.
Ray even had to wear TIGHTS for the
£6million ITV production but they
were made of chain mail to go under a full suit of armour.
The 46-year-old who made his
name screaming Whos the daddy? in
the brutal 1977 film Scum said of playing the Tudor king:
fantastic part for an actor to get his teeth into.
But he was not so keen on wearing those
The East End boy and former boxer added:
Tights? Leave it out. I do get
a huge codpiece, though. But it has nothing to do with the size
Kings dainty bits, its just what he wore in those
Henry VIII focuses on the English kings
treatment of his six wives,
charting his descent from handsome womaniser to a bitter invalid
who split the Church and the nation.
The 200-minute, two-part drama is due
to be screened in the autumn.
It is being directed by Cold Feet creator
David Suchet, Emilia Fox, Sean Bean
and Charles Dance co-star.
Helena Bonham Carter will appear on
telly for the first time in nine
years playing Henrys second wife
Anne Boleyn, who he had beheaded.
Filming started this month and was rumoured
to have been pushed