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No retirement for Ray Winstone

Published 14/01/2010 | 10:38

Ray Winstone isn't planning to retire anytime soon
Ray Winstone isn't planning to retire anytime soon
Ray Winstone isn't planning to retire anytime soon
Ray Winstone isn't planning to retire anytime soon
Ray Winstone isn't planning to retire anytime soon
Ray Winstone isn't planning to retire anytime soon

Ray Winstone has revealed retirement is the last thing on his mind.

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The actor has three films out this month - 44 Inch Chest, Ian Dury biopic Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll and thriller Edge Of Darkness - and has another two in the pipeline.

"Oh come on, I've got to pay the rent and I've got three daughters, are you joking? I'm a working man, I am, so I've got to work," he said.

The 52-year-old added: "If I'm a lorry driver, I'll have to drive a lorry every day. That's what I do. I don't want to be sitting around, you die sitting around. If I retire, what am I going to do? People retire and they go down to the pub. Besides, I like my work, it's fun."

Although his film career spans more than three decades, Ray admitted he still has trouble seeing himself as a star.

"I'm amazed that a little fat geezer from east London is doing what I'm doing," he said. "It's very difficult for me to comprehend sometimes that I'm in the arts. Maybe I'm being a bit of an inverted snob myself, maybe I question myself - am I good enough to be in this industry? - I don't know. I think it's quite healthy anyway, it keeps you planted. It keeps you on the ball."

:: 44 Inch Chest is released in cinemas on January 15. Edge Of Darkness is released on January 29. Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll is out now.

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