The Krays

The Krays

Peter Medak (1990)

18 Certificate


Our Score
This is an intelligent biopic of Britain's most infamous gangsters, the twins who made life safe for East Enders when they weren't running protection rackets or inflicting gangland punishments on rival mobsters. To be fair, writer Philip Ridley and director Peter Medak largely avoid glamorising the violent world of Reggie and Ronnie, and are more interested in unravelling the complex personalities of the two brothers. They are helped by surprisingly convincing lead performances from Martin and Gary Kemp, then better known from their kilt-wearing days with rock group Spandau Ballet. Billie Whitelaw effortlessly rises above everybody else in the star-studded cast as the boys' best friend, their mum.



Cast & Crew

Ronnie Kray Gary Kemp
Reggie Kray Martin Kemp
Violet Kray Billie Whitelaw
Jack "The Hat" McVitie Tom Bell
Rose Susan Fleetwood
May Charlotte Cornwell
Frances Kate Hardie
Helen Avis Bunnage
Steve Gary Love
George Cornell Steven Berkoff
"Cannonball" Lee Jimmy Jewel
Mrs Lawson Barbara Ferris
Mr Lawson Victor Spinetti
Eddie Pellam John McEnery
Shopkeeper Norman Rossington
Director Peter Medak
see more

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: May be edited for language, violence and nudity. Available on: video and DVD