Ray Winstone: “The best scripts come from television”

“There’s a lot of crap in films," says the hardman actor - but we're still not in a "golden age" for the small screen

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“The best scripts come from television,” says Ray Winstone.

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Speaking at an event publicising his new Sky drama Moonfleet, which airs this Christmas, he said: “There’s a lot of crap in films. Nowadays in films they want to do this kind of car chase movies like The Sweeney.”

However the actor, who himself starred in that big-screen update of the classic cop drama, said he was dubious about claims of a “golden age of television”.

“We are not there yet. I think we are getting there,” he said, adding that many scripts for TV are still “rubbish”.

”The problem for me is I turn the telly on and it’s cooking shows and crap like that. I don’t want to see a geezer cooking an egg. As a viewer I want to watch drama.”


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