Ray Winstone 'did not click' with Jack Nicholson

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2014
Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone

London-born actor Ray Winstone admits he "did not click" with Jack Nicholson on the set of the 2006 movie 'The Departed'

Ray Winstone and Jack Nicholson clashed on the set of 'The Departed'.

The 57-year-old Brit admits he "did not click" with Nicholson, 77, while filming the 2006 gangster movie, which was directed by Martin Scorsese and also starred Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Speaking at a Bafta Life in Pictures event, Winstone explained: "Me and Jack did not seem to get on too well. Maybe he was going through a funny time."

He added: "Everyone else loves him to death - I just wanted him to be a great guy. We just did not click."

In the film, which won four Oscars, including Best Picture, the London-born star played a sidekick to Nicholson's crime boss.

But in a recent interview, Winstone insisted he's just a "dad", not the "hardman" he's often perceived to be by others.

He explained: "People write things like I'm a hardman, they just write things like that.

"I'm not like that - I'm a dad. I've got three daughters. I look after my family and that's that. I'm not a hardman."

The actor admits to loving spending time with his daughters - rapper-and-model Lois, actress Jaime and teenager Ellie - as well as his wife of 35 years, Elaine.

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