Ray Burdis

Ray Burdis

actor, writer, producer

Ray Burdis was born on Aug 23, 1958 in UK. Ray Burdis's big-screen debut came with The Trouble with 2B directed by Peter Smith in 1972, strarring Todd. Ray Burdis is known for Manchild directed by David Evans, Nigel Havers stars as Terry and Anthony Head as James. Ray Burdis has got 1 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Ray Burdis achieved is BAFTA Awards, Scotland. The upcoming new movie Ray Burdis plays is To Be Someone which will be released on Apr 01, 2020.

Ray Burdis (born August 23, 1958 in London) is an English Actor, Screenwriter Director and Film Producer. Ray Burdis started his Acting career at the age of eleven years old where he trained at the famous Anna Scher Theatre in Islington. His first major role was at the age of sixteen, in the hit Thames TV production of You Must Be Joking, alongside a young 'Birds of a Feather', Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson, which he co created, wrote and starred in. He also starred with Quadrophenias Phil Daniels in Four Idle Hands, at the time having two hit TV network shows running alternately in the same hourAn actor from adolescence, he starred in an episode of the classic BBC sitcom Steptoe and Son before he turned 16. He first came to real prominence when he took the part of cowardly inmate Eckersley in the controversial movie Scum in 1979. He had played the same role two years earlier in a BBC version of the story, although this was not transmitted for many years due to its nature, hence the cinematic re-make. He later had a small role alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in the film Gandhi.Burdis, whose younger brother Mark was a teenage heart-throb in the early 1980s with a leading role in children's drama Grange Hill, then played a supporting role as Richard, a gay neighbour in Channel 4's short-lived sitcom "Dream Stuffing" in 1984 (which featured a theme song performed by the late Kirsty MacColl). After this, he played ambitious photographer Nick Tyler in the BBC comedy Three Up, Two Down. His character was the son and son-in-law respectively of the two lead characters, played by Michael Elphick and Angela Thorne.As a second string to his acting Ray co - formed Fugitive as an independent Film, Television and Music Production Company which started life as a premier music video producer, producing videos for internationally renowned artists such as Elton John, Queen, Tina Turner, George Michael, etc, placing itself in the Top 5 international music video production companies. Ray Burdis' first foray into television drama was creating the series 'The Fear', for Euston Films, which was broadcast on the ITV Network. The series was critically acclaimed and was based on the unpublicised real-life gangster scene in the late 1980s.Ray Burdis has subsequently concentrated more on writing - producing and directing. He was the producer of The Krays, the critically-acclaimed biopic of the East End gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, and also co-wrote-produced and directed the movies Final Cut and Love, Honour and Obey starring the cream of British and International cinema - Jude Law, Jonny Lee Miller, Kathy Burke, Ray Winstone, Rhys Ifans. He also created, co wrote, produced, directed and starred in the television police fly on the wall docu-comedy Operation Good Guys for three seasons - which was awarded the Silver Rose for Best Sitcom and the Prix de la Presse, voted for by the International Press, at the Montreux Golden Rose Festival.Turning his hand once again to acting he went on to star in Manchild for two seasons - a BBC comedy drama with Nigel Havers, Anthony Head and Don Warrington.

  • Birthday

    Aug 23, 1958
  • Place of Birth

    London, England, UK

Known For


1 wins & 2 nominations

BAFTA Awards, Scotland
BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Award
Winner - BAFTA Scotland Award
Best Feature Film
Winner - BAFTA Scotland Award

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TV Shows