GenreBiography, Crime, Drama Music directorMichael Kamen WriterPhilip Ridley LanguageEnglish
Release date27 April 1990 (1990-04-27) CastGary Kemp (Ronald Kray), Martin Kemp (Reggie Kray), Billie Whitelaw (Violet Kray), Tom Bell (Jack 'The Hat' McVitie), Susan Fleetwood (Rose), Charlotte Cornwell (May) Similar moviesLegend, John Wick, The Equalizer, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, American Gangster, Brick Mansions
TaglineWhen people are afraid of you... you can do anything. Remember that.
The Krays is a 1990 British drama film based on the lives and crimes of the English gangster twins Ronald and Reginald Kray, often referred to as the Krays. The film was written by Philip Ridley and directed by Peter Medak.
The film charts the lives of the Kray twins from childhood to adult life. The plot focuses on the relationship between the twins and their doting mother (Whitelaw). Ronald (Gary Kemp) is the dominant one, influencing his brother Reginald (Martin Kemp) to perform several acts of violence as they rise to power as the leaders of a powerful organised gang in 1960s London.
Billie Whitelaw as Violet Kray
Tom Bell as Jack McVitie
Gary Kemp as Ronnie Kray
Martin Kemp as Reggie Kray
Susan Fleetwood as Rose
Charlotte Cornwell as May
Kate Hardie as Frances
Avis Bunnage as Helen
Alfred Lynch as Charlie Kray, Snr.
Gary Love as Steve
Steven Berkoff as George Cornell
Jimmy Jewel as Cannonball Lee
Nominee Best Supporting Actress - BAFTA (Billie Whitelaw)
Winner Best Film - Evening Standard British Film Awards (Peter Medak)
Winner Most Promising Newcomer - Evening Standard British Film Awards (Philip Ridley)
Winner Best Actress - International Fantasy Film Awards (Fantasporto) (Billie Whitelaw)
Nominee Best Film - International Fantasy Film Awards (Fantasporto) (Peter Medak)
Winner George Delerue Prize for Music - Ghent International Film Festival (Michael Kamen)
The film soundtrack came out on the Parkfield music label and featured: