RAY BURDIS(born 2 June 1959 in London) is an English actor, screenwriter, director and film producer. Ray Burdis started acting at eleven years old where he trained at the 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 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 networked television shows running alternately in the same hour. 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 written by Philip Ridley, and also co-wrote-produced and directed the movies Final Cut and Love, Honour and Obey starring such actors as 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. The series 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. The program was a BBC comedy drama with Nigel Havers, Anthony Head and Don Warrington.moreless