The Krays (film)

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The Krays
The Krays UK poster.jpg
Original British quad format film poster
Directed by Peter Medak
Produced by Dominic Anciano
Ray Burdis
Written by Philip Ridley
Starring Martin Kemp
Gary Kemp
Billie Whitelaw
Tom Bell
Music by Michael Kamen
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Edited by Martin Walsh
Fugitive Features
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors (UK)
Release dates
  • 27 April 1990 (1990-04-27)
Running time
119 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Krays is a 1990 British drama film based on the lives and crimes of the English gangsters and twins Ronald and Reginald Kray, often referred to as The Krays.[1] The film was written by Philip Ridley and directed by Peter Medak.[1]


The film charts the lives of the Krays from childhood, paying particular attention to how they were very close to their doting mother (Whitelaw) and also the relationship between the twins, with Ronald (Gary Kemp) the more dominant and violent twin Reginald (Martin Kemp) committing acts of violence primarily at the behest of his brother. While the actors who played the Krays are brothers in real life, they are not twins; Gary Kemp is two years older than Martin Kemp.

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The film soundtrack came out on the Parkfield music label and featured:


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