Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: About The Cast

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JASON FLEMYNG plays Tom the quick thinking, entrepreneurial member of Eddy's gang. He's always on the look out to make a fast buck.

The last year has proved extremely busy for Flemyng and he is currently being tipped as one of the U.K.'s most talented young actors. His credits include: The James Gang, Rob Roy, Jungle Book, The Hollow Reed, Stealing Beauty and Alive and Kicking.

DEXTER FLETCHER plays Soap the only one of Eddy's gang to earn an honest living as a chef.

"Soap is a clean living chef, who doesn't like to get his hands dirty, hence his name. He's the only legitimate one out of the bunch. He sets out to make a fast buck but ends up embroiled with some nasty gangsters.

Fletcher is a well known British star of film, stage and TV. His previous credits include: Jude the Obscure, The Rachel Papers, When The Whales Came, Lionheart, The Elephant Man, The Long Good Friday and Bugsy Malone.

"I think this film reflects real life. Guy really knows his subject and always looks for the truth in a situation. He captures the mentality and lifestyle of these characters acutely. This is what gives LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS it's authenticity."

NICK MORAN plays the lead Eddy, a streetwise charmer and ace card shark. Moran had a natural feel for the part since his family originally came from the East End. "My Dad used to work as a meat porter around this area so he told me stories about the pubs and the characters you used to get hanging about. To be honest the script was so good - all you had to do was stick to it." He did spend time researching 'career' gamblers in action. "I have friends who work as croupiers, so I went to a few casinos and watched how gamblers behave and how little they gave away."

Moran's past credits include: Miss Monday, Clancy's Kitchen, The Future Lasts a Long Time, Hard Days, Hard Nights, Buddy's Song.

JASON STATHAM plays Bacon the 'muscle' within Eddy's gang.

LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS is Statham's first feature, indeed his first acting role. Ritchie spotted him when he was modelling in a Levi's Jeans commercial. In addition to being a successful model, Statham has other rather salubrious life experiences. He had genuine experience for the role of Bacon, as he used to work on Oxford Street selling 'dodgy perfume. "Street theatre is great training for acting."

STEVEN MACKINTOSH plays Winston, a sloane ranger, who fancies himself as a drugs dealer but learns to his cost that he is way out of his depth.

Mackintosh has appeared in many high profile films including: Land Girls, Twelfth Night, The Grotesque, The Buddha of Surburbia, Princess Caraboo, Muppets Christmas Carol, London Kills Me, Memphis Belle, Prick Up Your Ears and Treasure Island.

VINNIE JONES plays Big Chris, a menacing debt collector capable of extreme violence. He is also a devoted and caring father to Little Chris (Peter McNicoll), who he keeps by his side at all times. Big Chris was actually the first character to be cast, I've been involved in this film right from the beginning. I started talking to Guy and Matthew about it two years ago because in Guy's early notes he'd written Big Chris should be like the footballer Vinnie Jones. That's where they got the idea to ask me."

P.H. MORIARTY plays Hatchet Harry, a gangster who controls a porn empire and has a penchant for antique shot guns.

Playing Hatchet Harry came very naturally to Moriarty since he had played 'hard men' characters in several of his previous films, particularly the role of Razors in the classic British gangster movie The Long Good Friday. His past credits include: Quadrophenia, Scum, The Inside Man, Patriot Games.

Having grown up and lived in London all his life there was little research that Moriarty needed to do for the role.

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