Ray Winstone is stunned by his reputation as a sex symbol, because he is middle-aged and overweight.

Roles in movies Sexy Beast and King Arthur have helped Winstone develop a cult following among female and gay fans - but he's baffled by their love for him.

He says, "If people think I'm sexy, then the world has gone mad."

"I'm 48 years old with a fat stomach and cropped hair. Sex appeal? I think you've been talking to the men in strait-jackets."