Raymond & Ray, two brothers share a road trip to attend their estranged father’s funeral. Their father’s last wish was for all his boys to get together, and they make sure to grant it. While they dig his grave, they also dig deep into their past and uncover unwanted secrets of their family. Along with the resentment and trauma, forgiveness and reconciliation also rise in their lives. They start to question a lot more but how many answers will they get?
Raymond & Ray was written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia. It’s a comedy-drama film, and it had its premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Later it was released on October 21, 2022, on Apple TV+. It has an ensemble cast, so let’s get to know more about them!
The 52-year-old Ethan Hawke is an American actor and film director. While he was in high school, Hawke wanted to become a writer. Later on, he developed an interest in acting and made his stage debut at 13 with Saint Joan. He enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University to study acting but dropped out after he was cast in the Dead Poets Society. His career only grew from then on and he appeared in Before Sunrise (the trilogy), Sinister, The Black Phone, and more! In Raymond & Ray, he plays Ray, one of the half-brothers.
He was married to Uma Thurman, and they share two children (one of which is Maya Hawke). Later in 2008, Hawke married Ryan Shawhughes, who was a former nanny to his and Thurman’s children. The couple share 2 daughters.
Ewan McGregor is 51 years old. He’s a Scottish actor. His first professional work came with Lipstick on Your Collar. His international fame came with Trainspotting and later on, he went on to star in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Moulin Rouge! Angels and Demons, Christopher Robin, Doctor Sleep, and more! In the movie, he’s Raymond, the other brother.
McGregor was married to Eve Mavrakis, and they share 4 daughters, two of them are adopted. They were married from 1995 until 2017, they separated in 2018 and divorced in 2020. Before their divorce in 2017 Ewan McGregor started dating Mary Elizabeth Winstead and they married in 2022. Before their marriage, they welcomed a son in 2021.
Maribel Verdú is a 52-year-old Spanish actress. She began acting at the young age of 13 and she appeared in a variety of commercials. She dropped out of school at 15 to fully focus on her career. Since then, she appeared in more than 60 movies, most in Spanish. Her more known credits are Lovers, Belle Époque, Snow White, and The Blind Sunflowers. In Raymond & Ray, she plays Lucia. She married Pedro Larrañaga in 1999 and they’ve been married since.
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Sophie Okonedo is 54 years old and she’s a British actress and narrator. Her career started with Young Soul Rebels and then she starred in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Her other roles include Dirty Pretty Things, Hotel Rwanda, Criminal Justice, Skin, and more! We see her as Kiera in Raymond & Ray. She was in a relationship with Irish film editor Eoin Martin, and they share a daughter. She’s currently believed to be single.
The 34-year-old Mike Bailey is an English actor. He’s most known for Skins, 1066, Skins: Secret Party and We Are the Freaks. In Raymond & Ray, we see him as the Jazz Club Patron. Before this, in 2017 he completed his drama degree and teacher training. After his graduation, he quit acting and became a drama teacher. This movie is kind of his return to the big screen after 5 years! He’s dating Hannah Murray. She’s her co-star from the Skins series.
Vondie Curtis-Hall is 72 years old. He’s an American actor, screenwriter, film, and television director. As an actor, his credits include Chicago Hope, Marvel’s Daredevil, Gridlock’d, Firefly, and more! We watch him as Reverend West in Raymond & Ray. Along with his acting and other credits, he’s a full-time art professor at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He’s been married to actress-director Kasi Lemmons since 1995. They share 4 children.
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