Sexy Beast star loses planning battle over his £4 million Victorian mansion

The exterior of Ray Winstone's house that has had planning refused
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Hollywood star Ray Winstone has lost a battle to revamp his £4million country home after the local planning authority ruled that his plans were ‘unsympathetic’.

The TV and film star, who has appeared in hits like Cold Mountain, Sexy Beast, and The Departed, wanted to do an extensive refurbishment of the property in Roydon, Essex.

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