Actor, writer and entrepreneur Steve Wraith has joined Jonathan Sothcott’s indie film company Hereford Films as full time True Crime Consultant, it was announced at the European Film Market in Berlin today. Wraith acted as consultant on Hereford’s home entertainment hit The Krays – Dead Man Walking last year.
Wraith, 47, has been a head doorman on some of the toughest nightclubs on Tyneside, London and Spain and worked for the infamous Kray twins when they were incarcerated as their business adviser. He trained to become a professional actor and appeared in a number of successful genre films including Rise of the Footsoldier 3 and The Guvnors, and was part of the football fanzine revolution in the 90’s. In recent years he has become the North East’s top promoter bringing world renouned names to the North East such as Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson.
Steve has co-written four bestselling crime books with Stu Wheatman. ‘The Sayers Tried And Tested At The Highest Level’, ‘ Paul Ferris- Unfinished Business ‘, ‘NME From The Bender Squad To The Gremlins’ and ‘The Krays The Geordie Connection.’ He also produced the highly acclaimed documentary ‘Fred’ on the life and crimes of Freddie Foreman with Salon Productions.
Hereford CEO Jonathan Sothcott commented: “I have known and admired Steve for many years having met him with Freddie Foreman but we had a great time working together on The Krays last year and his input was absolutely invaluable. His encyclopaedic knowledge of British crime is unrivalled and as we make more and more of these films it just made sense to have him on board. Steve is a very exciting addition to the Hereford team and his input on our current slate of true crime movies which includes Pretty Boy, The Krays – Marked For Death and Last Man Standing adds a layer of authenticity which sets the bar high.”
Steve Wraith said: “I am delighted to be joining Hereford Films as True Crime Consultant. I really enjoyed working on The Krays Dead Man Walking, and working alongside Jonathan who has cornered the market In British Crime films is a good fit for us both. Over the last 30 years I have met most high profile villains in the UK and can give a good insight into their respective stories. There is a real buzz about the forthcoming Roy Shaw film ‘Pretty Boy’ and the follow up to ‘Dead Man Walking’, which is called ‘The Krays 2 – Marked For Death.’ The scripts are shaping up nicely and I am looking forward to playing my part on both sides of the camera.”