During the early nineties, Gary Stretch was the glamour-boy of British boxing. In his modelling career, he modelled for high-end brands including Calving Klein and Versace. Gary turned to the art of acting. In 2004 his hard work finally paid off when he was cast as psychotic gangster Sonny in Shane Meadows highly acclaimed "Dead Man's Shoes". Stretch received a BIFA nomination alongside another British talent, Paddy Considine and Toby Kebell. This picture finally earned Gary the recognition he deserved. He went on to co star opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, and Angelina Jolie in Oliver Stones' "Alexander".
Stretch produced & directed "Through My Father's Eye's", "The Ronda Rowsey Story" (LionsGate) earning best film. He plays in "Savages" opposite Benicio Del Toro & Salma Hayek. Gary's latest film is the upcoming drama-thriller "The Wheels of Heaven", directed by Ben Charles Edwards, produced and co-star by Dessy Tenekedjieva, where Gary stars opposite Mickey Rourke.