Fact: British actor Vinnie Jones has brushed off his hardman persona to teach British holidaymakers key Spanish phrases in a new comedy advert. In the commercial for cell phone company Three, Jones conducts the language lesson in his signature cockney accent while wearing a pink Hawaiian shirt.
Quote: "I'd been upstairs with Elton John and I'd had some of his $1,600-a-bottle red wine and it made me a bit weezy, I think it might have been off - the second bottle was definitely off... and as we're all lined up, she came along and for some stupid reason I asked her if she needed her (soccer) Cup Final tickets... She looked at her aide... and I stepped forward to shake hands and she moved away... (and) the line sort of dispersed." Soccer star-turned-actor Vinnie Jones recalls his regretful meeting with Queen Elizabeth Ii at a Royal Variety Performance in London.
Fact: Movie hardman Vinnie Jones is designing a range of clothing based on his Los Angeles celebrity soccer team, the Hollywood All Stars. Proceeds from the SNATCH star's collection will go to U.K. charity Help For Heroes, which provides support for wounded British soldiers.
Quote: "I like going to the little Chinese lady down the road for manicures and pedicures. It all comes down to hygiene. I'm very big on lotions and I'm obsessed with aftershaves. Back home I've got an 18-foot shelf covered from one end to the other in aftershaves." British movie tough guy Vinnie Jones has become obsessed with beauty products while living in Los Angeles.
Quote: "Me, Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie have been talking about working on a project together." Vinnie Jones is keen to reunite with his pals for another movie. The trio previously worked together on British gangster films LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and SNATCH.
Fact: Action man Vinnie Jones is set to tackle his most violent role yet - he has been cast as Serbian warlord Arkan in upcoming movie THE FILTHY WAR.
Quote: "I found that if people go outside to smoke they come back in and they stink." Former soccer star-turned-actor Vinnie Jones has kicked his cigar-smoking habit.
Fact: British stars including Ed Westwick and Vinnie Jones turned out for a celebrity soccer match in Los Angeles on Saturday (02May09). The British side was thrashed 10-4 by the Rest of the World team at the LA Galaxy stadium, but there was some consolation for Westwick - the Gossip Girl star was named man of the match.
Fact: Vinnie Jones' son AARON is set to guard British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. The 16-year-old army recruit has signed up to the Grenadier Guards - the force which protects the Queen outside her London residence, Buckingham Palace.
Quote: "I grew up as a skinhead. You get a haircut, turn up the Sex Pistols, and go beat somebody up." Snatch actor Vinnie Jones remembers his punk rock past.