The 44 Inch Chest actor, who last week spoke to DS about his new film Tracker, told The Daily Mirror that he was reluctant to spend time away from his family.
"Maybe if I was a young man, I'd think about moving to America... I was offered a part in The Wire years ago, and it's probably a good thing I never did it because it turned out to be a fantastic series and I probably would have ruined it," Winstone conceded.
"The reason for that was my [daughters] were a certain age and at school and I'd have had to be in Baltimore for seven months. There's nothing wrong with Baltimore but I wouldn't see my kids and it was the wrong time for me. I've no regrets at all," the star added.
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