Gary Stretch (born in St. Helens, Lancashire) is a British boxer, male model, and actor. In 2004 Stretch was cast as psychotic gangster "Sonny" in Shane Meadows' gritty cult thriller Dead Man's Shoes (2004), for which Stretch received a BIFA nomination alongside fellow British actor Paddy Considine. He went on to appear in the Oliver Stone film Alexander (2004). Stretch also starred in the UK film Freebird in 2008, directed by Jon Ivay. Appearing alongside Phil Daniels and Geoff Bell, the film followed three bikers across a drug fuelled ride in the Welsh countryside.