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played by Jack Gordon, second from the right, in the new BBC drama (Copyright: BBC)

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known as the most notorious identical set of thugs, the Kray twins, born in 1933, ran deadly mafia-style operations in London's East End throughout the '50s and '60s. Though they started off as amateur boxers, Reggie and Ronnie Kray moved on to extortion, armed robbery, arson, hijacking, assault, torture and murder.

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At home with the Krays: Brothers Ronnie (right) and Reggie Kray, at their home in London, were inseparable in their life of crime

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The Game

The Krays, Hate, Queen, Marmite, Underworld, Gangsters, Mafia, Rockers, Crime

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1864, TV preview: An exclusive look at the BBC's latest Scandi drama import

Reggie and Frances pictured in a tattered photo with the notorious Kray gang

Reggie sat by my aunt’s body for two days

Reggie and Frances pictured in a tattered photo with the notorious Kray gang

Ronnie Kray's mugshot from the late 1940s

First mugshots of teenage Kray twins

James Dean at the race track. Probably Palm Springs, March 27, 1955. His first official race.

James Dean Rare Original Racing Photo With Racing Crew

David Bailey The Kray Brothers, 1965  oversized gelatin silver contact sheet, comprising 12 images  numbered sequentially in negative  50.9 x 37.8cm

David Bailey The Kray Brothers, 1965 oversized gelatin silver contact sheet, comprising 12 images numbered sequentially in negative x