Ray Stevenson, the Northern Irish actor known for his roles in films such as “Punisher: War Zone,” “King Arthur,” and the “Thor” films, died on Sunday, May 22, 2023, at the age of 58. His publicist, Viewpoint, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter.
Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1964. He began his acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in a number of British television shows, including “Band of Gold,” “Peak Practice,” and “Murphy’s Law.” In 2000, he made his film debut in the crime thriller “The Lost World.”
Stevenson’s breakthrough role came in 2004 when he was cast as the Roman general Titus Pullo in the HBO series “Rome.” He starred in the series for two seasons, and his performance earned him critical acclaim.
In the years that followed, Stevenson appeared in a number of high-profile films, including “Punisher: War Zone” (2008), “Gladiator” (2000), and the “Thor” films (2011-2017). He also had recurring roles on the television series “Dexter” and “Black Sails.”
Stevenson was a versatile actor who could play a wide range of roles. He was known for his physicality and his ability to bring a sense of intensity to his characters. He was also a gifted comedic actor, and he often brought a touch of humor to his performances.
Stevenson’s death is a major loss to the acting community. He was a talented actor who had a long and successful career. He will be remembered for his memorable performances in a wide range of films and television shows.
Stevenson is survived by his wife, actress Siobhan Hewlett, and their two children.
Here are some of Ray Stevenson’s most iconic roles:
- Titus Pullo in “Rome”
- Frank Castle in “Punisher: War Zone”
- Volstagg in “Thor”
- Cato in “Divergent”
- Isaak Sirko in “Dexter”
Stevenson was a talented and versatile actor who will be missed by many. His death is a major loss to the acting community.