The actor Ray Stevenson, who as the evil British governor in “RRR,” an Asgardian warrior in the “Thor” movies, and a member of the 13th Legion in HBO’s “Rome,” has passed away. He was 58.
Stevenson’s representatives informed The Associated Press that he passed away on Sunday, but they had no other information to provide as of Monday.
In 1964, Stevenson was conceived in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He made his feature debut in Paul after years of working in British television and attending the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
The Theory of Flight, a 1998 film directed by Greengrass. He had an appearance as a knight of the round table in Antoine Fuqua’s “King Arthur” in 2004 and took the lead role in the “Punisher: War Zone” pre-Disney Marvel adaption a few years later.
Even though “Punisher” did not receive the finest reviews, he would return to Marvel in the first three “Thor” movies, where he played Volstagg. The Divergent trilogy, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and “The Transporter: Refueled” were among the movies in which she played major parts.
Stevenson, a 6-foot-4 imposing appearance who has portrayed a number of soldiers from both the past and the present, once said in an interview, “I guess I’m an old warrior at heart.”
He gained a SAG card at the age of 44 thanks to his portrayal of the roguish Titus Pullo in the television series “Rome,” which launched his career in the US. The well-liked program aired from 2005 to 2007.
In an interview, Stevenson remarked that year was one of the most significant ones in his life. It forced me to take a seat and tell myself to just do the work. The work is finished.
As described by Brian Lowery in his Variety review of “Rome,” “the imposing Stevenson certainly stands out as a brawling, whoring, and none-too-bright warrior – a force of nature who, despite his excesses, somehow keeps landing on his feet.”
He played Blackbeard in the Starz television series “Black Sails,” Commander Jack Swinburne in the German drama “Das Boot,” and Othere in the television series “Vikings.”
Additionally, Stevenson voiced characters in “Star Wars Rebels” and “The Clone Wars” under the names Gar Saxon and Baylan Skoll, respectively. He also has a role in the future Star Wars live-action series “Ahsoka” as a villain named Baylan Skoll. August is when the eight-episode season is anticipated on Disney+.
Stevenson stated that Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman were his acting heroes in an interview with Backstage from the year 2020.
Stevenson stated, “Never a terrible performance, and daring and fearless within that class. It was always men who I could relate to; it was never the young, attractive leading man.
Elisabetta Caraccia is an Italian anthropologist that Stevenson met while working on “Rome.” The two of them have three sons together.