Ray Stevenson Died at 58
In RRR, Ray Stevenson portrayed the role of the wicked British governor. In the television series “Rome,” he played the role of the scoundrelly Titus Pullo. The circumstances surrounding Ray Stevenson’s untimely passing were a mystery.
Ray Stevenson, who was known for his roles as a malevolent British governor in “RRR,” an Asgardian warrior in the “Thor” movie, and a soldier of the 13th Legion in the HBO series “Rome,” has passed away. He was just 58.
The Associated Press was informed by representatives for Stevenson that he passed away on Sunday, but on Monday, they were unable to provide any further information.
1964 was the year that Stevenson was born in the city of Lisburn in Northern Ireland. Following his education at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and several years spent working in British television, he made his debut in the motion picture industry with Paul Greengrass’s “The Theory of Flight” in the year 1998. In the film “King Arthur” by Antoine Fuqua, he portrayed the role of a knight of the round table in 2004, and then, a few years later, he played the lead role in the pre-Disney Marvel adaption “Punisher: War Zone.”
Even though “Punisher” did not receive the finest reviews, he would get another opportunity to work with Marvel in the first three “Thor” films, in which he played the role of Volstagg. Other notable cinematic roles that he has played include those in the “Divergent” series, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and “The Transporter: Refuelled.”
Stevenson, who stands at a towering 6-foot-4 and has portrayed a variety of troops in both the past and the present, was reportedly quoted as saying in an interview, “I guess I’m an old warrior at heart.”
At the age of 44, he received his SAG card for his performance as the rogue Titus Pullo in the television series “Rome.” This was the role that really launched his career in the United States and earned him the SAG card. From 2005 through 2007, the fan-favorite television series was shown.
In an interview, Stevenson remarked that “that was one of the most significant years of my life.” “It forced me to take a deep breath and tell myself to just get the job done. The workload is not an issue.”
In his review of the film “Rome,” Brian Lowery of Variety said that “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.” Stevenson was described as “a brawling, whoring, and none-too-bright warrior.”
He played the role of Blackbeard on the Starz series “Black Sails,” Commander Jack Swinburne in the German television series “Das Boot,” and Othere on the History Channel’s series “Vikings.”
In addition to providing his voice for the character of Gar Saxon in “Star Wars Rebels” and “The Clone Wars,” Stevenson also has a role in the upcoming live-action Star Wars series “Ahsoka,” in which he portrays a villain by the name of Baylan Skoll. August is the projected release month for the season on Disney+, which will consist of eight episodes.
During an interview with Backstage in the year 2020, Stevenson stated that his acting heroes included “the likes of Lee Marvin (and) Gene Hackman.”
“Never a bad performance, and brave and fearless within that calibre,” Stevenson commented on the athlete’s work. “I was never attracted to the young, handsome leading man; rather, I gravitated towards men who I could relate to.”
Elisabetta Caraccia, an Italian anthropologist, is Stevenson’s partner, and the two of them met while he was working on “Rome.” Stevenson and Caraccia have three boys together.