Irish actor Ray Stevenson, who appeared in many blockbuster films and television series, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2023 in Italy. He was 58 years old. The cause of Stevenson’s death is unknown.
When we shot this difficult scene, he was 56 years old but he had no hesitation in performing this stunt.
We will forever cherish having you on set #RRRRay Stevenson.
Gone too soon 💔 pic.twitter.com/LdzecSIO2H
– RRR Movies (@RRRMovie)
May 23, 2023
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ray Stevenson, who brought humor and wit to the character of Volstagg. He was a wonderful actor who will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. https://t.co/SZk115OemM pic.twitter.com/wKEgdz2s3i
– Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel)
May 23, 2023
Born on May 25, 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, his real name is Gregory Raymond Stevenson, he began his acting career in the late 1990s. With over 60 acting credits, Stevenson’s real breakthrough role came with the HBO/BBC series “Rome” (2005-2007). He portrayed the character of Titus Pullo. His role as a rough but compassionate Roman soldier received critical acclaim and established him as a talented actor.
He then appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Thor” opposite Chris Hemsworth as Volstagg. Stevenson’s portrayal of Volstagg brought humor and wit to the character and instantly made him a fan favorite.
In addition to playing Volstagg, Stevenson also appeared in many films of many different genres. He played the lead role of Frank Castle/The Punisher in the film Punisher: War Zone (2008), showcasing his action and fighting skills. Some of his other notable film works include “King Arthur” (2004), “The Three Musketeers” (2011), “Divergent” (2014), “The Transporter Refueled” (2015) and “Final Score ” (2018).
Apart from these roles, Stevenson also played a major role in SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster RRR. He played the negative role of Governor Scott Buxton and received critical praise for his performance. RRR won the Academy Award for “Best Original Score” in 2023. The film also stars Ram Charan, NT Rama Rao Jr., Ajay Devgan and Alia Bhatt.
Stevenson is all set to appear in the Star Wars “Ahsoka” franchise as Baylan Skoll. His untimely passing was felt by the entire entertainment industry.
Ray Stevenson movies and TV shows
Stevenson is a versatile actor and his acting ability is no joke. Below is a list of notable movies and TV shows in which this phenomenal actor has participated:
- King Arthur (2004)
- The Others (2010)
- Thor (2011)
- The Three Musketeers (2011)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- GI Joe: Revenge (2013)
- Divergent (2014)
- Movie series Divergent: Uprising (2015)
- The Big Game (2014)
- The Refueling Carrier (2015)
- Irish Murder (2011)
- The Book of Eli (2010)
- The Punisher: War Zone (2008)
- Green Zone (2010)
- Final Score (2018)
- RRR (2022)
- Roma (2005-2007)
- Dexter (2009-2010)
- Black Sails (2014-2017)
- The Punisher (2019)
- Crossbones (2014)
- Vikings (2020-2021)
- Star Wars Rebels (2014-?)
Known for his imposing presence and ability to portray strong and charismatic characters, Ray Stevenson has established himself as a versatile actor with many performances in both action roles and projects. more dramatic. Although he is no longer here, his legacy will live on through his memorable performances.