George Raymond Stevenson
25 May 1964
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
|Died||21 May 2023 (aged 58)|
|Education||Bristol Old Vic Theatre School|
(m. 1997; div. 2005)
George Raymond Stevenson (25 May 1964 – 21 May 2023) was a Northern Irish actor. He portrayed
George Raymond Stevenson was born in Lisburn in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on 25 May 1964, the second of three sons born to a British father and an Irish mother. His father was a Royal Air Force pilot. He moved to England with his family at the age of eight, first settling in the Lemington area of Newcastle upon Tyne and later in Seaton Delaval. He attended Bath Lane college on a design course, then the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating at the age of 29.
Stevenson made his film debut in
In 2011, Stevenson appeared in the film
In 2019, Stevenson was announced as a lead antagonist in the Telugu film RRR, directed by S. S. Rajamouli and released in 2022. This marked his debut in Indian cinema.
On 24 March 2015, it was announced by producers that Stevenson would be joining the cast of the Starz series
At Star Wars Celebration 2023, Stevenson was announced as playing the Dark Jedi Baylan Skoll in the upcoming series Ahsoka.
Stevenson's stage work included playing the part of
In 1997, Stevenson married English actress Ruth Gemmell in London; they had met on the set of Band of Gold (1995), and later played a married couple in Peak Practice (1997). They divorced in 2005 after eight years of marriage. Stevenson had three sons with Italian anthropologist Elisabetta Caraccia.
Stevenson died on 21 May 2023, four days before his 59th birthday. No cause of death has been revealed, but he was reportedly hospitalized while on set filming Cassino in Ischia on Ischia, an island in Italy. Stevenson's co-stars, including Rosario Dawson, Scott Adkins, and James Purefoy, paid tribute.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1998||The Theory of Flight||Gigolo|||
|1999||G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time||Mr. Hardy|||
|2002||No Man's Land||Short film|
|Punisher: War Zone||Frank Castle / Punisher|||
|2009||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant||Murlough|||
|2010||The Book of Eli||Redridge|||
|The Other Guys||Roger Wesley|||
|2011||Kill the Irishman||Danny Greene|||
|The Three Musketeers||Porthos|||
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Firefly|||
|Jayne Mansfield's Car||Phillip Bedford|||
|Thor: The Dark World||Volstagg|||
|2015||The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Marcus Eaton|||
The Transporter: Refueled
|Frank Martin Sr.|||
|2016||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||Marcus Eaton|||
|Final Score||Arkady Belav|||
|2022||RRR||Governor Scott Buxton|||
|Memory||Detective Danny Mora|||
|Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday||Big Ray|||
|TBA||1242: Gateway to the West||Cesareane||Post-production, posthumous release|
|Cassino in Ischia||Filming, posthumous release|
|1993||A Woman's Guide to Adultery||Journalist|
|1994||The Dwelling Place||Matthew Whitwell||3 episodes|
|1994||The Return of the Native||Clym Yeobright||Television film|
|1995||Band of Gold||Steve Dickson||12 episodes|
|1995||Some Kind of Life||Steve||Television film|
|1996||The Tide of Life||Larry Birch||3 episodes|
|1997||Peak Practice||Joe Higson||Episode: "Home Truths"|
|1997||Drover's Gold||Armstrong||5 episodes|
|1998||City Central||DI Tony Baynham||32 episodes|
|1999||Love in the 21st Century||Alex||Episode: "Toyboys"|
|2000||Holby City||Laurence Haney||Episode: "Taking It on the Chin"|
|2000||The Bill||Sgt. Gartland||Episode: "Over the Edge"|
|2001||At Home with the Braithwaites||Graham Braithwaite||11 episodes|
|2001||Dalziel and Pascoe||Jeff Parry||Episode: "Truth and Consequences"|
|2003||Red Cap||Sgt. Chris Roxborough||Episode: "Cover Story"|
|Robert Eaglan||Episode: "Kiss and Tell"|
|2004||Waking the Dead||Dr Tim Faulkner||Episode: "Fugue States"|
|2007||Life Line||Peter Brasco||Television film|
|2009||The Super Hero Squad Show||Frank Castle/The Punisher||Voice, episode: "Night in the Sanctorum!"|
|2012||Dexter||Isaak Sirko||9 episodes|
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
|2014||Crossing Lines||Miles Lennon||4 episodes|
|2015||Saints & Strangers||Stephen Hopkins||TV miniseries|
|2016–2017||Black Sails||Edward Teach / Blackbeard||11 episodes|
|2016–2017||Star Wars Rebels||Gar Saxon||Voice, 2 episodes|
|2017||Rellik||DSI Edward Benton||6 episodes|
|2019||Reef Break||Jake Elliot||13 episodes|
|2019||Medici||Ferdinand I of Naples||2 episodes|
|2020||The Spanish Princess||James IV of Scotland||2 episodes|
|2020||Vikings||Ohthere of Hålogaland||11 episodes|
|2020||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Gar Saxon||Voice, 2 episodes|
|2022||Das Boot||Commander Jack Swinburne||8 episodes|
|2023||Ahsoka||Baylan Skoll||Upcoming series, posthumous release|
|2000||York Mystery Plays||Christ|||
|2001||Mouth to Mouth||Roger|||
|2003||The Duchess of Malfi||The Cardinal|||
- ^ "BBC – Press Office – Rome press pack phase two Ray Stevenson". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au "Ray Stevenson List of Movies and TV Shows". TV Guide. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- ^ a b c "Ray Stevenson Filmography". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- ^ "Samuel Jackson Hunts a 'Big Game' (Trailer) -". bloody-disgusting.com. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- ^ Press Trust of India (20 November 2019). "SS Rajamouli ropes in Olivia Morris Ray Stevenson and Alison Doody for RRR". India Today. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- ^ a b c d e "Ray Stevenson". British Film Institute. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- ^ Friedlander, Whitney. "'Divergent's' Ray Stevenson Joins Starz's 'Black Sails' as Blackbeard". Variety. Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- ^ a b c d e f g Pederson, Erik (22 May 2023). "Ray Stevenson Dies: 'RRR', 'Thor', Vikings' & 'Divergent' Actor Was 58". Deadline. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- ^ a b Wolf, Matt (3 February 2003). "The Duchess of Malfi". Variety. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- ^ a b Koncienzcy, Rebecca (10 December 2017). "Where is the cast of Band of Gold now?". Liverpool Echo. Reach Plc. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
She married fellow Band of Gold actor Ray Stevenson in 1997, but the couple divorced in 2005.
- ^ Bahr, Lindsey (22 May 2023). "Ray Stevenson, of 'Rome' and 'Thor' movies, dies at 58". ABC News. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- ^ "Ray Stevenson, 'Punisher: War Zone' and 'Rome' Star, Dies at 58". TheWrap. 22 May 2023. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- ^ a b "Ray Stevenson: Thor, Volstagg and Star Wars actor dies aged 58". BBC News. 22 May 2023. Retrieved 23 May 2023.
- ^ "Ray Stevenson Was Rushed to Hospital from Set Before Death, Filming Was Suspended: Sources (Exclusive)". People. 24 May 2023. Retrieved 24 May 2023.
- ^ Vlessing, Etan (25 January 2023). "Ray Stevenson Replaces Kevin Spacey in Epic Drama '1242: Gateway to the West'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- ^ MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD VOICE CAST at The Comics Continuum
- ^ a b "Ray Stevenson". Empire. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- Official website
- Ray Stevenson at IMDb
- Ray Stevenson at the TCM Movie Database
- Ray Stevenson at AllMovie
- 1964 births
- 2023 deaths
- Alumni of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
- British people of Irish descent
- British male film actors
- People from Cramlington
- Actors from Northumberland
- Actors from Lisburn
- 20th-century British male actors
- 21st-century British male actors
- 20th-century male actors from Northern Ireland
- 21st-century male actors from Northern Ireland
- Male stage actors from Northern Ireland
- Male film actors from Northern Ireland
- Male television actors from Northern Ireland