A famous British actor, Ray Stevenson, who was famous for his shows like Vikings and Dexter, died at the age of 58. He has also appeared in many UK television series, like Peak Practice, Band of Gold, and Murphy’s Law.
His “US-based publicity firm,” Viewpoint, confirmed the news of his death but didn’t provide any further information. The cause of his death is still a mystery, but he has been visiting the hospital frequently during the shooting on the “Italian island of Ischia.”
He was doing the action movie “Cassino in Ischia” when he passed away. He died four days before his 59th birthday.
Stevenson’s family moved to England when he was 8 years old; he was born in Northern Ireland.
His father served in the “Royal Air Force (RAF)” at the time of his birth in 1964, and he was doing so near Lisburn, County Antrim. His family went to Newcastle upon Tyne, where he spent most of his formative years.
John Malkovich’s performance in a play in a “London West End” theater inspired Stevenson to get involved in acting.
One of his earliest TV jobs was in the Catherine Cookson drama “The Dwelling Place,” which he performed while attending the “Bristol Old Vic Theatre” School to study acting.
In the future, he made numerous appearances in British TV series like Dalziel and Pascoe, Waking the Dead, and At Home with the Braithwaites.
He appeared as a knight in the high-profile Hollywood production King Arthur in 2004, which starred Keira Knightley.
Stevenson has attained roles in popular US-produced TV shows and films, playing Titus Pullo in HBO’s historical drama series Rome and Volstagg in the Thor trilogy.
In the new Star Wars: Ashoka Disney+ series, he will play Baylan Skoll.