Ray Stevenson, the Northern Irish actor known for his many roles in projects such as Thor, Dexter, RRRand The Three Musketeers (2011), died. He is 58. The deadline reported that his representatives Independent Talent confirmed the news, but did not provide further details about his death.
George Raymond Stevenson was born on May 25, 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. His family moved to England when he was young, and he graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theater School when he was 29.
After appearing in several European series and straight-to-TV movies throughout the 1990s, Stevenson made his film debut in 1998 opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh in Paul Greengrass’ comedy-drama. The Theory of Flight. He also appeared in films like The Book of Eli, The Other Men, and Kill the Irish before going on to star as Volstagg in Marvel’s Thor franchise, such as Frank Castle in the Punisher: War Zoneand as Porthos in the 2011 adaptation of The Three Musketeers.
Stevenson also had recurring roles in the Dexter, Black Sails, and the Divergent franchise, as well as a voice role as Gar Saxon in the Star Wars animated series Rebels and The Clone Wars. Recently, he appeared as Othere in History’s Vikings and as Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli’s 2022 film RRR.
Before his passing, Stevenson was cast to replace Kevin Spacey in the upcoming historical drama 1242: Gateway to the Westand is also set to join Rosario Dawson in the upcoming Disney+ The Mandalorian spinoff Ahsoka.