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Ray Stevenson

Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964. He is a film, TV and stage actor. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at the age of eight, and later to Cramlington, Northumberland, where he was raised. The second of three sons of a Royal Air Force pilot father and an Irish mother, As a child he dreamed to become an actor, but he also thought that dream was impossible. So he pursued his other love, art, and went to art school instead. He was an interior designer with an architectural firm in London when he at 25 decided to try out acting. Eventually he attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating at the age of 29. At the beginning of 90s, he began his career on films. He did a few TV films, one of them is The Return of the Native (1994), where he appeared opposite Clive Owen, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Steven Mackintosh. He also filmed The Theory of Flight (1998) Greenwich Mean Time (1999), Green-Eyed Monster (2001) (TV) and a lot of TV guest roles in series. Finally, he made a international breakout with King Arthur (2004), as quiet, but loyal knight Dagonet, again with Clive Owen (who played Arthur), Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Mads Mikkelsen, Ray Winstone and Stellan Skarsgard. After a few more TV films, Stevenson's popularity stared to rise by each film. But, the real fame comes with HBO's "Rome" (2005 - 2007), as funny, but heroically fearless legionary Titus Pullo, opposite Kevin McKidd. Another two well-known roles were in action horror Outpost (2008) and as comic book dark hero The Punisher / Frank Castle in extremely violent Punisher: War Zone (2008), opposite Dominic West (Jigsaw), Doug Hutchison, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight (Microchip), Dash Mihok (Det. Marin Soap) and Julie Benz. To mention that Stevenson also worked on stage. He played the part of Christ in the York Mystery Plays in 2000 at York Minster. In 2001 he took the part of Roger in the play Mouth to Mouth by Kevin Elyot, at the Albery Theatre in London with Lindsay Duncan and Michael Maloney. His most well-known part is perhaps that of the Cardinal in The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster with Janet McTeer at the Royal National Theatre in 2003. Stevenson and his girlfriend Elisabetta Carccia have a son Sebastiano Derek Stevenson, who was born in 2007. Besides acting, he loves art and has a passion for water color painting.


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Born:
May 24, 1964 In Lisburn - Northern Ireland - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Final Score 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Thor
Poster of The Book of Eli
Poster of Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Poster of Outpost
Filmography
Movie Final Score Arkady 2017-12-31
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Volstagg 2017-10-25
Movie Allegiant Marcus Eaton 2016-03-09
Movie Insurgent Marcus Eaton 2015-03-18
Series Saints & Strangers Stephen Hopkins 2015-11-22
Movie The Transporter Refueled Frank Senior 2015-09-03
Series Black Sails Blackbeard 2014-01-25
Movie Divergent Marcus Eaton 2014-03-14
Movie Big Game Morris 2014-09-05
Movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation Firefly 2013-03-26
Movie Thor: The Dark World Volstagg 2013-10-29
Movie Jayne Mansfield's Car Phillip Bedford 2012-02-13
Movie Kill the Irishman Danny Greene 2011-03-10
Movie Thor Volstagg 2011-04-21
Movie The Three Musketeers Porthos 2011-08-31
Movie Thor: From Asgard to Earth Himself 2011-09-13
Movie The Book of Eli Redridge 2010-01-14
Movie The Other Guys Roger Wesley 2010-08-06
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Murlaugh 2009-10-23
Series Babylon Fields Carl Tiptree 2008-01-01
Movie Punisher: War Zone Frank Castle / The Punisher 2008-12-05
Movie Outpost D.C. 2007-03-11
Series Dexter Unknown 2006-10-01
Series Rome Titus Pullo 2005-08-28
Series Murphy's Law Unknown 2001-09-24
Series Waking the Dead Unknown 2000-09-04
Movie The Theory of Flight Gigolo 1999-01-22
Movie The Tide of Life Larry Birch 1996-01-05
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Series Band of Gold 1995-03-12
Movie The Return of the Native Clym Yeobright 1994-12-04
Movie The Money Pit Unknown 1986-03-15
Series Attacker You! Dagonet 1984-04-13
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24