Ray Stevenson

Actor | * 05/24/1964 (55) | Lisburn - Northern Ireland - UK
George Raymond Stevenson (born 25 May 1964) is a Northern Irish actor. He is known for playing Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series Rome (2005–2007) and in film as Dagonet in King Arthur (2004). Stevenson has portrayed two Marvel Comics characters: Frank Castle/The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and The Super Hero Squad Show; and Volstagg in Thor and its sequels Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. In the film Kill the Irishman, Stevenson portrayed Cleveland mobster Danny Greene. In 2012 he appeared in the seventh season of Dexter as Isaak Sirko. He also portrayed the character Blackbeard in the third and fourth seasons of ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Adventure

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Movies with Ray Stevenson as Actor(27)

as Big Ray2018 Accident Man
as Arkady2018 Final Score
as Volstagg2017 Thor: Ragnarok
as Gruner2017 Cold Skin
as Marcus Eaton2016 Allegiant
as Frank Senior2015 The Transporter Refueled
as Marcus Eaton2015 Insurgent
as Morris2014 Big Game
as Marcus Eaton2014 Divergent
as Firefly2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
as Volstagg2013 Thor: The Dark World
as Phillip Bedford2013 Jayne Mansfield's Car
as Porthos2011 The Three Musketeers
as Volstagg2011 Thor
as Danny Greene2011 Kill the Irishman
as Redridge2010 The Book of Eli
as Roger Wesley2010 The Other Guys
as Steve2009 From the Shadows
as D.C.2008 Outpost
as Frank Castle / The Punisher2008 Punisher: War Zone
as Peter Brisco2007 Life Line
as Dagonet2004 King Arthur
as Gigolo1999 The Theory of Flight
as Clym Yeobright1994 The Return of the Native

TV Shows/Series with Ray Stevenson as Actor(15)

as Jake Elliot2019 Reef Break
as Det Supt Benton2017 Rellik
as Stephen Hopkins2015 Saints & Strangers
as Blackbeard2014 Black Sails
as Isaak Sirko2006 Dexter
as Titus Pullo2005 Rome
as Graham Braithwaite2000 At Home with the Braithwaites
as Larry Birch1996 The Tide of Life
as Matthew Turnbull1994 The Dwelling Place

Additional Information

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Full Name: Ray Stevenson
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 05/24 1964 (May) in Lisburn (current age: 55 years + 316 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Spouses (current/former): Ruth Gemmell
Ray Stevenson frequently works together with these people:
Stan Lee (8x, Crew)
Kevin Feige (5x, Crew)
Mary Vernieu (5x, Crew)
Brad Kane (5x, Crew)
Anthony Hopkins (4x, Actor)
Chris Hemsworth (4x, Actor)
Kenneth Branagh (4x, Actor)
Victoria Alonso (4x, Crew)
Keith Carradine (4x, Actor)
Adam McKay (4x, Crew)
Paterson Joseph (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1205, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/20/2020