Irish actor Ray Stevenson dies, aged 58 6 months ago

Irish actor Ray Stevenson dies, aged 58

No cause of death has been revealed.

Irish actor Ray Stevenson has passed away at the age of 58, his publicist has confirmed.


The Punisher: War Zone star featured in a number of big projects including King Arthur, the Thor films and shows like HBO’s Rome and the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka.

Born in Lisburn in 1964, Stevenson moved to England with his family at the age of eight, where he went on to attend the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating at the age of 29.


He started to appear in Hollywood films in the early 2000s, with his first major film role coming in 2004’s King Arthur starring Clive Owen, where he played Dagonet, one of the Knights of the Round Table.

In 2008, Stevenson landed the role of Frank Castle in Marvel's Punisher: War Zone. He was the third actor to portray the titular anti-hero, after Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane.


The actor went on to appear in another Marvel flick in 2011's Thor alongside Chris Hemsworth. He played Volstagg, one of the Warriors Three who were allies to the titular character.


Stevenson appeared in the Oscar-nominated blockbuster RRR as antagonist Governor Scott Buxton. He will also appear in the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series Ahsoka as Jedi Baylan Skoll, who turns to the dark side and becomes an ally to the diabolic Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Other movie roles Stevenson is known for in his career include The Book of Eli, The Three Musketeers, The Other Guys and the Divergent series.

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