Ray Stevenson Obituary, Death – Ray Stevenson, an Irish actor who was known for his roles in movies such as “Punisher: War Zone,” “King Arthur,” and the “Thor” films, as well as television shows such as HBO’s “Rome” and the impending “Ahsoka” series, passed away on Sunday in Italy, according to his publicist, as reported by Variety. He was 58. There was no evidence to suggest a cause of death.
Stevenson began his career in the 1990s by making guest appearances on television series. Beginning in the 2000s, he began to land roles in action films produced in Hollywood. Stevenson was born in Northern Ireland on May 25, 1964. His first significant film role was in Antoine Fuqua’s 2004 action blockbuster “King Arthur,” in which he played Dagonet, one of the Knights of the Round Table. This part was his debut in the film industry.
In the movie, his character gives his life in the heat of battle to assist Arthur (Clive Owen) and the other warriors who are part of his brotherhood. In the 2008 Marvel picture “Punisher: War Zone,” in which Stevenson starred as the titular mercenary, also known as Frank Castle, he was able to land a prominent role because to his acting abilities. Before Disney bought the rights to the Marvel world, the picture was distributed by Lionsgate in North America.
Later, the character would be reintroduced in the series “Daredevil,” which is broadcast on Netflix. On the big screen, Stevenson was the third actor to ever play the role of the Punisher. Dolph Lundgren performed the role of the vigilante for the first time in a 1989 direct-to-video adaptation, and then Thomas Jane took up the role for the R-rated “Punisher” film in 2004. The film “War Zone” was a revival of the series with a PG-13 rating; nonetheless, it was not successful at the box office, making only $10.1 million on a budget of $35 million. In later episodes of “Daredevil” and “The Punisher” on Netflix, Jon Bernthal assumed the role of the character.