The world of entertainment mourns the loss of a talented actor, George Raymond Stevenson, who passed away on May 21, 2023, at the age of 58. Known by his stage name Ray Stevenson, he was a British actor born in Northern Ireland. Stevenson made a significant impact on both the big and small screens with his diverse roles and memorable performances.
Throughout his career, Ray Stevenson showcased his versatility as an actor, taking on a wide range of roles that left a lasting impression on audiences. One of his notable film roles was that of Dagonet in the 2004 film “King Arthur.” He also portrayed Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series “Rome” from 2005 to 2007, winning critical acclaim for his performance. Let’s take a closer look at his career, personal life, and the legacy he leaves behind.
Ray Stevenson Was Married To Ruth Gemmell
In 1997, Ray Stevenson married English actress Ruth Gemmell in London. The couple first met on the set of “Band of Gold” in 1995 and later played a married couple in “Peak Practice” in 1997. However, after eight years of marriage, they divorced in 2005.
Stevenson had three sons with Italian anthropologist Elisabetta Caraccia, with whom he was in a relationship following his divorce from Gemmell. The details of Stevenson’s personal life highlight his dedication to both his craft and his family.
Meet Ruth Gemmell: A Talented Actress In Her Own Right
Ray Stevenson’s ex-wife, Ruth Gemmell, is an English actress born in October 1967 in Bristol, United Kingdom. With a career spanning multiple films and TV shows, Gemmell has showcased her talent and versatility.
One of Gemmell’s recent prominent roles is that of Lady Violet Bridgerton in the Netflix series “Bridgerton.” She reprised her role in the miniseries “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” which premiered on May 4, 2023, showcasing her ability to captivate audiences with her performances.
Gemmell’s filmography includes appearances in notable movies and shows such as “Fever Pitch,” “Home Fires,” “EastEnders,” “Casualty,” “Summerhill,” and “Penny Dreadful.” Her commitment to her craft and the depth she brings to her characters have garnered her recognition in the entertainment industry.
A Versatile Career: Ray Stevenson
Stevenson’s talent extended to the world of superheroes as well. He portrayed two Marvel Comics characters, Frank Castle / The Punisher in “Punisher: War Zone” (2008) and The Super Hero Squad Show, and Volstagg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2011 to 2017. His portrayal of these characters added depth and complexity to the stories.
Apart from his superhero roles, Stevenson showcased his acting prowess in various other films, including “Kill the Irishman” (2011), where he played the role of mobster Danny Greene, “The Three Musketeers” (2011), and “RRR” (2022), where he portrayed the villainous Governor Scott. His ability to bring unique characters to life made him a sought-after actor in the industry.
On the small screen, Stevenson left an indelible mark with his television roles. He played Ukrainian mobster Isaak Sirko in the seventh season of “Dexter” and Blackbeard in the third and fourth seasons of “Black Sails.” Additionally, his voice acting talents were showcased in “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” as the character Gar Saxon.