Ray was born to a mother from Ireland and father from Britain. He dreamt of becoming an actor at his very early age, but something within him turned down this fantasy towards it making him think that he can’t become a star. He opted to be an interior designer after his studies in art school. In his youth phase when he turned to 25 years, his love for acting emerged, and he decided to make a career in that. He came out at the age of 29 from Bristol Old Vic Theater School and did a few films in the 90s. After doing a lot of small roles, he got the opportunity in the Hollywood movie
King Arthur and after this, his game began.
Later, after each of his movies his stardom increased. He got two strong roles in his next ventures ‘Outpost’ and ‘Punisher: War Zone’. Both of these movies were released in the year 2008. He has also performed on stages in various plays at different theaters. Being a lover of art, he involved himself in many works. Watercolor painting is something that he loves to do. For now, he has an Italian partner, and they have a kid. Earlier his spouse was Ruth Gemmell. They divorced in 2005. His work was appreciated in the movie ‘
Thor’ in which he portrayed the character of Volstagg. The T.V. series ‘
Rome’ proved to be an important point of his career. Ray has appeared in some T.V. series like Crossing Lines, ‘
Dexter’, etc. His upcoming work is in Black Sails as the pirate. His last appearance in the movie industry was seen in The Divergent Series: Allegiant and The Transporter: Refueled. He did the series ‘Rome’ that shot him to fame.
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Ray Stevenson is a Hollywood cum British actor. He was born in North Ireland but was raised in England. He is the second of the three sons. His father was a Royal Air Force pilot and his mother, an Irish.
He got an interest in acting at a very early age. He had initially planned to pursue a career in interior design, for which he was even enrolled in a course. But this didn’t give him enough time for pursuing his passion. After witnessing John Malkovich’s performance in
Burn After Reading. This, his momentum in acting multiplied manifold. He soon dropped out of the enrolled Art school and joined a Theater school.
He played several supporting roles in his early stages, in films like King Arthur, G: MT-Greenwich Mean Time, Some Kind of Life and The Theory of Flight - which was his first feature.
Stevenson did his first lead role in the film ‘Outpost’, in 2008, where he portrayed the life of an ex-marine, who struggles to survive a disastrous journey. Later, he played the role of the Punisher in ‘Punisher: War Zone’ in 2008. He is also part of the cast of The Divergent Series: Allegiant alongside
Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
He has also done several roles in the Television. During 2005-2007, he portrayed Titus Pullo, a Roman warrior in HBO’s critically acclaimed series, ‘Rome’, which brought him immense appreciation.
Regarding his personal life, he was married to Ruth Gemmell, whom he met on the sets of the Television Drama, Band of Gold. In the series Peak Practice, they played husband and wife. Eight years later, they divorced. Later, he married Elisabetta Caraccia, an Italian anthropologist with whom he has two sons. He met Elisabetta while shooting ‘Rome’.