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Also Known As: George Raymond Stevenson Died:
Born: May 25, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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As the fierce and powerful but impulsive Roman soldier Titus Pullo of the acclaimed HBO series "Rome," (2005 - ), the ruggedly built actor Ray Stevenson embodied the very essence of the rough and decadent life and times. Born in Northern Ireland, the son of an air force pilot, Stevenson grew up in England. As a child, he developed an interest in acting when going to Saturday morning matinees. But his focus remained elsewhere, and after college he initially pursued a career as an engineer. It wasn't until seeing a performance by John Malkovich in the play, "Burn This" at a West End theater that he decided to give acting his full attention. At age 27, he began studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. One of his earliest roles was in the British television drama "The Dwelling Place," an adaptation of a popular novel by Catherine Cookson. That was followed with "Some Kind of Life," a work for which he was later most proud, where he played a man severely injured in a motorcycle crash, with the story focusing on the grief experienced by his wife (Jane Horrocks). He appeared in a number of British television dramas from there on, including the police drama "City Central" and "Band of...

As the fierce and powerful but impulsive Roman soldier Titus Pullo of the acclaimed HBO series "Rome," (2005 - ), the ruggedly built actor Ray Stevenson embodied the very essence of the rough and decadent life and times.

Born in Northern Ireland, the son of an air force pilot, Stevenson grew up in England. As a child, he developed an interest in acting when going to Saturday morning matinees. But his focus remained elsewhere, and after college he initially pursued a career as an engineer. It wasn't until seeing a performance by John Malkovich in the play, "Burn This" at a West End theater that he decided to give acting his full attention. At age 27, he began studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School.

One of his earliest roles was in the British television drama "The Dwelling Place," an adaptation of a popular novel by Catherine Cookson. That was followed with "Some Kind of Life," a work for which he was later most proud, where he played a man severely injured in a motorcycle crash, with the story focusing on the grief experienced by his wife (Jane Horrocks). He appeared in a number of British television dramas from there on, including the police drama "City Central" and "Band of Gold," where he met actress Ruth Gemmell, whom he later married. They then played husband and wife in "Peak Practice." He also appeared in "At Home with the Braithwaites," "Green-Eyed Monster" and "Murphy's Law: Kiss and Tell," among others. His first big-budget Hollywood feature was "King Arthur" (2004) where he played the part of Dagonet, alongside stars Clive Owen, Kiera Knightley and Ioan Gruffud.

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1994:
Landed early film role in Catherine Cookson drama "The Dwelling Place"
1994:
Appeared opposite Catherine Zeta Jones in TV movie adaptation of "The Return of the Native" (CBS)
1995:
Co-starred with Jane Horrocks in "Some Kind of Life"
1995:
Appeared on BAFTA nominated ITV series "Band of Gold"
1996:
Re-teamed with Catherine Cookson for her adaptation of "The Tide of Life"
1998:
Co-starrred with Paul Nicholls on BBC police drama "City Central"
1998:
First big screen film role, "The Theory of Flight" with Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter
2001:
Played Graham Braithwaite on British drama series "At Home with the Braithwaites" (ITV)
2001:
Cast as Roger in the play "Mouth to Mouth" at Albery Theatre in London
2001:
Cast in TV movie "Green-Eyed Monster"
2003:
Portrayed the Cardinal in "The Duchess of Malfi" with Janet McTeer at Royal National Theatre
2004:
Portrayed Dagonet, the knight who sacrifices his life for his comrades in "King Arthur" opposite Clive Owen and Keira Knightley
2005:
Cast as legionary Titus Pullo on BBC/HBO drama series "Rome"
2008:
Starred in Scottish horror film "Outpost" as the mercenary ex-commando leader
2008:
Cast as Frank Castle, a former Marine turned vigilante in "Punisher: War Zone"
2009:
Cast as Murlough in feature adaptation "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"
2010:
Cast in "The Book of Eli," a post-apocalyptic drama directed by the Hughes brothers
2010:
Cast opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in action comedy "The Other Guys"
2011:
Portrayed a member of the Warriors Three in Kenneth Branagh's big screen adaptation of "Thor"
2011:
Cast as Porthos in Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers"
2012:
Landed recurring guest role on Showtime's "Dexter"
2013:
Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as Firefly
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Education

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