Ray Stevenson, who played important roles in TV shows like Rome, Vikings, and Dexter, has died at the age of 58.
He was known for his parts in the Thor films and the Divergent series, as well as in UK TV shows like Band of Gold, Peak Practise, and Murphy’s Law.
His marketing company in the US, Viewpoint, told the BBC that he had died, but they did not give any more information.
No one knows what caused his death, but he was taken to the hospital while shooting on the Italian island of Ischia. At the time of his death, he was making a movie called Cassino in Ischia, which was an action movie. It was said that he had died four days before he turned 59.
When Stevenson saw John Malkovich in a play at a West End theatre in London, he was moved to become an actress.
He went to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to learn how to act, and one of his first TV parts was in The Dwelling Place, a play by Catherine Cookson. In the big-budget Hollywood movie King Arthur, which stars Keira Knightley, he played a knight in 2004.
Stevenson has been in popular TV shows and films made in the US in recent years. He played Volstagg in the Thor trilogy and Titus Pullo in HBO’s historical drama series Rome.
In the new Disney+ show Star Wars: Ashoka, he will play Baylan Skoll.