Rosario Dawson of Star Wars: Ahsoka Pays Tribute to the Late Ray Stevenson
Rosario Dawson, star of the upcoming series Ahsoka, paid tribute to Ray Stevenson yesterday. Stevenson passed away at the age of 58. He is known for his work in the Thor franchise and other blockbusters like the Book of Eli and HBO’s Rome. Stevenson will play a part in the upcoming Ahsoka series when it airs later this summer as “Baylan Skoll.”
Like countless others, Dawson was not only a colleague of Stevenson’s but also an admirer of his work. She took to Twitter to share her experience working with Stevenson while reflecting on the fragility of life. In the post, Dawson shared, “Sharing in grief with you all. What a Ray of light. Been calling cast/crew & the rest of my family to say how much I love them. Let this be your reminder to love on your people’s in real time while you can. Ray was so vivacious & unbelievably present & vibrant. He truly lived!!!”
Ray Stevenson is a highly versatile and accomplished actor known for his impressive range and captivating on-screen presence. Born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Stevenson developed a passion for acting at an early age. He honed his skills at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 1987 and embarking on a career that would earn him international acclaim.
Stevenson’s breakthrough came in the late 1990s with his portrayal of Titus Pullo in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Rome.” His compelling performance as a Roman soldier garnered widespread recognition and established him as a formidable talent in the industry. Following this success, he quickly became a sought-after actor, appearing in various film and television productions.
One of Stevenson’s most notable roles came in 2008 when he portrayed the iconic Marvel Comics character Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in the film “Punisher: War Zone.” His portrayal of the vengeful antihero showcased his intensity, physicality, and ability to bring complex characters to life. Stevenson’s dedication to the role and his authentic portrayal garnered praise from both fans and critics alike.
Throughout his career, Stevenson has displayed remarkable versatility, seamlessly transitioning between genres and characters. From historical dramas like “King Arthur” and “The Three Musketeers” to action-packed films like “Thor” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” he has consistently delivered compelling performances that resonate with audiences.
Beyond his work in film and television, Stevenson has also ventured into the world of theater, appearing in numerous stage productions. His stage credits include performances in plays such as “Playing with Fire,” “The Duchess of Malfi,” and “The Rover,” further showcasing his talent and commitment to the craft.
With his commanding presence and undeniable talent, Ray Stevenson continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression with his performances. His dedication to his craft, combined with his versatility and ability to inhabit a wide range of characters, has firmly established him as one of the most respected actors of his generation.
Ahsoka will start streaming on Disney Plus in August 2023.
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