Ray Stevenson: Thor, Star Wars and Rome actor's career in pictures

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Here is a selection of some of the most memorable images from the career of late actor Ray Stevenson.

The 58-year-old - whose death was announced on Monday - appeared in hit TV programmes including Rome, Vikings and Dexter.

He also starred in a variety of blockbuster action movies like King Arthur and the Thor trilogy - and has a role in the upcoming Disney+ series Star Wars: Ashoka.

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The first major role for the Northern Ireland-born actor came in 2004, when he starred in King Arthur with Keira Knightley - with whom he's pictured here
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Stevenson also went on to feature in a number of hit TV shows - notably playing Titus Pullo in the series Rome, from which this 2006 still is taken
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Here he is with Matthew Macfadyen (left) and Luke Evans (right) in Paul WS Anderson's 2011 movie adaptation of The Three Musketeers
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That same year also saw Stevenson appear as a mobster in Kill the Irishman, alongside Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken (right)
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Stevenson held the distinction of playing not one but two Marvel characters: the Punisher and Volstagg. He is pictured here among the star-studded cast of Marvel's 2013 title Thor: The Dark World, which included Tom Hiddleston (fourth left), Chris Hemsworth (fourth right) and Anthony Hopkins (third right)
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The actor poses in 2014 with a fan at the premiere in Los Angeles of his film Divergent
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Stevenson at the 2017 opening of Thor: Ragnarok with Elisabetta Caraccia - with whom he had three sons, according to US media
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Stevenson also played multiple roles in the Star Wars universe, and has a part in the upcoming series Ahsoka - alongside Ivanna Sakhno (left) and Diana Lee Inosanto (right)

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