How the late actor Ray Stevenson is being honored in his final film role
Ray StevensonThe cinematic legacy lives on.
THE Thor the actor, who died on May 21 at the age of 58, was recently honored by the director Peter Soos in a touching letter, where the filmmaker spoke of wanting to pay tribute to Ray with a film 1242 West Gate. The historical drama, in which Ray plays Cardinal Cesereani, was the actor’s last film role before his death.
“I have realized the overwhelming weight of responsibility that falls upon me with our work together on what is surely your last feature film,” Péter wrote in a message to Deadline. “I’ll do my best to honor that. I have an image in front of me of you on set passionately analyzing the character of Cesareani. You loved playing him and we had even started planning a prequel movie about the Cardinal.”
Péter then reflected on Ray’s ability to capture everyone’s attention, on and off set, with his magnetic personality.