Gerald Ames

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Gerald Ames
Born (1880-09-12)12 September 1880[1][2]
Blackheath, London, England
Died 2 July 1933(1933-07-02) (aged 52)
Knightsbridge, London, England
Years active 1905–1928

Gerald Ames (12 September 1880 – 2 July 1933) was a British actor, film director and Olympic fencer. Ames was born in Blackheath, London in 1880 and first took up acting in 1905. He was a popular leading man in the post-First World War cimema, appearing in more than sixty films between his debut in 1914 and his retirement from the screen in 1928 in a career entirely encompassing the silent era. He was also a regular stage actor who took on many leading roles in the theatre.

He competed in the individual épée event at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[1]

He died in 1933 after falling down the steps of Knightsbridge tube station and suffering a heart attack. He was married to the actress Mary Dibley.[2][3]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gerald Ames Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "BFI: Gerald Ames". bfi.com. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "IMDB: Gerald Ames". imdb.com. Retrieved 10 April 2010.