Gerald Ames

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 cinema, 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.[3]

Gerald Ames
in 1919
Percy Gerald Ames

(1880-09-12)12 September 1880[1][2]
Died2 July 1933(1933-07-02) (aged 52)
Knightsbridge, London, England
Years active1905–1928

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][4]

Partial filmography


  1. "Gerald Ames Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  2. "BFI: Gerald Ames". Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  3. "Gerald Ames".
  4. "IMDB: Gerald Ames". Retrieved 10 April 2010.

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