Ian Gelder Obituary Obituary

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Ian Gelder, an accomplished stage and screen actor, passed away on October 21, 2022, at the age of 74, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Gelder began his acting career in the 1970s, becoming a prominent figure in the British theater scene. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the National Theatre, showcasing his versatility in a wide range of productions.

Notable stage appearances included his acclaimed performance as Ed in Joe Orton’s “Entertaining Mr Sloane” in 1993 and his portrayal of a leather-clad biker in Michel Tremblay’s “Hosanna” in 1981.

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Gelder gained international recognition for his role as Kevan Lannister in the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” (2011-2016). As the brother of the fearsome Tywin Lannister, he became embroiled in a complex power struggle.

Gelder also made a memorable appearance in the Doctor Who spin-off series “Torchwood” (2009) as the villainous Mr. Dekker.

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Gelder was known for his infectious laughter and his unwavering commitment to his craft. He will be remembered by his family, friends, and the countless audiences he entertained throughout his esteemed career.