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The acting world mourns the loss of Ian Gelder, a prolific performer who graced both stage and screen for decades. Gelder passed away at the age of 74 after a battle with bile duct cancer.

Many will recognize Gelder from his portrayal of Kevan Lannister in the globally popular series “Game of Thrones.” He brought life to the younger brother of Tywin Lannister (played by Charles Dance) in the show’s first season, with HBO later bringing him back for additional seasons.

Game of Thrones” may have brought him global recognition, but Ian Gelder’s career was a kaleidoscope of captivating performances across diverse genres. Ian Gelder tackled roles in BBC One’s detective series “Father Brown,” captivated audiences as Mr. Dekker in “Torchwood: Children of Earth,” and embodied the Librarian Scholar Charles in the BBC adaptation of “His Dark Materials.” Sci-fi fans will also remember him as Zellin from “Doctor Who.”

Gelder’s talent wasn’t confined to television. He was a seasoned stage actor, having performed in London’s West End Theatre and the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Ian Gelder contributions to television shows like “London’s Burning” and “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” further solidified his diverse and accomplished career.

The news of Gelder’s passing was shared on social media by his husband, Ben Daniels. Daniels spoke of Gelder’s kindness, generosity, and unwavering spirit, highlighting the impact he had on everyone who knew him. He also described Gelder’s bravery in facing his illness.

Ian Gelder leaves behind a legacy of captivating performances and a reputation as a talented and respected actor. Gelder’s unwavering dedication to his craft and his genuine warmth will be a lasting inspiration to aspiring actors.

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