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Gerald Ames

Full name: Percy Gerald Ames
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: September 12, 1880 in Lewisham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: July 2, 1933 in Knightsbridge, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: The Actors' Sword Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Fencing


Although he was one of the leading lights of British fencing in the early years of the 20th century and competed in the Stockholm Games of 1912, Ames was better known as an actor, both on stage and as one of the earliest stars of British cinema. He appeared in over sixty silent movies and directed himself in a number of them.

A strong proponent of duelling, he was once quoted as saying “If you take a lady out to supper and some cad of a man takes it in his head to annoy her with insolent staring, she has no redress and you have no method of punishing him. If duelling were recognized and practiced in England today, that kind of thing could be stopped and a lady could walk out without fearing the insolent advances and attentions of the cads who infest our streets today.”

Gerald Ames died of a heart attack after falling down the steps at a London Underground station.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Great Britain GBR 4T p2 r3/4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BL
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 4T 1912-07-13 3
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Five 2T 1912-07-12 2
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Sixteen 2T 1912-07-12 2
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