Ian Gelder Partner Ben Daniels Bid A Farewell Message To His Long-Time Lover

"He was remarkable and will be so missed."

We extend our sincerest condolences from Amy-Movie to Ian Gelder’s departed soul. May he rest in peace!!!

South London, England: Who doesn’t remember Kevan Lannister from “Game of Thrones”? The iconic character was played by Ian Gelder, who recently passed away, as his partner announced.

Key Takeaways

  • The famous actor, Ian Gelder’s demise, was reported by his lover of many years, Ben Daniels.
  • Daniels is also an actor with a history of performing in movies, television, and plays.
  • The couple started dating in 1993 and were residing in South London.

Taking to Instagram to share the sad news, his partner posted a long tribute and said,

It is with huge huge sadness and a heavy heart broken into a million pieces that I’m leaving this post to announce the passing of my darling husband and life partner Ian Gelder.”

Ben Daniels; Instagram

Ben Daniels, 59, is also an award-winning actor working in films, series, and theatre.

After training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) for three years, he started a career in theatre and quickly established himself as a great performer.

In 2008, Ben debuted in the Broadway revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony award.

Since then, he has appeared in a number of popular series, including “Law & Order: UK” (2009–11), “The Paradise” (2013), “House of Cards” (2013–14), and “The Exorcist” (2016–17).

Relation Of Three Decades

Ian and Ben met during the production of Joe Orton’s “Entertaining Mr Sloane,” and had been together since 1993, residing in South London.

He met Gelder when he was 29, just four years after he came out as gay while appearing in an all-star benefit performance of Martin Sherman’s “Bent.”

Since he didn’t have an emotional relationship with his parents, Ben didn’t talk with them about his sexuality.

Regardless, the actor did come out, which inspired others to share their story.

The lovely couple were adored by all, so everyone was shocked to hear the news.

Many wondered what could have happened to the actor, to which his husband responded,

Ian was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in December and yesterday he passed at 13.07. I’d stopped all work to be his carer, but neither of us had any idea that it would all be so fast.”

Ben Daniels

Talking about their relationship and his characteristics,

He was my absolute rock and we’d been partners for more than 30 years. If we weren’t together we spoke to each other everyday. He was the kindest, most generous spirited and loving human being. He was a wonderful wonderful actor and everyone who worked with him was touched by his heart and light. I honestly don’t know what I’ll do without him by my side.”

Ben Daniels

Daniels took pride in their relationship and has previously disagreed with the claim that two actors can’t live together in harmony.

In fact, he argued, sharing a life works out very well for them, stating,

There is an age gap, so we’re not up for the same parts,” he smiles.”

Ben Daniels

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • Ben Daniels was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, to an engineer father at Rolls-Royce and a mother who owned a children’s clothes shop.
  • In his leisure time, Daniels enjoys painting and practicing Ashtanga yoga.
  • He suffered from sleep paralysis from a young age to his early forties.

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