Death: 11th April 1934
Cause of death: Colon cancer
Location: St. John at Hampstead, London, England. Plot: Churchyard extension (I Bay)
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English actor and manager. He was the son of the writer George du Maurier, brother of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and father of the writers Angela du Maurier and Dame Daphne du Maurier. He was also a friend of Henry James.
He made his name with his acclaimed performance in major roles in the premieres of two of J.M. Barrie plays: as Ernest in The Admirable Crichton in 1902, and the dual role of George Darling and Captain Hook in Peter Pan in 1904.
Du Maurier's nephews, the sons of his sister Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, were the inspiration for Peter Pan and other boy characters in Barrie's fiction.
His daughter Daphne wrote a biography of him – Gerald: A Portrait– which was published shortly after he died of colon cancer.