At Gareth's funeral, Matthew recites W. H. Auden's poem "Funeral Blues," recalling his friendship with Gareth and referring to Auden as "another magnificent bugger." Following that, Carrie and Charles have a brief moment together, and Charles and Tom reflect on the reality that, despite their clique's pride in...
Gareth and Matthew were friends who lived near each other in London. They both attended University College Hospital (UCH) where Dr. Matthew Ellis worked as a registrar while Gareth worked at The Daily Telegraph as an editorial assistant. It was at Gareth's funeral that he remembered how they met: when Matthew came across some of Gareth's cartoons that had been rejected by The Telegraph and decided to send them out himself. This led to more work opportunities for Matthew, who eventually became one of the main characters in Four Weddings and a Funeral. He and Gareth became good friends and often spent time together socializing and drinking alcohol. However, there is no evidence to suggest that they were more than friends since they both had girlfriends at the time - Matthew was dating Felicity Jones while Gareth was engaged to Susan Cooper.
It's possible that Matthew and Gareth might have had a fling after hearing about it from others, but there is no evidence for this. In addition, Auden's poem at Gareth's funeral implies that they were just friends, so we can assume the same thing about Matthew and Gareth too.
Gareth, played by Simon Callow, is one of the more outspoken characters in "Four Weddings and a Funeral," however he tragically dies during the third wedding due to a heart attack. Gareth's death prompts the film's sole funeral, and the other characters admire his relationship with his partner Matthew. Before marrying his fourth bride, Gareth tells Matthew that he loves him.
Gareth was born on August 23rd, 1951 in London, England. He grew up with his brother Ben, who was three years older than him. The two were very close as children and remained so throughout their lives. When they were younger, they used to play cricket together in the summer and go ice skating in the winter.
Gareth attended St Catharine's College, Cambridge where he studied English Literature before dropping out to work as a photographer. It was here that he met his first wife Debbie whom he married in 1978. The couple had a son named Luke but divorced after two years of marriage. In 1980, he married for the second time to Linda who was also British. The pair had a daughter named Georgia but they divorced in 1991.
In 1994, he married for the third time to Sarah. The couple enjoyed successful careers in television before getting divorced in 2004. That same year, he married for the fourth and final time to Susan. They too had a happy marriage until 2015 when Gareth died at the age of 58.
An assault of the heart Gareth, an outgoing friend of Charles' who dies of a heart attack at one of the weddings, was played by Simon Callow.
Gareth's death scene was very emotional for everyone involved with the movie. Director Mike Newell said that he didn't think anyone could play the part better than Simon Callow, but he decided to make another film just in case. He also said that he wanted to keep Gareth's death as real as possible which is why there are no make-up effects used in the scene.
So there you have it! Gareth dies of a heart attack during the third wedding scene. Thanks for reading.