Alan Bates

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Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor, who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, when he demonstrated his versatility in films ranging from the popular children’s story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. He is also known for his tour-de-force with Anthony Quinn, Zorba the Greek, as well as his roles in King of Hearts, Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd, and The Fixer, which gave him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 1969, he starred in the Ken Russell film Women in Love with Oliver Reed and Glenda Jackson.

Bates went on to star in The Go-Between, An Unmarried Woman, Nijinsky, and The Rose with Bette Midler, as well as playing varied roles in television drama, including The Mayor of Casterbridge, Harold Pinter's The Collection, A Voyage Round My Father, An Englishman Abroad (as Guy Burgess), and Pack of Lies. He also continued to appear on the stage, notably in the plays of Simon Gray, such as Butley and Otherwise Engaged.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor, who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, when he demonstrated his versatility in films ranging from the popular children’s story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. He is also known for his tour-de-force with Anthony Quinn, Zorba the Greek, as well as his roles in King of Hearts, Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd, and The Fixer, which gave him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 1969, he starred in the Ken Russell film Women in Love with Oliver Reed and Glenda Jackson.

Bates went on to star in The Go-Between, An Unmarried Woman, Nijinsky, and The Rose with Bette Midler, as well as playing varied roles in television drama, including The Mayor of Casterbridge, Harold Pinter's The Collection, A Voyage Round My Father, An Englishman Abroad (as Guy Burgess), and Pack of Lies. He also continued to appear on the stage, notably in the plays of Simon Gray, such as Butley and Otherwise Engaged.

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Gender -

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1934-02-17

Day of Death 2003-12-27

Place of Birth Allestree, Derbyshire, England

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2004 Spartacus as Antonius Agrippa
2004 Hollywood North as Michael Baytes
2003 The Statement as Armand Bertier
2002 Evelyn as Thomas Connolly
2002 Bertie and Elizabeth as King George V
2002 The Sum of All Fears as Dressler
2002 The Mothman Prophecies as Alexander Leek
2002 Salem Witch Trials as Sir William Phips
2001 Gosford Park as Jennings
2001 Love in a Cold Climate as Uncle Matthew
2000 In the Beginning as Jethro
2000 Arabian Nights as Storyteller
2000 Arabian Nights(2 episodes)
2000 St. Patrick: The Irish Legend as Calpornius
2000 The Prince and the Pauper as Re Enrico VIII
1998 Nicholas’ Gift
1995 The Grotesque as Sir Hugo Coal
1995 Oliver's Travels as Oliver
1994 Hard Times
1993 Silent Tongue as Eamon McCree
1992 Unnatural Pursuits
1991 Pebble Mill(1 episode)
1991 Secret Friends as John
1990 Hamlet as Claudius
1990 102 Boulevard Haussmann as Marcel Proust
1990 Mister Frost as Felix Detweiler
1990 Dr. M as Dr, Marsfeldt / Guru
1989 Force majeure as Malcolm Forrest
1989 The Dog It Was That Died as Blair
1988 We Think the World of You as Frank Meadows
1987 A Prayer for the Dying as Jack Meehan
1987 Pack of Lies as Stewart
1987 Duet for One as David Cornwallis
1985 One for the Road
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater(1 episode)
1984 A Voyage Round My Father as John Mortimer
1983 An Englishman Abroad as Guy Burgess
1983 The Wicked Lady as Jerry Jackson
1983 Separate Tables as John Malcolm / Maj. Pollock
1982 The Return of the Soldier as Chris Baldry
1982 Britannia Hospital as Macready
1981 Hands Up! as Wikto
1981 Quartet as H.J. Heidler
1981 Very Like a Whale
1980 Nijinsky as Sergei Diaghilev
1979 The Rose as Rudge Campbell
1978 An Unmarried Woman as Saul
1978 The Mayor of Casterbridge(7 episodes)
1978 The Shout as Crossley
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents(1 episode)
1976 The Collection as James
1975 Two Sundays as Charles
1975 Plaintiffs and Defendants as Peter
1975 Royal Flash as Rudi Von Sternberg
1975 In Celebration as Andrew Shaw
1974 Butley as Ben Butley
1974 The Story of Jacob and Joseph as Narrator (voice)
1973 Story of a Love Story as Harry
1972 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg as Bri
1971 The Go-Between as Ted Burgess
1970 Three Sisters as Col. Vershinin
1969 Women in Love as Rupert Birkin
1968 The Fixer as Yakov Bok
1967 Far from the Madding Crowd as Gabriel Oak
1966 King of Hearts as Charles Plumpick
1966 Georgy Girl as Jos Jones
1964 Zorba the Greek as Basil
1964 Nothing But the Best as Jimmy Brewster
1963 The Running Man as Stephen
1963 The Caretaker as Mick
1962 A Kind of Loving as Victor Arthur 'Vic' Brown
1961 Whistle Down the Wind
1960 The Entertainer as Frank Rice
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1900 An Englishman Abroad(0 episodes) as Guy Burgess
1900 Oliver's Travels(5 episodes)

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