Alan Bates

Alan Bates

  • Born on
    • February 17th, 1934
  • Died on
    • December 27th, 2003
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.

Starring Alan Bates on Plex


Acting (41 Credits)

2004Spartacus as Antonius Agrippa
2004Spartacus as Antonius Agrippa
2003The Statement as Armand Bertier
2002Bertie and Elizabeth as King George V
2002The Mothman Prophecies as Alexander Leek
2002Evelyn as Thomas Connolly
2002Salem Witch Trials as Sir William Phips
2002The Sum of All Fears as DresslerWatch Free
2001Gosford Park as Jennings
2001Love in a Cold Climate as Uncle Matthew
2000The Prince and the Pauper as Re Enrico VIII
2000Arabian Nights as Storyteller
2000 In the Beginning as Jethro
1999The Cherry Orchard as Gayev
1995Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets as Sir Hugo Coal
1993Silent Tongue as Eamon McCree
1990Mister Frost as Felix Detweiler
1990Hamlet as Claudius
1987A Prayer for the Dying as Jack Meehan
1986Duet for One as David Cornwallis
1983The Wicked Lady as Captain Jerry Jackson
1982Britannia Hospital as Macready
1981Quartet as H.J. Heidler
1980Nijinsky as Sergei Diaghilev
1979The Rose as Rudge Campbell
1978An Unmarried Woman as Saul Kaplan
1978The Shout as Charles Crossley
1975Royal Flash as Rudi Von Sternberg
1974Butley as Ben Butley
1971The Go-Between as Ted Burgess
1969Women in Love as Rupert Birkin
1968The Fixer as Yakov Bok
1967Far from the Madding Crowd as Gabriel Oak
1966King of Hearts as Charles Plumpick
1966Georgy Girl as Jos Jones
1964Zorba the Greek as Basil
1963The Guest as Mick
1963The Running Man as Stephen
1962A Kind of Loving as Victor Arthur 'Vic' Brown
1961Whistle Down the Wind as The Man, Arthur Alan Blakey
1960The Entertainer as Frank Rice

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