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Alan Bates
Birthday: February 17, 1934

Birth Place: Allestree, Derbyshire, England, UK
Height: 5' 1"

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One of the most important British actors to emerge during the 1960s, Alan Bates made his reputation early in his career as one of the original "angry young men" of the post-war English theatre. His rumpled, malleable features lending themselves to his explosive versatility, Bates became a stage star through his portrayals of various disenfranchised working-class young men in such productions as John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, directed in 1956 by Tony Richardson, and Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, staged in 1964. Bates went on to establish himself as a noted screen actor in over 50 films, with particularly memorable turns in Zorba the Greek (1964), Georgy Girl (1966), and The Fixer (1968), for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination.The son of an insurance broker and a housewife, Bates was born the eldest of three brothers in the Midlands suburb of Allestree, Derbyshire, on February 17, 1934. Both of his parents were amateur musicians and encouraged their son to pursue a career as a concert pianist, but at the age of 11, Bates discovered that his true passion was for acting. After taking speech lessons and studying for a time with an acting teacher, he won a scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he trained as a classical performer. Bates interrupted his studies to spend two years of service with the Royal Air Force and made his professional stage debut in 1955, at Coventry, with the Midland Theatre Company. Foregoing a traditional apprenticeship with an established theatre company, Bates instead joined the English Stage Company, a new repertory group based at London's Royal Court Theatre. He made his West End debut in 1956 in the company's first production and had his true breakthrough with his starring role in Tony Richardson's premiere staging of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger later that year.Look Back in Anger made Bates a star of the London and Broadway stage, and began a lifelong stage career that saw him perform in the works of such great modern playwrights as Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, and Alan Bennett, as well as those of Chekov, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Strindberg. In 1960, the actor made his screen debut as one of Laurence Olivier's sons in Richardson's The Entertainer. Starring roles in Bryan Forbes' Whistle Down the Wind and John Schlesinger's A Kind of Loving followed two years later; both films received acclaim, much of which was directed toward Bates' performances as a murderer on the run in the former and a young working-class dreamer in the latter. The actor spent the remainder of the 1960s more or less in the spotlight, thanks to his starring work in some of the decade's most celebrated films, including Zorba the Greek (1964), Georgy Girl (1966), Le Roi de Coeur (1966), Far From the Madding Crowd (1967), The Fixer (1968), and Women in Love (1969). Each film showcased Bates' astonishing and often underrated versatility, as well as a willingness to do just about anything. This tendency was unforgettably demonstrated with his nude turns in Le Roi de Coeur and Women in Love, the latter of which required him to engage in an earthy wrestling session with Oliver Reed. Bates received his only Oscar nomination for John Frankenheimer's The Fixer, in which he portrayed a Russian Jew unjustly accused of murder. Bates began the subsequent decade on a very positive note, doing acclaimed work in Olivier's The Three Sisters (1970), in which he played Vershinin; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1971), which cast him as the father of a young invalid whose condition puts a strain on her parents' marriage; and Joseph Losey's The Go-Between (1971), in which he and Julie Christie played illicit lovers. The actor's subsequent projects were incredibly varied, ranging from the exceptional (Lindsay Anderson's made-for-TV In Celebration [1975]) to the execrable (Michael Winner's The Wicked Lady [1983]), and Bates, although a prolific screen performer, tended to do his best work on the stage and television. He publicly acknowledged in at least one interview that it was his tendency to work constantly that allowed him to weather two tragedies that struck him in the early 90s: first, the death of his son Tristan from an asthma attack in 1990; second, the 1992 death of his longtime wife, actress Victoria Ward. Following his son's death, Bates and his other son Benedick, Tristan's twin, established the Tristan Bates Theatre at the Actors Centre in Covent Garden. In addition to his work for the theatre, Bates, who received a CBE from the Queen in 1995, continued to appear on the screen, his talents on particularly fine display in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet (1990), in which he played the conniving Claudius.

Movie Credits
Spartacus (2004)
[ Goran Visnjic ][ Angus MacFadyen ][ James Frain ][ Ian McNeice ][ Henry Simmons ]
The Statement (2003)
[ Michael Caine ][ Jeremy Northam ][ Matt Craven ]
Meanwhile (2003)
Hollywood North (2003)
[ Matthew Modine ][ Kim Coates ][ Alan Thicke ][ Saul Rubinek ]
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
[ Peter Ustinov ][ Henry Czerny ][ Jay O. Sanders ]
Evelyn (2002)
[ Pierce Brosnan ][ Aidan Quinn ][ Stephen Rea ][ John Lynch ]
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
[ Ben Affleck ][ Morgan Freeman ][ Liev Schreiber ][ James Cromwell ][ Bruce McGill ]
Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)
[ Robert Hardy ][ James Wilby ]
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
[ Richard Gere ][ Will Patton ][ David Eigenberg ]
Gosford Park (2001)
[ Ryan Phillippe ][ Clive Owen ][ Michael Gambon ][ Robert Altman ][ Jeremy Northam ]
In the Beginning (2000)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Martin Landau ][ Bill Campbell ][ Eddie Cibrian ][ David Warner ]
Arabian Nights (2000)
[ John Leguizamo ][ Dougray Scott ][ Oded Fehr ][ Rufus Sewell ][ Andy Serkis ]
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000)
[ Malcolm McDowell ][ Patrick Bergin ]
The Prince and the Pauper (2000)
[ Aidan Quinn ][ Jonathan Hyde ]
The Cherry Orchard (1999)
[ Gerard Butler ][ Xander Berkeley ][ Michael Gough ][ Ian McNeice ]
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
The Grotesque (1995)
[ John Mills ][ Steven Mackintosh ]
Silent Tongue (1994)
[ River Phoenix ][ Richard Harris ][ Dermot Mulroney ]
Hard Times (1994)
[ Richard E. Grant ][ Christien Anholt ]
Losing Track (1992)
Secret Friends (1991)
[ Ian McNeice ]
Shuttlecock (1991)
Unnatural Pursuits (1991)
[ Bob Balaban ][ John Mahoney ][ Paul Guilfoyle ]
Hamlet (1990)
[ Mel Gibson ][ Kevin Kline ][ Ian Holm ][ Pete Postlethwaite ][ Vincent Perez ]
102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990)
[ Paul Rhys ]
Dr. M (1990)
[ Andrew McCarthy ]
Mister Frost (1990)
[ Jeff Goldblum ][ Vincent Schiavelli ][ Charley Boorman ]
Force majeure (1989)
[ Thom Hoffman ]
We Think the World of You (1988)
[ Gary Oldman ]
The Dog It Was That Died (1988)
Pack of Lies (1987)
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
[ Liam Neeson ][ Mickey Rourke ][ Bob Hoskins ][ Anthony Head ][ Alison Doody ]
Duet for One (1986)
[ Liam Neeson ][ Rupert Everett ][ Max von Sydow ]
Dr. Fischer of Geneva (1985)
[ James Mason ][ Barry Humphries ]
An Englishman Abroad (1983)
The Wicked Lady (1983)
[ Denholm Elliott ][ John Gielgud ]
Separate Tables (1983)
Britannia Hospital (1982)
[ Mark Hamill ][ Robbie Coltrane ][ Malcolm McDowell ][ Richard Griffiths ]
The Return of the Soldier (1982)
[ Ian Holm ][ Kevin Whately ]
A Voyage Round My Father (1982)
[ Laurence Olivier ]
The Trespasser (1981)
Quartet (1981)
[ Anthony Higgins ]
Very Like a Whale (1981)
Rece do góry (1981)
[ Bruno Ganz ]
Nijinsky (1980)
[ Jeremy Irons ]
The Rose (1979)
[ Divine ][ Harry Dean Stanton ][ Frederic Forrest ][ Jeffrey Weissman ]
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
[ Paul McCartney ][ Vincent Schiavelli ][ Michael Murphy ][ David Rasche ][ Cliff Gorman ]
The Shout (1978)
[ Tim Curry ][ John Hurt ][ Jim Broadbent ]
The Collection (1976)
[ Malcolm McDowell ][ Laurence Olivier ]
Plaintiffs and Defendants (1975)
Royal Flash (1975)
[ Malcolm McDowell ][ Bob Hoskins ][ Oliver Reed ][ Joss Ackland ][ Roy Kinnear ]
In Celebration (1975)
[ Brian Cox ]
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
[ Julian Glover ]
Butley (1974)
Story of a Love Story (1973)
[ Sean Bury ]
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
The Go-Between (1970)
[ Michael Gough ][ Edward Fox ]
Three Sisters (1970)
[ Laurence Olivier ][ Derek Jacobi ]
Women in Love (1969)
[ Oliver Reed ][ Michael Gough ][ Christopher Gable ]
The Fixer (1968)
[ Ian Holm ][ David Warner ][ Robert Urich ]
Death of a Teddy Bear (1967)
Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
[ Terence Stamp ]
Roi de coeur, Le (1966)
Georgy Girl (1966)
[ James Mason ]
A Hero of Our Time (1966)
Once Upon a Tractor (1965)
Alexis Zorbas (1964)
[ Anthony Quinn ]
Nothing But the Best (1964)
[ Denholm Elliott ]
The Running Man (1963)
The Caretaker (1963)
[ Robert Shaw ][ Donald Pleasence ]
A Kind of Loving (1962)
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
The Entertainer (1960)
[ Laurence Olivier ][ Albert Finney ]
The Square Ring (1959)
[ Sean Connery ]
A Memory of Two Mondays (1959)
It's Never Too Late (1956)


  • Patron of The Actors Centre, Covent Garden, London from 1994 until his death in 2003. (previous Patrons: Lord Olivier, Sir Alec Guinness)
  • Theatre Awards: 2002: Best Actor Tony and Drama Desk, for "Fortune's Fool;" 2000, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award for "Unexpected Man;" 1983 Variety Club Award for "A Patriot for Me;" 1975 Variety Club Award for "Otherwise Engaged;" 1971 Evening Standard Best Actor Award for "Butley;" 1972 Best Actor Tony for "Butley;" 1959 Clarence Derwent Award for "A Long Day's Journey Into Night"
  • He was awarded with a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List in 2003.
  • Had twin sons, Benedick Bates and Tristan. In 1990, Tristan died of an asthma attack in Tokyo. Two years later, his wife, Victoria, also passed away.
  • Eldest of three brothers from an artistic family: his two brothers are artists, his father was a fine cellist, and his mother a pianist who had studied in Paris. His father supported the family by working in the insurance business.
  • Was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1995.
  • His wife, the actress and model Victoria Ward, died from a suspected heart attack, following a wasting disease, in 1992.
  • He had one granddaughter, Chatto Bates.
  • In 1969, along Oliver Reed became the first actor to do frontal nudity in a major studio motion picture, in Ken Russell's Women in Love (1969).
  • He was an Associate Member of RADA.
  • Won two Tony Awards for his only two nominations: in 1973, as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Butley," a performance he recreated in the film version of the same name, Butley (1974) , and in 2002, as Best Actor (Play) for "Fortune's Fool."
  • His companion and lover towards the end of his life was his lifelong friend, actress Joanna Pettet, his co-star in 1964's Broadway play "Poor Richard". They split their time both in New York and London.
  • Worked for the Padded Wagon Moving Co. in the early 60s while acting at the Circle in the Square Theater in New York City.
  • Handpicked by director John Schlesinger to star in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) in the role of Dr. Daniel Hirsh. Even though he wanted the part very much, Bates was held up filming The Go-Between (1970) for director Joseph Losey and also became a father around that time, so he had to pass on the project, with regrets. The part then went first to Ian Bannen who balked and was fired and then to Peter Finch, who earned an Academy Award nomination.

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