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Alan Bates is a Actor British born on 17 february 1934

Alan Bates

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Birth name Alan Arthur Bates
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 17 february 1934
Death 27 december 2003 (at 69 years) at City of Westminster (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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 appeared 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 performance with Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek, as well as his roles in King of Hearts, Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd, and The Fixer, in which he received 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.

Biography

Bates was married to Victoria Ward from 1970 until her death in 1992, although they had separated many years earlier. They had twin sons, born in November 1970, the actors Benedick Bates and Tristan Bates. Tristan died following an asthma attack in Tokyo in 1990. Other sources report Tristan died of a heroin overdose in a public toilet.

Bates had numerous homosexual relationships throughout his life, including those with actors Nickolas Grace and Peter Wyngarde and with Olympic skater John Curry. In 1994 Curry died from AIDS in Bates' arms. Even when homosexuality was partially decriminalised in Britain in 1967, Bates rigorously avoided interviews and questions about his personal life, and even denied to his male lovers that there was a homosexual component in his nature. While throughout his life Bates sought to be regarded as a ladies' man or at least as a man who, as an actor, could appear attractive to and attracted by women, he also chose to take on many roles with an aspect of homosexuality or bisexuality. He let this part of his life appear as he played the role of the sexually-frustrated Rupert in the 1970 film Women in Love.

In the later years of his life, Bates had a relationship with the Welsh actress Angharad Rees and in the last years, his companion was his lifelong friend, actress Joanna Pettet, his co-star in the 1964 Broadway play Poor Richard. They divided their time between New York and London.

Bates had undergone a hip replacement shortly before being diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in January 2003. He suffered a stroke later that year, and died in December after going into a coma.

Best films

The Sum of All Fears (2002)
(Actor)
Gosford Park (2001)
(Actor)
The Rose (1979)
(Actor)
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
(Actor)
Zorba the Greek (1964)
(Actor)
The Go-Between (1971)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Alan Bates (57 films)

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The Guard
The Guard (2011)
, 1h36
Directed by John Michael McDonagh
Origin Irlande
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Fionnula Flanagan, Laurence Kinlan
Rating72% 3.648333.648333.648333.648333.64833
Gerry Boyle (Gleeson) is a Sergeant in the Garda Síochána, stationed in the Connemara Gaeltacht of western Ireland. He is crass, confrontational, and regularly indulges in alcohol, narcotics, and prostitutes while on duty. Despite this, Sgt. Boyle lives by a very strict ethical code and shows love and concern for his ailing mother, Eileen (Flanagan).
Spartacus
Spartacus (2004)
, 2h54
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical
Actors Goran Višnjić, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra, Ian McNeice, James Frain
Roles Antonius Agrippa
Rating66% 3.3498453.3498453.3498453.3498453.349845
The movie starts with Varinia (Rhona Mitra), a Gaul woman and her village being attacked by the Romans. Her entire village is taken into slavery, and she is sold to Lentulus Batiatus (Ian McNeice). Spartacus (Goran Višnjić), a Thracian slave condemned to the mines, attempts to protect another slave. Spartacus is nearly crucified before Batiatus purchases the man. Spartacus and a handful of other slaves are brought to Batiatus' ludus to be trained as gladiators. Spartacus and the other slaves are brought to the Gladiators to eat, where he meets Nardo (Chris Jarman), Draba (Henry Simmons) and David (James Frain), before a fight breaks out between Draba and Gannicus (Paul Telfer), they are stopped by their trainer Cinna (Ross Kemp).
The Statement, 2h
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Armand Bertier
Rating61% 3.098863.098863.098863.098863.09886
Pierre Brossard (Michael Caine), a French Nazi collaborator, orders seven Jews executed during World War II. Some 40 years later, he is pursued by "David Manenbaum" (Matt Craven), a hitman who is under orders to kill Brossard and leave a printed 'Statement' on his body proclaiming the assassination was vengeance for the Jews executed in 1944. Brossard kills "Manenbaum," hiding the dead body after finding the printed "Statement" and discovering that his pursuer was travelling on a Canadian passport. Brossard for years has taken refuge in sanctuaries in southern France within the Traditionalist Catholic community, appealing to long-time allies who have operated in great secrecy to shield him and provide him with funds. But now they bring increased scrutiny to themselves for continuing to do so.
The Mothman Prophecies, 1h59
Directed by Mark Pellington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, Alan Bates
Roles Alexander Leek
Rating63% 3.198793.198793.198793.198793.19879
Newspaper columnist John Klein and his wife Mary are involved in an accident when Mary swerves to avoid a black, flying figure. John survives the crash unscathed, but Mary is hospitalized. After Mary dies of an unrelated brain tumor, John discovers mysterious drawings of the creature that she had created prior to the night of the accident.
Bertie and Elizabeth, 1h38
Directed by Giles Foster
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors James Wilby, Juliet Aubrey, Alan Bates, David Burke, Dolly Wells, Charles Edwards
Roles King George V
Rating71% 3.5831553.5831553.5831553.5831553.583155
The film begins with the initial meeting between the then Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and then moves on through their courtship, marriage, succession to the throne after the abdication of Edward VIII, and World War II.
Evelyn
Evelyn (2002)
, 1h33
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Genres Drama
Actors Sophie Vavasseur, Pierce Brosnan, Stephen Rea, Alan Bates, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn
Roles Thomas Connolly
Rating69% 3.497523.497523.497523.497523.49752
Nine-year-old Evelyn Doyle's (Sophie Vavasseur) mother has abandoned the family, leaving her out-of-work father Desmond Doyle (Pierce Brosnan) to bring up Evelyn and her two brothers, Maurice (Hugh MacDonagh) and Dermot (Niall Beagan) on his own. Matters are only made worse when Desmond's mother-in-law (Claire Mullan) reports the abandonment of the children to the authorities. Irish law prohibits children from being brought up in a "broken home", and therefore places these children in Church-run orphanages. Desmond also drinks excessively. Although it is shown that the boy's orphanage is very strict, details are examined in Evelyn's orphanage. She is dropped off by her grandfather (Frank Kelly), who, in attempts to comfort the clearly nervous Evelyn, explains to her that rays of light created by the sun shining in a specific spot through the clouds are called "angel rays," and mean that a guardian angel is watching over her. Evelyn, although momentarily comforted, is brought away by the nuns. She is introduced to a dining hall of girls much like herself. It is revealed that many of them have been in the orphanage for many years due to Irish law. While the children are adjusting to the harsh treatments of Catholic orphanages, Desmond has not been doing well. Desmond, finding no hope in the retrieval of his children and unable to afford a lawyer, has gotten very drunk and tried to punch the innocent Father O'Malley. The father instead punches Desmond. Desmond is helped by the local part-time bartender and chemist, Bernadette (Julianna Margulies). Bernadette tells Desmond to go to her brother's office, who happens to be solicitor (a type of lawyer, although he cannot speak in cases such as these) for help. The solicitor, Michael (Stephen Rea), makes it very clear to Desmond though, that he cannot help him until he gets his act together. This means bringing in a regular income and setting a good example for his children. Desmond does get a painting job and spends nights singing for tips with his father in the pub where Bernadette works. Unfortunately at this time, Evelyn had been having problems with Sister Bridget who beat her after she questioned her authority. Evelyn objected to Sister Bridget (Andrea Irvine) beating her friend who forgot Bible scripture, although the Bible scripture stated that "God is merciful," therefore meaning that He wouldn't want Sister Bridget to beat the children for forgetting scripture. Enraged, Desmond goes to find Evelyn after reading this in a letter that she wrote to him. On his way, he finds Sister Bridget and shakes her while threatening her to never touch his daughter again or he will "tear her limb from limb." This leads to a series of drunken rampages which leads to Bernadette refusing to continue her romantic encounter with Desmond on the grounds that he needs to, essentially, shape up. During this time, Desmond also loses his father when he has a heart attack. Desmond does shape up though, including quitting drinking. Unfortunately, their (now the lawyer and speaker, American Nick Barron (Aidan Quinn), and his old mentor and consultant, injured rugby player and rebel lawyer Thomas Connolly (Alan Bates) plea is rejected by the courts leading Desmond and his children heartbroken and separated. But, that night (the same night Desmond quits drinking) a gambler rigs Desmond to win copious amounts of money to pay for his legal bills. With nowhere to go though, the case seems hopeless until Connolly comes up with the idea of bringing an entirely new issue to the Supreme Court on the grounds that the lack of Desmond's custody with his children goes against the Irish Constitution itself. No one has ever successfully made a statement like this and won. Through publicity, Desmond gets a court hearing where they successfully make their case and Desmond makes a compelling speech to the court. The next day, Evelyn is brought to the stand and told that she was lying about Sister Bridget beating her after Sister Bridget exaggerates her run-in with Desmond and tells a false story about Evelyn's black and blue face. Evelyn, although momentarily confused by this change in events, is comforted by "angel rays," she believes are from her grandfather. Evelyn denies this statement and makes rather hilarious comebacks, unknowingly, to the defense and Sister Bridget. She then finishes it off with a beautiful repeat of her prayer asking to forgive Sister Bridget and insure the prospering of Ireland and its people. Moved, two out of the three judges side with Desmond who not only gets his children back, but finally falls in love with Bernadette. They are shown on Christmas day, celebrating as a family. It is then shown that due to these efforts, many children all across Ireland were reunited with their families due to amends in the Irish Children's Act.
The Sum of All Fears, 2h4
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Politic
Themes Spy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Philip Baker Hall, Alan Bates, Michael Byrne
Roles Dressler
Rating63% 3.1991853.1991853.1991853.1991853.199185
In 2002, a Syrian scrap collector uncovers a large unexploded bomb buried in a field within the Golan Heights, and sells it to a South African arms dealer named Olson (Feore). Olson recognizes it as an Israeli nuclear weapon that was lost when the A-4 Skyhawk carrying it was shot down during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He later sells it to a secretive far-right cabal seeking to impose a white supremacist world order, led by Austrian billionaire and neo-Nazi Richard Dressler (Bates). Dressler's aim is to transform Europe into a united fascist superstate. He intends to start a nuclear war between the United States and Russia that will devastate them both.
Gosford Park, 2h17
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Eileen Atkins, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant
Roles Jennings
Rating71% 3.5992153.5992153.5992153.5992153.599215
In November 1932, Constance, Countess of Trentham (Maggie Smith), and her lady's maid, Mary MacEachran (Kelly Macdonald) travel to Gosford Park for the weekend. On the way, they encounter actor Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), American film producer Morris Weissman (Bob Balaban) and Weissman's valet, Henry Denton (Ryan Phillippe). At the house, they are greeted by Lady Trentham's niece Lady Sylvia McCordle (Kristin Scott Thomas), her husband Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon), and their daughter, Isobel (Camilla Rutherford). The other guests include Lady Sylvia's sisters, Louisa, Lady Stockbridge (Geraldine Somerville) and Lady Lavinia Meredith (Natasha Wightman) and their husbands, Raymond, Lord Stockbridge (Charles Dance) and Commander Anthony Meredith (Tom Hollander). Also in attendance are the Honourable Freddie Nesbitt (James Wilby) and his wife, Mabel (Claudie Blakley); Isobel's suitor, Lord Rupert Standish (Laurence Fox) and his friend Jeremy Blond (Trent Ford).
The Prince and the Pauper, 1h30
Directed by Giles Foster
Actors Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates, Jonathan Hyde
Roles Re Enrico VIII
Rating64% 3.2471353.2471353.2471353.2471353.247135
Londres, 1535. Tout oppose Édouard, le fils du roi Henri VIII, qui mène depuis toujours une vie de luxe et Tom, issu d'une famille pauvre et élevé par un père alcoolique. Tout, sauf leurs visages, qui sont absolument identiques. Lorsque les deux enfants se rencontrent dans la cour du palais d’Édouard, ils décident d'échanger leurs vies pour quelques heures.
In the Beginning, 3h9
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell, Eddie Cibrian, Diana Rigg, Fred Weller
Roles Jethro
Rating65% 3.2958453.2958453.2958453.2958453.295845
In the Beginning is the story about the travels and travails of the tribe of Abraham (Martin Landau). Set around the year 2000 B.C., the narrative opens with "Genesis 12," wherein the LORD has told Abraham and company to leave their country to a land of milk and honey to be named later. In order to keep up the morale of his followers while on the road, Abraham gives a sermon that sums up God's creation of the universe. By illustrating this sermon with stock footage and special-effects shots, the producers attempt to make a connection between sermons of old and popular entertainments of today. From there, the twists and turns of the Old Testament are treated like a soap opera. Family dramas take center stage, whether it's God testing Abraham by telling him to kill his son in sacrifice, Joseph gaining power in Egypt after being sold to slave traders by his brothers, or one of the many other stories of brothers fighting (Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael, etc.). Many events are visualized such as the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, to name but two.
Arabian Nights (TV miniseries), 2h55
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Mili Avital, Dougray Scott, Jason Scott Lee, Alan Bates, James Frain, James Callis
Roles Storyteller
Rating78% 3.900023.900023.900023.900023.90002
The series starts in Baghdad at an undetermined time (since the story teller seems to live during the 8th century, but the stories that are told take place during the era of muskets, Englishmen, and queue-era Chinese hairstyles, which means they take place in the 17th century at the earliest). The Sultan Shahryar (Dougray Scott) has gone mad after accidentally killing his treacherous wife during a failed coup d'état, which she had planned with Shahryar's brother Schahzenan (James Frain). In his madness, Shahryar believes that all women now want to kill him, but the law states that the Sultan must be married again or the throne will be passed to his brother. Shahryar therefore orders Grand Vizier Ja'Far (Jim Carter) to bring him one of his concubines from the harem to marry and then have executed the next day.
The Cherry Orchard, 2h17
Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
Origin Grece
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Katrin Cartlidge, Owen Teale, Tushka Bergen, Xander Berkeley
Roles Gayev
Rating64% 3.2473353.2473353.2473353.2473353.247335
Adaptation de la pièce de théâtre La Cerisaie d'Anton Tchekhov.
Nicholas’ Gift, 1h30
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Origin USA
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Alan Bates, Hallie Eisenberg, Isabella Ferrari
Roles Reg Green
Rating71% 3.586643.586643.586643.586643.58664
Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to donate the boy's organs which ultimately led to saving the lives of seven seriously ill Italian patients.
The Grotesque, 1h39
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alan Bates, Lena Headey, Theresa Russell, Sting, Jim Carter, Anna Massey
Roles Sir Hugo Coal
Rating55% 2.7595452.7595452.7595452.7595452.759545
Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing and then seduces Sidney. Did he have a role in Sidney's disappearance as well?