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Timothy Bateson is a Actor British born on 3 april 1926 at London (United-kingdom)

Timothy Bateson

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Birth name Timothy Dingwall Bateson
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 3 april 1926 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 16 september 2009 (at 83 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Timothy Dingwall Bateson (3 April 1926 – 16 September 2009) was an English actor. The son of Dingwall Bateson, a solicitor later knighted, he was educated at Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland and Wadham College, Oxford.

Bateson's stage credits included the first British production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 1955 at the Arts Theatre in London in a production directed by Peter Hall.

He appeared in many film, television and radio productions including The Cadfael Chronicles, Doctor Who (in the serial entitled The Ribos Operation), Dad's Army and Labyrinth.

He also provided the voices for several characters in the children's TV series TUGS (1988).

He voiced the house-elf Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, his last work.

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Filmography of Timothy Bateson (52 films)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2h18
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis
Roles Kreacher (voice)
Rating75% 3.752683.752683.752683.752683.75268
Harry Potter is forced to defend himself against charges of using magic while underage, and in the presence of his Muggle cousin Dudley, after the two are attacked by Dementors. The Order of the Phoenix, a secret organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore, inform the now pending expulsion Harry that the Ministry of Magic is oblivious to Lord Voldemort's return; under the Ministry's influence, The Daily Prophet has launched a smear campaign towards Harry and Dumbledore following Harry's encounter with Voldemort at the end of the previous year. This encounter had a huge psychological effect on Harry – he has nightmares not only about what happened in the graveyard but also about the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic. While at the Order's headquarters, Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, mentions that Voldemort is after an object which he did not have last time.
Oliver Twist, 2h10
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, L'enfance marginalisée
Actors Ben Kingsley, Jamie Foreman, Barney Clark, Harry Eden, Leanne Rowe, Edward Hardwicke
Roles Parson
Rating67% 3.3984953.3984953.3984953.3984953.398495
In the 1800s, young orphan Oliver Twist is forcibly brought to a workhouse in an unidentified town In England on his ninth birthday. He and the other resident children are treated poorly and given very little food. Facing starvation, the boys select Oliver (through a lottery) to ask for more food at the next meal, which he tentatively does. This results in Oliver being chastised, and the workhouse officials, who are wealthy, well-fed, hypocritical men, decide to get rid of him. After nearly being sold as an apprentice to a cruel chimney sweep, Oliver is sent to Mr. Sowerberry, a coffin-maker, whose wife and senior apprentice take an instant dislike to the newcomer. After more poor treatment, Oliver snaps and attacks Noah, the snotty older apprentice, for having insulted his mother. Knowing his life with the Sowerberrys will only get worse, Oliver escapes on foot early the next morning.
Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Anna Massey, Robert Lang, Zoë Tapper, Georgina Hale
Roles Summers
Rating75% 3.7948753.7948753.7948753.7948753.794875
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, Mrs Palfrey (Joan Plowright) strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer, Ludovic Meyer (Rupert Friend). Fate brings them together after she has an accident outside his basement flat. The two newly found friends discover they have a lot more in common with each other than they do with other people their own age. Ludovic inadvertently leads Mrs. Palfrey through her past; Mrs. Palfrey inadvertently leads Ludovic to his future where her life flashes before her eyes followed by a stroke resulting in the death of her illustrious life.
Ladies in Lavender, 1h43
Directed by Charles Dance
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Natascha McElhone, Miriam Margolyes, David Warner
Roles Mr Hallett
Rating69% 3.497633.497633.497633.497633.49763
Set in picturesque coastal Cornwall, in a tight-knit fishing village in 1936, Ladies in Lavender stars Judi Dench and Maggie Smith playing the leading roles of sisters Ursula (Dench) and Janet Widdington (Smith). A gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, Andrea (played by German actor Daniel Brühl) is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the musically talented young man disrupts the peaceful lives of the sisters and the community in which they live.
All or Nothing, 2h8
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Roles Harold
Rating74% 3.7473453.7473453.7473453.7473453.747345
The film begins with a day nearing end. Rachel, the daughter in the first family, is shown working in a nursing home. Phil, her father, is shown driving people around in his minicab. Penny, Rachel's mother, is shown working as a cashier at Safeway store alongside Maureen, the mother in the second family. When Penny leaves work, she cycles home to find her eighteen-year-old son Rory in a fight with a local boy for taking his football. Rory is a lazy, obese, ill-mannered teenager who stays home all day and doesn't work. Complications with Rory's obesity arise when after an altercation with a gang of youths playing "Piggy in the Middle", he ultimately runs out of breath, begins to hyperventilate and is hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, 2h38
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes French war films, Films about religion, Jeanne d'Arc, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo
Roles English Judge
Rating63% 3.199263.199263.199263.199263.19926
As a child, Joan has a violent and supernatural vision. She returns home to find her village burning. Her sister Catherine tries to protect her by hiding her from the attacking English forces, part of a longstanding rivalry with France. Joan, while hiding, witnesses the brutal murder and rape of her sister. Afterward, Joan is taken in by distant relatives.
True Blue
True Blue (1996)
, 1h50
Directed by Joseph S. Cardone
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films
Actors Johan Leysen, Bill Nighy, Geraldine Somerville, Pamela Gidley, Dominic West, Nicholas Rowe
Roles Porter
Rating62% 3.1495053.1495053.1495053.1495053.149505
True Blue is a film adaptation of Topolski's book of the same name. Although names and events were changed, it tells the story of the 1987 Oxford Cambridge Boat Race, from the perspective of Topolski and Macdonald. Directed by Ferdinand Fairfax, this low-budget film was made by Film4 Productions, starring Dominic West, and Josh Lucas.
Joseph (1995)
, 2h58
Directed by Roger Young, Robert Malcolm Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau, Dominique Sanda, Lesley Ann Warren, Alice Krige
Roles Priester
Rating76% 3.802293.802293.802293.802293.80229
Joseph, a Hebrew, is an Egyptian slave to Potiphar, chief of Pharaoh's palace guard. When Joseph is placed under the charge of Ednan, Potiphar's overseer, Ednan torments Joseph for his refusal to show deference for the Egyptian god Amun. But Joseph eventually earns Ednan's respect when he reveals that he knows how to read, and Ednan starts relying more and more on Joseph.
Annie: A Royal Adventure, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about children, Musical films
Actors Ashley Johnson, Joan Collins, George Hearn, Ian McDiarmid, Emily Ann Lloyd, Camilla Belle
Roles Derwood
Rating51% 2.5672.5672.5672.5672.567
In the film, Oliver Warbucks (Hearn), thirteen-year-old Annie (Johnson), her friend Hannah (Lloyd), an eccentric scientist (McDiarmid) and an orphan named Molly (Belle) travel to England, where Warbucks is to be knighted by the King himself. However, the kids get mixed up in the scheme of an evil noblewoman known as Lady Edwina Hogbottom (Collins) to blow up Buckingham Palace while all the heirs to the throne are present for Warbucks' knighting, thus making her queen.
Heart of Darkness
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaac de Bankolé, James Fox, Iman, Allan Corduner
Roles Accountant
Rating57% 2.853822.853822.853822.853822.85382
Ivory trader Captain Charles Marlowe (Roth) is sent up the Congo River to retrieve cargo, and along the way, learns of the successful and enigmatic trader Kurtz (Malkovich), who is worshiped as a god by the natives.
A Handful of Dust, 1h58
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Anjelica Huston, Judi Dench, Alec Guinness
Roles MacDougal
Rating65% 3.296183.296183.296183.296183.29618
The marriage of English country gentleman Tony Last and his wife Brenda is falling apart as Brenda begins an affair with social climber John Beaver. When the Last's eight-year-old son John Andrew is killed in a riding accident, Brenda informs Tony of her affair and her wishes for a divorce so she can marry Beaver. Tony is shattered, but initially agrees and intends to provide her with £500 a year. Beaver and his mother have pressed Brenda to demand £2,000 a year. This amount would require Tony to give up Hetton Abbey, his beloved Victorian/Gothic style house and estate. After determining that Brenda is aware that he would have to give up the estate, and knowing as she does how much he loves his home, he withdraws from the divorce arrangements, and announces that he intends to travel for six months. On his return, he says, Brenda may have her divorce, but without any financial settlement.
Labyrinth (1986)
, 1h41
Directed by Jim Henson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Malcolm, Warwick Davis, Brian Henson, Frank Oz
Roles The Worm / The Four Guards / Goblin (voice)
Rating73% 3.699293.699293.699293.699293.69929
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Williams (Connelly) rehearses a play in the park and becomes distracted by a line she is unable to remember while being watched by a barn owl. Realizing she is late to babysit her infant half-brother Toby, she rushes home and is confronted by her stepmother (Shelley Thompson) before she and her father (Christopher Malcolm) leave for dinner. Sarah realizes that her brother is in possession of her treasured teddy bear Lancelot. Frustrated by this and his constant crying, Sarah inadvertently wishes Toby away by the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie). He refuses to return the baby, but gives Sarah 13 hours to solve his Labyrinth to find him before Toby is turned into a goblin. Sarah meets the dwarvish Hoggle (Brian Henson), who aids her in entering the Labyrinth, but a talking worm (Timothy Bateson) inadvertently sends her the wrong way.
Foreign Body, 1h51
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Victor Banerjee, Trevor Howard, Warren Mitchell, Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Donohoe, Anna Massey
Rating61% 3.0527453.0527453.0527453.0527453.052745
Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.