English Actor

Alan Bates

  • Feb 17, 1934 - Dec 27, 2003 (age 69)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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2004
Spartacus
MovieApr 18, 2004

Spartacus

After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and …
After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as a gladiator, a slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.
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2003
Alan Bates
PersonalDecember 2003

Alan Bates

Alan Bates passed away.
The Statement
MovieDec 12, 2003

The Statement

1992. The French government has passed a law punishing …
1992. The French government has passed a law punishing crimes against humanity allowing them to prosecute Nazi collaborators from WWII. Magistrate Annemarie Livi has been assigned the case of Pierre Brossard, a police officer in Dombey, France in June, 1944, when he helped round up a group of Jewish persons and personally chose seven of them to be executed. Brossard was captured and held in police custody in 1955 following a trial where he was sentenced to death for being a collaborator, before he was able to escape. Brossard has since received a Presidential pardon for those crimes. Livi enlists the help of Colonel Roux of the French Army to assist in this case in she not trusting the police who assisted the Vichy regime during the war. While Roux informs her that he is aware of an unknown Jewish organization that is also tracking and wanting to execute Brossard, Livi knows that the pardon was arranged by someone who must have been an associate of Brossard - who she refers to as "The Old Man" - now probably high up in the government. They are also both aware that the Catholic church has actively been assisting Brossard all these years, probably in providing him both with funds and shelter, them being able to break through the closed ranks of the church a major hurdle they will have to overcome. Livi is further given a warning by a close family friend, Armand Bertier, a government minster, that she is walking into a land mine of a case. Brossard, who is aware that he is being tracked both by the Jewish and by the national authorities, is indeed what he considers a devout Catholic in the realm of the traditionalists, he, who trying to stay one step ahead of those tracking him, looking for absolution from the church, while not prepared to give himself up to either the Jewish or the authorities. The Jewish have their own additional motive beyond killing Brossard for his crimes, while those pulling their strings have one more additional motive in protecting themselves.
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2002
Salem Witch Trials
MovieDec 24, 2002

Salem Witch Trials

A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of …
A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch trials.
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Evelyn
MovieSep 9, 2002

Evelyn

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife …
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot, and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that he'll get his children back after he gets a job, he learns there's another barrier. During that time, Evelyn suffers abuse, while Desmond goes to court to get his children back. A barmaid, her brother, her suitor, and a tippling footballer become Desmond's team.
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The Sum of All Fears
MovieMay 29, 2002

The Sum of All Fears

When the President of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose …
When the President of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. This change in political leaders sparks paranoia amongst American C.I.A. officials, so C.I.A. Director Bill Cabot (Morgan Freeman) recruits young analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) to supply insight and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a U.S. city, and America is quick to blame the Russians.
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Bertie and Elizabeth
MovieApr 2, 2002

Bertie and Elizabeth

A chronicle of the life of George VI (James Wilby), who was …
A chronicle of the life of George VI (James Wilby), who was forced to become King following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, and his relationship with his wife, Elizabeth (Juliet Aubrey).
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The Mothman Prophecies
MovieJan 25, 2002

The Mothman Prophecies

A reporter is drawn to a small …
A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.
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Nomination2002

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Fortune's Fool".
Tony Award
Nomination2002

Outstanding Actor In A Play

Nominated for "Fortune's Fool".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "Gosford Park".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Nomination2002

Best Actor

Nominated for "Love in a Cold Climate".
British Academy Television Award
Award2002

Best Actor in a Play

Won award for "Fortune's Fool".
Tony Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Award2002

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Won award for "Gosford Park".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Best Cast – Motion Picture
Award2002

Best Cast – Motion Picture

Won award for "Gosford Park".
Satellite Award
Award2002

Outstanding Actor In A Play

Won award for "Fortune's Fool".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Nomination2002

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Fortune's Fool".
Drama Desk Award
Award2002

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Won award for "Fortune's Fool".
Drama Desk Award
2001
Gosford Park
MovieNov 7, 2001

Gosford Park

The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a …
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
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Best Cast
Nomination2001

Best Cast

Nominated for "Gosford Park".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Nomination2001

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "The Unexpected Man".
Drama Desk Award
Best Cast
Award2001

Best Cast

Won award for "Gosford Park".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
2000
The Prince and the Pauper
MovieDec 1, 2000

The Prince and the Pauper

The King and a poor boy …
The King and a poor boy swap places.
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St. Patrick: The Irish Legend
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MovieMar 12, 2000

St. Patrick: The Irish Legend

A young Christian boy …
A young Christian boy attends a druid worship that is attacked by invading Irish tribes. Taken captive, he is taken back to Ireland to become a slave. Enduring many hardships, he finds ...
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1999
The Cherry Orchard
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MovieNov 13, 1999

The Cherry Orchard

Madame Ranevskaya (Charlotte Rampling) is a spoiled aging …
Madame Ranevskaya (Charlotte Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin (Owen Teale), her former serf, who has his own agenda.
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1998
Nicholas' Gift
MovieApr 21, 1998

Nicholas' Gift

Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation …
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 ...
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1995
The Grotesque
MovieSep 9, 1995

The Grotesque

Sir Hugo (Sir Alan Bates) is more interested in reconstructing …
Sir Hugo (Sir Alan Bates) is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet (Theresa Russell). He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo (...
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1994
Silent Tongue
MovieFeb 1, 1994

Silent Tongue

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits …
Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.
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1993
Nomination1993

Best Actor

Nominated for "Unnatural Pursuits".
British Academy Television Award
1992
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1992

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Hamlet".
BAFTA Award
1991
Secret Friends
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MovieJun 21, 1991

Secret Friends

During a train ride, an anxiety attack leads middle-aged …
During a train ride, an anxiety attack leads middle-aged illustrator John (Sir Alan Bates) into an identity crisis. As his marital problems merge and blur into his fantasy life with prostitutes and call girls, a long-dormant secret friend of his childhood surfaces in his delusions. Writer and Director Dennis Potter viewed John as "a victim of what he himself has created, a sexual fantasy that gets out of control. Fantasy should be one of the registered sexually transmitted diseases, which in John's case, it is."
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1991

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Hamlet".
BAFTA Award
1990
Hamlet
MovieDec 19, 1990

Hamlet

Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His …
Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet's uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost of Hamlet's father appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and Gertrude. Hamlet must choose between passive acquiescence and the need for a vengeance which might lead to tragedy.
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Dr. M
MovieMay 24, 1990

Dr. M

In the not-too-distant future, Berlin is shocked by a series of …
In the not-too-distant future, Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides. A policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ...
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Mister Frost
MovieApr 11, 1990

Mister Frost

Mr. Frost (Jeff Goldblum) is arrested and committed for …
Mr. Frost (Jeff Goldblum) is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes obvious that Mr. Frost is not all he seems to be, but he is dangerous nonetheless.
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1988
We Think the World of You
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MovieSep 22, 1988

We Think the World of You

An aimless young man, …
An aimless young man, Johnny (Gary Oldman), is sent to prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank (Sir Alan Bates). When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to Frank.
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1987
A Prayer for the Dying
MovieMay 13, 1987

A Prayer for the Dying

Martin, an I.R.A. hitman, is …
Martin, an I.R.A. hitman, is seen by a Catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger.
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1984
Best Actor
Award1984

Best Actor

Won award for "An Englishman Abroad".
British Academy Television Award
Best Actor
Nomination1984

Best Actor

Nominated for "An Englishman Abroad".
British Academy Television Award
1983
An Englishman Abroad
MovieNov 29, 1983

An Englishman Abroad

The actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow and meets a …
The actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow and meets a mysterious Englishman. It turns out that he's the notorious spy Guy Burgess.
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The Wicked Lady
MovieApr 21, 1983

The Wicked Lady

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara …
Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ...
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Separate Tables
MovieMar 14, 1983

Separate Tables

Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful …
Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful small town hotel, where most of them hide from their troubles. Secrets, infatuations, and lies come out.
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Nomination1983

Actor of the Year in a Revival

Nominated for "A Patriot for Me".
Laurence Olivier Award
1982
Britannia Hospital
MovieMay 27, 1982

Britannia Hospital

Britannia Hospital is not preparing for a visit from Queen …
Britannia Hospital is not preparing for a visit from Queen Elizabeth I, who died in 1603. The visitor is a fictional representation of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
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The Return of the Soldier
MovieMay 14, 1982

The Return of the Soldier

Kitty Baldry (Julie Christie) is …
Kitty Baldry (Julie Christie) is a haughty society queen with a tunnelled view of life. Kitty's complacency is rocked when her husband, Captain Chris Baldry (Sir Alan Bates), returns from the front during World War I shell-shocked and suffering amnesia, not knowing who she is, and determined for a reunion with Margaret Grey (Glenda Jackson), a working class lover from his past. Kitty employs psychiatrist Dr. Gilbert Anderson (Sir Ian Holm) to help unscramble her husband's feelings for the women in his new disoriented life, including his all-too caring cousin Jenny (Ann-Margret), but ultimately, comes to realize that the man she knew is unreachable, as dead as the past for which he pines.
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1981
Quartet
MovieMay 17, 1981

Quartet

It's 1927 Paris. Following the conviction of her art dealer …
It's 1927 Paris. Following the conviction of her art dealer husband, Stephan Zelli (Anthony Higgins), for theft for which he was handed a one-year prison sentence, Marya Zelli (Isabelle Adjani), originally from West India, moves in with her acquaintances, expatriate Brits H.J. (Sir Alan Bates) and Lois Heidler (Dame Maggie Smith). Marya knows that H.J. in particular has more in mind than just providing her lodging out of the goodness of his heart. From behind bars, Stephan encourages Marya to move in with them, not knowing H.J.'s intentions. Marya agrees in part because she, being a foreigner, cannot get work and would thus become destitute otherwise. She learns she is the latest in a long line of lodgers. She also learns that H.J. and Lois' marriage is not all that it appears on the surface. The Heidler's hold on Marya becomes stronger when they convince her that Stephan not only has no money, but has no future in France after his release. Their collective lives become more complicated when Stephan is released from jail and tries to figure out what he's going to do with his life to regain the high standard of living to which he became accustomed.
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1980
Nijinsky
MovieMar 20, 1980

Nijinsky

Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic …
Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, and based on biographical fact, this is the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, the young and brilliant, but headstrong premier ballet dancer and aspiring choreographer of the Ballets Russes. The company is managed by the famous Sergei Diaghilev, a controlling and fiercely possessive impresario. The increasing tension between these powerful egos, exacerbated by homosexual desire and jealousy, becomes triangular when the young ballerina Romola de Pulsky determinedly attempts to draw the increasingly mentally unstable Nijinsky away from Diaghilev.
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1979
The Rose
MovieNov 7, 1979

The Rose

The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who …
The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.
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1978
The Shout
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MovieMay 22, 1978

The Shout

Bored while officiating a cricket match at a psychiatric …
Bored while officiating a cricket match at a psychiatric hospital, Crossley tells Graves (a visitor) the tale of a mysterious stranger (also named Crossley) who invades the lives and house of a local musician and his wife. The stranger claims knowledge of real magic, which he uses to displace his host and dominate his wife. The musician must find a way to combat Crossley and his seemingly implacable powers. Graves doubts Crossley's claim that the story is true, and begins to believe that Crossley is actually one of the patients.
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An Unmarried Woman
MovieMar 5, 1978

An Unmarried Woman

Erica is unmarried only temporarily, in that her successful, …
Erica is unmarried only temporarily, in that her successful, wealthy husband of seventeen years has just left her for a girl he met while buying a shirt in Bloomingdale's. This movie shows Erica coming to terms with the break-up, while revising her opinions of herself, redefining that self in its own right rather than as an extension of somebody else's personality, and finally going out with another man. Erica refuses to drop everything for Saul, an abstract expressionist painter, simply out of love for him, because he expects her to. It is not so much loneliness that is her problem, and the problems that men, flitting around this newly "available" woman like moths round a flame, bring to her sense of independence.
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1976
Nomination1976

Best Actor

Nominated for "Play for Today".
British Academy Television Award
1975
Royal Flash
MovieAug 1, 1975

Royal Flash

Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) of the British …
Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) of the British Army is a cad, a coward, and a lecher who always seems to come off inadvertently heroic. While romancing renowned courtesan Lola Montez (Florinda Bolkan), Harry is recruited against his will by Otto Von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) to substitute for a look-a-like Prussian Prince ostensibly in order to help Bismarck enlarge his hold over German duchies. But Bismarck has something more sinister in mind for Harry and the Prince.
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In Celebration
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MovieMar 17, 1975

In Celebration

In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to …
In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.
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1974
Butley
MovieJan 21, 1974

Butley

A day in the life of Ben Butley. But definitely not a day to …
A day in the life of Ben Butley. But definitely not a day to remember for this T.S. Eliot scholar at the University of London. Let's take for example Anne, his already estranged wife: today is the day she has chosen to tell him she is leaving him for good, and for a man Butley despises, and what about Joey Kingston, whose close friendship Ben is losing, maybe forever today? Decidedly, all the odds are against him. Will Butley, the bitter misanthropist, the unrepentant alcoholic, the teacher who bullies his students, his friends, and his colleagues, in other words, the self-destructive nihilist, survive this horrible day?
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1973
Story of a Love Story
MovieMay 24, 1973

Story of a Love Story

Harry is a married writer who …
Harry is a married writer who has an affair with a woman whose husband knows that she is unfaithful. As a result of his work, Harry has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality ...
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Outstanding Performance
Award1973

Outstanding Performance

Won award for "Butley".
Drama Desk Award
Best Actor in a Play
Award1973

Best Actor in a Play

Won award for "Butley".
Tony Award
Best Actor in a Play
Nomination1973

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Butley".
Tony Award
Outstanding Performance
Nomination1973

Outstanding Performance

Nominated for "Butley".
Drama Desk Award
1972
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
MovieMay 1, 1972

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

A couple uses extremely …
A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humor that hides their pain.
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1971
The Go-Between
MovieMay 25, 1971

The Go-Between

Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last, and the summer Leo …
Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last, and the summer Leo (Dominic Guard) turns thirteen. He's the guest of Marcus (Richard Gibson), a wealthy classmate, at a grand house in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian (Julie Christie), Marcus' twenty-something sister, a beauty about to be engaged to Hugh (Edward Fox), a viscount and good fellow. Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit, takes him on walks, and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor, Ted Burgess (Sir Alan Bates), a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling, realizes he's betraying Hugh, but continues as the go-between nonetheless, asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women.
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Tristan Bates
Child1971

Tristan Bates

Tristan Bates born.
Benedick Bates
Child1971

Benedick Bates

Benedick Bates (born 1970) is a British actor. He is the son of …
Benedick Bates (born 1970) is a British actor. He is the son of actor Alan Bates and actress Victoria Ward and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has performed numerous times with the Glasgow Citizens Company, at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Edinburgh Festival, and in London's West End, in such productions as Don Carlos, Romeo and Juliet, The Return of A. J. Raffles, The Rose Tattoo, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Semi-Monde.
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1970
Three Sisters
MovieNov 2, 1970

Three Sisters

Olga (Jeanne Watts), Masha (Dame Joan Plowright), and …
Olga (Jeanne Watts), Masha (Dame Joan Plowright), and Irina Prozoroff (Louise Purnell) lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who had commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching, but secretly longs for a home and family. Masha, unhappy with her marriage to a timid schoolmaster, falls hopelessly in love with married Colonel Vershinin (Sir Alan Bates). Irina works in the local telegraph office, but longs for gaiety. Their sense of futility is increased by their brother's marriage to Natasha (Sheila Reid), a coarse peasant girl. She gradually encroaches on the family home until even the private refuge of the sisters is destroyed. They dream of starting a new life in Moscow, but are saddled with the practicalities of their quiet existence. Despite their failures, they resolve to seek some purpose and hope when the army post is withdrawn from the town.
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Victoria Ward
Marriage1970

Victoria Ward

Victoria Ward (1939 – 1992) was an English actress. She was …
Victoria Ward (1939 – 1992) was an English actress. She was married to the actor Sir Alan Bates from 1970 until her premature death from a heart attack in 1992.
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Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination1970

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Women in Love".
BAFTA Award
1969
Women in Love
MovieNov 13, 1969

Women in Love

The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite …
The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britain's industrial Midlands in the 1920s. Gerald Crich and Rupert Berkin are best friends who fall in love with a pair of sisters Gudrun, a sculptress and Ursula Brangwen, a schoolteacher. Rupert marries Ursula, Gerald begins a love affair with Gudrun, and the foursome embarks upon a Swiss honeymoon. But the relationships take markedly different directions, as Russell explores the nature of commitment and love. Rupert and Ursula learn to give themselves to each other. The more withdrawn Gerald cannot, finally, connect with the demanding and challenging Gudrun.
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1968
The Fixer
MovieDec 8, 1968

The Fixer

In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, …
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok (Sir Alan Bates), is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.
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Best Actor
Nomination1968

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Fixer".
Academy Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1968

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "The Fixer".
Golden Globe Award
1967
Far from the Madding Crowd
MovieOct 16, 1967

Far from the Madding Crowd

Bathsheba Everdene, a …
Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1967

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Far from the Madding Crowd".
Golden Globe Award
1966
King of Hearts
MovieDec 21, 1966

King of Hearts

During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a …
During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a French town to scout for enemy presence, is mistaken for a King by the colorful patients of an insane asylum.
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Georgy Girl
MovieJun 1, 1966

Georgy Girl

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous …
A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.
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New Star of the Year – Actor
Nomination1966

New Star of the Year – Actor

Nominated for "Georgy Girl".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nomination1966

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or C…

Nominated for "Georgy Girl".
Golden Globe Award
1964
Zorba the Greek
MovieDec 14, 1964

Zorba the Greek

An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of …
An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
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Nothing But the Best
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MovieMar 10, 1964

Nothing But the Best

Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and …
Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss' daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will do anything to get rich and be the most successful businessman in Britian, even if it means murder.
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Joanna Pettet
Relationship1964

Joanna Pettet

Joanna Pettet (born Joanna Jane Salmon, 16 November 1942) …
Joanna Pettet (born Joanna Jane Salmon, 16 November 1942) is a retired English actress.
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1963
The Caretaker
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MovieJun 1, 1963

The Caretaker

Aston (Robert Shaw), a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in …
Aston (Robert Shaw), a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in a top-floor cluttered room of a small abandoned house in a poor London district. He befriends and takes in Mac Davies (Donald Pleasence), an old derelict who has been fired from a menial job in a café. In time, Aston offers him a job as caretaker of the house. Aston's brother, Mick (Sir Alan Bates), a taunting sadist, harasses the derelict when his brother is away, countermanding his orders. Eventually, Aston, irritated by the cantankerous old man, puts him out.
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The Running Man
MovieMay 1, 1963

The Running Man

An Englishman with a grudge against an insurance …
An Englishman with a grudge against an insurance company for a disallowed claim fakes his own death in order but an insurance investigator starts snooping around.
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Best British Actor
Nomination1963

Best British Actor

Nominated for "A Kind of Loving".
BAFTA Award
1962
A Kind of Loving
MovieApr 12, 1962

A Kind of Loving

A Kind of Loving is a 1962 British drama film directed by John …
A Kind of Loving is a 1962 British drama film directed by John Schlesinger, based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Stan Barstow. It stars Alan Bates and June Ritchie as two lovers in early 1960s Lancashire. The photography was by Denys Coop, and the music by Ron Grainer. Filming locations included the towns of Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Salford, Manchester, Radcliffe and St Anne's-on-sea in the northwest of England.
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1961
Whistle Down the Wind
MovieJul 20, 1961

Whistle Down the Wind

When an injured wife …
When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.
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1960
The Entertainer
MovieJul 18, 1960

The Entertainer

Archie Rice (Sir Laurence Olivier), an old-time British music hall …
Archie Rice (Sir Laurence Olivier), an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.
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1956
Peter Wyngarde
Relationship1956

Peter Wyngarde

Peter Paul Wyngarde (born Cyril Goldbert, 23 August 1927 – …
Peter Paul Wyngarde (born Cyril Goldbert, 23 August 1927 – 15 January 2018) was a British actor best known for playing the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two television series: Department S (1969–70) and Jason King (1971–72). His flamboyant dress sense and stylish performances led to popular success, and he was considered a style icon in Britain and elsewhere in the early 1970s; Mike Myers credited Wyngarde with inspiring the character Austin Powers.
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1934
Alan Bates
BirthFebruary 1934

Alan Bates

Alan Bates was born.
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