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Alan Bates

Alan BatesAKA Alan Arthur Bates

Born: 17-Feb-1934
Birthplace: Allestree, Derbyshire, England
Died: 27-Dec-2003
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic
Remains: Buried, All Saints Churchyard, Bradbourne, Derbyshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Basil in Zorba the Greek

Military service: British Royal Air Force (1953-55)


[1] Donald Spoto, "Alan Bates's secret gay affair with ice skater John Curry", The Daily Mail, 19 May 2007. The article is an extract from Otherwise Engaged: The Life of Alan Bates, to be published one month later.

Father: Harold A. Bates
Mother: Florence M. Wheatcroft
Brother: Martin Bates
Wife: Victoria Ward (m. 1970, d. 1992 heart attack, twin sons)
Son: Benedick (twin, b. 1971)
Son: Tristan (twin, b. 1971, d. 1990 asthma attack)
Girlfriend: Angharad Rees (actress)
Boyfriend:
John Curry (Olympic ice skater, dated while married to Ward)
Boyfriend: Peter Wyngarde (actor, together 1956-65)
Boyfriend: Nickolas Grace (actor, "an intense affair")
Girlfriend: Yardena Harari (Israeli, cohabited briefly, refused marriage in 1965)
Boyfriend: Paul Taylor (cohabited 1967)
Girlfriend: Joanna Pettet (actress, until his death)

    High School: Belper Grammar School
    University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England

    Commander of the British Empire 1995
    Knight of the British Empire 2003
    Tony

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Spartacus (18-Apr-2004)
    The Statement (12-Dec-2003) · Armand Bertier
    Hollywood North (18-May-2003)
    Salem Witch Trials (24-Dec-2002) · Sir William Phips
    Evelyn (9-Sep-2002)
    The Sum of All Fears (29-May-2002) · Dressler
    The Mothman Prophecies (25-Jan-2002) · Alexander Leek
    Gosford Park (7-Nov-2001) · Jennings
    In the Beginning (12-Nov-2000)
    Arabian Nights (30-Apr-2000)
    The Prince and the Pauper (2000) · King Henry VIII
    The Cherry Orchard (13-Nov-1999) · Gayev
    Nicholas' Gift (21-Apr-1998)
    The Grotesque (9-Sep-1995) · Sir Hugo Coal
    Oliver's Travels (1995)
    Silent Tongue (1-Feb-1994) · Eamon McCree
    Unnatural Pursuits (7-Dec-1992)
    Secret Friends (21-Jun-1991)
    Shuttlecock (1991)
    Hamlet (19-Dec-1990)
    Dr. M (24-May-1990)
    Mister Frost (11-Apr-1990)
    Force Majeure (5-Apr-1989)
    We Think the World of You (16-Sep-1988) · Frank
    A Prayer for the Dying (21-Aug-1987)
    Duet for One (25-Dec-1986)
    A Voyage Round My Father (19-Apr-1984)
    An Englishman Abroad (29-Nov-1983)
    The Wicked Lady (12-Aug-1983)
    Separate Tables (1983)
    Britannia Hospital (27-May-1982)
    Return of the Soldier (1982)
    Quartet (May-1981)
    Nijinsky (20-Mar-1980)
    The Rose (7-Nov-1979) · Rudge
    The Shout (4-May-1979)
    An Unmarried Woman (26-May-1978) · Saul
    The Mayor of Casterbridge (22-Jan-1978)
    Royal Flash (2-Oct-1975) · Rudi von Sternberg
    In Celebration (17-Mar-1975)
    Butley (16-Jan-1974) · Ben Butley
    Story of a Love Story (1973)
    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (4-Jun-1972) · Bri
    The Go-Between (Dec-1970)
    Three Sisters (2-Nov-1970)
    Women in Love (Sep-1969)
    The Fixer (8-Dec-1968)
    Far from the Madding Crowd (16-Oct-1967) · Gabriel Oak
    King of Hearts (21-Dec-1966) · Charles Plumpick -- The King of Hearts
    Georgy Girl (Jun-1966) · Jos
    Zorba the Greek (17-Dec-1964) · Basil
    Nothing But the Best (10-Mar-1964)
    The Running Man (2-Oct-1963)
    The Caretaker (Jun-1963)
    A Kind of Loving (12-Apr-1962) · Vic Brown
    Whistle Down the Wind (Jul-1961)
    The Entertainer (3-Oct-1960) · Frank

Official Website:
http://www.alanbates.com/


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