Alan Bates

Died aged c. 69

Sir Alan Arthur Bates, CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, 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, for 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 in The Rose with Bette Midler, as well as many television dramas, 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 appeared on the stage, notably in the plays of Simon Gray, such as Butley and Otherwise Engaged.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #067

Childhood home of Alan Bates actor born 1934

3 Derwent Avenue, Allestree, United Kingdom where they lived

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #070

Whistle Down the Wind was filmed here in 1961. Dir. Bryan Forbes starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates [full inscription unknown]

, Downham, United Kingdom where they filmed