Alan Bates

Alan Bates

Highest Rated: 100% The Go-Between (1971)

Lowest Rated: 23% The Statement (2003)

Birthday: Feb 17, 1934

Birthplace: Allestree, Derbyshire, England, UK

Versatile, good-looking British actor Alan Bates came to prominence as one of the chief proponents of the angry young man school, along with fellow RADA alums Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay. Since his London stage debut in "The Mulberry Bush" (1956), he has been closely associated with playwrights John Osborne, Harold Pinter and Simon Gray, both on the boards and in film. Bates originated the role of Cliff in Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" (1956) and made his Broadway debut the following year in the play. He won tremendous acclaim for his portrayal of Edmund Tyrone in a production of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" (1958) before making his feature debut in the film version of Osborne's "The Entertainer" (1960), starring Laurence Olivier. He then created the role of Mick in Pinter's "The Caretaker" (1960), playing it on Broadway (1961) and in the Clive Donner movie version (also known as "The Guest" 1964).

Highest rated movies

The Go-Between
Whistle Down the Wind
A Kind of Loving
Georgy Girl
An Unmarried Woman
King of Hearts
Gosford Park
The Shout

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shuttlecock: Director's Cut Major James Prentis (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of a Father Maj. James Prentis (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 68% Spartacus Antonius Agrippa (Character) - 2004
23% 36% The Statement Armand Bertier (Character) $763.0K 2003
44% 20% Hollywood North Michael Baytes (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 46% Salem Witch Trials Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 50% Bertie & Elizabeth King George V (Character) - 2002
64% 77% Evelyn Thomas Connolly (Character) $1.4M 2002
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears Richard Dressler (Character) $118.5M 2002
52% 56% The Mothman Prophecies Alexander Leek (Character) $35.2M 2002
No Score Yet 61% Love in a Cold Climate Unknown (Character) - 2002
87% 78% Gosford Park Jennings (Character) $41.3M 2001
No Score Yet 58% The Prince and the Pauper King Henry VIII (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% St. Patrick, the Irish Legend Calpornius (Character) - 2000
54% 29% The Cherry Orchard Gayev (Character) $131.2K 1999
No Score Yet 69% Nicholas' Gift Reg Green (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 31% The Grotesque Sir Hugo Coal (Character) $4.6K 1995
No Score Yet 18% Hard Times Josiah Bounderby (Character) - 1994
38% 47% Silent Tongue Eamon McCree (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unnatural Pursuits Hamish Partt (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Losing Track Henry Sitchell (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shuttlecock Major James Prentis VC (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 102 Boulevard Haussmann Marcel Proust (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Friends John (Character) - 1991
76% 59% Hamlet Claudius (Character) $18.2M 1990
No Score Yet 38% Dr. M Dr. Marsfeldt/Guru (Character) - 1990
33% 62% Mister Frost Felix Detweiler (Character) - 1990
80% 31% We Think the World of You Frank Meadows (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dog It Was That Died Blair (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Force majeure Malcolm Forrest (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pack of Lies Stewart (Character) - 1987
55% 53% A Prayer for the Dying Jack Meehan (Character) $1.4M 1987
No Score Yet 88% Duet for One David Cornwallis (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 36% The Wicked Lady Jerry Jackson (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Fischer of Geneva Alfred Jones (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Englishman Abroad Guy Burgess (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Voyage Round My Father John Mortimer (Character) - 1982
50% 54% Britannia Hospital Macready (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 43% The Return of the Soldier Unknown (Character) - 1982
44% 32% Quartet H.J. Heidler (Character) $12.0K 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hands Up! Wikto (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trespasser Siegmund (Character) - 1981
50% 29% Nijinsky Sergei Diaghilev (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Syndrome Sir Jock Mellor (Character) - 1980
73% 81% The Rose Rudge Campbell (Character) - 1979
87% 67% The Shout Crossley (Character) - 1978
90% 73% An Unmarried Woman Saul (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 66% Royal Flash Rudi Von Sternberg (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 62% Butley Ben Butley (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 60% In Celebration Andrew Shaw (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mikis Theodorakis: A Profile of Greekness Narrator - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Story of a Love Story Harry (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 70% A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Bri (Character) - 1972
100% 78% The Go-Between Ted Burgess (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 32% Three Sisters Col. Vershinin (Character) - 1970
83% 74% Women in Love Rupert Birkin (Character) - 1969
56% 62% The Fixer Yakov Bok (Character) - 1968
64% 76% Far From the Madding Crowd Gabriel Oak (Character) - 1967
89% 88% King of Hearts Le soldat Charles Plumpick alias le roi de coeur (Character) $17.6K 1966
91% 70% Georgy Girl Jos (Character) - 1966
79% 86% Zorba the Greek Basil (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing but the Best Jimmy Brewster (Character) - 1964
86% 79% The Caretaker Mick (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 61% The Running Man Stephen (Character) - 1963
93% 87% A Kind of Loving Victor Arthur "Vic" Brown (Character) $3.3K 1962
100% 91% Whistle Down the Wind The Man (Character) - 1962
77% 74% The Entertainer Frank Rice (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem Witch Trials Sir William Phips (Character) - 0000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater John Fabian (Character) 1988