Sir Alan Arthur Bates, CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, 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, in 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.
|Full name at birth||
Alan Arthur Bates
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
17 February 1934
|Place of birth||
Allestree, Derbyshire, England, UK
|Date of death||
27 December 2003
|Place of death||
Westminster, London, England, UK
|Cause of death||
5' 11" (180 cm)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London
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