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Bates, Alan

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Actors

1934 – Alan Arthur Bates was born 17th of February in Allestree,Derby.

Earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he studied before leaving to join the Royal Air Force.

1956 – Debuted on stage in the West End, starring in Look Back in Anger, a role which made him a star.

1960 – Appeared in The Entertainer, his first film role.

       – Starred in Whistle Down the Wind, and in the Bernard Malamud film The Fixer, which gave him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

1970 – He was married to the actress Victoria Ward.

1973 – Won the Tony Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Butley.

Starred in such international hit films as Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd, Zorba the Greek, The Go-Between, An Unmarried Woman and Women in Love.

1992 – He won his second Tony Awards for Best Performance by an Actor for statuette for Fortune’s Fool.

1996 – Bates was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and was knighted in 2003.

 2003 – Alan Arthur Bates died 27th of December because of pancreatic cancer.