Alan Bates

Alan Bates

Birth
Allestree, Derby Unitary Authority, Derbyshire, England
Death 27 Dec 2003 (aged 69)
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Bradbourne, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
Memorial ID 8214917 · View Source
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Actor. Sir Alan Bates, versatile and good looking, shot to fame in 1956 in John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger," a groundbreaking play reflecting the social and class turmoils of 1950s England. Bates went on to play classical leads on the stage in "Hamlet," "Richard III" and "Antony and Cleopatra." On the big screen, he starred in films such as "Zorba the Greek," "Far From The Madding Crowd" and "Women in Love," in which he famously grappled naked with Oliver Reed. More recently, in 2001, he featured in director Robert Altman's period drama "Gosford Park." Bates, knighted after a career spanning six decades, suffered personal tragedies in recent years. His son Tristan died in 1990 aged 19 and his wife, the actress Victoria Ford, died two years later.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SIR ALAN BATES
C.E.B. ACTOR
1934 - 2004
HUSBAND TO VICTORIA
FATHER TO
BENEDICK AND TRISTAN
MUCH ADMIRED AND SADLY MISSED


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Noni
  • Added: 28 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8214917
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alan Bates (17 Feb 1934–27 Dec 2003), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8214917, citing All Saints Churchyard, Bradbourne, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .