Alan Bates

1934 - 2003

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Sir Alan Arthur Bates (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, when he appeared in films ranging from 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Bates has received more than 2,659,785 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Alan Bates is the 259th most popular actor (up from 1,067th in 2019), the 351st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,194th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Alan Bates ranks 259 out of 13,578Before him are Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Nolte, Faye Dunaway, Reese Witherspoon, James Coburn, and Angela Lansbury. After him are Bill Murray, Sylvia Kristel, Emma Thompson, Talia Shire, Giuliano Gemma, and Colin Firth.

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Among people born in 1934, Alan Bates ranks 28Before him are Pierre Richard, Stjepan Mesić, Shirley MacLaine, Empress Michiko, Manuel Noriega, and Paul Ekman. After him are Sydney Pollack, Alexei Leonov, Niklaus Wirth, Larisa Latynina, Ronald Wayne, and Renata Scotto. Among people deceased in 2003, Alan Bates ranks 17Before him are Barry White, Maurice Gibb, Ilya Prigogine, Nina Simone, Soong Mei-ling, and Edward Said. After him are Elia Kazan, Leopoldo Galtieri, Robert Kardashian, Gianni Agnelli, Zoran Đinđić, and Otto Günsche.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Bates ranks 351 out of 8,785Before him are Chaim Herzog (1918), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), William Henry Bragg (1862), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Angela Lansbury (1925), and Christopher Marlowe (1564). After him are Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), Thomas Paine (1737), Emma Thompson (1959), Richard Wright (1943), Christopher Nolan (1970), and Colin Firth (1960).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Bates ranks 42Before him are Jacqueline Bisset (1944), John Hurt (1940), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Ian McShane (1942), Malcolm McDowell (1943), and Angela Lansbury (1925). After him are Emma Thompson (1959), Colin Firth (1960), Benny Hill (1924), Hugh Grant (1960), Kenneth Branagh (1960), and Ian Holm (1931).

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