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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 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, 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 2,376,610 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alan Bates is the 1,071st most popular actor (up from 1,206th in 2019), the 1,198th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,382nd in 2019) and the 154th most popular British Actor.

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  • 36

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  • 3.57

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  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Alan Bates ranks 1,071 out of 9,996Before him are Debra Paget, Jean Sorel, Colin Farrell, Angie Dickinson, Victor French, and Jason Momoa. After him are Sydney Chaplin, Tatsuya Nakadai, Shih Kien, Eduardo De Filippo, Sam Elliott, and Jessica Chastain.

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Among people born in 1934, Alan Bates ranks 101Before him are Valentin Ivanov, William F. Sharpe, Khun Sa, Gloria Steinem, Jean Sorel, and Victor French. After him are Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma, Garry Marshall, Howard Martin Temin, Leonard Kleinrock, Vladimir Posner, and Ornella Vanoni. Among people deceased in 2003, Alan Bates ranks 65Before him are John Schlesinger, Vasil Bykaŭ, Georg Henrik von Wright, Ilan Ramon, Michael P. Anderson, and Moktar Ould Daddah. After him are Donald O'Connor, Uday Hussein, Fred Rogers, Kinji Fukasaku, Elem Klimov, and Michael Jeter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Bates ranks 1,198 out of 7,765Before him are Fraser Stoddart (1942), Don Airey (1948), Michael Moorcock (1939), Henry Walter Bates (1825), Marc Bolan (1947), and Jack Bruce (1943). After him are Alan Lancaster (1949), Samuel Pepys (1633), Thomas Gresham (1519), Harold Shipman (1946), Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670), and Lee Child (1954).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Bates ranks 154Before him are Rosamund Pike (1979), Idris Elba (1972), Paul Scofield (1922), Roddy McDowall (1928), Stephen Fry (1957), and Greer Garson (1904). After him are Guy Pearce (1967), Clive Owen (1964), David Warner (1941), Keira Knightley (1985), Jason Isaacs (1963), and Vinnie Jones (1965).

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