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 1,991,310 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Alan Bates is the 1,206th most popular actor (up from 1,295th in 2019), the 1,382nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,500th in 2019) and the 178th most popular British Actor.

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  • 33

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  • 3.51

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  • 3.99

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Among actors, Alan Bates ranks 1,206 out of 10,030Before him are Gal Gadot, John Cusack, David Bradley, Matt Dillon, Anthony Daniels, and Jason Bateman. After him are Shannen Doherty, Rip Torn, Woody Strode, Walter Gotell, John Heard, and Kirsten Dunst.

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Among people born in 1934, Alan Bates ranks 111Before him are Allen Carr, Bingu wa Mutharika, Fredric Jameson, Jean Sorel, Wilford Brimley, and Kisho Kurokawa. After him are Paul Cohen, Freddie King, George Segal, Gloria Steinem, Howard Martin Temin, and Frankie Valli. Among people deceased in 2003, Alan Bates ranks 72Before him are David Hemmings, Ilan Ramon, Uday Hussein, Michael P. Anderson, Michael Jeter, and Rubén González. After him are Fritz Fischer, André Claveau, Rik Van Steenbergen, Martha Scott, Prince Carl Bernadotte, and Howard Fast.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Bates ranks 1,382 out of 6,924Before him are David Bradley (1942), Alan Baker (1939), Michael Anderson (1920), Bernie Taupin (1950), John Wilkins (1614), and Anthony Daniels (1946). After him are Peter Burke (1937), David Ogilvy (1911), Samuel Bellamy (1689), Reginald Lee (1870), Edward Frankland (1825), and John Gould (1804).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Bates ranks 178Before him are Victor McLaglen (1886), Jared Harris (1961), Marina Berti (1924), Emilia Clarke (1986), David Bradley (1942), and Anthony Daniels (1946). After him are Peter Mayhew (1944), Edward Fox (1937), Ronald Colman (1891), Rupert Everett (1959), Channing Tatum (1980), and Peter Vaughan (1923).

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