Alan Bates

images Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was a British actor of       stage, screen and  television.
Bates was born in Allestree, Derby, England on 17 February 1934, the eldest of three sons of Florence Mary (née Wheatcroft), a homemaker and a pianist, and Harold Arthur Bates, an insurance broker and a cellist.
In 1956, Bates debuted on stage in the West End as Cliffe in Look Back in Anger, a role he had originated at the Royal Court and which made him a star. He also played the role on television (for the ITV Playhouse) and on Broadway. Yt was starring in 41 films. bates_nude
Bates was married to Victoria Ward from 1970 until her death from a wasting disease in 1992. They had twin sons born in November 1970, the actors Benedick Bates and Tristan Bates. Tristan died following an asthma attack in 1990.
8214917_115101206663In the later years of his life, Bates’ companion was his lifelong friend, actress Joanna Pettet, his co-star in the 1964 Broadway play Poor Richard. They divided their time between New York and London.
Bates had also had many relationships with men, which were detailed in his posthumous biography (see below).
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