Bates in 1975
Alan Arthur Bates
17 February 1934
|Died||27 December 2003 (aged 69)|
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer, stroke|
|Education||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
(m. 1970; died 1992)
Bates starred in many movies, including: Zorba the Greek, Georgy Girl, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Fixer, The Go-Between, Women in Love, An Unmarried Woman, Gosford Park and The Rose. He also acted on stage and television.
Bates was a closeted bisexual. He was married to actress Victoria Ward (1939-1992) from 1970 until her death. They had twin sons: Tristan (1971-1990) and actor Benedick Bates (born 1971). Bates died of pancreatic cancer in London.