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Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Overview
Works: 397 works in 1,469 publications in 9 languages and 29,352 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed plays  Detective and mystery films  Spy films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, Recipient, Interviewee, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

68 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
The sum of all fears by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CIA agent Jack Ryan finds himself in a race against time to stop terrorists who plan to ignite a war between the U.S. and Russia by detonating a nuclear bomb at the Super Bowl game
Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis( Visual )

70 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British writer moves to Crete to find himself by working in his father's mine. He falls in love with a lovely young widow. When she responds to him the townsmen attack her. He is taught the necessary response to life and its tragedies
Far from the madding crowd by John Schlesinger( Visual )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. She captures the lives and loves of three very different men. Gabriel Oak is a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage. William Boldwood is an older, prosperous man who had been a confirmed bachelor. Sergeant Frank Troy is a handsome, but reckless swordsman who's given to sudden fits of violence
The mothman prophecies by Mark Pellington( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is based on events which occurred in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Distraught by the sudden, tragic death of his wife, a journalist finds himself mysteriously drawn to a small West Virginia town when his car inexplicably strands him. He soon learns that many of the town's residents have been beset by bizarre events, including sightings of an eerie "moth-like" entity, an entity similiar to the one seen by his late wife
The rose by Mark Rydell( Visual )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bette Midler portrays a Janis Joplin-like rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard living [that] it eventually causes her downfall"--Container
Evelyn by Paul Pender( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Catholic Church and the Irish courts decide to put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that when his financial situation reverses, he will be able to get his children back; money is hard to come by. During that time, Evelyn and her brothers suffer the abuses of living in orphanages while Desmond struggles to secure finances. Now he must battle the courts to get his children back
Women in love by Ken Russell( Visual )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensual investigation of the relationships of two couples, exploring the thin line between love and lust
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Butley by Simon Gray( Visual )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Ranevskaya returns to her decaying estate in pre-Revolutionary Russia after an exile in Paris. The estate and its beloved cherry orchard are threatened by Ranevskaya's financial problems, and no one seems able to do anything about it
Georgy girl( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate
Scooby-Doo in Arabian nights by Warner Brothers Home Video( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary heroine, Scheherazade, saves her kingdom and her own life by seducing her husband with the fantastical tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other larger-than-life heroes, warriors and djinns
Le roi de coeur = King of hearts( Visual )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in French and English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish soldier is assigned the task of disarming a bomb in a small French town at the close of World War I. The townspeople have deserted the town leaving behind the inmates of the local insane asylum who embrace the soldier as their king
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sons return to the primitive Yorkshire mining town of their birth to celebrate their parents' fortieth wedding anniversary. During the celebration, their submerged hatreds and fears emerge from behind their model blue collar family facade
The statement by Brian Moore( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An escaped Nazi collaborator is the target of an ambitious judge, a scrupulous colonel and two mysterious hit men
Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction
Nancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Nancy Mitford's beloved novel Love in a cold climate - partly thinly veiled memoir, part biting satire, and part fascinating window on a vanished way of life - this witty drama from the BBC follows the romantic adventures of three young women from aristocratic families
 
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Alternative Names
Alan Bates acteur britannique

Alan Bates anglický herec

Alan Bates attore britannico

Alan Bates brit színész

Alan Bates britischer Schauspieler

Alan Bates britisk skodespelar

Alan Bates britisk skuespiller

Alan Bates Brits acteur

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Alan Bates brytyjski aktor

Alan Bates English actor of the 1960s

Bates, Alan

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Bates, Alan Arthur

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Far from the madding crowdThe mothman propheciesWomen in loveHard timesScooby-Doo in Arabian nightsLe roi de coeur = King of heartsThe statementMayor of CasterbridgeNancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate