WorldCat Identities

Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Works: 310 works in 1,514 publications in 9 languages and 29,247 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Detective and mystery films  Filmed plays  Made-for-TV movies  Tragedies (Drama)  Historical films  Television adaptations  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, Composer, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,255 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 )

73 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama 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
Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis( Visual )

81 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British writer moves to Crete to find himself by working in his father's mine, and hires the playful Zorba. He falls in love with a lovely young widow. When she responds to him the townsmen attack her
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Vinterberg( Visual )

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

Screen version of Thomas Hardy's classic love story about a headstrong young woman whose life becomes entwined with three disparate men: a dashing soldier, a wealthy landowner, and a sheep farmer, who find themselves not only pitted against each other, but also trapped in the shadow of their beloved's grand illusions of passion and romance
The mothman prophecies by Mark Pellington( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en hechos reales de extraños acontecimientos en Virgina del Norte, E.U.A.; donde los habitantes veían una criatura enorme de ojos rojos, que representa la muerte y advierte cuando una catastrofe está aproximandose. John Klein es un reportero que después del fallecimiento de su esposa, por azar, llega al pueblo de Point Pleasant, poco a poco se va involucrando en un extraño suceso que lo lleva a investigar misteriosas apariciones. Con la ayuda de Connie Parker, una oficial de policía, se dan cuenta que los habitantes han tenido visiones idénticas a las extrañas figuras que dibujaba su esposa antes de morir. El interés de Klein Llega al punto máximo, únicamente le queda intentar llegar hasta el fondo del problema, sin perder la cordura y así prevenir que algo terrible suceda nuevamento
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 Bruce Beresford( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a custody case brought before the Irish courts in 1955, Desmond Doyle is a father fighting for the custody of his three children after abandonment by their mother. Due to the Irish law of the time, children could not be raised by one parent in what the courts considered a broken home, thus allowing the Doyle children to be placed in church run orphanages, where neglect and cruelty were not out of the ordinary. Desmond will take his fight to the highest courts to win their freedom
Le roi de coeur = King of hearts by Philippe de Broca( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in French and English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the French countryside during WWI, a Scottish soldier is sent to a village on a suicide mission to dismantle German explosives. The local mental patient are the only residents and they welcome the soldier and crown him their King of Hearts
Women in love by Ken Russell( Visual )

54 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 899 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 )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 844 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 )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 796 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 )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Bates turns his Tony-winning role into one of his greatest film performances as a lecturer who experiences a truly awful day
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Chekhov's The cherry orchard is the timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family torn apart by buried secrets and changing times. Stars Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling
Georgy girl( Visual )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 629 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 Marc Chagall( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and German and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A legendary heroine, Scheherazade, saves her kingdom and her own life by seducing her husband Schahriar's imagination with the fantastical tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other larger-than-life heroes, warriors and djinns"--Container
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 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
Bertie & Elizabeth : the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became King and Queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved
The statement by Brian Moore( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An escaped Nazi collaborator is the target of an ambitious judge, a scrupulous colonel and two mysterious hit men
Nancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of attractive up-and-comers and four legendary British actors star alongside castles and country houses in a BBC drama about how the upper class loved in the 1930s
[Alan Bates talks about being an actor in what have become "cult films"] by Alan Bates( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bates also talks about selecting scripts, and includes a clip from his film Nijinsky, on the Today Show with Gene Shalit
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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

Alan Bates brittisk skådespelare

Alan Bates brytyjski aktor

Alan Bates English actor of the 1960s

Bates, Alan

Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Bates, Alan Arthur

Bates, Alan Arthur 1934-2003

Bates, Arthur 1934-2003

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Far from the madding crowdThe mothman propheciesLe roi de coeur = King of heartsWomen in loveHard timesScooby-Doo in Arabian nightsThe statementNancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate