WorldCat Identities

Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Works: 271 works in 1,436 publications in 9 languages and 29,134 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Television mini-series  Detective and mystery films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Horror films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, Interviewee, Composer, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,306 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
The sum of all fears by Tom Clancy( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El agente de CIA Jack Ryan se encuentra en una carrera contra el reloj para parar a los terroristas que planean provocar una guerra entre los Estados Unidos y Rusia detonando una bomba nuclear en la supercopa de fútbol americano
Zorba the Greek by Mark-Anthony Turnage( Visual )

107 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,615 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 Hardy( Visual )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,189 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,166 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 )

50 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,100 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
Le roi de coeur King of hearts by Philippe de Broca( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in French and English and held by 961 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
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 942 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 D. H Lawrence( Visual )

67 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters are wooed and won by two men. One settles down to a marriage on happy but uneasy terms; the other has an equally uneasy romance which ends in tragedy
Hard times by John Lynch( Visual )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 829 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
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological drama focusing on three women who experience heartbreak but still cling to their illusions, still search for a brighter future, and still dream of returning to the glittering Moscow of their youth. From the Video Playhouse series
Butley by Simon Gray( Visual )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 700 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 Vincent Bataillon( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 655 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 by Silvio Narizzano( Visual )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 642 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 Scooby-Doo (Television program)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 577 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
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a tender and moving study of a family at breaking point, a story of love, repressed emotions and of ultimate redemption
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 464 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 451 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 448 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
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The mothman prophecies
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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The mothman propheciesLe roi de coeur King of heartsWomen in loveHard timesScooby-Doo in Arabian nightsThe statementNancy Mitford's Love in a cold climate