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Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Works: 318 works in 1,567 publications in 9 languages and 29,331 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Spy films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Costume designer, Interviewee, Composer, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Bates
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,232 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 )

77 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,334 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 )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,962 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 )

89 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,544 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 )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,180 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 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 )

53 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,133 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 )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 962 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 )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in French and English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish solder is sent to disarm a bomb in a French village that has been evacuated except for the inmates of an insane asylum. He doesn't relize that all his new friends are mentally unstable until he is crowned King
Women in love by D. H Lawrence( Visual )

57 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 884 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 )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 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
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 799 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 held by 755 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 725 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 )

13 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 li fe of her swinging London roommate
Scooby-Doo in Arabian nights by Marc Chagall( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and German and held by 588 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 )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 538 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 465 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 )

7 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 423 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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Alan Bates acteur britannique

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Alan Bates attore britannico

Alan Bates brit színész

Alan Bates britischer Schauspieler

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Alan Bates Brits acteur

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Alan Bates brytyjski aktor

Alan Bates English actor of the 1960s

Bates, Alan

Bates, Alan 1934-2003

Bates, Alan Arthur

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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