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ALAN BATES was one of the first actors to appear in the English Stage Company at the Royal Court in their first production, "The Mulberry Bush." He created the role of Cliff in John Osborne's "Look Back In Anger," which he also played in New York and Moscow. He starred in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker in both London and New York as well as in the film version.

He received the Clarence Derwent Award for his performance in "Long Day's Journey into Night" by Eugene O'Neill. Other appearances include Arnold Wesker's "Four Seasons;" Jean Kerr's "Poor Richard" on Broadway; a Shakespeare season at the Stratford, Ontario, Canada, where he played Richard III and Master Ford in "The Merry Wives of Windsor;" Lindsay Anderson's production of David Storey's "In Celebration" (repeating the role in the film version); and "Life Class," performed at the Royal Court Theatre and the Duke of York's Theatre.

Bates portrayed "Hamlet" at the Nottingham and then at the Criterion. He followed this with "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Stratford; Harold Pinter's production of Simon Gray's "Butley" in London and New York, for which he received the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor and the Tony Award on Broadway; and then starred in "Otherwise England" also by Simon Grey.

Additional appearances include "The Seagull" at the Duke of York's Theater and "Stagestruck" at the Vaudeville Theatre. In 1983 he appeared in John Oborne's "Patriot For Me" at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Later that year he also appeared in Harold Pinter's production of his own play "One For The Road at the Lyric, Hammersmith. This was followed by the Los Angeles production of "Patriot For Me" and "Dance of Death" at the Riverside Studio. He played the title role in "Yona Dab" at the National Theater and starred in Simon Grey's new play "Melon" at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Bates performed "A Muse of Fire," his one man show at Edinburgh Festival; "Stages" by David Storey at the Royal National Theatre;" The Showman" at the Almedia Theatre; "The Master Builder" at the Royal Heymarket Theatre; Simon Grey's play "Simply Disconnected" and Turgenev's "Fortune's Fool" at the Minerva Theatre and Festival Theatre respectively.

His film career has been equally distinguished starting with "The Entertainer," "Whistle Down The Wind," followed by John Schlesinger's "A Kind of Loving," Zorba The Greek," "Georgie Girl," "King of Hearts," and "Far From The Madding Crowd." He also starred in "The Fixer," "Women in Love," Losey's "The Go Between," "A Day In The Life Of Joe Egg" and "The Three Sisters." He appeared with Bette Midler in "The Rose" and in "Wicked Lady," "Duet For One," "Prayer For The Dying," "Pack of Lies, "We Think The World of You," "Force Majeure," "Mr. Frost," "Dr. M," "Hamley," "Shuttlecock," "Losing Track," "Secret Friends," by Dennis Potter, Sam Shepard's "Silent Tongue," "The Grotesque" and "The Cherry Orchard."

Alan Bates' many television appearances include Harold Pinter's "The Collection, "Look Back In Anger," "A Memory of Two Mondays," "The Wind and the Rain" and Simon Grey's "Plaintiffs and Defendants." He also appeared in "Two Sundays," "The Mayor of Casterbridge," "The Trespasser," John Mortimer's "A Voyage Round My Father," "Separate Tables" and Alan Bennett's "An Englishman Abroad."

Bates also starred in "Doctor Fischer of Geneva," by Graham Greene;" "102 Boulevard Haussman" by Alan Bennett; "Unnatural Pursuits" by Simon Grey; Dicken's "Hard Times" for the BBC and "Oliver's Travels." He co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis in the television film Nicholas' Gift" and appeared in "Arabian Nights," "St. Patrick" and "In The Beginning."

He has recently finished filming "Love In A Cold Climate" for the BBC.

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