Alan Bates

Alan Bates


Alan Bates, the British actor who won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Fortune's Fool, died Dec. 27, 2003, at a London hospital after a battle with cancer, according to the London Daily Mail and other papers. Mr. Bates, who was knighted in the 2003 New Year Year Honours, was 69 years old and leaves behind memorable stage and screen performances, including work in the movies "Georgy Girl," "Women in Love," "Zorba the Greek" and (snagging an Oscar nomination) "The Fixer." In middle-age, he became a kind of object of desire for fortysomething women, playing a love interest in "An Unmarried Woman."

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  • Born: Feb 17, 1934 in Derbyshire, England
  • Death: Dec 27, 2003 in London, England

Roles (5)

Fortune's Fool Playbill - Opening Night Fortune's Fool (2002)
Opened Apr 2, 2002
  • as Vassily Semyonitch Kuzovkin (Original)
Butley Playbill - Oct 1972 Butley (1972)
Opened Oct 31, 1972
  • as Ben Butley (Original)
Poor Richard Playbill - Dec 1964 Poor Richard (1964)
Opened Dec 2, 1964
  • as Richard Ford (Original)
The Caretaker Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1961 The Caretaker (1961)
Opened Oct 4, 1961
  • as Mick (Original)
Look Back in Anger Playbill - Nov 1957 Look Back in Anger (1957)
Opened Oct 1, 1957
  • as Cliff Lewis (Original)


Drama Desk Award
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Play Fortune's Fool Winner
2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play The Unexpected Man Nominee
1973 Outstanding Performance Butley Winner
Outer Critics Circle
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Play Fortune's Fool Winner
Tony Award
2002 Best Actor in a Play Fortune's Fool Winner
1973 Best Actor in a Play Butley Winner