|born on||17 February 1934|
|Place||Allestree, England, 52n57, 1w29|
|Timezone||GMT h0w (is standard time)|
British actor of stage and screen, co-starring at age 22 in the original London stage production of "Look Back in Anger." He starred in several movies, including "The Fixer," "Zorba the Greek," "Women in Love" and "Georgy Girl" and continued his brilliant debut on stage with roles such as "Butley" and "Fortune's Fool."
Bates was made Commander of British Empire in 1995 and knighted in 2003.
He and his wife Victoria Ward, whom he married in 1970, had twin sons; his wife died in 1992 of a heart attack and one of the twins, Tristan, died of an asthma attack in 1990 at age 19. His son Benedick is also an actor.
Bates died of pancreatic cancer Saturday, December 27, 2003 in a London hospital, just two months shy of his 70th birthday..
- Relationship : Marriage 1970 (Victoria Ward)
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 1971 (twin sons born)
- Death of Child 1990 (one of the twins, Tristan)
- Death of Mate 1992 (of a heart attack)
- Work : Prize 2002 (won a Tony for Best Leading Man in "Fortune's Fool")
- Work : Gain social status 2003 (knighted)
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- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (pancreatic cancer)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (stage and screen)
- Notable : Awards : Knighted
- Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Commander of British Empire 1995)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession