Alan Bates

Alan Bates

Tributes paid to 'a real actor'

SIR Alan Bates, one of the original "angry young men" of British theatre, has died after a lengthy battle against cancer of the liver. He was 69.

Sir Alan Bates

Born: 17 February, 1934, in Derby.

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Bates collects knighthood

ACTOR Alan Bates, star of everything from kitchen-sink dramas to Hollywood blockbusters, was today due to receive his knighthood from the Queen.

Established stars outshine celebrities

THE actor Alan Bates and the film director Ridley Scott become knights in a New Year’s honours list which fails to reflect the national obsession with celebrity.

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