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John Bates (Character)
from "Downton Abbey" (2010)

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Mr. Bates, as he is called by most in the house, is... See more »
Alternate Names:
Bates / Mr. Higgins

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  1. "Downton Abbey"
    ... aka "Masterpiece Classic" - USA (informal title)
        - Episode #5.1 (2014) TV episode, Played by Brendan Coyle
        - The London Season (2013) TV episode, Played by Brendan Coyle
        - Episode #4.8 (2013) TV episode, Played by Brendan Coyle
        - Episode #4.7 (2013) TV episode, Played by Brendan Coyle
        - Episode #4.6 (2013) TV episode, Played by Brendan Coyle
          (30 more)
  2. "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
        - Episode #4.60 (2012) TV episode, Played by Steve Higgins (as Mr. Higgins)
  3. Comic Relief: Uptown Downstairs Abbey (2011) (TV) Played by Bruce Byron (as Bates)

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From "Downton Abbey: Episode #1.2" (2010)
[the servants are discussing Matthew Crawley, Lord Robert's heir, and his mother Isobel]
Thomas: So what d'you think we'll make of them?
Sarah O'Brien: I shouldn't think much. *She* hasn't even got a lady's maid.
Anna: It's not a capital offence.
John Bates: She's got a maid - her name's Ellen. She came a day early.
Sarah O'Brien: She's not a lady's maid. She's just a housemaid that fastens hooks and buttons when she has to. There's more to it than that, you know.
Anna: We want some *very* precise reporting when dinner's over.
Thomas: Are we to treat him as the heir?
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