Appeared in "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare
, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
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Sir Alan Bates
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I think all plays should be filmed. I think we should forget about this division of cinema and theatre. I think any sort of great production should be filmed, just for the future if for nothing else.
In the early 1970s, he financed a very small film entitled "Second Best", adapted from a short story by D.H. Lawrence. The film was made on location in Derbyshire with a cast of just three actors and was directed by Stephen Dartnell. Bates also played the smallest of the three acting roles; the other two roles were taken by his wife, Victoria Ward, and Annette Widowson. The film was first shown ...