Narrated "Mayor of Casterbridge", by Thomas Hardy
. two cassettes (Listen for Pleasure).
1 Print Biography |
8 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
4 Magazine Cover Photos |
Sir Alan Bates
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[1973 comment on Anthony Quinn
] At his best, he's a marvelous actor and he's a very instinctive actor. He has a sort of animal quality, although I think he's got a bit stuck with it. He's a larger than life character. He's that without trying before he starts. He's not the easiest man to work with by any means. He's quite temperamental.
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 ...