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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.
Handpicked by director John Schlesinger
to star in the film Sunday Bloody Sunday
(1971) in the role of Dr. Daniel Hirsh. Even though he wanted the part very much, Bates was held up filming The Go-Between
(1971) for director Joseph Losey
and also became a father around that time, so he had to pass on the project, with regrets. The part then went first to Ian Bannen
who balked and was fired and ...