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Anthony Bate (1927–2012)

An immaculate gent of sober appearance and cultivated presence, Bate was seemingly destined to play spymasters and senior civil servants. Lean, pale-eyed and of deceptively mild intonation, he was capable of unnervingly icy composure, never more effectively displayed than as the chameleon-like Soviet mole Kim Philby in ITV's telemovie Philby, ... See full bio »

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 2004 The Bill (TV Series)
Douglas Manning
- 194 (2004) ... Douglas Manning
 2001 Nowhere in Africa
Mr. Brindley
 2001 Happy Now
Judge
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Augustus Deverell
- Garden of Death (2000) ... Augustus Deverell
 1998 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Prof. Leon Foreman
- An Academic Exercise: Part 1 (1998) ... Prof. Leon Foreman
 1997 Bodyguards (TV Series)
Sir Thomas Glennie
- Stand Off (1997) ... Sir Thomas Glennie
 1997 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Charlie Lawson
- No Other Love (1997) ... Charlie Lawson
 1997 Rebecca (TV Movie)
Colonel Julyan
 1995 Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (TV Movie)
James Greenlees
 1992-1993 Medics (TV Series)
Reginald Girling
- Episode #3.4 (1993) ... Reginald Girling
- Episode #3.3 (1993) ... Reginald Girling
- Episode #2.6 (1992) ... Reginald Girling
- Episode #2.5 (1992) ... Reginald Girling
 1971-1992 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Niels Bohr / Thomas Henry Huxley
- Hitler's Bomb (1992) ... Niels Bohr
 1990 Eminent Domain
Kowal
 1990 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Lord Pearson
- The Lost Mine (1990) ... Lord Pearson
 1989 Countdown to War (TV Movie)
Sir John Simon
 1988 Game, Set, and Match (TV Series)
Bret Renssalaer
- London Match: Part 3 (1988) ... Bret Renssalaer
- London Match: Part 2 (1988) ... Bret Renssalaer
- London Match: Part 1 (1988) ... Bret Renssalaer
- Mexico Set: Part 5 (1988) ... Bret Renssalaer
- Mexico Set: Part 4 (1988) ... Bret Renssalaer
 1988 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Bernard Crowther
- Last Bus to Woodstock (1988) ... Bernard Crowther
 1987 Breakthrough at Reykjavik (TV Movie)
Edkuard Shevardnadze
 1986 Call Me Mister (TV Series)
David Matthews
- Running Time (1986) ... David Matthews
 1986 Artists and Models (TV Series)
J.A.D. Ingres
- Slaves of Fashion (1986) ... J.A.D. Ingres
- The Passing Show (1986) ... J.A.D. Ingres
 1985 Exploits at West Poley (TV Movie)
The Man Who Has Failed
 1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street
City Banker
 1984 Weekend Playhouse (TV Series)
Rev. V.J. 'Jack' Sinclair Dodd
- Grand Duo (1984) ... Rev. V.J. 'Jack' Sinclair Dodd
 1983 Maybury (TV Series)
Dr. Richardson
- New Gods for Old: Part 2 (1983) ... Dr. Richardson
- New Gods for Old: Part 1 (1983) ... Dr. Richardson
 1983 Kisch Kisch (TV Movie)
John
 1983 Nelly's Version (TV Movie)
George
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Oliver Lacon
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Oliver Lacon
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Oliver Lacon
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Oliver Lacon
 1976-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
David Rockwell QC / David Rockwell / Mr. Truscott / ...
- Window Shopping part 3 (1982) ... David Rockwell
- Window Shopping part 2 (1982) ... David Rockwell
- Window Shopping: Part 1 (1982) ... David Rockwell QC
- Does Your Mother Know You're Out?: Part 3 (1978) ... David Rockwell QC
- Does Your Mother Know You're Out?: Part 2 (1978) ... David Rockwell QC
 1982 A Woman Called Golda (TV Movie)
Sir Stuart Ross
 1976-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Alec Marriott / Capt. Bate / Dr. Raeburn
- Last Summer's Child (1981) ... Alec Marriott
- Dalhousie's Luck (1980) ... Capt. Bate
- The Mind Beyond: Double Echo (1976) ... Dr. Raeburn
 1981 Fanny by Gaslight (TV Mini-Series)
Clive Seymour
 1979-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Warren / Roland Jeffries
- Psy-Warriors (1981) ... Warren
- The Network (1979) ... Roland Jeffries
 1980 Leap in the Dark (TV Series)
Harry
- To Kill a King (1980) ... Harry
 1980 Square Mile of Murder (TV Series)
Dr. Edward Pritchard
- The Human Crocodile (1980) ... Dr. Edward Pritchard
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Soranzo
 1979 Crime and Punishment (TV Mini-Series)
Svidrigailov
- Part 3 (1979) ... Svidrigailov
- Part 2 (1979) ... Svidrigailov
 1978 An Englishman's Castle (TV Series)
Harmer
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Harmer
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Harmer
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Harmer
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series)
Sir Robert
- Crimes of Persuasion (1978) ... Sir Robert
 1978 Wilde Alliance (TV Series)
Golombeck
- Time and Again (1978) ... Golombeck
 1978 A Life at Stake (TV Series)
 1969-1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Dr. Dorn / Creon / Casca
- The Seagull (1978) ... Dr. Dorn
- King Oedipus (1972) ... Creon
- Julius Caesar (1969) ... Casca
 1977 Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Livesey
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Dr. Livesey
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Dr. Livesey
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Dr. Livesey
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Dr. Livesey
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Fenwick
- Nanny's Boy (1977) ... Fenwick
 1976 Beasts (TV Series)
Roger Truscott
- During Barty's Party (1976) ... Roger Truscott
 1976 Murder (TV Series)
Robetton
- Nobody's Conscience (1976) ... Robetton
 1975-1976 Couples (TV Series)
Robert Warren
- Episode #1.78 (1976) ... Robert Warren
- Episode #1.77 (1976) ... Robert Warren
- Episode #1.76 (1976) ... Robert Warren
- Episode #1.75 (1976) ... Robert Warren
- Episode #1.74 (1976) ... Robert Warren
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Author
- Chagrin in Three Parts (1976) ... Author
 1974 Intimate Strangers (TV Series)
Harry Paynter
- Episode #1.13 (1974) ... Harry Paynter
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... Harry Paynter
- Episode #1.11 (1974) ... Harry Paynter
- Episode #1.10 (1974) ... Harry Paynter
- Episode #1.9 (1974) ... Harry Paynter
 1974 Ghost Story
Dr. Borden
 1973 Heil Caesar! (TV Series)
Brutus
- Defeat (1973) ... Brutus
- The Conspirators (1973) ... Brutus
 1973 Ego Hugo (TV Movie)
Victor Hugo
 1960-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Oliver Forsyth / Stanley / Harry Kemp / ...
- Beyond Our Means (1973) ... Oliver Forsyth
- Pleasure Is Where She Finds It (1964) ... Stanley
- A Nice Little Business (1964) ... Harry Kemp
- The Great Gold Bullion Robbery (1960) ... Albert Adams
 1973 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Joe Malcolm
- The Killing (1973) ... Joe Malcolm
 1973 Menace (TV Series)
Rev. Charles Carter
- The Haunting (1973) ... Rev. Charles Carter
 1969-1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Tom Kelly / Charles Ian Grady
- The Next Great Train Robbery (1972) ... Tom Kelly
- The Professional (1969) ... Charles Ian Grady
 1972 The Befrienders (TV Series)
David Farrel
- A Case of No Resolution (1972) ... David Farrel
 1969-1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
John / Claud Prentice / Dr. Chilton
- Second Time Around (1971) ... John
- Some Distant Shadow (1971) ... Claud Prentice
- Moonlight on the Highway (1969) ... Dr. Chilton
 1971 Suspicion (TV Series)
D. Ins. Tyler
- I'll Go Along with That (1971) ... D. Ins. Tyler
 1971 The Guardians (TV Series)
Barry
- The Nature of the Beast (1971) ... Barry
 1966-1971 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Harris / General
- The Last Witness (1971) ... Harris
- Level 7 (1966) ... General
 1971 The Expert (TV Series)
Harry Fletcher
- Whose Child?: Part 2: The Husband (1971) ... Harry Fletcher
- Whose Child?: Part 1: The Wife (1971) ... Harry Fletcher
 1971 Shadows of Fear (TV Series)
Darbon
- At Occupier's Risk (1971) ... Darbon
 1970 Grady (TV Series)
Grady
- Look, I'm Nobody (1970) ... Grady
- Pieces on a Board (1970) ... Grady
- Somebody Else's War (1970) ... Grady
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Pederson
- The Mission (1969) ... Pederson
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Bull Atherton
- The System: The Fleapit (1968) ... Bull Atherton
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Officer Deal
- Mr Universe and the Well Known Prisoner (1968) ... Officer Deal
 1968 Spindoe (TV Series)
Eddie Edwards
- You Start Winning... (1968) ... Eddie Edwards
- But You're Back and Fighting... (1968) ... Eddie Edwards
- And the Blood Starts Flowing... (1968) ... Eddie Edwards
- You Came Out from Nothing... (1968) ... Eddie Edwards
 1963-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Dr. Sardon / Christopher Waites / Martin Irelock
- The House on Dragon's Rock (1968) ... Dr. Sardon
- The Imprudent Politician (1964) ... Christopher Waites
- The Elusive Ellshaw (1963) ... Martin Irelock
 1961-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Earle / Harry Black
- Tunnel of Fear (1961) ... Harry Black
 1967 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Insp. Javert
- Redemption (1967) ... Insp. Javert
- Insurrection (1967) ... Insp. Javert
- The Trap (1967) ... Insp. Javert
- Sanctuary (1967) ... Insp. Javert
- Cosette (1967) ... Insp. Javert
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Frederick Myers / Barry
- The Fantasist (1967) ... Barry
 1967 Angel Pavement (TV Series)
Mr. Golspie
- They Go Home (1967) ... Mr. Golspie
- Up and Up (1967) ... Mr. Golspie
- They Arrive (1967) ... Mr. Golspie
 1963-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Russell Graham / The Dean / Geoffrey Leeston
- ITV Summer Playhouse #2: The English Climate (1967) ... Russell Graham
- I Can't Bear Violence (1963) ... Geoffrey Leeston
 1967 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1966 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Macduff
 1966 Broome Stages (TV Mini-Series)
William Broome
- Robert and William (1966) ... William Broome
- The Girl, Hilaret (1966) ... William Broome
 1966 Redcap (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Jaden
- The Alibi (1966) ... Lt. Cmdr. Jaden
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Kirk
- Boy with a Gun (1966) ... Dr. Kirk
 1966 The Idiot (TV Mini-Series)
Rogozhin
 1966 Davy Jones' Locker
Lieutenant Commander Jim Matthews
 1965 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
George
 1964-1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Paul Sullavan
- The Gallows in My Garden (1965) ... Paul Sullavan
- The Outsider (1965) ... Paul Sullavan
- Ward of Court (1964) ... Paul Sullavan
- A Plea of Provocation (1964) ... Paul Sullavan
- One for the Day of Judgement (1964) ... Paul Sullavan
 1963-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Ralph Longman / Ray Underwood
- Act of Murder (1964) ... Ralph Longman
- The Set Up (1963) ... Ray Underwood
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Dr. Percy Snedden
- The Case of the Monk's Hood Murder (1964) ... Dr. Percy Snedden
 1964 Stopover Forever
Trevor Graham
 1963-1964 First Night (TV Series)
James / Holmes / Keith
- Hunt the Man (1964) ... James
- The Youngest Profession (1963) ... Holmes
- Guilty (1963) ... Keith
 1964 Act of Murder
Ralph Longman
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
George Newman
- The Double Image of Mother Eve (1963) ... George Newman
 1963 The Set Up
Ray Underwood
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Howard Holt / Mike Russell
- Something to Hide (1962) ... Howard Holt
- Dackson's Wharf (1962) ... Mike Russell
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Sgt. Reeves
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Martin Knight
- Top of the Ladder (1962) ... Martin Knight
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Garfield
- Botany Bay (1962) ... Garfield
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Tilsto
- The Bridge (1962) ... Tilsto
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Sege Lauriere
- The Farquhar Connection (1962) ... Sege Lauriere
 1958-1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Fred Bagshaw / PC Bert Scott / PC Downing
- The Battle of Bellamy Court (1962) ... Fred Bagshaw
- The Black and the White (1960) ... PC Bert Scott
- All Buttoned Up (1958) ... PC Downing
 1961 A Chance of Thunder (TV Series)
Paul Rowlands
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Paul Rowlands
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
Eddie Feelan
- To Await Collection (1961) ... Eddie Feelan
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Desmond Francis
- Sunday's Child (1961) ... Desmond Francis
 1961 I Promised to Pay
Detective (uncredited)
 1961 The World of Tim Frazer (TV Series)
Van Dakar
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 4 (1961) ... Van Dakar
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 3 (1961) ... Van Dakar
- The Sallinger Affair: Part 2 (1961) ... Van Dakar
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Reporter #1
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Reporter #1
 1960 The Big Day
Driver
 1959 Desert Mice
Soldier (uncredited)
 1959 All Aboard (TV Series)
A. B. Morley
- Episode dated 4 April 1959 (1959) ... A. B. Morley
- Episode dated 21 March 1959 (1959) ... A. B. Morley
 1959 The Honey Siege (TV Series)
Tarasse
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Tarasse
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Tarasse
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Sir Edwin
- The Night Raiders (1958) ... Sir Edwin
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
The Pilot
- A Moment of Truth (1958) ... The Pilot
 1958 Captain Moonlight: Man of Mystery (TV Series)
Forrest
- The Letter (1958) ... Forrest
 1957 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
- Recalled to Life (1957)
 1957 High Tide at Noon
Johnny Fernandez (uncredited)
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He acted in Noel Coward's play, "Relative Values", in a 1993 Chichester Festival Production at the Savoy Theatre in London, England and at the Richmond Theatre in Richmond, Surrey, England with Susan Hampshire, Alison Fiske, Edward Duke, Margaret Courtenay, Sara Crowe, Paul Rattigan and John Elmes in the cast. Tim Luscombe was ... See more »
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Considered for the roles of Dr. Armstong, Bukovsky and Sir Percy in Lifeforce(1985). See more »

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