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Michael Bates (I) (1920–1978)


Michael Bates was born on December 4, 1920 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He was an actor, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Patton (1970) and It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974). He was married to Margaret M. J. Chisholm. He died on January 11, 1978 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange Chief Guard
(1971)
Patton
Patton Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
(1970)
It Ain't Half Hot Mum
(1974-1977)
Frenzy
Frenzy Sergeant Spearman
(1972)

Filmography

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 1977 Honey (TV Movie)
Reg Forrester
 1977 Gulliver's Travels (voice)
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series)
Reg Forrester
- Honey (1975) ... Reg Forrester
 1975 Lulu (TV Series)
 1975 The Virtuoso (TV Movie)
Sir Formal Trifle
 1974 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #13.10 (1974)
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Von Ludendorff
- End Game (1974) ... Von Ludendorff
 1973 No Sex Please: We're British
Mr. Needham
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Vatelin
- Paying the Piper (1973) ... Vatelin
 1970-1973 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Lightfoot / Captain Gambell
- Kamikaze in a Coffee Bath (1973) ... Mr. Lightfoot
- All My Own Army (1970) ... Captain Gambell
 1968-1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Blamire / Percy
- Stiff Upper Lip (1968) ... Percy
 1972 The Stone Tape (TV Movie)
Eddie Holmes
 1972 Public Eye (TV Series)
George
- Horse and Carriage (1972) ... George
 1969-1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
George / Reginald Todd / Fred
- When the Wheel Turns (1972) ... George
- Madly in Love (1972) ... Reginald Todd
- Cornelius (1969) ... Fred
 1972 Lollipop Loves Mr Mole (TV Series)
Mr. Christmas
- Its Only Natural Gas (1972) ... Mr. Christmas
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Griffen
- Eric (1972) ... Griffen
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Minces Nutty
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Colonel Sandstream
- The Assyrian rejuvenator (1971) ... Colonel Sandstream
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Edward
- As Easy as A.B.C. (1971) ... Edward
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Arthur
- The Fox Trot (1971) ... Arthur
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
Sgt. Wilfreds
 1971 Six Dates with Barker (TV Series)
Gas Man
- 1971: Come in and Lie Down (1971) ... Gas Man
 1971 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Tom Binsey
- Too Good for This World (1971) ... Tom Binsey
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Chief Superintendent Shepherd
- Man with a Mission (1970) ... Chief Superintendent Shepherd
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
- Dragon's Teeth (1970)
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
Eustace Cartwright
- The Engagement (1970) ... Eustace Cartwright
 1969 Arthur! Arthur!
Mr - Harrington
 1969 Battle of Britain
Warrant Officer Warwick
 1969 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Ras Lal Punjabi
- Sheer Melodrama (1969) ... Ras Lal Punjabi
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Drunk Lance Corporal
 1966-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Joe / Mike MacFarland
- Sling Your Hook (1969) ... Joe
- Macready's Gala (1966) ... Mike MacFarland
 1968 Salt and Pepper
Inspector Crabbe
 1968 Stiff Upper Lip (TV Movie)
Antrobus
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Escape Club (1968)
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Harold Radcliff / Mr. Ambekar
- Murder: A Professional Job (1968) ... Harold Radcliff
- The Brahmin Widow (1968) ... Mr. Ambekar
 1968 Hammerhead
Andreas / Sir Richard
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Delacroix
- Blind Spot (1968) ... Delacroix
 1967 Bedazzled
Inspector Clarke
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Macauley
- Strange World, Big Deal (1966) ... Macauley
 1966 Mr. John Jorrocks (TV Series)
Duke of Donkeyton
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Duke of Donkeyton
 1960-1966 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Joe Watson / James Wilberforce
- Episode #1.907 (1966) ... James Wilberforce
- Episode #1.906 (1966) ... James Wilberforce
- Episode #1.905 (1966) ... James Wilberforce
- Episode #1.904 (1966) ... James Wilberforce
- Episode #1.322 (1960) ... Joe Watson
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Shpichelsky
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Tommy
- Photo Finish (1965) ... Tommy
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
The Admi / Khem Singh
- Mark of the Beast (1964) ... The Admi
- On the City Wall (1964) ... Khem Singh
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Joe
- The Fellow Traveller (1963) ... Joe
 1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
Arthur Vezin
- Ancient Sorceries (1962) ... Arthur Vezin
 1961 Amelia (TV Series)
Noble Lord
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... Noble Lord
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... Noble Lord
 1960 Annual Outing (TV Movie)
Harry Migglewood
 1960 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Dr. Attard
- The Little Man (1960) ... Dr. Attard
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Alec Peters
- Three Small Bones (1960) ... Alec Peters
 1959 Poet and Pheasant (TV Movie)
Mr. Migglewood
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Corporal Bates
- The Deserter (1959) ... Corporal Bates
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Bootle
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Old Colonel
- Mother Courage and Her Children (1959) ... Old Colonel
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Lukyn / Gregory Lupton
- A Likely Tale (1958) ... Gregory Lupton
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Will The Simple
- The Raven (1958) ... Will The Simple
 1958 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Jimmy
- A Little Bit of Luck (1958) ... Jimmy
 1955-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Starveling / Maxwell Oliver
- The Paragon (1955) ... Maxwell Oliver
 1958 Dunkirk
Froome
 1958 One Man Absent (TV Movie)
Sergeant Green
 1958 For the Schools: Macbeth (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor
- The Downfall (1958) ... Doctor
 1957 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Williams / Bardulph
- The Life of Henry V (1957) ... Williams / Bardulph
 1957 Pat's Private Angels (TV Movie)
Angel Peter
 1957 The Dragon and the Dove (TV Movie)
Abbot
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Captain Alan Gerard
- Quay South (1955) ... Captain Alan Gerard
 1955 Cause for Alarm (TV Movie)
PC Carter
 1954 Court Martial
Major Broke-Smith
 1954 Clementina (TV Series)
Servant
- For the Sake of a Throne (1954) ... Servant
 1953-1954 The Teckman Biography (TV Series)
Sgt. Blair
- Charmaine (1954) ... Sgt. Blair
 1953 The Appleyards (TV Series)
Mr. Crump
- The Problem of Joe (1953) ... Mr. Crump
 1951 Michèle and René (TV Series)
Bardolph
- Up the River (1951) ... Bardolph
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Diana Wynyard, Paul Scofield (A Clown), Paul Hardwick, Douglas Wilmer, Claire Bloom, William Squire, Alfie Bass, John Justin, Robert Urquhart, Michael Gwynn, and Clifford ... See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Served with the Chindits behind Japanese lines in Burma. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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