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Ralph Bates (1940–1991)

The great, great nephew of the renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur developed into a strangely handsome dark haired, pale complexioned English actor. Ralph Bates was born in 1940 in Bristol, England and attended the University of Dublin and studied at the Yale Drama School. His dramatic talents first came to audiences attention playing the evil ... See full bio »

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(age 51) in London, England, UK

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 1990 King of the Wind
LeDuc
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ed
- Flying in the Branches (1989) ... Ed
 1986-1987 Dear John (TV Series)
John Lacey
- Kate Returns (1987) ... John Lacey
- Once Bitten (1987) ... John Lacey
- Torquay (1987) ... John Lacey
- Sanctuary (1987) ... John Lacey
 1987 Farrington of the F.O. (TV Series)
James Mapley
- We're Having a Heatwave (1987) ... James Mapley
 1986 Les louves (TV Movie)
Bernard
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
François LeBlanc
- Minder on the Orient Express (1985) ... François LeBlanc
 1984 The Odd Job Man (TV Series)
Major Drew
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Major Drew
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Major Drew
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Major Drew
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
Jonathan Burridge
- Lytton's Diary (1983) ... Jonathan Burridge
 1983 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Wally Tate
- Who's Afraid of Josie Tate (1983) ... Wally Tate
 1982 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Tarnowski
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Vincent
- Magnolia Blossom (1982) ... Vincent
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Paul Foster
- Blue Marigold (1982) ... Paul Foster
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Reinhardt
- Mrs. Reinhardt (1981) ... Mr. Reinhardt
 1981 The House on the Hill (TV Series)
Rupert Douglas
- Man of Straw (1981) ... Rupert Douglas
 1981 Second Chance (TV Series)
Chris Hurst
- April II (1981) ... Chris Hurst
- January (1981) ... Chris Hurst
- October (1981) ... Chris Hurst
- August (1981) ... Chris Hurst
- June (1981) ... Chris Hurst
 1979 Secret Army (TV Series)
Paul Vercors
- Days of Judgement (1979) ... Paul Vercors
- Collaborator (1979) ... Paul Vercors
- Revenge (1979) ... Paul Vercors
- The Last Run (1979) ... Paul Vercors
 1979 Penmarric (TV Series)
Laurence Castallack
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Laurence Castallack
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Laurence Castallack
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Laurence Castallack
 1975-1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
George Ross / Richard Hanson / Tony Mills
- In the Heat of the Moment: Part 1 (1978) ... Richard Hanson
- Inside Story: Part 3 (1976) ... Tony Mills
- Two in the Mind of One: Part 3 (1976) ... George Ross
- Two in the Mind of One: Part 2 (1976) ... George Ross
- Two in the Mind of One: Part 1 (1975) ... George Ross
 1978 A Woman's Place? (TV Series)
Derek
- Kay (1978) ... Derek
 1977 Here I Stand... (TV Series)
Fawcett
- Margaret Clitheroe (1977) ... Fawcett
 1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Pierre Mandel
- The Visitor (1976) ... Pierre Mandel
 1976 Forget Me Not (TV Series)
Henri Teliot
- Rich (1976) ... Henri Teliot
 1976 Dangerous Knowledge (TV Series)
Sanders
- Dividends (1976) ... Sanders
- Surrender Value (1976) ... Sanders
- Death Risk (1976) ... Sanders
- Clause for Concern (1976) ... Sanders
- A Deadly Policy (1976) ... Sanders
 1975 Persecution
David Masters
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Michael Spencer
- Murder Motel (1975) ... Michael Spencer
 1975 Z Cars (TV Series)
Roy Hurst
- Distance (1975) ... Roy Hurst
 1975 Sharon's Baby
Gino Carlesi
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
David Lee
- Petard (1973) ... David Lee
 1973 Moonbase 3 (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Michel Lebrun
- View of a Dead Planet (1973) ... Dr. Michel Lebrun
- Castor and Pollux (1973) ... Dr. Michel Lebrun
- Outsiders (1973) ... Dr. Michel Lebrun
- Achilles Heel (1973) ... Dr. Michel Lebrun
- Behemoth (1973) ... Dr. Michel Lebrun
 1973 A Picture of Katherine Mansfield (TV Series)
Robert
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Robert
 1972 Fear in the Night
Robert Heller
 1972 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Guy
- Lina (1972) ... Guy
 1972 Love Story (TV Series)
Purves
- Alice (1972) ... Purves
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Michel
- Nuisance Value (1972) ... Michel
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Peter
- Thank You Very Much (1971) ... Peter
 1971 Jason King (TV Series)
Alan Keeble
- Variations on a Theme (1971) ... Alan Keeble
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Louis Briquet
- Hilda (1971) ... Louis Briquet
 1971 Lust for a Vampire
Giles Barton
 1970 Grady (TV Series)
Joe Larson
- Somebody Else's War (1970) ... Joe Larson
 1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula
Lord Courtley
 1970 The Woodlanders (TV Series)
Edred Fitzpiers
- Marty (1970) ... Edred Fitzpiers
- Felice (1970) ... Edred Fitzpiers
- Grace (1970) ... Edred Fitzpiers
- Giles (1970) ... Edred Fitzpiers
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Richard Best
- A Good Spec (1970) ... Richard Best
 1970 Wicked Women (TV Series)
Louis Staunton
- Alice Rhodes (1970) ... Louis Staunton
 1968-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Brian / Commandant Lallin / Paddy / ...
- Would You Look at Them Smashing all Those Lovely Windows? (1970) ... Brian / Commandant Lallin / Paddy / ...
 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Ross
- The Fifty-First State (1969) ... Ross
 1968 The Caesars (TV Series)
Caligula
- Claudius (1968) ... Caligula
- Caligula (1968) ... Caligula
- Sejanus (1968) ... Caligula
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Alistair Gorringe
- Hello, Good Evening and Welcome (1968) ... Alistair Gorringe
 1968 Crime Buster (TV Series)
Decre
- The Third Thief (1968) ... Decre
 1968 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Cafe Royal worker
- Sarah (1968) ... Cafe Royal worker
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Mustafa
- Love with a Few Hairs (1967) ... Mustafa
 1967 Conflict (TV Series)
Michael Cassio
- Othello (1967) ... Michael Cassio
 1967 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Window Dresser
- Charity Begins at a Ball (1967) ... Window Dresser
 1965 Broad and Narrow (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1965)
- Episode #1.5 (1965)
- Episode #1.4 (1965)
- Episode #1.3 (1965)
- Episode #1.2 (1965)
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Other Works:

He acted in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Woman in Mind," at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Pauline Collins, Michael Jayston, and Benedick Blythe in the cast. Alan Strachan was director. See more »
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Trivia:

According to his widow Virginia he was appearing in a West End stage production with a movie lined up for the autumn when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died exactly ten weeks and one day later. See more »

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