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Timothy Bateson (1926–2009)

Prolific British character actor, adept at eccentric or whimsical impersonations, particularly of Dickensian characters. The son of law society president Sir Dingwall Bateson, he won a scholarship to Wadham College, where he trained for acting with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Straight out of college, he was handpicked by Alberto ... See full bio »

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(age 83) in England, UK

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 2006 My Hero (TV Series)
Leo
- Here's One I Made Earlier (2006) ... Leo
 2001-2005 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Chalkie Black / Jed Harrison
- Mastermind (2005) ... Chalkie Black
- Not So Special (2001) ... Jed Harrison
 2005 Oliver Twist
Parson / Man with a Punch
 2005 The Welcome Committee (Short)
Gilcrest
 2005 The Commander: Blackdog (TV Movie)
Gordon Watts
 2004 Ladies in Lavender
Mr. Hallett
 2004 Fakers
Old Gezzer
 2002 All or Nothing
Harold
 2002 Barbara (TV Series)
Mr. Dugdale
- Crime (2002) ... Mr. Dugdale
 2001 My Family (TV Series)
Derelict
- 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (2001) ... Derelict
 2001 The Discovery of Heaven
Mr. Keller
 2001 Beech Is Back (TV Mini-Series)
Tommy Goldman
 2001 Relic Hunter (TV Series)
Max Lavoie
- The Executioner's Mask (2001) ... Max Lavoie
 1989-2000 The Bill (TV Series)
Tommy Goldman / Frankie Windsor / Eddie Clarke / ...
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1997) ... Frankie Windsor
- Camper (1996) ... Eddie Clarke
- Little Green Apples (1995) ... Michael Bright
- Steamers (1989) ... Mr. Murdstone
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
2nd Monk
 2000 Doctors (TV Series)
Nathan
- Second Fiddle (2000) ... Nathan
 2000 The 10th Kingdom (TV Mini-Series)
Tooth Fairy
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Tooth Fairy
 1999 The Clandestine Marriage
Gaoler
 1999 The Criminal
Thomas
 1999 Polterguests (TV Series)
Mr. Snipe
 1998 Les Misérables
Banker
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
Father Abbot
 1998 Birds of Prey (Short)
Hugh
 1997 For My Baby
Max Liebman
 1997 Keeping Mum (TV Series)
Uncle Tom
- The Funeral (1997) ... Uncle Tom
 1996 True Blue
Porter
 1996 Neverwhere (TV Mini-Series)
Halvard
- As Above, So Below (1996) ... Halvard
- Earl's Court to Islington (1996) ... Halvard
 1996 The Sculptress (TV Movie)
Albert Hayes
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Ronald Horton
- That Way Lies Ruin (1996) ... Ronald Horton
 1995 Annie: A Royal Adventure! (TV Movie)
Derwood
 1995 Paul Merton's Life of Comedy (TV Series)
Grandad
- Happy Ever After (1995) ... Grandad
- Lost Youth (1995) ... Grandad
- Marital Bliss (1995) ... Grandad
- Teenage Years (1995) ... Grandad
- School Days (1995) ... Grandad
 1995 As Time Goes By (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Wedding Preparations (1995) ... Security Guard
 1995 Joseph in Egypt (TV Movie)
Priest
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Antigonus
- The Winter's Tale (1994) ... Antigonus (voice)
 1994 Hard Times (TV Series)
Childers
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Childers
 1994 Health and Efficiency (TV Series)
Walter Lowe
- The Canvas (1994) ... Walter Lowe
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
Accountant
 1993 Bonjour la Classe (TV Series)
Leonard Wigley
- I Love Lucy (1993) ... Leonard Wigley
- Herring's Magnificat (1993) ... Leonard Wigley
- Old Dogs (1993) ... Leonard Wigley
- Vive la Revolution (1993) ... Leonard Wigley
- Red Card (1993) ... Leonard Wigley
 1990-1993 Zorro (TV Series)
Padre Benites
- Conundrum (1993) ... Padre Benites
- A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (1990) ... Padre Benites (as Tim Bateson)
 1992 2point4 Children (TV Series)
Mr Podd
- Bedtime for Bonzo (1992) ... Mr Podd
 1991 Bye Bye Columbus (TV Movie)
Father Nervo
 1990 Never Come Back (TV Series)
Poole
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Poole
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Poole
 1989 Tugs (TV Series)
O.J. / Lord Stinker / Little Ditcher / ...
- Bigg Freeze (1989) ... O.J. / Lord Stinker (voice)
- Up River (1989) ... O.J. / Little Ditcher (voice)
- High Winds (1989) ... O.J. (voice)
- Jinxed (1989) ... O.J. (voice)
- Ghosts (1989) ... O.J. (voice)
 1989 Morris Minor's Marvellous Motors (TV Series)
Crawford
- Kidnap (1989) ... Crawford
- Love Is in the Air (1989) ... Crawford
- President (1989) ... Crawford
 1988 A Handful of Dust
MacDougal
 1987 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Charlie
- Tell It to the Marines (1987) ... Charlie
 1987 A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (TV Series)
Pond
- Strong Poison: Episode Three (1987) ... Pond
- Strong Poison: Episode Two (1987) ... Pond
- Strong Poison: Episode One (1987) ... Pond
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Macklin
- East of Ipswich (1987) ... Mr. Macklin
 1986 Foreign Body
Agent at Harley Street
 1986 Labyrinth
The Worm / The Four Guards / Goblin (voice)
 1983-1986 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Mr. Burton / Mr Burton
- Episode #3.7 (1986) ... Mr. Burton
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... Mr Burton
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Mr. Burton
 1985 Dramarama (TV Series)
Keeper
- Frog (1985) ... Keeper
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Mr. Fezziwig
 1984 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series)
Laurence
- Snooker (1984) ... Laurence
- The Cricket Match (1984) ... Laurence
 1984 Bird of Prey 2 (TV Series)
Mr. Jorry
- Trapdoor and Spook (1984) ... Mr. Jorry
- Ducks in a Row (1984) ... Mr. Jorry
- A State-of-the-Art Way to Die (1984) ... Mr. Jorry
 1984 Night Beat News (TV Series)
Garfield
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Railwayman
- Sorry Pal, Wrong Number (1984) ... Railwayman
 1982 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
 1982 Q.E.D. (TV Series)
Alfie
- The Limehouse Connection (1982) ... Alfie
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Commerce
 1981 Terry and June (TV Series)
Mervyn
- In Sickness and in Health (1981) ... Mervyn
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Pocket
- Episode Four (1981) ... Mr. Pocket
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Shop Assistant
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Shop Assistant
 1981 Thicker Than Water (TV Series)
Arnold Broadhurst
 1981 Loophole
3rd Interviewer
 1980 Treasures of the Snow
Hotel Porter
 1980 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Mr. Bottomly
- The Fall of the House of Unsworth (1980) ... Mr. Bottomly
 1980 The Square Leopard (TV Series)
Harold Searle
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Harold Searle
 1968-1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur / The Assistant Commisioner
- The Gate of Eden: Part 3 - Peter (1980) ... Arthur
- The Gate of Eden: Part 2 - Sue (1980) ... Arthur
- The Retreat (1968) ... The Assistant Commisioner
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
Grivet
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Grivet
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Grivet
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Grivet
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Dicky
 1980 Tanglewoods' Secret
Mr. Tandy
 1979 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
The Meter Reader
- Job Lot (1979) ... The Meter Reader
 1979 Diary of a Nobody (TV Series)
Cummings
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Cummings
 1978 Pinocchio (TV Series)
Schoolmaster
- Part 3 (1978) ... Schoolmaster
 1978 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Mr. Beckwith
- A Dog's Life (1978) ... Mr. Beckwith
 1978 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Binro
- The Ribos Operation: Part Four (1978) ... Binro
- The Ribos Operation: Part Three (1978) ... Binro
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series)
Oaksey
- Going Home (1978) ... Oaksey
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Moxey
- Flayed (1978) ... Moxey
 1978 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Amos Hames
- The Bandit from Stoke-On-Trent (1978) ... Amos Hames
 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Mr. Bream
- Where There's a Will (1977) ... Mr. Bream
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Master of Hounds
 1976 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Jack Cumberpatch
- Islands in the Heartline (1976) ... Jack Cumberpatch
 1976 Good Neighbors (TV Series)
Arthur Bailey
- The Wind-Break War (1976) ... Arthur Bailey
 1976 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
 1976 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #15.3 (1976)
 1975 Autobiography of a Princess
Blackmailer
 1974-1975 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Mr. Dick
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Mr. Dick
 1973 Kamikaze in a Coffee Bath (TV Series)
 1966-1973 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Sakamoto / Big Ted
- Kamikaze in a Coffee Bath (1973) ... Mr. Sakamoto
 1973 Barlow (TV Series)
Smeed
- Wheelbarrows (1973) ... Smeed
 1972 Both Ends Meet (TV Series)
George Rogers
- Fancy Meeting You Here (1972) ... George Rogers
- Come Fly with Me (1972) ... George Rogers
- The Spring Collection (1972) ... George Rogers
- Party Piece (1972) ... George Rogers
- The Lamp Still Burns (1972) ... George Rogers
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Richard Nanfan
- Do the Sheep Sin? (1972) ... Sir Richard Nanfan
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Goujon
- The Affair of the Tortoise (1971) ... Goujon
 1971 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Dutton
- Vive la révolution (1971) ... Dutton
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mr. Clifford
- No Ill Feeling! (1971) ... Mr. Clifford
 1970 Here Come the Double Deckers! (TV Series)
Mr. Furber
- Up to Scratch (1970) ... Mr. Furber
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Brownie Brown
- Keep 'Em Rolling (1970) ... Brownie Brown
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Jesse Smith
- Low Moon (1970) ... Jesse Smith
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Dr. Weingart
- Letters from Robert (1970) ... Dr. Weingart
 1970 Foreign Exchange (TV Movie)
 1970 1917 (Short)
Cpl. Willi Falk
 1969 The Spy Killer (TV Movie)
 1969 Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1969)
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr Grey
- Every Day of the Life Man (1969) ... Mr Grey
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Simmons
- The Creative Impulse (1969) ... Simmons
 1969 The Italian Job
Dentist
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Gregg
- The Yellow Torrish (1969) ... Gregg
 1968 Twisted Nerve
Mr. Groom
 1968 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
Sergeant Malcolm
- One of Our Models Is Missing (1968) ... Sergeant Malcolm
 1968 Ramshackle Road (TV Movie)
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Stage Doorkeeper
- Cork on the Water (1968) ... Stage Doorkeeper
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Andrew Rogers
- Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 2 (1968) ... Andrew Rogers
- Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 1 (1968) ... Andrew Rogers
 1967-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Professor Spencer / Dr. Hubert Merryweather
- Have Guns - Will Haggle (1968) ... Professor Spencer
- The Correct Way to Kill (1967) ... Dr. Hubert Merryweather
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Weiz
- Natural Justice (1968) ... Weiz
 1968 The Anniversary
Mr. Bird
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Conway
- The Man Beneath (1967) ... Conway
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Pfeiffer
- Man from the Dead (1967) ... Pfeiffer
 1967 Torture Garden
Fairground Barker (Framework Story)
 1967 Danger Route
Halliwell
 1967 Champion House (TV Series)
Marcus
- The Personal Approach (1967) ... Marcus
 1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Series)
Mr. Bunn
- The Lift (1967) ... Mr. Bunn
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Barnet
- The Mayfly and the Frog (1966) ... Barnet
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Swanson
- Tunnel Under the World (1966) ... Swanson
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Turold - Fisherman
- Conquest: The Encounter (1966) ... Turold - Fisherman
 1966 After the Fox
Michael O'Reilly (uncredited)
 1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Alfie
 1966 Love Story (TV Series)
Sid
- The Small Hours (1966) ... Sid
 1966 The Wrong Box
Clerk
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
John True
- Make Me an Offer (1966) ... John True
 1962-1966 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
John Brewster / Mr. Hackett
- No Subsidy for Sin (1966) ... John Brewster
- A Spotless Reputation (1962) ... Mr. Hackett
 1965 The Knack... and How to Get It
Junkyard Owner
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Parker
- The Lady-Killer (1964) ... Parker
 1964 The Evil of Frankenstein
Hypnotized Man (uncredited)
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Charley Butterworth
- The Gentle Ladies (1964) ... Charley Butterworth
 1964 Nightmare
Barman
 1964 Father Came Too!
Wally
 1964 Seventy Deadly Pills
Goldstone
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Mr. Holly
 1963 Sierra Nine (TV Series)
Ernie
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
James Mansfrey
- The Idol's Eye (1963) ... James Mansfrey
 1962 Jigsaw
Porter (uncredited)
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Partridge
 1962 Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!
Coffee Shop Owner
 1962 The Golden Rabbit
Henry Tucker
 1961 The Wakefield Shepherd's Play (Short)
Mak
 1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Printer in Printroom (uncredited)
 1961 Operation Snafu
Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
 1961 No Place Like Homicide!
Porter
 1961 Three Live Wires (TV Series)
Mr. Bligh
- The Tea Break (1961)
- The Suggestion Box (1961) ... Mr. Bligh
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Alan
- I Having Dreamt Awake (1961) ... Alan
 1961 The Unstoppable Man
Rocky
 1961 Doctor Knock (TV Series)
Town crier
- Act 2 (1961) ... Town crier
 1961 Seven Keys
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1961 The Girl on the Boat
Purser
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man
Flash Dan
 1960 The Big Day
Clerk
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Eustace Wallasy / General / Larry Lariosik
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Queen Came By (1960) ... Eustace Wallasy
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The White Guard (1960) ... Larry Lariosik
 1960 The Shakedown
Estate Agent
 1959 Our Man in Havana
Rudy (uncredited)
 1959 Devil's Bait
Dentist (uncredited)
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
Roger
 1959 Yesterday's Enemy
Simpson (uncredited)
 1958 Tread Softly Stranger
Fletcher
 1958 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
Lord Shoreby
- Attack (1958) ... Lord Shoreby
 1957 The Adventures of Peter Simple (TV Series)
Peter Simple
- A Violent End (1957) ... Peter Simple
- The Snake's Head (1957) ... Peter Simple
- The Irish Mystery (1957) ... Peter Simple
- Disguises (1957) ... Peter Simple
- Capture (1957) ... Peter Simple
 1955 Richard III
Ostler
 1955 Court Martial
1st Soldier In Naafi (uncredited)
 1953 The Rose and the Ring (TV Mini-Series)
HRH Prince Bulbo
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Val
- Strange Orchestra (1952) ... Val
 1951 White Corridors
Dr. Cook
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly
Apprentice (uncredited)
 1948 The Outsider
Tracey (as Tim Bateson)
 1948 Vice Versa
Coker
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He played the Mad Hatter, the mouse, and one of the card painters in the Caedmon audio version of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". See more »

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Appeared in the first British performance of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" in 1955.

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