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The Go-Between (1971)

7.4/10
Director: Joseph Losey
Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard

Adaptation of the novel by L P Hartley, scripted by Harold Pinter. Seen through the eyes of a young boy, a love affair between the daughter of an affl... Read more

The Caretaker (1963)

4.2/10
Director: Clive Donner
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates, Robert Shaw

The Caretaker was the play that made Harold Pinter's name when it was first performed at the Arts Theatre, London in 1960, and it remains probably his... Read more

A Voyage Round My Father (1983)

7.9/10
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Jane Asher

This is John Mortimer's warm, witty portrait of his father and the rest of the family. Filmed in the places where the events actually occurred. The sc... Read more

A Kind of Loving (1962)

7.4/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Alan Bates, Thora Hird, June Ritchie

Set in the north of England, young Vic gets Ingrid pregnant, but being no Saturday Night and Sunday Morning tearaway, he does the right thing by her.... Read more

The Rose (1979)

7/10
Director: Mark Rydell
Starring: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest

Bette Midler makes her starring debut an event as she lights up the screen in a familiar tale of an entertainer on her way down from the heights of st... Read more

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)

8.4/10
Director: David Giles
Starring: Alan Bates, Anna Massey, Anne Stallybrass

Alan Bates stars in this powerful BBC production of Thomas Hardy's tragic tale, dramatised by Dennis Potter. Set in the 1840s, this is the vivid and r... Read more

Butley (1974)

7.2/10
Director: Harold Pinter
Starring: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Susan Engel, Richard O'Callaghan

After winning acclaim on the London stage, director Harold Pinter and star Alan Bates bring Simon Gray's acerbic academia character study to the scree... Read more

Quartet (1981)

6.4/10
Director: James Ivory
Starring: Anthony Higgins, Alan Bates, Isabelle Adjani, Maggie Smith

Marya Zelli finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H... Read more

Women in Love (1969)

7.5/10
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron, Alan Webb

Director Ken Russell's moving adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel is set in 1920s England and chronicles the complicated romantic lives of artist Glen... Read more

The Deadly Mr. Frost (Mister Frost) (1990)

6.1/10
Director: Philip Setbon
Starring: Alan Bates, Daniel Gelin, Jeff Goldblum, Kathy Baker

Aka "The Deadly Mr. Frost". After being arrested for 24 murders by detective Alan Bates, the mysterious Mr Frost, (Jeff Goldblum) after refusing to sp... Read more

The Shout (1978)

6.8/10
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Starring: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Tim Curry

Starring Alan Bates, Susannah York and John Hurt, this unusual film explores the meaning of reality in the setting of an insane asylum. A cricket matc... Read more

Silent Tongue (1993)

5.3/10
Director: Sam Shepard
Starring: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney

River Phoenix in his final screen role is joined by Richard Harris and Alan Bates in this western about honour and love. A young woman, who is half Na... Read more

The Prince and the Pauper (2000)

6.6/10
Director: Giles Foster
Starring: Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates, Jonathan Timmins, Robert Timmins

Mark Twain's tale comes to life in this delightful Hallmark Entertainment adaptation starring Aidan Quinn and Alan Bates. An impoverished lad dreams o... Read more

A Prayer For The Dying (1987)

6.4/10
Director: Mike Hodges
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis

Mickey Rourke, Alan Bates, Bob Hoskins and Liam Neeson bring star power to this thriller about a priest who accidentally witnesses an IRA hit, carried... Read more

Georgy Girl (1966)

6.9/10
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Starring: Alan Bates, James Mason, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling

Lynn Redgrave earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of an overweight, virginal London girl in this quirky romantic comedy. Overlook... Read more

An Unmarried Woman (1978)

7.2/10
Director: Paul Mazursky
Starring: Alan Bates, Cliff Gorman, Jill Clayburgh, Michael Murphy

In an Oscar and Bafta-nominated performance, Jill Clayburgh plays a New York art gallery worker trying to cope with life after her husband walks out o... Read more

Whistle Down The Wind (1961)

7.8/10
Director: Bryan Forbes
Starring: Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird

A wonderfully honest, touching film about a trio of children who find an escaped criminal in their barn and mistake him for Christ. Hayley Mills, Bern... Read more

King of Hearts (1967)

7.5/10
Director: Philippe De Broca
Starring: Alan Bates, Francoise Christophe, Genevieve Bujold, Pierre Brasseur

A Scottish World War I explosive expert (Alan Bates) is sent to a French town abandoned by everyone except the escaped inmates from an asylum. This ra... Read more

The Collection ( Harold Pinter ) (1976)

6.1/10
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Alan Bates, Helen Mirren, Laurence Olivier, Malcolm McDowell

Set in the rarefied world of West End boutique owners and fashion designers, The Collection takes as its departure point, the moment when four elegant... Read more

Zorba the Greek (1964)

7.8/10
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Anthony Quinn's much-beloved performance as a lusty Greek residing on the island of Crete highlights this Oscar-winning film about living life to the... Read more

Far From the Madding Crowd (Blu-ray) (1967)

7.1/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Terence Stamp, Alan Bates, Fiona Walker

Based upon the classic novel by Thomas Hardy and set against the harsh, foreboding landscape of rural Victorian England, "Far From the Madding Crowd"... Read more

Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)

7.2/10
Director: Giles Foster
Starring: Eileen Atkins, Juliet Aubrey, Alan Bates, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Robert Hardy

James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey star in the intimate portrayal of the endearing love affair between the young Queen Mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and Albe... Read more

In Celebration (1974)

7.2/10
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Starring: Alan Bates, Brian Cox, Bill Owen, Constance Chapman, James Bolam

In their tiny house in a Yorkshire mining town, god fearing and hardworking Mr. and Mrs. Shaw (Bill Owen and Constance Chapman) welcome their sons hom... Read more

Oliver's Travels (1996)

8.4/10
Director: Giles Foster
Starring: Alan Bates, Bill Paterson, Mollie Sugden, Sinead Cusack, Miles Anderson

Mystery and romantic comedy blend effortlessly in this witty BBC tale of a professor forced into early retirement and a disgraced policewoman who recr... Read more

Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)

7.2/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Terence Stamp, Alan Bates, Fiona Walker

Based upon the classic novel by Thomas Hardy and set against the harsh, foreboding landscape of rural Victorian England, "Far From the Madding Crowd"... Read more

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

6.5/10
Director: Mark Pellington
Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Debra Messing, Will Patton, Alan Bates

Based on paranormal events that took place in 1960s West Virginia, this eerie suspenser updates the story to the present. A drive from DC to Richmond... Read more

Badlands (1973)

7.9/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Alan Vint

Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek star in this tale of two outcasts on a murder-spree in a film that is one of the most stunning directorial debuts in the... Read more

Love in a Cold Climate (2001)

7.2/10
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Alan Bates, Celia Imrie, Rosamund Pike, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Megan Dodds

Based on Nancy Mitford's beloved novel - a part thinly-veiled memoir, part biting satire and part fascinating window on a vanished way of life - this... Read more

Up Periscope (1959)

6.5/10
Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andrea Martin, Alan Hale, Warren Oates

A thrilling, intelligent WWII tale about a tough by-the-book captain of a submarine (Edmond O'Brien) whose problems with a young demolitions expert (... Read more

Annie (1999)

6.7/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Alicia Morton, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Vic...

A Disney remake of the classic family musical, with Kathy Bates as the dastardly orphanage matron, Alan Cumming as her equally unsavoury brother and V... Read more

Gold Cinema Collection: Whistle Down The Wind / Tiger Bay / Hunted (1961)

Director: Bryan Forbes, J Lee Thompson
Starring: Hayley Mills, John Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Horst Buchholz, Dirk Bogarde

'Whistle Down The Wind' (1961) With their mother dead and their father seemingly too busy to care, the Bostock children are forced to amuse themselves... Read more

Three Sisters (1970)

6.7/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Sheila Reid, Alan Ba...

In a remote little town in turn of the century Russia, three sisters - Olga (Jeanne Watts), Irina (Louise Purnell), and Masha (Joan Plowright) - and t... Read more

Alan Bennett at the BBC (2010)

Director: David Hinton, Giles Foster, John Schlesinger, Malcolm Mowbray, Richard Eyre, Stephen Frears, Stuart Burge, Udayan Prasad, Jonathan Stedall
Starring: Alan Bates, Alan Bennett, Daniel-Day Lewis, James Fox, Janet McTeer, Jim Broadbe...

Alan Bennett is one of Britain's most popular and prolific authors and playwrights. He initially wrote for the stage, but found that with his observan... Read more

The Entertainer (1960)

7.1/10
Director: Tony Richardson
Starring: Brenda De Banzie, Alan Bates, Shirley Anne Field, Laurence Olivier, Roger Livese...

Laurence Olivier shocked audiences accustomed to seeing him in Shakespeare or period romances when he joined forces with the two defining figures of G... Read more

Royal Flash (1975)

6.8/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: Joss Ackland, Alan Bates, Britt Ekland, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Oliver Re...

Based on the second novel in George MacDonald Fraser's Harry Flashman series, this spirited, swashbuckling comedy from director Richard Lester feature... Read more

Evelyn (2002)

7/10
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies, Stephen Rea, John Lynch, Sophie...

Compassionate drama set in 1950s Dublin, and based on a true story, stars Pierce Brosnan as Desmond Doyle, an unemployed house painter whose wife walk... Read more

The Return of the Soldier (1981)

6.9/10
Director: Alan Bridges
Starring: Alan Bates, Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret , Ian Holm, Frank Finlay...

A riveting psychological drama about a soldier who experiences shell shock and amnesia during W.W. I and returns to his country estate without the mem... Read more

United 93 (2006)

7.6/10
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Christian Clemenson, Trish Gates, David Alan Basche, Cheyenne Jackson, Opal Alla...

On September 11th, 2001 United Flight 93 crashed into a cornfield in Pennsylvania after passengers on board took it on themselves to thwart the plans... Read more

Smiley's People (1982)

8.7/10
Director: Simon Langton
Starring: Alec Guinness, Alan Rickman, Patrick Stewart, Bernard Hepton, Anthony Bate, Eile...

John Le Carre's government operative George Smiley comes out of retirement again when a former colleague is murdered. Using his keen intuition and esp... Read more

The Statement (2003)

6.2/10
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Michael Caine, Alan Bates, Matt Craven, Ciaran Hinds, John Neville, Jeremy North...

In this nerve-jangling political thriller based on Brian Moore's novel, Michael Caine plays an elderly, mild-mannered man who, during World War II, ki... Read more

The Cherry Orchard (1999)

6.5/10
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Katrin Cartlidge, Xander Berkeley, Melanie Lynsk...

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis (Zorba the Greek), this adaptation of the classic final drama by playwright Anton Chekh... Read more

Hamlet (Gibson) (1990)

7.8/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Alan Bates, Glenn Close, Mel Gibson, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, Helena Bonham Cart...

'God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another' wrote William Shakespeare in his classic tale of vengeance and obsession. Franco Zeffire... Read more

The Anniversary Party (2001)

6.3/10
Director: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming
Starring: Jane Adams, Jennifer Beals, Phoebe Cates, Alan Cumming, Kevin Kline, Jennifer Ja...

A gathering to mark the sixth wedding anniversary of novelist/filmmaker Alan Cumming and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh at their Hollywood Hills home de... Read more

Gosford Park (2001)

7.3/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Gambon, Bob Balaban, Jeremy Northam, Stephen Fry,...

Robert Altman's acclaimed mix of British period drama and Agatha Christie-styled mystery is set at an English estate in 1932, where home owner Michael... Read more