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Birth date: February 12, 1940, Bristol, United Kingdom
Death date: March 27, 1991, London, United Kingdom
Birth place: Bristol, England, UK
Education:Yale School of Drama
Spouse:Virginia Wetherell (m. 1973–1991), Joanna Van Gyseghem (m. ?–1973)
Children:Daisy Bates, Will Bates

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Ralph Bates (12 February 1940 – 27 March 1991) was an English film and television actor, known for his role in the British sitcom Dear John and for being one of Hammer Horror's best-known actors from the latter period of the company.Bates was born in Bristol, England, of French ancestry (he was the great-great-nephew of French scientist Louis Pasteur) and educated at Trinity College Dublin. He read French there, before winning a scholarship to Yale Drama School. The course completed, Bates returned to Ireland to make his stage debut in Shaw's You Never Can Tell at The Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 1963. A career in repertory theatre soon followed and the young actor gained experience in productions ranging from Hedda Gabler to raucous comedies.Later, Bates carved a niche in the world of horror films and played important roles or the lead in several Hammer Horror productions, such as Taste the Blood of Dracula, The Horror of Frankenstein, Lust for a Vampire, and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, in which he played a deranged doctor who mistakenly transforms himself into a beautiful siren.He portrayed Caligula in the series The Caesars and alongside Cyd Hayman in a passionate French tale of murder and mystery - Crime of Passion series. After playing Thomas Culpeper in an episode of The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970), he went on to star in the BBC drama series, Moonbase 3 (1973) and the long-running Poldark, in which he played villainous George Warleggan. The series ran for 29 episodes, starting in 1975. He also played communist Paul Vercors in the final season of the drama series Secret Army. Because of his French ancestry and dark looks, he was often chosen to play a Frenchman on television, as for instance in a second series episode of ITV comedy drama Turtle's Progress. Bates also appeared in the television movie Minder on the Orient Express, again as a Frenchman.It looked, for some time, as if he might remain typecast in sinister roles, but he was offered a part in a farcical comedy by the writer John Sullivan, which saw Bates as the loveable but loveless central character among a singles group, with each of its members looking for that perfect but ever elusive partner. Dear John (1986–87), in which he realistically played the part of a divorcé returning to single life, lasted for two series, and around the same time he appeared in the ITV Yorkshire Television sitcom Farrington of the F.O. (1986) with Angela Thorne and Joan Sims.Bates became ill and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and died in London at age 51 from the disease. He was divorced from the actress Joanna Van Gyseghem, and survived by his second wife, the actress Virginia Wetherell (married 1973-1991). The couple had one daughter, actress Daisy Bates (b. 1974), and a son William Bates (b. 1977), an actor & musician. Wikipedia

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Here I Stand... 1977 TV Series Fawcett
Softly Softly: Task Force 1976 TV Series Pierre Mandel
Forget Me Not 1976 TV Series Henri Teliot
Dangerous Knowledge 1976 TV Series Sanders
Thriller 1975 TV Series Michael Spencer
Z Cars 1975 TV Series Roy Hurst
Sharon's Baby 1975 Gino Carlesi
Persecution 1974 David Masters
The Protectors 1973 TV Series David Lee
Moonbase 3 1973 TV Mini-Series Dr. Michel Lebrun
A Picture of Katherine Mansfield 1973 TV Series Robert
Fear in the Night 1972 Robert Heller
Crime of Passion 1972 TV Series Guy
Love Story 1972 TV Series Purves
The Persuaders! 1972 TV Series Michel
Play for Today 1971 TV Series Peter
Jason King 1971 TV Series Alan Keeble
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde 1971 Dr. Jekyll
The Ten Commandments 1971 TV Series Louis Briquet
Lust for a Vampire 1971 Giles Barton
Grady 1970 TV Series Joe Larson
The Horror of Frankenstein 1970 Victor Frankenstein
Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 Lord Courtley
The Woodlanders 1970 TV Series Edred Fitzpiers
Kate 1970 TV Series Richard Best
Wicked Women 1970 TV Series Louis Staunton
ITV Playhouse 1968-1970 TV Series Brian / Commandant Lallin / Paddy / ...
The Six Wives of Henry VIII 1970 TV Mini-Series Thomas Culpepper
Happy Ever After 1969 TV Series Ross
The Inside Man 1969 TV Series Jaroslav Cernak
The Caesars 1968 TV Series Caligula
The Wednesday Play 1968 TV Series Alistair Gorringe
Crime Buster 1968 TV Series Decre
The ITV Play 1968 TV Series Cafe Royal worker
Boy Meets Girl 1967 TV Series Mustafa
Conflict 1967 TV Series Michael Cassio
Mrs Thursday 1967 TV Series Window Dresser
Broad and Narrow 1965 TV Series
King of the Wind 1990 LeDuc
Screen Two 1989 TV Series Ed
Dear John 1986-1987 TV Series John Lacey
Farrington of the F.O. 1987 TV Series James Mapley
Les louves 1986 TV Movie Bernard
Minder 1985 TV Series François LeBlanc
The Odd Job Man 1984 TV Series Major Drew
Storyboard 1983 TV Series Jonathan Burridge
The Gentle Touch 1983 TV Series Wally Tate
Panorama 1982 TV Series documentary Tarnowski
The Agatha Christie Hour 1982 TV Series Vincent Easton
Tales of the Unexpected 1982 TV Series Paul Foster
BBC2 Playhouse 1981 TV Series Mr. Reinhardt
The House on the Hill 1981 TV Series Rupert Douglas
Second Chance 1981 TV Series Chris Hurst
Secret Army 1979 TV Series Paul Vercors
Penmarric 1979 TV Series Laurence Castallack
Crown Court 1975-1978 TV Series George Ross / Richard Hanson / Tony Mills
A Woman's Place? 1978 TV Series Derek
Poldark 1975-1977 TV Series George Warleggan



Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself
It's Childsplay 1976 TV Series Himself

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A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Dr. Jekyll
The Cult of... 2008 TV Series documentary George Warleggan
The World of Hammer 1994 TV Series documentary Victor Frankenstein / Dr. Jekyll / Giles Barton
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook 1991 Documentary Victor Frankenstein

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1 He appeared in all three films directed by Jimmy Sangster: The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), Lust for a Vampire (1971) and Fear in the Night (1972).
2 Lust for a Vampire (1971) was his least favourite film of his own. He once described it as "one of the worst films ever made.".
3 He was considered for the roles of Dr. Armstong, Dr. Bukovsky and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce (1985).
4 Guitarist Steve Hackett was a friend of Bates' and wrote the piece "Second Chance" for him, which appeared on Hackett's 1983 album "Bay of Kings".
5 The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund was set up in January 1992 following his death. The main objective is to provide grants for research into pancreatic cancer at St George's University of London. Wife Virginia is active in raising money for the fund.
6 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.
7 Met his first wife, actress Joanna Van Gyseghem, while studying drama at Trinity College Dublin.
8 Father of the actor Will Bates, who played his character John's screen son, in "Dear John".
9 Father of the actress Daisy Bates.
10 He was the great-great-nephew of the French scientist Louis Pasteur.

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