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British actor

Michael Bates is ...

Born 4 Dec 1920 in Jhansi
Died 11 Jan 1978 in Cambridge
Age57 years, 1 month
Michael Bates
Michael Bates
Michael Bates in a public domain film trailer for A Clockwork Orange

About Michael Bates

Michael Hammond Bates (4 December 1920 – 11 January 1978) was an English actor. He was best known for playing the chief prison guard who processes (and strip-searches) Alex (Malcolm McDowell) in A Clockwork Orange, Cyril Blamire in Last of the Summer Wine (1973–75), and Rangi Ram in It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–77).