"One of my all time favorite actors and he really was quite dishy in his youth. Hard to believe it took Julie Christie so long to really see him in Madding Crowd. You should try and seek out The Running Man, not the Schwarzenegger one but the 1963 film of the same name directed by Carol Reed, both he and Lee Remick are ravishing in it. "
"He's gorgeous in Georgy Girl. Lots of wild, sexy, hairy chest moments in that movie. "
"Butley is a terrible movie but a good play. They made almost no effort to make it cinematic at all but Bates is excellent so I enjoyed it. He plays a bisexual for bonus points. We Think the World of You features an older, but still loveable,, Bates in a three-way love story with Gary Oldman and a dog. Strange little movie."