Monday, December 29, 2003

alan bates

and sad to read on the agblog of the death of Alan Bates.
So many great performances, but one I remember watching with a twinge of the cringe was his broken down playwright in Simon Gray's Unnatural Pursuits struggling to finish a never ending play.

update: on the same site, Bates reading W.E. Henley's Invictus

Comments: alan bates

"Unnatural Pursuits" ... I'm with you on that one Ms. B.

Hope Mr. Finney is looking after his health, his work load might be expected to increase now.
Posted by Sedgwick at December 29, 2003 08:21 PM

Writing, like blogging, is an U.P.
(Haven't quite got to the stage of writerly chaos displayed by Bates' character in this film I hasten to add, but the depiction of directors alone was enough to make one wince)
Mr Finney is very very fine, but I'm with the poll that voted Mr Bates as one of the world's most sexiest. Maybe Mr (Ciaran) Hinds is a contender.
Posted by boynton at December 29, 2003 10:24 PM


VNTuongLai said...

You’re invited to view my video “Bat Khuat (Tap 4)” which features the song Bat Khuat that was inspired by the poem Invictus.

boynton said...

Thanks, I like it.

Your comment on this ancient post was timely as I've just read Bates'
biography. Great man.

(And I notice the link to AB reading Invictus has broken. 2003 was Before Youtube)