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One of my favorite actors, Alan Bates, has been elevated to the knightage in
the Queen’s New Year honours list. Among countless other roles, Bates was a
perfect Gabriel Oak in “Far From the Madding Crowd” (he was Gabriel Oak down
to the gaiters) and a creepy landlord in the movie version of Harold
Pinter’s only play, “The Caretaker.” (NB: Pinter later produced the same
play under numerous different titles…)



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