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Anthony Bate
Born (1927-08-31)August 31, 1927
Died 19 June 2012(2012-06-19) (aged 84)
Newport, Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
Nationality British
Education King Edward VI School, Stourbridge
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953–2005
Known for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,
Smiley's People
Home town London, England
Spouse(s) Diana Fay
(m. 1954–2012; his death)
Children Gavin Watson,
Mark Hewitt

Anthony Bate (August 31, 1927 – June 19, 2012) was an English actor.

He is possibly best known for his role as Oliver Lacon in the BBC television adaptations of the John le Carré novels Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People.

Bate's other credits include: Dixon of Dock Green, The Saint, The Avengers, Prime Suspect, A Touch of Frost and Midsomer Murders.

Bate was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England on August 31, 1927 to Hubert George Cookson Bate and to Cecile Marjorie Canadine. Bate was educated at the King Edward VI School, Stourbridge and at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His career would begin in 1953 and would last until his retirement in 2005.

Bate lived in London, England. Bate was married to Diana Fay from 1954 until his death in 2012, together they had 2 children. Bate died in Newport, Isle of Wight from a short illness, he was 84 years old.

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