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David Bateson
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Born 9 February 1960 (1960-02-09) (age 60)
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1994-present
Notable credit(s)
Hitman
as Agent 47

David Bateson (born 9 February 1960) is a South African-British actor. He was born in South Africa. He is known best for providing the voice and appearance of Agent 47, the main character of IO Interactive's computer and video game series Hitman.

Biography

Bateson was born in South Africa to English parents. He became an actor before returning to Britain in 1984. He later moved to Canada, and later to Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a full member of British Equity and Danish Actors Union.

His first achievement was in 1994 film Prince of Jutland. He also played the part of a young sailor in the 1996 film Breaking the Waves. He played the main role in the 2002 film Debutanten.

In the Hitman game series, Bateson provided the voice, physical guide and appearance of Agent 47. He stayed as the character model until the fifth game, Hitman: Absolution, when he said to a member of a Hitman fan forum that "No one from IO Interactive is answering my calls, e-mails or sms."

However on 28 August 2012, the Hitman Facebook page confirmed that Bateson will once again be voicing 47. Brand Director Jon Brooke said his absence made them realise they wanted him.

Filmography

  • Prince of Jutland (1994) - Hother
  • Carl Th. Dreyer: My Métier (1995) (documentary) - Comments
  • Kun en Pige (1995) - Korrespondent
  • Krystalbarnet (1996)
  • Spoon River (1996)
  • Breaking the Waves (1996) - Young Sailor
  • Another You (1997)
  • Midnight Angels (1998)
  • Help! I'm a Fish (2000) - Commander Shark, General Crab
  • Hitman: Codename 47 (2000) - Agent 47
  • One Hell Of a Christmas (2002) - Tommy
  • Debutanten (2002) (short) - Bill
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002) - Agent 47
  • Langt fra Las Vegas (2001 - 2003) - Irer
  • Rembrandt (2003) - Stor Mand
  • A Royal Family (TV, 2003) - Narrator (English version)
  • Hitman: Contracts (2004) - Agent 47
  • The Core (2005) (documentary) - Niels Bohr
  • Hitman: Blood Money (2006) - Agent 47
  • Hero of God (2006)
  • Anna Pihl (TV, 1 episode, 2008) - Mr.Reed
  • Klovn (TV, 1 episode, 2008) - Dave
  • Disco Ormene (2008) - Voice
  • Maj & Charlie (TV, 1 episode, 2008) - Fitness Chef
  • Aurum (2008) - Mark Boland
  • Headhunter (2009) - Dr. Leipmann
  • Livvagterne (TV, 5 episodes, 2010) - Shane
  • Borgen (TV, 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) - additional voices
  • The Life and Death of Thomas Simeon (2011) - Narrator (voice)
  • Orla Frosnapper (2011) - Bardini (voice)
  • Hitman: Absolution (2012) - Agent 47
  • A Tribute to J. J. Abrams (2013) (short) - Voice of Bouncer
  • Aftenshowet (TV, 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014) - Himself
  • Huldra: Lady of the Forest (2014) - Mike
  • Exodus: Humanity Has A Price (2014) - Commander
  • Monte Carlo Elsker USA (2014) - Speaker
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