Timothy Bateson

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TV Actor
Date of Birth April 3, 1926
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Sep 16, 2009 (83)
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Timothy Bateson

Timothy Dingwall Bateson was an English actor. Born in London, the son of solicitor Dingwall Latham Bateson and the great-nephew of rugby player Harold Dingwall Bateson, he was educated at Uppingham School in Rutland and Wadham College, Oxford. At Oxford, he read history, rowed cox for the Wadham College Boat Club during Eights Week and performed in the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Bateson's stage credits included the first British production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 1955 at the Arts Theatre in London in a production directed by Peter Hall. In 1957 he starred in the BBC adventure serial The Adventures of Peter Simple. He appeared in many film, television and radio productions including The Cadfael Chronicles, Doctor Who and Labyrinth. He also provided the voices for several characters in the children's TV series TUGS. Since 1994, he did the voice of Measley from the audiotape version of the Animals of Farthing Wood.

Born: Timothy Dingwall Bateson, April 3, 1926, London, UK
Died: September 15, 2009, London, UK
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1947–2007
Children: 3
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About Timothy Bateson

Remembered for his appearances in the popular television shows Dad's Army and Doctor Who, this British actor also worked as a voice-over artist, contributing to such children's programs and films as, respectively, TUGS (in 1988) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (in 2007).

Before Fame

Before beginning his stage and screen career, he studied at Oxford University's Wadham College.


He appeared with the acclaimed actresses Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender.

Family Life

The son of the prominent British lawyer Dingwall Bateson, he was born and raised in London, England.


He was directed by Peter Hall in the 1955 London stage production of Waiting for Godot.

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