Timothy Bateson

Timothy Bateson
Born Timothy Dingwall Bateson
(1926-04-03)3 April 1926
London, England, UK
Died 16 September 2009(2009-09-16) (aged 83)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1947–2007

Timothy Dingwall Bateson (3 April 1926 – 16 September 2009) was an English actor. The son of Dingwall Bateson, a solicitor later knighted, he was educated at Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland and Wadham College, Oxford.[1]

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.[1]

He appeared in many film, television and radio productions including The Cadfael Chronicles, Doctor Who (in the serial entitled The Ribos Operation), Dad's Army and Labyrinth.

He also provided the voices for several characters in the children's TV series TUGS (1988).

He voiced the house-elf Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, his last work.


Bateson died on 16 September 2009.[2]

Select filmography


  1. 1 2 Michael Coveney Obituary, The Guardian, 8 November 2009
  2. "Harry Potter actor Timothy Bateson dead at 83- Big Cartoon Forum". Forum.bcdb.com. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
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