9 February 1960 |
|Occupation||Actor, Voice actor, Comedian|
as Agent 47
David Bateson (born 9 February 1960) is a South African-born Danish actor known best for providing the voice (and appearance) of Agent 47, the protagonist of IO Interactive's computer and video game series Hitman.
Bateson was born in South Africa to English parents. He entered the acting profession before returning to Britain in 1984. He later moved to Canada and now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also a full member of British Equity and Danish Actors Union.
In the Hitman game series, Bateson provided the voice and physical guide of Agent 47 and served as the character model in every entry in the series until the fifth game, Hitman: Absolution, when he stated to a member of a Hitman fan forum that "No one from IO Interactive is answering my calls, e-mails or sms." Bateson would later officially confirm on his personal website that he had been "unceremoniously dropped from the franchise", and added that he was unable to make further comments due to "legal reasons".
However on 28 August 2012, the Hitman Facebook page confirmed that Bateson will once again be voicing 47 and Brand Director Jon Brooke said his absence made them realise they wanted him.
- 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
- "Agent 47 Speaks! An Interview With David Bateson". Thegamingliberty.com. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- "Complete CV for David Bateson". Official website of David Bateson. Retrieved 30 August 2012.