Timothy Dingwall Bateson 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.

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.

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.

From 1953 until his death, Bateson was married to Sheila Shand Gibbs. The couple had 3 children.