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Tom Baker

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Tom Baker

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Full Name: Thomas Stewart Baker
Born: January 20, 1934
Liverpool, England
Occupation: Actor, Author
Nationality: English


Tom Baker is best known for his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a longer tenure than any other actor. At the age of 15, Baker began study as a religious brother. He gradually lost his vocation and at 21 he left religious life and undertook National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps. On leaving the army, he served in the Merchant Navyand then became an actor, joining the Royal National Theatre under Laurence Olivier.

Baker was in his thirties when his professional acting career began, and his first major film role was as Grigori Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra in 1971, when he was 37. He went on to play the villainous Prince Koura in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in 1973, which led to his casting in Doctor Who. During his period as its star, the series was distinguished by high viewing figures and many stories which became regarded as classics. He remains one of the most instantly recognisable incarnations of the character. It is Baker's incarnation of the Doctor that has most often appeared in The Simpsons.He continued to win regular roles in TV later in his career, most notably in the series Medics and Monarch of the Glen. In addition to performing acting roles, Baker has narrated commercials, video games, audiobooks, radio plays and television series.

Baker's autobiography, Who on Earth is Tom Baker? was published in 1997.

Baker has also written a short fairytale-style novel called The Boy Who Kicked Pigs. In 1981 he edited a collection of poems for children: "Never Wear Your Wellies in the House and Other Poems to Make You Laugh."

In 2019 Baker released a Doctor Who novel called Scratchman. The story is based on a script Tom Baker and Ian Marter wrote for a Doctor Who film in the 1970s. The plot involves Tom Baker's version of The Doctor meeting Scratchman who may be the devil.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Doctor Who

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