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Date of Birth 19 December 1916London, England, UK
Date of Death 5 October 2010London, England, UK  (natural causes)
Birth NameRoy Horace Baker

Mini Bio (1)

Roy Ward Baker's first job in films was as a teaboy at the Gainsborough Studios in London, England, but within three years he was working as an assistant director. During World War II, he worked in the Army Kinematograph Unit under Eric Ambler, a writer and film producer, who, after the war, gave Baker his first opportunity to direct a film, The October Man (1947). He then went to Hollywood in 1952 and stayed for seven years, returning to Britain in 1958, when he directed one of his best films, A Night to Remember (1958). During the 1960s and 1970s, Baker directed a number of horror films for Hammer and Amicus. He also directed in British television, especially during the latter part of his career.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lyn Hammond

Spouse (2)

Joan Davies (14 February 1948 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Muriel Bradford (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Sold his Production files and letters at Auction in 2002/2003.
Fought for the British during World War II.

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