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Stanley Baker (I) (1928–1976)

Stanley Baker was unusual star material to emerge during the Fifties - when impossibly handsome and engagingly romantic leading men were almost de rigueur. Baker was forged from a rougher mould. His was good-looking, but his features were angular, taut, austere and unwelcoming. His screen persona was taciturn, even surly, and the young actor ... See full bio »

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Zulu Lt. John Chard R. E.
Yesterday's Enemy
Yesterday's Enemy Captain Langford
Accident Charley
The Guns of Navarone
The Guns of Navarone CPO 'Butcher' Brown


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 1977 Orzowei, il figlio della savana (TV Mini-Series)
 1975-1976 How Green Was My Valley (TV Mini-Series)
Gwilym Morgan
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... Gwilym Morgan
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Gwilym Morgan
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... Gwilym Morgan
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... Gwilym Morgan
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Gwilym Morgan
 1975 Bride to Be
Pedro de Vargas
 1975/I Zorro
Col. Huerta
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Robinson Crusoe / De Flores
- Robinson Crusoe (1974) ... Robinson Crusoe
- The Changeling (1974) ... De Flores
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
- Graceless Go I (1974)
 1974 Who Killed Lamb? (TV Movie)
Detective Inspector Jamieson
 1972 Innocent Bystanders
John Craig
 1971 Popsy Pop
Inspector Silva
 1971 A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
Inspector Corvin
 1970 Perfect Friday
Mr. Graham
 1970 The Games
Bill Oliver
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Tennant
- Fade Out (1970) ... Sam Tennant
 1970 The Last Grenade
Maj. Harry Grigsby
 1969 Where's Jack?
Jonathan Wild
 1968 The Girl with a Pistol
Dr. Tom Osborne
 1967 Robbery
Paul Clifton
 1967 Accident
 1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Frank G. Wheatley / Frank 'Gannon' Wheatley / C.C. Conover
- Code Name: Heraclitus - Part 2 (1967) ... Frank G. Wheatley
- Code Name: Heraclitus - Part 1 (1966) ... Frank 'Gannon' Wheatley
- After the Lion, Jackals (1966) ... C.C. Conover
 1967 Code Name: Heraclitus (TV Movie)
Frank G. Wheatley
 1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
John Ellis
- The Tormentors (1966) ... John Ellis
 1965 Sands of the Kalahari
Mike Bain
 1965 One of Them Is Named Brett
 1965 Who Has Seen the Wind? (TV Movie)
 1964 Dingaka
Tom Davis
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Tom Dyke
- Drama '64: A Fear of Strangers (1964) ... Chief Insp. Tom Dyke
 1964 Zulu
Lt. John Chard R. E.
 1963 The Man Who Finally Died
Joe Newman
 1963 In the French Style
Walter Beddoes
 1962 A Prize of Arms
 1962 Sodom and Gomorrah
 1962 Eva
Tyvian Jones
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
CPO 'Butcher' Brown
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Big Tom
- The Squeeze (1960) ... Big Tom
 1960 Concrete Jungle
Johnny Bannion
 1960 Hell Is a City
Det. Inspector Harry Martineau
 1959 Jet Storm
Capt. Bardow
 1959 Chance Meeting
Inspector Morgan
 1959 Yesterday's Enemy
Captain Langford
 1959 The Angry Hills
Conrad Heisler
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Luce Dorell
- The Criminals (1958) ... Luce Dorell
 1950-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Petruchio / Captain Bluntschli / Richard Eynesham / ...
- Arms and the Man (1958) ... Captain Bluntschli
- A Death in the Family (1956) ... Richard Eynesham
- The Creature (1955) ... Tom Friend
- Martine (1952) ... Alfred
- The Taming of the Shrew/II (1952) ... Petruchio
 1958 Sea Fury
 1958 Violent Playground
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
Owen Morgan
 1957 Hell Drivers
Tom Yately
 1956 Checkpoint
 1956 Hell in Korea
The Regular Soldiers: Cpl. Ryker / Cpl Ryker
 1956 Child in the House
Stephen Lorimer
 1956 Who Goes Home? (TV Movie)
Tony Spencer
 1956 Jane Eyre (TV Series)
Mr. Rochester
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... Mr. Rochester
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Mr. Rochester
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... Mr. Rochester
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... Mr. Rochester
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Mr. Rochester
 1956 Alexander the Great
 1956 Helen of Troy
 1955 Richard III
Henry, Earl of Richmond
 1954 Twist of Fate
Louis Galt
 1954 The Good Die Young
 1954 Hell Below Zero
Erik Bland
 1953/II The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
Edgar Allan Poe
 1953 Paratrooper
 1953 The Cruel Sea
 1952 A Cradle of Willow (TV Movie)
 1952 Whispering Smith Investigates
1st Reporter
 1951 Home to Danger
Willie Dougan
 1951 Cloudburst
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Mr. Harrison (Bosun)
 1951 Rush Job (TV Movie)
Sid Bonner
 1951 The Rossiter Case
 1950 Something in the City
Policeman (uncredited)
 1950 Lilli Marlene
 1950 Marion (TV Movie)
Tom Price
 1950 Eye Witness
Police Sgt. Bannoch, Trial Witness
 1949 The Luck of the Graces (TV Movie)
 1949 The Hidden Room
Policeman (uncredited)
 1949 Choir Practice (TV Movie)
Geraint Llewellyn
 1949 All Over the Town
Barnes (uncredited)
 1948 Just William's Luck
Fur Thief (uncredited)
 1943 Underground Guerrillas
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He acted in Christopher Fry's play, "A Sleep of Prisoners", at the Festival of Britain with Denholm Elliott, Hugh Pryse and Leonard White in the cast. Michael Macowan was the director and Peter Vaughan was the stage manager. Ronald Searle designed the cover illustration. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 12 Articles | 17 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I made up my mind years ago, that the best parts in films always went to the villain. I was determined to corner the bad man's market. See more »


With the success of Concrete Jungle (1960), Baker all but displaced his polar opposite Dirk Bogarde to become Britain's most popular star. However, Zulu (1964) was his last huge success. His career was damaged by the commercial failure of Sands of the Kalahari (1965) and Robbery (1967), although the latter received favourable reviews. See more »


Often played tough working class characters



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