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Stanley Baker (William Stanley Baker)

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Biography

Ferndale, Rhondda Valley, Wales, UK
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 displayed a predilection for introspection and blunt speaking, and was almost wilfully unromantic. For the times a potential leading actor cast heavily against the grain. Baker immediately proved a unique screen presence - tough, gritty, combustible - and possessing an aura of dark, even menacing power. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Louis Galt

Beautiful Stranger 1954

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Character: Stephen Lorimer

Child in the House 1956

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Character: Conrad Heisler

The Angry Hills 1959

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Character: Insp. Morgan

Blind Date 1959

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Character: Capt. Bardow

Jet Storm 1959

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Character: Johnny Bannion

The Criminal 1960

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Character: Tyvian Jones

Eva 1962

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Character: Lieutenant John Chard R. E.

Zulu 1964

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Character: Tom Yately

Hell Drivers 1957

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Character: Pedro de Vargas

Bride to Be 1975

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Character: Henry, Earl of Richmond

Richard III 1955

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Character: Inspector Harry Martineau

Hell Is a City 1960

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Character: Dr. Tom Osborne

The Girl with a Pistol 1968

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Character: Chief Insp. Tom Dyke

Drama 61-67 1961

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Character: Himself

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Character: Lieutenant John Chard R. E.

Michael Caine 0

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