Date of Birth : Jan 20th 1934
English actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the fourth incarnation of the Doctor from 1974 to 1981 in Doctor Who, and for narrating Little Britain. He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for his role as Rasputin in the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra.
In 1971, Baker got his first break with the role of Rasputin in the film Nicholas and Alexandra. He also appeared nude in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s version of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (I Racconti di Canterbury), in 1972, as a younger husband of the Wife of Bath.
Baker was born in Scotland Road, Liverpool, son of Mary Jane (née Fleming), a cleaner, and John Stewart Baker, a sailor rarely at home. Baker was raised in a working class Irish Catholic and Jewish family who had a pet budgerigar called Herod. He left school at 15 to become a novice monk and remained for six years. He did his National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1955 until 1957. At the same time he took up acting as a hobby.