Roy Ward Baker

Director, Producer
Veteran British director who crafted several fine films in the 1950s, notably the superior tale of the Titanic, "A Night to Remember" (1958). A superior stylist who uses imaginative editing to heighten suspense, Baker ... Read more »
Born: 12/19/1916 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (27)

Fairly Secret Army 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Avengers 1963 - 1972, 1981 - 1982, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The Champions 1967 - 1968, 1971 - 1972, 1981 - 1982, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The Irish R.M. Part II 1971 - 1972, 1981 - 1982, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The Saint 1963 - 1969, 1971 - 1972, 1981 - 1982, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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The Strange Report 1963 - 1972, 1981 - 1982, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

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Q.E.D. 1971 - 1972, 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

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The Monster Club 1980 (Movie)

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Dracula and the 7 Golden Vampires 1974 (Movie)

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And Now the Screaming Starts 1972 (Movie)

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The Persuaders! 1971 - 1972 (Tv Show)

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The Vault of Horror 1972 (Movie)

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Asylum 1971 (Movie)

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Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde 1970 (Movie)

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Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde 1970 (Movie)

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Foreign Exchange 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Scars of Dracula 1969 (Movie)

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The Vampire Lovers 1969 (Movie)

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Five Million Years to Earth 1968 (Movie)

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The Anniversary 1968 (Movie)

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The Singer Not the Song 1961 (Movie)

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A Night to Remember 1958 (Movie)

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The One That Got Away 1957 (Movie)

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Don't Bother to Knock 1952 (Movie)

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Inferno 1952 (Movie)

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Night Without Sleep 1952 (Movie)

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The Spy Killer (TV Show)

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Biography

Veteran British director who crafted several fine films in the 1950s, notably the superior tale of the Titanic, "A Night to Remember" (1958). A superior stylist who uses imaginative editing to heighten suspense, Baker hit a critical peak in the 1960s with such varied fare as the offbeat western "The Singer Not the Song" (1960) and the sci-fi favorite, "Quatermass and the Pit" (1967). He turned to TV in the mid-1960s, directing episodes of "Danger Man," "The Saint" and "The Avengers."

EDUCATION

City of London School

Lycee de Corneille

Milestones

1967

First film billed as Roy Ward Baker, "Quatermass and the Pit/Five Million Miles to Earth"

1960

Turned to TV directing on series, "Danger Man", "The Saint" and "The Avengers"

1960

First film as producer (also director), "The Singer Not the Song"

1952

Directed three films in Hollywood

1947

Feature directing debut, "The October Man"

1934

Joined Gainsborough Films (1934-40); first film as assistant director

Worked in the Army Kinematograph Unit under writer Eric Ambler during WWII

Hollywood period ended with resignation from "White Witch Doctor"

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