Stanley Baker

Actor, Producer
Commanding Welsh leading man who began his career as a teen in 1943 and bristled through a series of British actioners and crime thrillers of uneven merit as tough villains and criminals throughout the 1950s. "The Cruel ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1927 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (41)

How Green Was My Valley 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepita Jimenez 1975 (Movie)

Pedro de Vargas (Actor)

Petita Jimenez 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Orzowei 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zorro 1974 (Movie)

Huerta (Actor)

Innocent Bystanders 1971 (Movie)

John Craig (Actor)

The Last Grenade 1970 (Movie)

Major Harry Grigsby (Actor)

Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna 1970 (Movie)

Inspector Corvin (Actor)

Perfect Friday 1969 (Movie)

Mr Graham (Actor)

Popsy Pop 1969 (Movie)

Silva (Actor)

The Games 1969 (Movie)

Bill Oliver (Actor)

The Italian Job 1969 (Movie)

Coco (Actor)

Accident 1967 (Movie)

Charley (Actor)

Robbery 1967 (Movie)

Paul Clifton (Actor)

Sands of the Kalahari 1965 (Movie)

Bain (Actor)

Eve 1964 (Movie)

Tyvian Jones (Actor)

Zulu 1964 (Movie)

Lieutenant John Chard (Actor)

In the French Style 1962 (Movie)

Walter Beddoes (Actor)

The Criminal 1962 (Movie)

Johnny Bannion (Actor)

A Prize of Arms 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sodoma e Gomorra 1961 (Movie)

Astaroth (Actor)

The Guns of Navarone 1961 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Jet Storm 1959 (Movie)

Captain Bardow (Actor)

Chance Meeting 1958 (Movie)

Inspector Morgan (Actor)

The Angry Hills 1958 (Movie)

Konrad Heisler (Actor)

Yesterday's Enemy 1958 (Movie)

Captain Langford (Actor)

Hell Drivers 1957 (Movie)

Tom Yately (Actor)

Sea Fury 1957 (Movie)

Abel Hewson (Actor)

Alexander the Great 1956 (Movie)

Attalus (Actor)

Helen of Troy 1956 (Movie)

Achilles (Actor)

Hell in Korea 1956 (Movie)

Corporal Ryker (Actor)

Richard III 1955 (Movie)

Henry Tudor--Earl of Richmond (Actor)

Hell Below Zero 1954 (Movie)

Erik Bland (Actor)

The Beautiful Stranger 1954 (Movie)

Louis Galt (Actor)

The Good Die Young 1954 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Knights of the Round Table 1953 (Movie)

Modred (Actor)

The Red Beret 1952 (Movie)

Breton (Actor)

Captain Horatio Hornblower (Movie)

Mr. Harrison (Actor)

Home to Danger (Movie)

Willie Dougan (Actor)

Robinson Crusoe (TV Show)

Actor

The Cruel Sea (Movie)

Lt. Bennett (Actor)
Producer (2)

Sands of the Kalahari 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zulu 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Commanding Welsh leading man who began his career as a teen in 1943 and bristled through a series of British actioners and crime thrillers of uneven merit as tough villains and criminals throughout the 1950s. "The Cruel Sea" (1953) established Baker as a screen presence and won him a long-term Rank contract. In the late 1950s and early 60s he broke out of his typecasting in several exceptional films by both Cy Endfield and Joseph Losey ("Blind Date" 1959, "Accident" 1967) and co-produced several of his own films. He was knighted in 1976, just before his death.

Milestones

1942

Film acting debut in "Undercover"; then repertory work in Birmingham and London

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