George Baker (1931-2011)

George Baker, actor, died Saturday at the age of 80. Genre movies: Curse of the Fly (1965), The Canterville Ghost (1987), Back to the Secret Garden (2001). Genre tv: The Prisoner (1967, as one of the numerous Number Two’s), Doomwatch (1970), Doctor Who (“Full Circle,” 1980), Johnny and the Dead (1995), Randall & Hopkirk [Deceased] (2001). He was apparently Sir Ian Fleming’s first choice to play James Bond, but had to decline as he was under contract to another studio.

[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]

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