RIP George Baker

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RIP George Baker

Postby Quatermass » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:39 pm

One of my favourite character actors has perished. Some of you may know him as Inspector Wexford. I knew him as Sir Hilary Bray in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (even overdubbing George Lazenby for a good chunk of the film), the Chief Beefeater from the very first episode of The Goodies, and concerned father and community leader Decider Login from the Doctor Who story, Full Circle.

RIP, George Baker. :cry:
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Postby meerkat » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:03 am

He was an excellent actor! RIP George!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:41 am

Oh bugger. Another good one gone.
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Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:32 am

RIP.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:48 am

RIP :(
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Postby pip » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:49 am

RIP :(
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:51 am

RIP George :(

I first thought it was different George
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Postby raisindot » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:57 pm

Baker will always be etched in my memory for his performance as the thoroughly slimy and despicable mama's boy Tiberius in I, Claudius.
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Postby Tiffany » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:37 pm

RIP George.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:45 pm

He was also the thoroughly extraordinary Uncle Tiberius in I Clau-Clau-Claudius - sorry Jeff in the real world he was right up there as a general... :twisted:

R.I.P George :cry:
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Postby raisindot » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:26 pm

He was also one of the better "Number 2's" on The Prisoner.
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Postby DaveC » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:36 pm

raisindot wrote:Baker will always be etched in my memory for his performance as the thoroughly slimy and despicable mama's boy Tiberius in I, Claudius.


That's the role I know him best for too, he was great in that, I have the box set. :)

RIP. :(
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Postby michelanCello » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:28 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:RIP George :(

I first thought it was different George

That's what I first thought, too...

R.I.P. George...
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Postby Quatermass » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:47 pm

raisindot wrote:He was also one of the better "Number 2's" on The Prisoner.


Wasn't on for that long. Wasn't he the second Number 2 in the very first episode?
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