Tom Baker, born 20th January 1934 in Liverpool, first took up acting as a hobby during his time serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the 1950s. By 1970, he was a member of the Royal National Theatre and, with a string of screen and stage performances behind him, he landed his breakthrough role in 1974 when he was cast as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who. Recommended for the part by series producer Barry Letts, Tom would go on to portray the Time Lord for seven successful years, establishing a strong fanbase and cultural presence with his eccentric style and speech. Away from the TARDIS, he is also widely recognised for his roles in Little Britain and its US spin off, as well as Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Monarch of the Glen.
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