Colin Baker

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (6)

  • Colin Baker: I never turn down scripts without good reason. If I did, I would probably never work.

  • Colin Baker: I'm an actor. If you had said to me before I started acting that I'd get two bites of the cherry – you would do things that people will remember forever like The Brothers which I did in the '70s and now Doctor Who – I'd have been overjoyed and I still am.

  • Colin Baker: I'd enjoyed playing the part enormously; it's not often in an actor's career that he gets a plum part like Doctor Who, and to say that I foresaw myself going on a little longer is a bit of an understatement.

  • Colin Baker: None of my daughters saw Doctor Who. All the tapes are on the shelf and every now and then I've said 'are you interested in seeing one?' 'Oh, no, pur-leeze, Dad ...' Then they watch the new one and ask, 'was that what you were in?', and they've started watching them. And the accolade of all accolades, 'oh, you're not bad - almost as good as Christopher Eccleston!'

  • Colin Baker: As any actor will tell you, the hardest thing to do is small parts, because you focus all your attention and concentration on that small part. When you're playing the lead part, you don't have time to think about the whole of it, so you just have to steam on and get on with it.

  • Colin Baker: I would still like to go up in the space shuttle. It's appalling that the accident happened, but it was an accident and obviously if I knew there was any risk, I'd be foolish to do it. I'd love to stand outside the Earth and look at it. Extraordinary feeling that, something that we've been tied to for millions of years, and a handful of people have looked at it, to be able to do that would be stunning.

Trivia (36)

  • In October 2008, Colin gave the proceed of a performance of Love Letters which also starred Louise Jameson to the Trinity Theatre. The venue is threatened by the drastic cut in funding from the Arts Council. The performance was preceded by a workshop given by Tom Baker.

  • Colin contributed a Doodle to the National Doodle Campaign (2008), which auctions off celebrity doodles for charity (The Neurofibromatosis Association).

  • Colin Baker lists actors David Warner, Ian Richardson and Paul Schofield as his inspiration when he first began acting.

  • Colin Baker is a patron of St Tiggywinkle's Wildlife Hospital in Aylesbury, and shares his home with two goats, three cats, three dogs, two horses, thirteen guinea pigs, two degus and a hamster.

  • Colin Baker got the role of The Doctor after attending a wedding of a mutual friend of the then Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner, and entertaining the crowd during a break in the festivities.

  • Colin Baker is the Honorary President of the Wycombe Society for the Performing Arts.

  • Colin Baker was invited to attend the filming of the Doctor Who episode Voyage of the Damned by producer Russell T. Davies when he was in Cardiff in a production of Bedroom Farce.

  • Colin Baker supports the Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.

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