Stanley Baker

Stanley Baker

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

Lowest Rated: 0% Alexander the Great (1956)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1928

Birthplace: Ferndale, Rhondda Valley, Wales, UK

Born in a Welsh industrial village, Stanley Baker moved to London with his parents in the mid-1930s. As a juvenile player, Baker made his film debut in 1943's Undercover; one year later, he made his London stage bow in Druid's Rest. Following military service, Baker began his adult film career with All Over the Moon (1949). Thereafter he played secondary roles until attaining stardom as an over-the-hill boxer duped into a life of crime in The Good Die Young (1954). Projecting a "dangerous" image, Baker proved equally convincing as a rough-hewn hero or sadistic heavy. Finding his contract with the Rank Organisation confining, he became a free-lancer in 1959, spending the rest of his career making his own opportunities rather than depending on the generosity of others. Many of his starring films dealt with African themes, notably Zulu (1964), Dingaka (1965) and Sands of the Kalihari (1965). Forming Oakhurst Productions, Baker was his own producer for such vehicles as Robbery (1968) and The Italian Job (1969). Stanley Baker was knighted not long before his death from lung cancer in 1976.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet In The French Style Actor 2011
No Score Yet Zorro Col. Huerta 1975
No Score Yet Innocent Bystanders John Craig 1972
No Score Yet A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna) Inspector Corvin 1971
No Score Yet Queen of Diamonds Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Butterfly Affair Insp. Silva 1971
No Score Yet The Games Bill Oliver 1970
No Score Yet The Last Grenade Maj. Harry Grigsby 1970
No Score Yet Perfect Friday Mr. Graham 1970
No Score Yet La Ragazza con la Pistola (Girl with a Pistol) Dr. Osborne 1968
80% Robbery Producer Paul Clifton 1967
82% Accident Charley $17.7K 1967
No Score Yet Dingaka Tom Davis 1965
No Score Yet Sands of the Kalahari Mike Bain 1965
96% Zulu Lt. John Chard Producer 1964
50% Sodom and Gomorrah Astaroth 1963
No Score Yet The Man Who Finally Died Actor 1963
67% Eva Tyvian Jone 1962
91% The Guns of Navarone CPO Brown 1961
83% Concrete Jungle (The Criminal) Johnny Bannion 1961
No Score Yet Hell Is a City Inspector Martineau 1960
No Score Yet Hard Drivers Actor 1960
No Score Yet Blind Date Inspector Morgan 1959
No Score Yet The Angry Hills Conrad Heisler 1959
No Score Yet Jet Storm Capt. Bardow 1959
No Score Yet Yesterday's Enemy Capt. Langford 1959
No Score Yet Sea Fury Abel Hewson 1958
No Score Yet Violent Playground Sgt. Truman 1958
No Score Yet Hell Drivers Tom Yately 1957
No Score Yet Campbell's Kingdom Owen Morgan 1957
84% Richard III Henry Tudor 1956
0% Alexander the Great Attalus 1956
No Score Yet Helen of Troy Achilles 1956
No Score Yet Checkpoint Actor 1956
No Score Yet A Hill in Korea (Hell in Korea) Corporal Ryker 1956
No Score Yet Child in the House Stephen Lorimer 1956
No Score Yet The Good Die Young Mike 1954
No Score Yet Hell Below Zero Erik Bland 1954
No Score Yet Twist of Fate Louis Galt 1954
67% Knights of the Round Table Sir Modred 1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper) Sergeant Breton 1953
No Score Yet The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe 1953
No Score Yet The Cruel Sea Bennett 1953
100% Captain Horatio Hornblower Mr. Harrison 1951
No Score Yet Cloudburst Milkman 1951
No Score Yet Eye Witness Sgt. Bannoch 1950
No Score Yet Obsession Policeman 1949
No Score Yet Undercover Peter 1943


Color Sgt. Bourne says: Mr. Chard, sir, patrol's come back. The Zulus have gone. All of them. It's a miracle.

Lt. John Chard says: If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short-chambered, Boxer-Henry .45 calibre miracle.

Color Sgt. Bourne says: And a bayonet, sir. With some guts behind it.