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  • Thomas Stewart "Tom" Baker is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1974 to 1981. In a 2005 poll, Baker's voice was found to be the fourth most recognisable in Britain. After abandoning a possible religious vocation and serving in the British military, Baker took up acting and joined the Royal National Theatre Company under Laurence Olivier. His first major film role was as Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra, and he played the villain in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in 1973. In 1974, Baker assumed the role of the Doctor in the BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who, becoming an iconic figure, and the longest to hold the role. He reprised the role in the show's 50th anniversary special in 2013. With his highly distinctive voice, in addition to other character roles, Baker has narrated in video games and series including Little Britain. He has also reprised his role as the Doctor in audio recordings for Big Finish Productions. Married three times, the second to Doctor Who co-star Lalla Ward, Baker has two sons from his first marriage.

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