About the Author
The British actor Tom Baker, best known as the fourth incarnation of The Doctor, was born in 1934 in Liverpool, England. At age 15, Baker left school to become a monk with the Brothers of Ploermel on the island of Jersey. Six years later, he abandoned the monastic life and performed his National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, where he became interested in acting. He attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Kent, England, on scholarship. Baker acted in repertory theaters around Britain until the late 1960s when he joined up with the National Theatre. Baker was working as a laborer at a building site when he landed the role of the main character in the popular, long-running British television series "Doctor Who" (1963), which brought him international fame and popularity.
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