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Old February 2 2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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The Dark Side Of Tom Baker

http://thomas-stewart-baker.com/article04.html

In these articles he talks about how he got the part and his marriages.
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Old February 2 2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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Yeah, Tom has quite the messed up past and I've heard he caused quite a few problems for several directors and actors. He's sort of the Shatner of the Doctor Who world, kind of a massive ego, although that's kind of cooled in recent years.
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Old February 2 2011, 10:54 PM   #3
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About a decade ago I read his autobiography. He is an interesting fellow to say the least.
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Old February 5 2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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Tom could be extremely unpleasant on the set of DW. On a documentary on one of the DVDs (I think it's Logopolis or Castrovalva), you can actually see behind-the-scenes footage of him mouthing off to people on the set, and just generally being an obnoxious, inconsiderate pain in the @$$. He's a very fine actor, but not a very nice person unfortunately.
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Old February 6 2011, 02:26 AM   #5
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Yikes! How have the last 15 years treated him?

At least he has a sense of humor about himself--I liked the line about women wanting to whip and cane him because of his acting.
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Re: The Dark Side Of Tom Baker

The good thing is that in recent years Tom's admitted that he behaved at times quite badly on set - I seem to recall him being quite frank about it on one of the Keeper Of Traken/Logopolis/Castrovalva DVDs.
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Old February 6 2011, 06:55 AM   #7
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if you can ever find a copy of his autobiography, Who On Earth Is Tom Baker, i suggest picking it up. its quite good and very interesting.
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Old February 8 2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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Praetor_Shinzon wrote: View Post
if you can ever find a copy of his autobiography, Who On Earth Is Tom Baker, i suggest picking it up. its quite good and very interesting.
I laughed out loud at the part when he worked in the veterans hospital.
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if you can ever find a copy of his autobiography, Who On Earth Is Tom Baker, i suggest picking it up. its quite good and very interesting.
I laughed out loud at the part when he worked in the veterans hospital.
the stuff about his mother in law cracked me up.
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