Top 27 Quotes & Sayings by Colin Baker

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Colin Baker

Colin Baker is an English actor who played Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976 and the sixth incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986. Baker's tenure as the Doctor proved to be a controversial era for the series, which included a hiatus in production and his subsequent replacement on the orders of BBC executive Michael Grade.

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I've mellowed quite quickly.
If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you'll never do anything good.
Actors love to act all those death scenes. — © Colin Baker
Actors love to act all those death scenes.
I am a big man, but I've allowed my condition to deteriorate by being overweight.
I loathe cheese, it makes me ill.
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.
It was lovely to do The Knock because I haven't done anything really significant since Doctor Who.
One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.
I like challenges that test your ingenuity.
The standard of writing that I'm getting now from 'Big Finish' compares very favourably with some of the stuff I was doing on screen in the '80s.
I do adore food. If I have any vice it's eating. If I was told I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I could put up with sausage and mash forever.
I take every job on its merits.
I never have reservations about doing anything as long as I'm being paid.
Nobody can fail to lose weight in the jungle, unless they've got a secret stash of pork pies somewhere.
I haven't been approached to do a 'Doctor Who' movie. I think they would be scraping the bottom of the barrel if they asked me to do it.
I'm perfectly proud of the work I did, looking back at it. I know I've had a bit of a revision since my 'Big Finish' stories came out.
I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business.
I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it.
I do remember reading the script of 'The Nightmare Fair' and looking forward to doing it.
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.
I hope I'm always convincing when I act!
I never turn down scripts without good reason. If I did, I would probably never work. — © Colin Baker
I never turn down scripts without good reason. If I did, I would probably never work.
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.
It's not so much a thankless task, it's more a job with no thanks
If we use less, if we consume less, we're going to have more
Small though it is, the human brain can be quite effective when used properly.
The waves of time wash us all clean.
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