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George Baker

1 April 1931 to 6 October 2011

Familiar as Inspector Wexford in 25 television mysteries (1987-2000), Baker had earlier won plaudits as Tiberius in the BBC’s I, Claudius (1976). He also starred in films including The Ship That Died of Shame (1955), A Hill In Korea (1956), The Moonraker (1958) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

- Read George Baker's Guardian obituary.

- Read George Baker's Independent obituary.