Roy Ward Baker

Actor, Director


An assistant director in British films since the mid 1930s, Baker began directing documentaries after World War II. His sense of realism carried over into his narrative features, most notably Inferno (one of several American-made films Baker helmed in the early '50s) and A Night To Remember. Since the 1960s he has specialized in science-fiction and horror films, making such cult favorites as Quartermass and the Pit (aka Five Million Years to Earth), Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, and The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula (aka The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires).