Veteran British director who crafted several fine films in the 1950s, notably the superior tale of the Titanic, "A Night to Remember" (1958). A superior stylist who uses imaginative editing to heighten suspense, Baker hit a critical peak in the 1960s with such varied fare as the offbeat western "The Singer Not the Song" (1960) and the sci-fi favorite, "Quatermass and the Pit" (1967). He turned to TV in the mid-1960s, directing episodes of "Danger Man," "The Saint" and "The Avengers."
Director (Feature Film)
Joined Gainsborough Films (1934-40), first film as assistant director
Feature directing debut, "The October Man"
Directed three films in Hollywood
Turned to TV directing on series, "Danger Man", "The Saint" and "The Avengers"
First film as producer (also director), "The Singer Not the Song"
First film billed as Roy Ward Baker, "Quatermass and the Pit/Five Million Miles to Earth"