Geoffrey Bayldon Overview:

Character actor, Geoffrey Bayldon, was born on Jan 7, 1924 in Leeds, England. Bayldon died at the age of 93 on May 10, 2017 in Leeds, England .


British actor whose name become familiar to the public only after his starring role in the television series Catweazle when he was well into his forties. Later, he was also cannily cast as The Crowman in another children's TV series, Worzel Gummidge. Extensive stage work, especially in Shakespearian roles, preceded his entry into feature-film parts in 1953, after which he wandered skeletally through some 60 movies - never better cast than as one of the emaciated prisoners-of-war in King Rat.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Theo Weston: Dancing is merely their way of keeping fit for the more exciting pastime of teacher baiting.

Theo Weston: Anybody can be an engineer, but teaching this mob is... well, l wish l had your gift.

Theo Weston: So you're the new lamb for the slaughter.

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Has said in an interview he was offered the role of the first Doctor Who (played by William Hartnell)

Was asked to play the cameo role of The Mathematican(Leslie French) in Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis.

He was offered but turned down the roles of both the First Doctor and the Second Doctor in "Doctor Who" (1963), which ultimately went to William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton respectively.

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