Thomas Baptiste


Biography

Thomas Baptiste rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his Hollywood career. Early on, Baptiste mostly landed roles in various films, including the John Lennon comedy "Help!" (1965), the Michael Caine suspenseful adaptation "The Ipcress File" (1965) and the drama "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" (1971) with Glenda Jackson. He also appeared in "Ghost i...

Biography

Thomas Baptiste rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his Hollywood career. Early on, Baptiste mostly landed roles in various films, including the John Lennon comedy "Help!" (1965), the Michael Caine suspenseful adaptation "The Ipcress File" (1965) and the drama "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" (1971) with Glenda Jackson. He also appeared in "Ghost in the Noonday Sun" (1973) and the Richard Roundtree action film "Shaft in Africa" (1973). He also was featured in the miniseries "Divorce His/Divorce Hers" (1972-73). His film career continued throughout the seventies in productions like "Sweet Suzy" (1973), "Honeybaby, Honeybaby" (1974) with Diana Sands and "Countdown at Kusini" (1976). He also appeared in the Glenda Jackson drama "The Class of Miss MacMichael" (1978), the action movie "The Wild Geese" (1978) with Richard Burton and the Gerry Sundquist musical "The Music Machine" (1979). During the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in "Rise and Fall of Idi Amin" (1980) with Joseph Olita, the Christopher Walken adventure "The Dogs of War" (1980) and "Ama" (1991). He also was featured in the TV movie "Nairobi Affair" (CBS, 1984-85). Most recently, Baptiste acted in the dramedy "The Secret Laughter of Women" (1999) with Colin Firth.

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