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5/18/2005 02:38:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


May 18, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
Colin Baker this week tells Sunday Life about his time in Doctor Who, vampires and appearing in Little Britain. "It seems like a distance of many light years between intrepid time traveller and grumpy old man, but former Dr Who Colin Baker is very comfortable with his latest incarnation," writes Liz McPherson. Colin Baker notes that "I suppose I am just a grumpy old man," going on to recite a long list of pet hates, which include bad manners, loud music in pubs, computerised switch boards, and fox hunting. He discusses his current role in Dracula at Belfast's Grand Opera House, and discusses being in Northern Ireland. "I'm having a lot of fun with it," he laughs. While I'm in Belfast, I might just jump on a plane and go to Cork, because I've got ancestors there. My mother's father was born there." Asked about the new Dr Who series, he replies: "I think the new series is fabulous. The scripts are excellent, and the production values are very good." Baker says he's now looking forward to his next role, a cameo in the irreverent comedy, Little Britain. "I enjoy doing comedy after drama. It's a bit like a diet. You need variety."