Simon Lucas Baker (born 30 July 1969) is an Australian actor in television and film, and director. He is known for his lead roles in the CBS television series The Mentalist (as Patrick Jane) and The Guardian (as Nicholas Fallin) and starred in several Hollywood films.
Baker in Paris at the French premiere of I Give It a Year, 2013
Simon Lucas Baker
30 July 1969
|Other names||Simon Denny|
Simon Baker Denny
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
In 1997, Baker appeared as Matt Reynolds in L.A. Confidential.
In 2010, he was earning US$350,000 per episode of The Mentalist. Shortly after, he signed a contract that delivered a payment of US$30 million for his role as Patrick Jane.
In film, he is best known for his roles as Max Rourke in the remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring Two, Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead and Christian Thompson in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.
Since 2012 Baker has been a Longines Ambassador of Elegance. He featured in the Elegance is an attitude advertising campaign with a video that was shot at Chantilly Racecourse as well as a magazine print campaign. A photoshoot for Longines was taken in London on December 12, 2017.. In 2019, he attended a photoshoot with Kate Winslet at the Château de Chantilly for the Record collection.
On 2 October 1998, Baker married Australian actress Rebecca Rigg after five years of living together. Baker told The Ellen Degeneres Show that one of their two weddings was held on the beach at Carmel. They have a daughter and two sons: Stella (b. 1993), Claude (b. 1998), and Harry (b. 2001).
|1997||L.A. Confidential||Matt Reynolds||Credited as Simon Baker Denny|
|1997||Most Wanted||Stephen Barnes||Credited as Simon Baker-Denny|
|1998||Restaurant||Kenny||Credited as Simon Baker-Denny|
|1998||Judas Kiss||Junior Armstrong||Credited as Simon Baker-Denny|
|1998||Love from Ground Zero||Eric|
|1999||Ride with the Devil||George Clyde|
|1999||Secret Men's Business||Andy Greville||Television film|
|2000||Sunset Strip||Michael Scott|
|2000||Red Planet||Chip Pettengill|
|2001||The Affair of the Necklace||Rétaux de Villette|
|2004||Book of Love||David Walker|
|2005||The Ring Two||Max Rourke|
|2005||Land of the Dead||Riley Denbo|
|2006||Something New||Brian Kelly|
|2006||The Devil Wears Prada||Christian Thompson|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Roderick Blank|
|2007||The Key to Reserva||Roger Thornberry||Short film|
|2009||The Lodger||Malcolm Slaight|
|2009||Not Forgotten||Jack Bishop|
|2009||Women in Trouble||Travis McPherson|
|2010||The Killer Inside Me||Howard Hendricks|
|2011||Margin Call||Jared Cohen|
|2013||I Give It a Year||Guy Harrap|
|2017||Breath||Bill "Sando" Sanderson||Also director, co-producer and co-writer; adaptation of the novel of the same name|
|2018||Here and Now||Nick|
|2020||High Ground||Travis||Also Executive Producer|
|1992–1993||E Street||Constable Sam Farrell||Episode 1.316, additional unknown episodes|
|1993||A Country Practice||Stewart Waterman||2 episodes|
|1993||GP||Ben Miller||Episode: "A Family Affair"|
|1993–1994||Home and Away||James Hudson||19 episodes|
|1994||Which Way to the War||Pvte Stan Hawke||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1995||Naked||Unsold TV pilot|
|1995–1996||Heartbreak High||Mr. Thomas 'Tom' Summers||8 episodes|
|1996||Naked: Stories of Men||Gabriel||Episode: "Blind-Side Breakaway"|
|1996||Sweat||Paul Steadman||Episode: #1.3"|
|2001–2004||The Guardian||Nick Fallin||Main cast|
|2006–2007||Smith||Jeff Breen||7 episodes|
|2008–2015||The Mentalist||Patrick Jane||Main cast|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2018||Breath||AACTA Awards||Best Film||Nominated|
|2018||Breath||AACTA Awards||Best Direction||Nominated|
|2018||Breath||AACTA Awards||Best Adapted Screenplay||Nominated|
|2018||Breath||AACTA Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2015||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favourite TV Crime Drama (season 6: with cast)||Nominated|
|2015||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favourite Crime Drama TV Actor||Nominated|
|2014||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favourite TV Crime Drama (season 5: with cast)||Nominated|
|2011||Margin Call||Gotham Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||Nominated|
|2011||Margin Call||Phoenix Film Critics Society||Best Cast (or Best Ensemble Acting)||Nominated|
|2010||The Mentalist||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (season 2)||Nominated|
|2009||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Best new series (season 1: with cast)||Won|
|2009||The Mentalist||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (season 1)||Nominated|
|2009||The Mentalist||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Television Series (season 2)||Nominated|
|2005||The Guardian||Prism Awards||Best Performance in a Drama Series Storyline||Nominated|
|2004||E Street||Logie Awards||Most Popular Overseas Star||Nominated|
|2002||The Guardian||Family Television Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2002||The Guardian||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Television Series||Nominated|
|2000||Secret Men's Business||Australian Film Institute Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Telefeature or Mini-Series||Nominated|
|1993||E Street||Logie Awards||Most Popular New Talent||Won|
- Simon Baker, Allison Langdon (16 April 2018). Baker's Delight - At home with Aussie actor Simon Baker (60 Minutes Australia). YouTube. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- "The Mentalist star Simon Baker on wife Rebecca Rigg and the children in Los Angeles". The Daily Telegraph. London. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- Michael Essany (28 December 2010). "'The Mentalist' Star Simon Baker Inks New $30 Million Deal". Screenrant.com. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Simon Baker receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame". CBS News. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Samsung's new brand ambassador, Simon Baker, launches the new Samsung Series 9 LED TV at premier event in Sydney". Samsung. Archived 13 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- "Simon Baker new face of Samsung". Mumbrella. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- "Simon Baker is back in new global ANZ ads". Mumbrella. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Producing Swiss Watches Since 1832". Longines. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Simon Baker photo shoot for Longines at Chantilly Racecourse". YouTube. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Shooting with Simon Baker". Facebook. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- "Longines Advertising campaign with Simon Baker". Facebook. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Longines advertising Campaign". Facebook. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- "The Record collection perfectly embodied by Longines Ambassadors of Elegance Kate Winslet & Simon Baker". Longines. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- Carmen Hamilton (12 March 2013). "Simon Baker is the face of Givenchy's new fragrance". Vogue Australia. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- "Simon Baker Continues to be a Gentleman for Givenchy". DA MAN Magazine. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane (4 June 2016). "Actor Simon Baker visits Dubai as Givenchy's fragrance ambassador". The National. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- Simon Baker, Ellen DeGeneres (12 October 2010). Simon Baker Shares His Wedding Stories. YouTube. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- "Simon ('The Mentalist') Baker snapped back just at the right time". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "High Ground (2020) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
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