Doctor Who star Colin Baker has paid tribute to British actor Ray Lonnen following his death at the age of 74.

Lonnen, best known for his role in 1982 movie Harry's Game, passed away on Friday (11Jul14) after a battle with cancer.

He made a number of appearances in cult British sci-fi show Doctor Who, and the series' former star Baker is among those who have offered tributes, calling Lonnen "a really nice bloke and a good actor too".

Lonnen also appeared in U.K. Tv series Z-Cars and The Sandbaggers in the 1970s, and worked on both the Indiana Jones and James Bond movie franchises, standing in for the lead actors to screen test leading ladies including Kim Basinger, who wrote him a letter of thanks following her audition for 1983 007 film Never Say Never Again.