Anthony Ainley

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Anthony Ainley

Postby jbateman on April 5th, 2011, 7:09 pm

Dear Tom,

I wanted to ask you what are your memories of working with Anthony Ainley as The Master in 'The Keeper of Traken' and 'Logopolis'? He too captured my imagination as a ten year old!

What a pleasure it is to be able to ask you a question. I still have the BBC postcards you and Lalla sent to me in 1980 and remember my complete joy at receving them! I discovered Doctor Who in 1979 and you both were my absolute heroes. It was a magical time for me and I hope you have some good memories too.

Finally, thank you so much for coming back to the role at Big Finish. I've put my order in already!

Fondest regards,
Jason
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Re: Anthony Ainley

Postby Tom Baker on April 14th, 2011, 8:53 pm

Dear Jason,

Anthony Ainley was rather mysterious. But I often met him before WHO because I lived with his brother, Richard Ainley in a wonderful house in North London. Anthony was the son of Henry Ainley. a great star of the Edwardian theatre. Anthony's real passion in life was cricket. When he talked cricket he was less remote.

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