• Interviewee

    Anthony Ainley

  • Portrayed

    The Master in Doctor Who, 1981-1989

Anthony Ainley had carved out a successful carer as an actor in the theatre, films and television before being asked to play The Master in Doctor Who.

A very private man, Anthony rarely did interviews and died before recording any extensive videos about his thoughts and feelings playing the evil nemesis of The Doctor.

In this special Myth Makers, we are delighted to feature a rare interview with Anthony, recorded in 2000 at an event run by the Galaxy 4 shop in Sheffield.

Together with the memories of the organisers, Adrian Hulme, Ben Keywood and Andy Swinden, this Myth Makers is very revealing of the man behind the role, proving Anthony was a very different man to the character we saw on our TV screens.

Technical details, RTP 0416

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