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->''"I'm not a ham, a ham can be cured!"''
-->-- '''Anthony Ainley'''



* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun. According to Creator/EricSaward, he enjoyed answering his phone in character as the Master, then doing his EvilLaugh.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun. According Creator/ColinBaker has commented that cricket and the Master were the only things Ainley was willing to talk about when they were shooting their episodes together, while according to Creator/EricSaward, he Ainley enjoyed answering his phone in character as the Master, then doing his EvilLaugh.EvilLaugh.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ainley was offered the chance to reprise the role of the Master in a [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish Productions audio drama]]. He expressed interest but insisted on script approval, something that not even the actors playing the Doctor get. Thus, the part was recast with Geoffrey Beevers, who had played the Master before Ainley.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ainley was offered the chance to reprise the role of the Master in a [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish Productions audio drama]]. He expressed interest but insisted on script approval, something that not even the actors playing the Doctor get. Thus, the part was recast with Geoffrey Beevers, who had played Ainley's direct predecessor, reprising the Master before Ainley.role instead.


* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun. According to Eric Saward, he enjoyed answering his phone in character as the Master, then doing his EvilLaugh.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun. According to Eric Saward, Creator/EricSaward, he enjoyed answering his phone in character as the Master, then doing his EvilLaugh.


[[AlliterativeName Anthony Ainley]] (August 20, 1932 – May 3, 2004) was an English actor best known for playing the Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' during the final decade of its original run. His film career largely consisted of bit parts or small roles in films such as ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Film/InspectorClouseau'' and ''Film/OhWhatALovelyWar'', though he got to play more substantial supporting roles in his last two films, ''Film/TheBloodOnSatansClaw'' and ''Film/TheLandThatTimeForgot''. His pre-''Doctor Who'' television career included guest appearances on ''[[Series/TheAvengers1960s The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''. Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being more over-the-top than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role) with the exception of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival his last televised appearance]] where his performance is more subdued. He played the Master one last time in the video game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997. Oh, and his dad, actor Henry Ainley, was Creator/JonPertwee’s godfather.

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[[AlliterativeName Anthony Ainley]] (August 20, (20 August 1932 – 3 May 3, 2004) was an English actor best known for playing the Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' during the final decade of its original run. His film career largely consisted of bit parts or small roles in films such as ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Film/InspectorClouseau'' and ''Film/OhWhatALovelyWar'', though he got to play more substantial supporting roles in his last two films, ''Film/TheBloodOnSatansClaw'' and ''Film/TheLandThatTimeForgot''. His pre-''Doctor Who'' television career included guest appearances on ''[[Series/TheAvengers1960s The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''. Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being more over-the-top than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role) with the exception of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival his last televised appearance]] where his performance is more subdued. He played the Master one last time in the video game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997. Oh, and his dad, actor Henry Ainley, was Creator/JonPertwee’s godfather.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity which he rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proved that he was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "King's Demons"]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]
* HaveAGayOldTime: "You're getting old, Doctor, your will is weak" ("The King's Demons"), has gone down in infamy.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Rona Munro and Director Alan Wareing is are determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the The Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity which he rarely does]]. does.]] Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proved that he was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "King's Demons"]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]
* HaveAGayOldTime: "You're getting old, Doctor, your will is weak" ("The King's Demons"), Demons") has gone down in infamy.


* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity which he rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proves that was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "King's Demons"]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity which he rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proves proved that he was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "King's Demons"]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]


* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity but rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proves that was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "King's Demons"]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity but which he rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proves that was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "King's Demons"]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]


* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity but rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proves that was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "The Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), "The King's Demons" and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]
* HaveAGayOldTime: [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "You're getting old, Doctor, your will is weak,]]" has gone down in infamy.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity but rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proves that was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "The Five "Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), "The King's Demons" [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "King's Demons"]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]
* HaveAGayOldTime: [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "You're getting old, Doctor, your will is weak,]]" weak" ("The King's Demons"), has gone down in infamy.


Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being [[EvilIsHammy hammier]] than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role), most likely as a result of writing and direction. [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival}} His last televised appearance]] is more [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct subdued]]. He played the Master one last time in the computer game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997, introducing each incarnation of the Doctor to the player with some [[LemonyNarrator embellishments.]] ("Such wisdom, such intellect... but oh, [[GoodIsBoring what a bore]] the fellow was.")

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Interestingly, Creator/TomBaker's [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis}} last story]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva}} the next one]] both feature his Master; just like [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie}} the transition]] from Creator/SylvesterMcCoy into Creator/PaulMcGann, the character is used to remind the viewer that they are still watching ''Doctor Who'' and the Doctor still has a nemesis to fight. Ainley also turned up in [=McCoy's=] last story, [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival}} "Survival"]], before Ainley was [[HamAndCheese infamously]] succeeded by Creator/EricRoberts.

Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being [[EvilIsHammy hammier]] than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role), most likely as a result of writing and direction. [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival}} His last televised appearance]] appearance is more [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct subdued]]. He played the Master one last time in the computer game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997, introducing each incarnation of the Doctor to the player with some [[LemonyNarrator embellishments.]] ("Such wisdom, such intellect... but oh, [[GoodIsBoring what a bore]] the fellow was.")



* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun. According to Eric Saward, he enjoyed answering his phone in character as the Master, then doing his EvilLaugh.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor ''Doctor'' Who for fun. According to Eric Saward, he enjoyed answering his phone in character as the Master, then doing his EvilLaugh.EvilLaugh.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Ainley tosses away his old tricks and turns in an intense performance in "Survival", and it is by far his most effective appearance. Director Alan Wareing is determined to make the Master as scary as possible: the Master stabs [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield a young Lisa Bowerman]] to death. It’s the sort of thing you'd expect the Master to do [[BondVillainStupidity but rarely does]]. Ainley was a fun experiment, but if anything "Survival" proves that was wasted throughout his tenure. Whilst his insane performances in [[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} "The Five Doctors"]], [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani}} "Mark of the Rani"]], and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} "Ultimate Foe"]] are all fun, you also have to put up with his obscene scenery chewing in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7TimeFlight}} "Time-Flight"]] ("Shazam! Shazoo!"), "The King's Demons" and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire}} "Planet of Fire."]]


Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being [[EvilIsHammy hammier]] than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role), most likely as a result of writing and direction. [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival}} his last televised appearance]] is more [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct subdued]]. He played the Master one last time in the computer game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997, introducing each incarnation of the Doctor to the player with some [[LemonyNarrator embellishments.]] ("Such wisdom, such intellect... but oh, [[GoodIsBoring what a bore]] the fellow was.")

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Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being [[EvilIsHammy hammier]] than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role), most likely as a result of writing and direction. [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival}} his His last televised appearance]] is more [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct subdued]]. He played the Master one last time in the computer game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997, introducing each incarnation of the Doctor to the player with some [[LemonyNarrator embellishments.]] ("Such wisdom, such intellect... but oh, [[GoodIsBoring what a bore]] the fellow was.")



[[AlliterativeName Anthony Ainley]] (August 20, 1932 – May 3, 2004) was an English actor best known for playing the Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' during the final decade of its original run. His film career largely consisted of bit parts or small roles in films such as ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Film/InspectorClouseau'' and ''Film/OhWhatALovelyWar'', though he got to play more substantial supporting roles in his last two films, ''Film/TheBloodOnSatansClaw'' and ''Film/TheLandThatTimeForgot''. His pre-''Doctor Who'' television career included guest appearances on ''[[Series/TheAvengers1960s The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''. Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being more over-the-top than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role) with the exception of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival his last televised appearance]] where his performance is more subdued. He played the Master one last time in the video game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997. Oh, and his dad, actor Henry Ainley, was Creator/JonPertwee’s godfather.

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\n[[AlliterativeName ->''"I once sat next to a girl in a play and had to say 'Would you like some tea?', and I said it and she broke rehearsal and said'' 'My God, you're evil!' ''I guess it's something I have."''

''Peoples of [=TVTropes=], please attend carefully...''

Anthony Ainley]] Ainley (August 20, 1932 – May 3, 2004) was an English actor best known for playing the Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' during the final decade of its original run. His film career largely consisted of bit parts or small roles in films such as ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Film/InspectorClouseau'' and ''Film/OhWhatALovelyWar'', though he got to play more substantial supporting roles in his last two films, ''Film/TheBloodOnSatansClaw'' and ''Film/TheLandThatTimeForgot''. His pre-''Doctor Who'' television career included guest appearances on ''[[Series/TheAvengers1960s The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''. ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''.

Ainley's portrayal of the Master is generally regarded as being more over-the-top [[EvilIsHammy hammier]] than that of Creator/RogerDelgado (who had originated the role) with the exception role), most likely as a result of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival writing and direction. [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival}} his last televised appearance]] where his performance is more subdued. [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct subdued]]. He played the Master one last time in the video computer game ''Destiny of the Doctors'' in 1997. 1997, introducing each incarnation of the Doctor to the player with some [[LemonyNarrator embellishments.]] ("Such wisdom, such intellect... but oh, [[GoodIsBoring what a bore]] the fellow was.")

Oh, and his dad, actor Henry Ainley, was Creator/JonPertwee’s godfather.


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* HaveAGayOldTime: [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons}} "You're getting old, Doctor, your will is weak,]]" has gone down in infamy.


* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ainley was offered the chance to reprise the role of the Master in a [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish Productions audio drama]]. He expressed interest but insisted on script approval, something that not even the actors playing the Doctor get. Thus, the part was recast with Geoffrey Beevers who had played the Master before Ainley.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun.
fun. According to Eric Saward, he enjoyed answering his phone in character as the Master, then doing his EvilLaugh.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ainley was offered the chance to reprise the role of the Master in a [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish Productions audio drama]]. He expressed interest but insisted on script approval, something that not even the actors playing the Doctor get. Thus, the part was recast with Geoffrey Beevers Beevers, who had played the Master before Ainley.


* MoneyDearBoy: Inverted: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Inverted: AwesomeDearBoy: Ainley was a wealthy man who could afford to turn down any role he didn't want. Instead, he spent a lot of his time enjoying himself playing cricket.cricket, and did Doctor Who for fun.

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