In November 2006, Anneke attended Doctor Who's Children in Need concert; the day after the concert, she visited the set of Daleks in Manhattan where she met Phil Collinson, James Hawes, Jane Tranter and David Tennant.
For her role of Polly in Doctor Who, Anneke took screaming lesson so as not to damage her throat.
Anneke attended Michael Craze's funeral in 1998, it was a very emotional day for her; she wrote a letter about it which is posted on a webpage dedicated to the memory of Michael. Michael was Anneke's co-star for all her stories on Doctor Who.
Anneke has worked as a writer, a painter, a director, an interior designer and strangely as a lorry driver.
Anneke has been married three times. Her second marriage was to an American to get her green card. She paid the man $1,000.00 for the privilege.
In the late 1970s, Anneke joined the ashram of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh for 6 years. He was also The Beatles' yogi.
Anneke's son Jasper is a photographer for Sotheby's.
Anneke has provided various audio extras for the DVD release of Strange Report, a 1960s series she was a star of.
Anneke reprised her role of Polly from Doctor Who for the Big Finish's audio Resistance. The story is part of the series Companion Chronicles, it is set in France during World War II and is told from the point of view of Polly.
Anneke first biography is called Self-Portrait, it covers her childhood through the 1970s. She is now working on the second volume which will cover the 1970s to the present day.
Anneke's father walked out of her life when she was three. He left a ten shilling note on her pillow before going.
Anneke: (How Doctor Who still is a part of her daily life) I had no idea when I played Polly that it would go on like this and become so much part of my life. But I am still getting wonderful fan letters after 40 years and I'm sure it will be the same for Billie Piper. That's the magic of Doctor Who.
Anneke: (About the difference there is between men and women and how women have achieved a lot since the days she started to work) When I first started working I had to get a passport and a bank account and neither of those things could I have without a male signature. We've come a long way, but it's not about being equal with men, we're different from men. And the point is to know and love and appreciate yourself and each other.
Anneke: (On the job she is most proud to have accomplished) I drove a fully loaded truck across the Rockies in the middle of winter. It was a job and I drove from Calgary across The Rockies down into Vancouver and it took me four days to do and it was a very brave thing. It was completely icy and I got through without a scrape. That's completely out of character and when I got there I had people taking photographs of me leaning out of the truck. I was very proud of that.
Anneke (Explaining how doing Doctor Who did not make her famous - in the sense we use it today - at the time) I wasn't famous! These days the Paparazzi would be there, like with Billie Piper, but in those days we just slipped into the roles and I don't even think there was a mention in the Radio Times. I had been sort of recognised on the street since I was young and people would just say "Oh hello, I see you're working again". Patrick and me and Michael Craze could walk into any pub in London and not be bothered.
Anneke: (On who she thinks Patrick Troughton based his Doctor in Doctor Who) Patrick was different and he was making the character and was thinking of the Marx brothers and The Goons and Charlie Chaplin.
Anneke: (Talking about how she felt betrayed by Michael Gough who did not look at her at their daughter's funeral) She was our child. I was the mother standing alone and wretched and unhugged. It was inhuman. But I've come to understand it would have hurt him too much to look at me and I have let it go.
Anneke: (On what the swinging 1960s were like in London) It just was an immensely creative time and I met people from Peter Cook, John Lennon, Spike Milligan. I actually did a Juke Box Jury with Spike Milligan. Sammy Davis Junior was my friend and Mary Quant. It was an honour to meet these people, although you didn't know it was an honour at the time, these were just people who were involved in what was happening at the time.
Anneke: (On what she thinks of David Tennant, the portrayer of the tenth Doctor in Doctor Who) I think he's the best thing on telly. He's astoundingly good. He's a magic being who happens to be an actor. I think that David Tennant is the best Dr Who since Patrick Troughton - there you are, I've pronounced!
Anneke: (On how her former husband actor Michael Gough proposed) He got off a train at Euston station, went down on his knees and proposed. He was gorgeous and brilliant and I was bowled over.
Anneke: (On how she started her career as an actress) In a way it started with my Mother's influence - she said "You will be an actress!" and indeed I was, writing and directing plays when I was eight. And I made my first film when I was eleven. The film was called Child's Play. And it was in 1952 with Peter Sallis. It was the most wonderful treasure of a film because there you see England before TV and cars and everything. So it started very early. Christopher Beeny was also in it, an absolute star. I wrote a couple of plays, all hand-written, and one was shown at school and I got my first notices when I was nine.