In 2004, in Anthony's memory, the London Theatres Cricket Club introduced a trophy called "Ainley's Ashes" as he played with them so regularly.
Anthony was a great favourite with fans of Doctor Who, he was a regular on the convention circuit and frequently responded personally to fan mail he received.
Anthony's first movie role was an uncredited appearance as a child in the 1942 file The Foreman Went To France.
Anthony kept two cats: a cat he rescued who then had a kitten, of which he was very proud.
Anthony performed in the radio drama In Mombasa Once for the BBC in 1975.
Anthony supported Chelsea Football Club.
Shortly before his death in 2004, Anthony provided Commentary to a set of DVDs called New Beginnings that featured several of his Master Doctor Who stories.
While at RADA, Anthony won the Fabia Drake prize for comedy.
Anthony's last portrayal of The Master was in the 1998 video game Destiny of the Doctors.
Anthony's first story as The Master in Doctor Who was in The Keeper of Traken, he then played opposite, Peter Davison's Doctor, Colin Baker's Doctor before bowing out opposite Sylvester McCoy's Doctor in Survival.
Anthony played The Master for eight years until 1989, when the original series of Doctor Who finally came to an end. He spent the longest period as one character in the programme, outlasting all other versions of The Master and all versions of The Doctor, to date (December 2007).
(on how a part in "The Pallisers" led to the role of The Master)
Anthony: The Rev Emilius was a rather smarmy and devious character. The producer John Nathan-Turner was working on it and remembered me when he took over Doctor Who. Later he asked me to play The Master. There was a similarity between the two characters. Both wore a superficial air of charm and dignity which concealed a wicked and sly nature underneath.