Prominent British stage actor of the 20th century, specializing in Shakespeare roles. His began his working life as a bank accountant, but made time for amateur theatricals. He soon found his way to the professional stage in Frank Benson's company, debut
ing as a messenger in "Macbeth"...
Henry H. Ainley
Did You Know?
He was a close friend of Roland Pertwee
and the godfather of his son Jon Pertwee
. Coincidentally, many years after his death, both the younger Pertwee and his son Anthony Ainley
became well known for their roles in
, appearing together in
The Five Doctors
. They played the Third Doctor and the Master respectively.