Originally Posted by katmobile
Anthony Ainley may have been a lovey but apparently according to the DW Livejournal thread I was on for a bit was well liked by fans whom he treated well - one lady even had a massive crush on him.
Oh yes, I didn't mean to suggest otherwise. I don't use the word "luvvie" pejoratively, but rather as a description of a certain personality-type. I met him a couple of times at conventions and he was always charming. I have friends who knew him quite well from Dr Who fandom, and they speak very affectionately of him. There are some people who say that he had a very miserly streak - always charging for appearances, even at charity events where other actors waived their fees, but I've only heard this from a few sources, some of whom have their own reasons to dislike him.