A LIFE IN IMAGES
BY ANNEKE WILLS & PAUL W.T. BALLARD
is a sumptuously illustrated collection of
rare and previously unseen photographs chronicling the life and career
of one of Doctor Who's best-loved icons, Anneke Wills.
Originally released in May
2012 as a limited edition hardback, the original print run sold out
within weeks and became an instant collector's item. Now, owing to
overwhelming demand, we are proud to present an expanded, reimagined
deluxe paperback version.
Presented over more than a
hundred pages are a plethora of intimate family portraits, and images
from classic series such as The Avengers, Strange Report, The Saint
and, of course, Doctor Who, in which she played the
trail-blazing first sexy assistant, Polly.
With contributions from a
wide selection of colleagues and friends, In Focus will be
available in 2015.
"Working with Anneke on the hardback
edition of In Focus was great fun; we unearthed so much material, but
space was limited and unfortunately we were forced to leave some gems
out. The paperback has given us the opportunity to put a lot more photos
in, and the excuse to have another new photo shoot! I think one of the
highlights of this new edition is a shot of Anneke in full flow on the
Aldermaston march - it's a real moment of history, and there she is,
living it, captured on film!"
Paul W.T. Ballard
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR (February 2016)
Apologies to everyone who has been patiently
waiting for this title.
Focus was first published there were a number of constraints placed upon
space which have been removed for the paperback edition. This has led to
a massive search to source new materials; not an easy task in itself for
someone who has had so many variants on their name, especially when
journalistic mispellings are factored in! There have also been new
quotes to find, not always through direct contact, meaning lengthy
mailings with agents, agent's assistants, the lady who changes the paper
in the photo copier... it has taken time!
However, we are committed to getting the book out to celebrate 50 years
since Anneke debuted in Doctor Who, so things are being finalised and
locked off as we speak. As a token of appreciation for those those who
pre-ordered and waited, we shall also be sending an exclusive signed
print out with the book as a thank you.
Paul W.T. Ballard