Saturday, 30 August 2008

Where Are They Now? - No.6 Mark Strickson

Mark Strickson (born 1961 in Stratford Upon-Avon) is a British Actor best known for his roles as the character of Vislor Turlough companion to the fifth Doctor and as the young Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1984 version of A Christmas Carol. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School in his hometown of Stratford Upon Avon, and was also a Chorister at Holy Trinity Church (Shakespeare's Church), where his Father John Strickson was Organist and Choirmaster. He studied drama at RADA in London. After he left Doctor Who, he emigrated to Australia where he studied zoology at university. He now lives in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Strickson is now a documentary producer and director, especially of wildlife documentary programmes. He has produced programmes for, amongst others, the Discovery Channel, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Animal Planet. He was the person who brought Steve Irwin to public attention with such shows as The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World.

Strickson has reprised the role of Turlough in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio dramas. He also took part in the "Celebration" documentary for the "Five Doctors" DVD in 2008.

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