Mark Strickson is a British TV producer and actor best known for his acting role as the character of Vislor Turlough on the television series Doctor Who.
Strickson was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School in his home town, 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, Strickson emigrated to Australia where he studied zoology at the University of New England, Armidale. He now lives in Dunedin, New Zealand.
As an actor, he appeared in the BBC medical series Angels, before landing his part in Doctor Who, in which he starred for two years. He also played the young Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1984 version of A Christmas Carol.
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 brought Steve Irwin to public attention with such shows as The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World.
Strickson appeared at Doctor Who's 20th Anniversary celebrations in Longleat in 1983 alongside many other cast and crew from the series. He has reprised the role of Turlough in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio dramas. He has also contributed interviews and voiceover commentaries for DVD releases of his various Doctor Who serials.
Sci-fi Convention Guest Appearances
- Gallifrey One 2020 - February 14-16, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA 2019
- Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo - Brisbane 2019 - November 8-10, 2019 in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo - Adelaide 2019 - November 1-3, 2019 in Wayville, South Australia, Australia
- Film & Comic Con Birmingham 2019 - June 1-2, 2019 in Birmingham, UK 2018
- Utopia 2018 - June 8-10, 2018 in North Leigh, Witney, UK
- (Re)Generation Who 2018 - March 23-25, 2018 in Baltimore, MD 2017
- WhoFest 2017 - May 5-7, 2017 in Dallas, TX 2016
- Time Eddy 2016 - October 14-16, 2016 in Wichita, KS 2014
- Armageddon Expo Christchurch 2014 - March 8-9, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand
- Armageddon Expo Dunedin 2014 - March 1-2, 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand 2013
- MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2013 - November 23-24, 2013 in Birmingham, UK
- Doctor Who 50th Celebration 2013 - November 22-24, 2013 in London, UK
- Regenerations 2013 - September 21-22, 2013 in Swansea, UK
- Gallifrey One 2013 - February 15-17, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA 2012
- Who At Hoylake 2012 - July 28, 2012 in Hoylake, Wirral, UK 2001
- Gallifrey One 2001 - February 23-25, 2001 in Van Nuys, CA
16 confirmed guest appearances