• Interviewee

    Dan Starkey

  • Portrayed

    Strax in Doctor Who, 2008-2021

Dan is best known for his work in Doctor Who as various members of the war-like Sontaran race, most prominently as the Doctor’s psychotic alien ally Strax. Also, for BBC Wales Cymru, he has appeared in Wizards vs Aliens, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Casualty.

He has also appeared in the comedy-horror anthology series Inside No. 9, the BAFTA winning children’s comedy series Class Dismissed and can be seen in Good Omens and Brassic.

He has worked extensively in theatre and radio, he appeared in over 80 radio plays and broadcasts across the BBC network. He has also recorded numerous audio dramas and talking books for producers such as Big Finish Productions and Audible. He can be heard lending his voice to various video games and animated films, including Sherlock Gnomes and Mummies.

He, along with his college team from Trinity Hall, Cambridge won the BBC’s Christmas University Challenge in 2015. He’s still feeling quite smug about that one …

This interview by Robert Dick was recorded in front of an audience at the first Myth Makers Live event at The Colour House Theatre, London in 2022.

A lively and highly entertaining Myth Makers!

Technical details, RTP 0574

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