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Second Doctor Who guest confirms for Sci-Fi Scarborough

Cmdr Strax

Sci-Fi Scarborough has announced the attendance of everyone's favourite Sontaran from Dr Who to next year's event.


Dan Starkey who plays the popular character Strax in the long running TV series will be in attendance for the entire weekend and the team behind the event are ecstatic.

 Steve Dickinson Co-Organiser said:

"It really is an obvious fit for us to get another great character from a seminal TV series to SFS. We have always had a strong Doctor Who presence here and every guest we have hosted has been absolutely brilliant with the fans. The upcoming VTAC event on Sun 1st November will give serious Whovians a perfect chance to get that collectable for him to sign"

Dan is best known to Doctor Who fans as Strax, but also plays the majority of the Sontaran race on screen and on audio for Big Finish Productions. In 2014 he was rewarded for nearly seven years of work in a rubber mask by being allowed to play Ian the surly elf with his actual face in the episode “Last Christmas” opposite Nick Frost’s Santa Claus.

He has co-hosted the BBC Doctor Who Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, and given his voice to numerous Doctor Who computer games. Also made by BBC Wales Cymru, Dan has played hobgoblin Randal Moon in three series of Wizards vs. Aliens, created by Phil Ford and Russell T. Davies. He appeared in the final story of The Sarah Jane Adventures as Plark the light sculptor. He also appeared in series two of Inside No.9.

Dan has worked extensively on stage, in roles from Shakespeare to Dostoyevsky and as an evil reindeer in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. He has also been a company member and occasional writer of the mighty Fitzrovia Radio Hour since 2009. He’s a frequent improviser and has made stuff up with such companies as the London 50-Hour Improvathon, Grand Theft Impro and The Beau Zeaux. He’s also done lots of radio plays, and has just started writing for Big Finish Productions.

Dan studied at Cambridge University before going on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he won the Peter Ackerman Prize for Comedy.  He won Best Male Guest star in the Doctor Who Magazine Awards 2013, was long-listed for Best Male Performance in the 2012 Off West-End Theatre Awards, and along with his college team from Trinity Hall, Cambridge won Christmas University Challenge 2014. He’s still feeling quite smug about that last one.

Sci-Fi Scarborough takes place on Sat 9th & Sun 10th April 2016, tickets are available from The Spa Complex box office or www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

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