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Creator / Mark Strickson

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Mark Strickson (born 6 April 1959) is an English actor and producer, best known for playing Doctor Who companion Vislor Turlough in 1983-84, alongside Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor. In 1984 he appeared in a film version of A Christmas Carol as the young Ebeneezer Scrooge in the Pensieve Flashbacks (George C. Scott played old Scrooge).

In more recent years, he has relocated to New Zealand and moved away from acting into producing, with a focus on nature and wildlife documentaries. He has, however, reprised his role as Turlough in audio form for Big Finish Doctor Who from 1999 onwards.

Works with pages on TV Tropes that he has appeared in:



Audio Drama

Tropes associated with his work:

  • Actor-Inspired Element: Strickson came up with the idea for his costume as Turlough to be a black suit, feeling it would mark out the contrast between his character and the other regulars who dressed in light or bright colours.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Strickson dyed his naturally blond hair ginger for the role of Turlough in Doctor Who, at the behest of producer John Nathan-Turner, who felt that he resembled Peter Davison too closely with his natural hair colour.