Mark Strickson (born 6 April 1959) is a British TV producer and actor best known for his acting role as the character of Vislor Turlough, a companion of the Fifth Doctor, 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, the same school as William Shakespeare, 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 Armidale campus of the University of New England, part funding his education by teaching Theatre Studies for 5 years. He subsequently relocated to Dunedin, New Zealand, where he took up residence.
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...
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