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Dan Starkey is a British actor known for making numerous appearances in the Doctor Who franchise as different Sontaran characters, most notably as Strax.
He studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and graduated in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic before training at the Bristol Old Vic (graduating in 2006).
He played the enraged loner Simon in Muswell Hill by Torben Betts at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre (Feb/March 2012) and was nominated as Best Male Performance at the 2012 Off West End Theatre Awards (Offies). In November 2013 Starkey appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
On 2 January 2015 Starkey was a member of the winning team on Christmas University Challenge, representing Trinity Hall, Cambridge who defeated Balliol College, Oxford, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Hull. His team-mates were international rower Tom James, world champion cyclist Emma Pooley and novelist Adam Mars-Jones.