Piper, Capaldi and Starkey head to Sydney for Dr Who Festival

24 September, 2015 by IF

Billie Piper, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester McCoy and Strax actor Dan Starkey are on their way to Sydney for the Doctor Who Festival.

They will be joined by writer/executive producer Steven Moffat and writer Mark Gatiss at the festival in Sydney on November 21-22.


Billie Piper and Sylvester McCoy will appear on stage at the festival in a series of fan Q and A's hosted by Adam Spencer.

Along with playing companion Rose in Doctor Who, Billie Piper is known to audiences for her work as Belle in Secret Diary of a Call Girl and in Showtime’s supernatural series Penny Dreadful.

Sylvester McCoy played the Seventh Doctor from 1987 – 1989 and was most recently seen on the big screen alongside Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Dan Starkey, whose character Strax recently signed on for a Doctor Who audio spinoff, will offer fans the chance to learn what it takes to be a monster in a special hands-on drama session.

Dan will be joined by actor Jon Davey, who has played a variety of monsters in over 30 episodes of Doctor Who, he’ll reveal the secrets behind operating the Doctor’s most famous adversary – the Dalek.

Starkey said he made a flying visit to Australia a few years ago that he was really looking forward to coming back and spending a little longer this time. 

"In his long and illustrious military career I'm sure that Strax has conquered jet-lag and I'm certain I will too," he said.

 The Doctor Who Festival will be held at the Hordern Pavilion and the Royal Hall of Industries on the November 21-22.