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Martin Starkie

Actor from United Kingdom

Martin Starkie (1922–2010) was an English actor, writer and director for theatre, radio and television. The Oxford University Poetry Society administers the annual Martin Starkie Prize in his honour. Starkie was born in Burnley and educated at Burnley Grammar School and Exeter College, Oxford, under critic Nevill Coghill. In 1946 he founded the Oxford University Poetry Society, and with Roy McNab edited the Oxford Poetry magazine in 1947. He made his name in the BBC's The Third Programme and on television in the 1950s. He went on to write with Nevill Coghill and composers Richard Hill and John Hawkins, and to produce and direct Canterbury Tales, based on Nevill Coghill’s translation, first in Oxford, then in the West End, on Broadway and in Australia.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1922-11-25
Place of birth
Burnley
Nationality
United Kingdom
Profession
Actor, Theatre Director, Writer

Education

Institution From To
Exeter College, Oxford

Death

Date of death
2010-11-05
Place of death
London

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