Martin Starkie Actor

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 25th, 1922
United Kingdom
Date of death
November 5th, 2010 at age of 88
Place of death
London, United Kingdom


1. Exeter College, Oxford Colleges/University

Exeter College (in full: The Rector and Scholars of Exeter College in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England and the fourth oldest college of the University. The main entrance is on the east side of Turl Street. As of 2006, the college had an estimated financial endowment of £47m.

2011. 49 mil. £
Turl Street, OX1 3DP - Oxford, United Kingdom
2011. 350
2011. 200
Local tuition
2010. 3.29 K £
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Exeter College, Oxford connected by profession and/or age

b. 1925., Actor
b. 1961., Actor
b. 1976., Actor
b. 1927., Academic
b. 1923., Politician
b. 1924., Writer
b. 1919., Politician
b. 1919., Military Person


Check Martin Starkie on wikipedia.

Facebook comments