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Mark Gatiss

 
Mark Gatiss
Full name
Mark Gatiss
 
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Date Of Birth
17 October 1966
 
Place Of Birth
Sedgefield, Durham, England, UK
 
Height
6.07 ft   (1.85 m)
 
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Trained at Bretton Hall Drama College

As an actor, Mark Gatiss is best known as a member of the award-winning comedy team 'The League of Gentlemen'. Originating as a stage act, the team won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The team was commissioned by the BBC to produce a series on BBC Radio 4 in the same year, and then transferred to television in 1999. The series won numerous awards, including a BAFTA, The Royal Television Society Award and the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux. The troupe also produced a film of the series, which was released in 2005.

Away from 'The League of Gentleman', Gatiss is one of the few to both write for and appear onscreen in 'Doctor Who', and is the only person to do so in the series' modern revival. His numerous other acting credits include roles in 'Spaced', 'Nighty Night', 'The Quartermass Experiment Live' (2005), 'The Wind in the Willows' (2007). In 2010, Mark appeared as Boy George's manager Malcolm McLaren in the BBC drama 'Worried About The Boy', as well as writing and appearing in an adaptation of HG Wells' 'The First Men in the Moon'. In the same year he created, wrote and acted in 'Sherlock', as Mycroft Holmes, and wrote and presented 'A History of Horror', a personal documentary series exploring the film genre. In 2012, Mark returned to the role of Mycroft in Sherlock Series Two, as well as making an appearance as Mr Snow, the leader of The Old Ones, in the cult BBC Three series 'Being Human.'

On stage, Mark has appeared at the Old Vic in an adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's 'All About My Mother', and in 'Season's Greetings' at the National Theatre alongside Catherine Tate. In 2012 he appeared in the Donmar Warehouse production of George Farquhar's play 'The Recruiting Officer,' and the Hampstead Theatre production of '55 Days' as Charles I.

His film credits include 'Birthday Girl'(2001), Stephen Fry's 'Bright Young Things'(2003), Woody Allen's 'Match Point'(2005), and 'Starter for 10'(2006), where he played real life University Challenge quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne opposite James McAvoy and his future 'Sherlock' costar Benedict Cumberbatch.

Click here for Mark's numerous credits as a producer and writer.