Special Media Guest

Mark Gatiss

Actor, author and playwright MARK GATISS was born in Sedgefield, Co. Durham, in 1966. For the BBC he was a quarter of the team who created the BAFTA, Golden Rose and Royal Television Society award-winning comedy/horror series The League of Gentlemen. He also scripted the three-part Christmas portmanteau Crooked House and the 2010 TV movie of H.G. Wells’ First Men in the Moon, and he co-created the international hit TV series Sherlock with fellow executive producer Steven Moffat. A third series of Sherlock is currently in production.

League of GentlemenCrooked HouseThe First Men in the MoonSherlock

He has also scripted episodes of Doctor Who and Sherlock while, as an actor, Mark has appeared in all the above shows, along with episodes of Being Human (as the King Vampire), Psychoville, Nighty Night, Clone, Jekyll, Funland, Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible, Randall & Hopkirk {Deceased}, The Wind in the Willows, Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Sense & Sensibility, The Crimson Petal and the White, Spaced and Little Britain.

Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible    Mr Snow, Being Human    Mark Gatiss as Lazarus, Dr. Who (The Lazarus Experiment)    The Wind in the Willows

He also appeared in The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, the live remake of The Quatermass Experiment and the stage premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother at the Old Vic, and he contributed voice work to the movies Wallace & Gromit and the Were-Rabbit, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Shaun of the Dead. In 2010 Mark wrote and presented the three-part BBC series A History of Horror, and more recently he was a contributor to the Hammer DVD documentary Back to Black: The Making of Dracula Prince of Darkness.

On radio, he inherited the role of The Man in Black from Valentine Dyall and Edward de Souza to introduce a series of five creepy tales on BBC Radio 7, and he was also in the science fiction comedy Nebulous and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes story, ‘The Shameful Betrayal of Miss Emily Smith’.

The Vesuvius Club, by Mark Gatiss     The Devil in Amber, Mark Gatiss     Black Butterfly, Mark Gatiss     Last of the Gadarene, Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss is also an author, and his books include the “Lucifer Box” trilogy, The Vesuvius Club, The Devil in Amber and Black Butterfly, and the Doctor Who novels Nightshade, St. Anthony’s Fire, The Roundheads and Last of the Gaderene, along with three League of Gentlemen tie-ins, the non-fiction study They Came from Outer Space! Alien Encounters in the Movies (with David Miller), and a biography of Hollywood film director James Whale. He has also contributed five short stories to various Doctor Who anthologies.




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