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Mark Gatiss


Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts. He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in the post-television Doctor Who (1963) scene, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The League of Gentlemen
The League of Gentlemen Various / Various Characters / Various characters
(1999-2002)
Sherlock
Sherlock Mycroft Holmes
(2010-2017)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Additional Vogon Voices
(2005)
Queers
Queers Writer
(2017)

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 2007-2017 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Danny Boy / The Captain / Gantok / ...
- Twice Upon a Time (2017) ... The Captain
- The Wedding of River Song (2011) ... Gantok (as Rondo Haxton)
- A Good Man Goes to War (2011) ... Danny Boy (voice, uncredited)
- Victory of the Daleks (2010) ... Danny Boy (voice, uncredited)
- The Lazarus Experiment (2007) ... Lazarus
 2017 Gunpowder (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Robert Cecil
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Lord Robert Cecil
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Lord Robert Cecil
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Lord Robert Cecil
 2017 Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series)
Dr. Quentin Questa
- Volcano! (2017) ... Dr. Quentin Questa (voice)
 2014-2017 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Tycho Nestoris
- The Spoils of War (2017) ... Tycho Nestoris
- The Queen's Justice (2017) ... Tycho Nestoris
- The Dance of Dragons (2015) ... Tycho Nestoris
- The Laws of Gods and Men (2014) ... Tycho Nestoris
 2017 Against the Law (TV Movie)
Dr. Landers
 2017 Taboo (TV Series)
Prince Regent
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... Prince Regent
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... Prince Regent
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Prince Regent
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Prince Regent
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Prince Regent
 2010-2017 Sherlock (TV Series)
Mycroft Holmes
- The Final Problem (2017) ... Mycroft Holmes
- The Lying Detective (2017) ... Mycroft Holmes
- The Six Thatchers (2017) ... Mycroft Holmes
- The Abominable Bride (2016) ... Mycroft Holmes
- His Last Vow (2014) ... Mycroft Holmes
 2016 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (TV Series)
The Partridge Playhouse Players
- Foxhunter + Radio Play (2016) ... The Partridge Playhouse Players (voice)
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Rich
- Blue (2015) ... Rich
 2015 The Vote (TV Movie)
Steven Crosswell
 2015 Coalition (TV Movie)
Peter Mandelson
 2015 Wolf Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Stephen Gardiner
- Crows (2015) ... Stephen Gardiner
- Anna Regina (2015) ... Stephen Gardiner
- Entirely Beloved (2015) ... Stephen Gardiner
- Three Card Trick (2015) ... Stephen Gardiner
 2014 Mapp & Lucia (TV Mini-Series)
Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint
 2013 Psychobitches (TV Series)
Joan Crawford
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Joan Crawford
 2012 Inspector George Gently (TV Series)
Stephen Groves
- The Lost Child (2012) ... Stephen Groves
 2012 Being Human (TV Series)
Mr. Snow
- The War Child (2012) ... Mr. Snow
- Making History (2012) ... Mr. Snow
 2011 The Crimson Petal and the White (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Rackham Junior
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Henry Rackham Junior
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Henry Rackham Junior
 2010 The First Men in the Moon (TV Movie)
Cavor
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie)
Malcolm McLaren
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Rev Giles Shawcross
- The Sword of Guillaume (2010) ... Rev Giles Shawcross
 2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (TV Movie)
Ernest Dunks
 2009 Psychoville (TV Series)
Jason Griffin
- David and Maureen (2009) ... Jason Griffin
 2009 Purves + Pekkala (TV Movie)
Duff Purves
 2008 Crooked House (TV Series)
Curator / The Curator
- Omnibus (2008) ... The Curator
- The Knocker (2008) ... Curator
- Something Old (2008) ... Curator
- The Wainscoting (2008) ... Curator
 2008 Clone (TV Series)
Colonel Black
- The Librarian (2008) ... Colonel Black
- Dude (2008) ... Colonel Black
- The Ian Cam (2008) ... Colonel Black
- The Line (2008) ... Colonel Black
- Albert (2008) ... Colonel Black
 2008 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Leonard Boynton
- Appointment with Death (2008) ... Leonard Boynton
 2008 Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series)
John Dashwood
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... John Dashwood
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... John Dashwood
 2007 Consenting Adults (TV Movie)
PC Butcher
 2007 Jekyll (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Robert Louis Stevenson
 2007 The Worst Journey in the World (TV Movie)
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
 2007 Gina's Laughing Gear (TV Series)
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Rat
 2006 Fear of Fanny (TV Movie)
Johnnie Cradock
 2005 Funland (TV Mini-Series)
Ambrose Chapfel
- Episode #1.11 (2005) ... Ambrose Chapfel
- Episode #1.7 (2005) ... Ambrose Chapfel
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Ambrose Chapfel
- Pilot (2005) ... Ambrose Chapfel
 2004-2005 Nighty Night (TV Series)
Glenn Bulb
- Episode #2.6 (2005) ... Glenn Bulb
- Episode #2.5 (2005) ... Glenn Bulb
- Episode #2.4 (2005) ... Glenn Bulb
- Episode #2.3 (2005) ... Glenn Bulb
- Episode #2.2 (2005) ... Glenn Bulb
 2005 The Quatermass Experiment (TV Movie)
John Paterson
 2004 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Ronald Hawes
 2004 Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures (TV Movie)
Kenyon
 2004 Footballers' Wives (TV Series)
Teddy - Agent
- Episode #3.7 (2004) ... Teddy - Agent
 2004 Catterick (TV Series)
Peter
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Peter
 2003 Little Britain (TV Series)
Theatrical Agent
- Smallest Ant (2003) ... Theatrical Agent
 2002 Spheriks (TV Series)
Null (2002) (voice)
 2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (TV Short)
Viking (voice)
 1999-2002 The League of Gentlemen (TV Series)
Various / Various Characters / Various characters
- How the Elephant Got Its Trunk (2002) ... Various characters
- Beauty and the Beast (or Come Into My Parlor) (2002) ... Various characters
- The Medusa Touch (2002) ... Various Characters
 2001 Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible (TV Series)
Hang Man Chang
- Frenzy of Tongs (2001) ... Hang Man Chang
 2001 Now You See Her (TV Movie)
Nathan
 2001 Spaced (TV Series)
Agent
- Back (2001) ... Agent
 2000 Barbara (TV Series)
Archie
- Christening (2000) ... Archie
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Inspector Large
- Drop Dead (2000) ... Inspector Large
 1999 The Kidnappers (TV Short)
Mark
 1999 The Pitch of Fear (TV Short)
BBC Bigwig
 1999 The Web of Caves (TV Short)
The Doctor
 1998-1999 This Morning with Richard Not Judy (TV Series)
Greg Evigan
- Episode #2.9 (1999) ... Greg Evigan (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #2.10 (1999) ... Greg Evigan (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #2.8 (1999) ... Greg Evigan (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #2.7 (1999) ... Greg Evigan (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... Greg Evigan (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Lenny Goes to Town (TV Series)
- Northhampton (1998)
- Cambridge (1998)
- Stoke on Trent (1998)
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Junior Detective
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Junior Detective
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Junior Detective
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Junior Detective
 1994 The Dwelling Place (TV Mini-Series)
Bowmer
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Bowmer
 1993 Harry (TV Series)
Diner Manager
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Diner Manager
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Other Works:

Book: "St. Anthony's Fire". Dr Who. ISBN 0426204239 See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Cast | Rondo Haxton | The League of Gentlemen

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on "Nightshade"] I was reacting against the sort of garish Who of the late Eighties that I'd found an increasing turn-off. Things were undoubtedly getting better, just when the programme was cancelled, but there was still a sort of muddled quality, an almost perverse refusal to tell a straightforward story that I found very frustrating. So I wanted "Nightshade" to be an ultra-grim and horrific ... See more »

Trivia:

When writing for The League of Gentlemen he writes with Jeremy Dyson, while Reece Shearsmith writes with Steve Pemberton. This is to avoid arguments. See more »

Trademark:

His writings frequently have a Victorian setting to them

Star Sign:

Libra

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