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Mark Gatiss


Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, 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, having written a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sherlock
Sherlock Mycroft Holmes
(2010-2017)
Match Point
Match Point Ping-Pong Player
(2005)
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
(2005)
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Matthew Chinnery / Hilary Briss / Mickey / Mark / Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning
(2005)

Filmography

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 2018 Christopher Robin (filming)
Giles
 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/II Denial
Prof. Robert Jan Van Pelt
 2016 Our Kind of Traitor
Billy Matlock
 2016 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (TV Series)
The Partridge Playhouse Players
- Foxhunter + Radio Play (2016) ... The Partridge Playhouse Players (voice)
 2016 Dad's Army
Colonel Theakes
 2015 London Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Rich
- Blue (2015) ... Rich
 2015 Victor Frankenstein
Dettweiler
 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
 2014 Coriolanus
Menenius
 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 Cleaning Up (Short)
Mr. Jackson
 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 More More More (Short)
Martin
 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 The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You (Video)
Hilary Briss / Mickey Michaels / Val Denton / ...
 2006 Fear of Fanny (TV Movie)
Johnnie Cradock
 2006 Starter for 10
Bamber Gascoigne
 2006 A Ticket Too Far (Short)
Marshall
 2006 Free Jimmy
Jakki (English version, voice)
 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 Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Miss Blight (voice)
 2005 The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
Matthew Chinnery / Hilary Briss / Mickey / ...
 2005 Match Point
Ping-Pong Player
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Additional Vogon Voices (as The League of Gentlemen)
 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 Global Conspiracy? (Video short)
Terry Scanlon
 2004 Shaun of the Dead
Radio Presenter With 'Spaceship' Theory / Wildlife voiceover (voice, uncredited)
 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
 2003 Bright Young Things
House Agent
 2002 Spheriks (TV Series)
Null (2002) (voice)
 2002 The Guides (Short)
John Trant
 2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (TV Short)
Viking (voice)
 2002 Jackanory: The Curse of Karrit Poor (Video short)
Dr. Edmund Chinnery (uncredited)
 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 The League of Gentlemen: Live at Drury Lane (Video)
Various Roles
 2001 Now You See Her (TV Movie)
Nathan
 2001 Birthday Girl
Porter
 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
 1996 P.R.O.B.E.: Unnatural Selection (Video)
Mr. Emerson
 1995 P.R.O.B.E.: The Devil of Winterborne (Video)
Georgie
 1994 P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (Video)
Dr. William Bruffin
 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
Show Show Writer (26 credits)
Show Show Producer (10 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (88 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

Audio plays: Guest actor in "The New Adventures", a series of audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions Ltd. based on Virgin Publishing Ltd.'s book range of the same name. He appeared in the stories "Oh No It Isn't!" and "Just War". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Cast | Rondo Haxton | The League of Gentlemen

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)] I've wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember! How an unlikely set of brilliant people created a television original. See more »

Trivia:

In 1997, along with his fellow League of Gentlemen (Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson),he won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They became the first sketch group to win since the Awards began in 1981. The first Sketch group to win was The Cambridge Footlights which featured Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, 'Tony Slattery', Emma Thompson, Paul Dwyer and Paul Shearer. See more »

Trademark:

His writings frequently have a Victorian setting to them

Star Sign:

Libra

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