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Mark Gatiss was born in 1966 in Sedgefield, England. He studied Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College, where he met Jeremy Dyson who later would co-write for sketch comedy team A League of Gentleman with Gatiss, and also performers Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. The League of Gentleman started as a stage act from 1995, winning the Perrier Award at Edingburgh Fringe. It then got transferred to Radio 4 before transferring gain to BBC Two, being televised for the first time. This TV show earned awards at the British Academy Television Award, the Royal Television Society Award and Golden Rose of Montreux. This was then made into a film in 2005.
Other notable television and film work incudes appearances in Little Britain, The Matrix film, HBO’s The Game of Throne’s as Tycho Nestoris, Doctor Who as Gantok, Midsomer Murders and The Wind in the Willows. Ontop of his acting work Gatiss has also established himself as a writer, namely he co-produced and co-created Sherlock, a modern adaption of the Sherlock Holmes stories, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. More famously he has dedicated many writings to the BBC series revival of Doctor Who, writing various episodes from series one to nine.
In the theatre world Gatiss has performed in the acclaimed Art at the Whitehall Theatre, as semi—transsexual Agrado in All About My Mother at the Old Vic in 2007. The latter role brought Gattis much praise. He also played alongside Catherine Tate in Seasons Greetings at the Royal National Theatre. In 2012 he played the role of Brazen in The Recruiting officer at Donmar Warehouse. In the same year he played Charles I in Hampstead Theatre’s 55Days. He later joined the cast in Coriolanus as Menenius at the Donmar Waehouse. This role saw Gatiss receive a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the Laurence Olivier Awards.
In 2016 Gatiss returns to the theatre in The Boys in the Band where he will play the role of Harold alongside Ian Hallard. The show will play at the Park Theatre and will run from 4 October 2016 til 30 October 2016.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|The Boys in the Band||Harold||Park Theatre||2016|
|Three Days in the Country||Lyttelton||2015||Review|
|The Vote||Donmar Warehouse||2015||Review|
|The Recruiting Officer||Captain Brazen||Donmar Warehouse||2012||Review|
|All About My Mother||Agrada||Old Vic||2007||Review|