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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 9 wins & 19 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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  Gunpowder (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Robert Cecil (2017)
 2017 Against the Law (TV Movie)
Doctor 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
 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
 2014 Coriolanus
Menenius
 2013 Psychobitches (TV Series)
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
 2007-2011 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Danny Boy / Gantok / Lazarus
- 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)
 2010 The First Men in the Moon (TV Movie)
Cavor
 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
 2009 New Town (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
- 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
 2007 More More More (Short)
Martin
 2007 Consenting Adults (TV Movie)
PC Butcher
 2007 Jekyll (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
 2007 Gina's Laughing Gear (TV Series)
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Rat
 2006 Fear of Fanny (TV Movie)
Johnnie Cradock
 2006 A Ticket Too Far (Short)
Marshall
 2006 Slipp Jimmy fri
Jakki (English version, voice)
 2005 Funland (TV Mini-Series)
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 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)
 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 The Cicerones (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
 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)
 1995 P.R.O.B.E.: The Devil of Winterborne (Video)
Georgie
 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 (25 credits)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (87 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

Book: "Nightshade". Virgin Books. ISBN 0426203763 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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:

Along with Sir Derek Jacobi, he is one of only two actors to play both the "Doctor Who" character the Doctor and his greatest enemy, the Master. He played the former in the spoof The Web of Caves (1999) originally aired as part of BBC Two's "Doctor Who Night" and the latter in the Big Finish "Doctor Who Unbound" audio drama "Sympathy for the Devil". He also played Professor Richard Lazarus, an ... See more »

Trademark:

His writings frequently have a Victorian setting to them

Star Sign:

Libra

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