Sedgefield, County Durham, England
Actor, screenwriter, television producer, comedian, novelist
Claim to Fame
Doctor Who, Mycroft Holmes on Sherlock (BBC Series)
Mark Gatiss ( GAY-tis; born 17 October 1966) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and novelist. He is known as a member of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and co-writer Jeremy Dyson, and has both written for and acted in the TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock, the latter of which he also co-created.
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Mark Gatiss (/ˈɡeɪ.tɪs/ GAY-tis; born 17 October 1966) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and novelist. He is known as a member of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and co-writer Jeremy Dyson, and has both written for and acted in the TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock, the latter of which he also co-created.
Gatiss was born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England. He grew up opposite the Edwardian psychiatric hospital where his father worked as an engineer. His family background was working class. His childhood passions included watching Doctor Who and Hammer Horror films on television, reading Sherlock Holmes and H.G. Wells, and collecting fossils. All of these interests have fuelled his creative work as an adult.
He attended Heighington CE Primary School and Woodham Comprehensive School in Newton Aycliffe; at the latter, he was two years ahead of Paul Magrs, who would also go on to write Doctor Who fiction. He then studied Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College which was an arts college affiliated to Leeds University.
Gatiss is openly gay and was featured on The Independent on Sunday's Pink List of influential gay people in the UK in 2010 and 2011. He is in a civil partnership with actor Ian Hallard. The couple has a Labrador Retriever called Bunsen. He once built a Victorian laboratory in their West London home, as the fulfilment of another childhood dream
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Woodham Comprehensive School in Newton Aycliffe
Bretton Hall College for Theater Arts
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Curtis Brown Group Ltd., PBJ Management
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