- Has collected fossils since his childhood.
- Spent his gap year traveling around Europe.
- Met the other members of the League of Gentlemen comedy troupe while attending Bretton Hall during the 1980s, though they didn't band together as such until 1995.
- A lifetime fan of Doctor Who, he's penned several Who novels and even more Who episodes.
- Has also authored quite a few non-Who novels, plus a biography of English film director James Whale.
- 2011, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Drama Series: Winner
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Nominee
- 2015, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
- 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Single Drama: Nominee
- 2014, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Nominee
- Ian Hallard — Significant Other
- University of Leeds, Bretton Hall Drama College, West Bretton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (BA in Theatre Arts)
Season 6, Episode 9
- Birth Name: Mark Gatiss
- Birth Place: Sedgefield, County Durham, England
- Birthday: October 17, 1966, Libra
- Profession: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist
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