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Mark Gatiss Biography

Birth Name:
Mark Gatiss
Birth Place:
Sedgefield, County Durham, England
Actor, comedian, screenwriter, novelist

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2014BAFTA Television Awards-Best Single Drama: nominated
  • 2011BAFTA Television Awards-Best Drama Series: winner


  • Ian Hallard -- Significant Other