Biography - Mark Gatiss

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Mark Gatiss
Best Known For
Doctor Who, Sherlock, Game of Thrones (TV series)
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Who is Mark Gatiss?

Mark Gatiss is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and novelist by profession, and British by nationality. He is best known for his work in Doctor Who, Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, and as Tycho Nestoris in Game of Thrones.

Mark Gatiss – Age, Parents, Siblings

Mark Gatiss’s birth took place on 17 October 1966 in Sedgefield, County Durham, England. He was born to parents Maurice Gatiss and late Winifred Rose (née O'Kane). He has a sibling, an older brother. 

Growing up Gatiss loved to watch Doctor Who, watch Hammer Horror films, read Sherlock Holmes, and H.G. Wells, and collect fossils.

Source: Twitter (young Mark Gatiss)

Education, Ethnicity

Gatiss was educated at the Heighington Church of England Primary School and Woodham Comprehensive School. He then enrolled at Bretton Hall College where he studied Theatre Arts.

His ethnicity includes English and Irish.

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Mark Gatiss – Boyfriend, Gay, Husband, Children

Mark Gatiss identifies his sexuality as gay. In a 2010 interview with The Guardian, he revealed that he once had a girlfriend before he ever had a boyfriend and it was just a phase. He also shared the moment he came out to his parents,

“I dreaded coming out to my dad, but it was taken out of my hands by my mum. I told her I was gay and was ready to tell my dad, but she said: "Don't, you'll kill him." So, I put it off for a bit, then about two weeks later she called me up and said mysteriously: "We've had snow! Oh, look, it's only dad just come in the room," which I took to mean she had told him. 

A year later, I realised that they had dealt with it by not dealing with it at all. I had to go through it all again and confront them about my sexuality. There's a lesson there, in terms of not putting things off.”

He is now a married man. He met his husband Ian Hallard online. The couple married in 2008 in Middle Temple, in the City of London.

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Source: Hampstead Highgate Express (Mark Gatiss, Ian Hallard)

Mark Gatiss – Career

Before fame

Mark Gatiss began his career with the sketch comedy team The League of Gentlemen. The group began stage act in 1995 and later transferred to BBC Radio 4 as On the Town with the League of Gentlemen. The show was a huge success earning them a Perrier Award, British Academy Television Award, a Royal Television Society Award, and Rose of Montreux.

Films, Series

Over the years Mark Gatiss has worked in Little Britain, Spaced, In the Red (1998), Nighty Night (2003), Funland, The Wind in the Willows, A History of Horror, as Tycho Nestoris in Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall.

He has also starred in Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004), Starter for 10 (2006), The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, Doctor Who, and Sherlock. Gatiss has written several non-fiction books as well. These include Crooked House, The Vesuvius Club (2004), The Devil in Amber (2006), and Black Butterfly (2008).

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Source: bradford zone (Mark Gatiss in Dr Who: Twice Upon A Time)


Mark Gatiss has worked with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Jeremy Dyson, Steven Moffat, and David Walliams.

Mark Gatiss – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Gatiss is estimated at around $10 million while the figure in his annual salary is under review.

Mark Gatiss – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram and Twitter, Mark Gatiss is active with thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook.

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