Mark Gatiss Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Aug, 2018
Facts of Mark Gatiss
Date of Birth: 1966 , October-17
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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English actor, Mark Gatiss is best known for his portrayal as Tycho Nestoris in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He is a comedian, screenwriter, and novelist who is popular for his work including writing and acting in the TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock. He is a member of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen together with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson.

Gatiss is gay and was featured on The Independent on Sunday's Pink List of influential gay people in the UK in 2010 and 2011. He married actor Ian Hallard in 2008 in Middle Temple, in the City of London.

Early Life And Education Of Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss was born on 17 October 1966 in Sedgefield, County Durham, England, to his mother Winifred Rose and his father Maurice Gatiss. Mark’s father worked in the Edwardian psychiatric hospital and spent most of his childhood there.

Mark came from a background of the working-class family. Mark was very interested in watching Doctor Who from childhood and was an avid lover of Hammer Horror films on television. He often read Sherlock Holmes and H.G. Wells and collected fossils.

Mark attended Heighington CE Primary School and later joined the Woodham Comprehensive School based in Newton Aycliffe. Gatiss went on to study Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College, an arts college affiliated to Leeds University.

Mark Gatiss' Career

He started acting as various characters in 1999 in The League of Gentlemen. Later, he received roles in various series such as Agatha Christie’s Marple, Agatha Christie’s: A Life in Pictures, The Quatermass Experience, Funland, The League of Gentlemen Apocalypse, and Doctor Who as Professor Lazarus. 

His other screen roles include Jekyll, Psychoville, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Worried About the Boy, A History of Horror, Doctor Who as Gantok, Being Human, Game of Thrones as Tycho Nestoris, Wolf Hall as character Stephen Gardiner and Coalition as Peter Mandelson.

He is most noted for his role in Starter for 10 as Bamber Gascoigne and in Sherlock as Mycroft Holmes. He will soon be seen in Dad’s Army as Colonel Theakes in 2016

As a writer, Gatiss has written P.R.O.B.E, Randall & Hopkirk, The League of Gentlemen, The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, Doctor Who, Sherlock’s various episodes and many others.

He is credited for writing books like 4 Doctor Who novels and other Doctor Who anthology contributions, The League of Gentlemen, Lucifer Box novels, The King’s Men, James Whale and many others. 

Mark Gatiss' Net Worth

Mark's net worth is estimated to be $10 million. He has earned a good amount of salary from his acting career. 

Mark stands tall at the height of 6 feet 1 inches. Gatiss, in order to fulfill his childhood dream, built a Victorian laboratory in their West London home.

Mark Gatiss' Personal Life

Gatiss is openly gay. He did not have any girlfriend in the past and not many boyfriends either. He met Ian Christopher Hallard in 2006. Both of them instantly clicked and fell in love with each other.

His partner, Ian is a well-known English actor who is best known for his role in Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He has been featured on The Independent on Sunday's Pink List of influential gay people in the UK consecutively in 2010 and 2011.

Mark has been in a civil partnership with Hallard since 2008. The couple has not married till date. They live together with their lovely Labrador retriever whom they call Bunsen. They are living happily together and have not had any reported disputes and breakups. 

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