Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss

After spending a gap year travelling around Europe when he finished school school, Gatiss joined up with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and co-writer Jeremy Dyson at Bretton Hall drama school in Yorkshire, where they formed the sketch comedy team The League of Gentlemen, winning the Perrier Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1997.

In the same year the show transferred to BBC Radio 4 as On the Town with the League of Gentlemen, subsequently arriving on television on BBC Two in 1999, gaining a British Academy Television Award, a Royal Television Society Award and the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux.

With Steven Moffat he co-created the BBC drama Sherlock, appearing as Mycroft Holmes, brother to Benedict Cumberpatch's Sherlock.

In 2014 he appeared in season four of Game of Thrones playing Tycho Nestoris, reprising the role in season five and season seven. The following year he played King Henry VIII's secretary Stephen Gardiner in the BBC series Wolf Hall, while in 2017 he once more combined with Steven Moffatt to write three episodes for TV miniseries Dracula, which premiered on BBC One on 1 January 2020 and was broadcast over three consecutive days.

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