Who is Mark Gatiss, what is the net worth of the actor in Doctor Who and League of Gentlemen and who is her husband Ian Hallard?
ACTOR and director Mark Gatiss is busier than ever this Christmas as he plays Jacob Marley in the stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol which he also wrote and two ghostly tales on TV: The Amazing Mr Blunden on Sky Max and The Mezzotint on BBC Two.
Here’s what we know about the actor and showrunner, known for performing brilliantly grotesque comedies on the BBC.
Who is Marc Gatiss?
Mark Gatiss is a 55 year old actor and comedian who has now added screenwriter and novelist to his roster of professions.
Born in Sedgefield, County Durham, Mark grew up in a working-class family and loved Hammer horror films as well as Doctor Who.
He also adored authors HG Wells and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes novels, later inspiring Mark’s television series.
After studying at a school near Darlington, he became a theater student at Bretton Hall College, associated with the University of Leeds.
There he met Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson, with whom he formed the black comedy sketch group The League Of Gentlemen.
The League play won the Perrier Prize at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997, which led to a radio spin-off, then a TV series – and ultimately a 2005 spin-off film.
On the TV show, Mark played a variety of larger-than-life grotesques inspired by life in the darkest, darkest Yorkshire, including desperate vet Mr. Chinnery and job center thug Mickey.
What is his net worth?
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Mark has a net worth of $ 10 million.
He has 80 acting credits under his belt and has had recurring roles in well-known television series such as In the Red, The Morning with Richard Not Judy and The League of Gentlemen, to name a few.
Gatiss has also written or produced for The League of Gentlemen, Nighty Night, Crooked House, A History of Horror TV series with Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who and Sherlock.
He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a BAFTA Award.
What other television and film work has Mark done?
The success of the League led to many more TV comedies for Mark, including Julia Davis’ sitcom Nighty Night, Spaced, Psychoville and Catterick, as well as Dyson Funland’s underrated comedic thriller.
Other TV projects include Wolf Hall, Taboo, and two separate, unrelated Doctor Who appearances, as well as Robert Louis Stevenson’s role in Steven Moffat’s Jekyll.
He also plays the role of the captain in the Doctor Who Christmas 2017 special.
But he’s probably best known for playing Sherlock’s brother Mycroft in the series he co-created with Moffatt – and he also appeared in Game Of Thrones as Tycho Nestoris the Iron Banker.
On a cinematic level, Mark has starred in everything from Denial to Dad’s Army, and he will appear in the 2018 film Christopher Robin.
As a writer, he wrote nine episodes of Doctor Who, as well as episodes of Sherlock and several of his own Doctor Who novels.
He has also won awards for his varied stage work, as well as for directing numerous television documentaries on Hollywood and horror films.
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Is Mark Gatiss married?
Mark is gay and married partner Ian Hallard, a 47-year-old actor, in 2008.
They have a quirky quirky marital home as Mark built his own Victorian lab on their property.
Speaking to The Guardian in 2017, the couple revealed that they had actually met online.
They kept their relationship a secret for a while as it wasn’t popular to say that you met someone online in 2000.
“There was a real stigma back then,” Gatiss told the newspaper, “which is completely gone now. We didn’t tell our families – I said we met at a party or something like that, because it was always a little weird. “