Mark Gatiss, a multi talented man. writer, artist and actor.What a remarkable brain this chap has got. .
Henry Gatiss, is born. Mark's great grandfather
Elizabeth Gatiss is born, Mark's great grandmother
George Gatiss is born, Mark's grandfather
Winifred Rose (née O'Kane) is born, Mark Gatiss mother (D.2003)
Maurice Gatiss was born, Mark Gatiss fathe
Jeremiah O' Kane died/ Mark's grandfather.
Margaret O' Kane died, Mark great-grandmother and mother of Jeremiah O'Kane
Mark's parent's Maurice and Winnie were married
Jill Gatiss is born, Mark's older sister
Phillip Gatiss is born, Mark's older brother
Mark Gatiss was born in Sedgefield, County Durham to Winifred Rose and Maurice Gatiss.
Mark first time in London. It was to see the Tutankhamun exhibition.
Ian Christopher Hallard was born in Birmingham, England , Mark Gatiss future husband
Mark had his first foreign holiday in Spain
Mark early work into theatre was the role of Dad in "The Waiting Room", written by Tony Stowers in Darlington
The League of Gentlemen initially began as a stage act
Mark published his first graphic novel, "Nightshade", which was part of the Doctor Who stories.
Mark Gatiss had his early screen appearance in "Harry" (TV Series) as the Diner Manager
"P.R.O.B.E." a series of direct-to-video science-fiction films mostly written by Mark Gatiss and produced by BBV Productions was first aired. It is the first live-action Doctor Who spin-off series.
"St Anthony's Fire" written by Mark Gatiss, based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, was published.
Mark won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival They became the first sketch group to win since the Awards began in 1981.
"The Round heads" a BBC Books original novel written by Mark Gatiss was published. This was based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Second Doctor, Ben, Jamie, and Polly.
Mark then met actor Ian Hallard, a fellow British actor and husband, whom he first met online.
Mark made an appearance in This Morning with Richard Not Judy, in the role of Greg Evigan a BBC comedy television programme.
Mark wrote two episodes of Randall & Hopkirk"Two Can Play at That Game"&"Painkillers" (2001)
Mark's mother Winifred Rose died, and only short time later, Mark' sister Gill was diagnosed with cancer, and sadly died.
Mark Gatiss was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by the University of Huddersfield
Mark Gatiss received a monumental phone call from Clayton Hickman, who was then the editor of Doctor Who Magazine, informing him that Doctor Who was returning and was asked to write for the new show
"Sex Lives of the Potato Men" a 2004 British comedy film. The film is about the sexual antics of a group of potato delivery men in Birmingham cast includes Mark Gatiss
"The Vesuvius Club" a historical spy story by Mark Gatiss was published. It is the first novel in a series featuring the spy, Lucifer Box.
Mark Gatiss appears in "Nebulous" a post- apocalyptic science fiction comedy radio show written by Graham Duff and directed by Nicholas Briggs.
The Quatermass Experiment a live television film remake of the 1953 television series of the same name by Nigel Kneale. Actor Jason Flemyng was cast as Quatermass, with long- time Kneale admirer Mark Gatiss as Paterson
"The Unquiet Dead" is the third episode of the first series of the British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who, was first broadcast. Written Mark Gatiss
"The Devil in Amber" the second novel in a series featuring the fictional spy, Lucifer Box. It was published, Written Mark Gatiss
"The Lazarus Experiment" the sixth episode of the third series of the revived British science fiction television series Doctor Who, was first broadcast on BBC One. Mark played the character of Professor Lazarus
"The Worst Journey in the World", premiered on BBC Four. A Television docudrama based on the memoir of the same name by polar explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Written by Mark Gatiss
Mark was working in theatre, IN the play All About My Mother" as the role of Agrada at Old Vic
Mark married Ian Hallard in Middle Temple, in the City of London underneath a portrait of Edward Carson QC, the man who prosecuted Oscar Wilde
"Free Jimmy" was released in the UK . British comedy writer and actor Simon Pegg wrote this screenplay for the wider English- speaking world of which was subsequently released straight to DVD by Break Thru Films. The voice actors of the 2008 English- language version is made up of an international ensemble cast that included Mark Gatiss as the voice of Jakki
"Black Butterfly" the third and final novel in Mark Gatiss' Lucifer Box trilogy was published.
Clone a 2008 BBC Three comedy series was first aired starring Jonathan Pryce and Mark Gatiss, centred on the creation and education of the world's first human clone. A series of six 30-minute episodes
"Crooked House" (TV series) a supernatural drama mini-series, was first aired on BBC Four. It was written and co-produced by actor and writer Mark Gatiss.
Mark, was a guest on Private Passions, the biographical music discussion programme on BBC Radio 3
"Worried About the Boy" is premiered on BBC Two British biographical drama television film directed by Julian Jarrold and written by Tony Basgallop, based on the life of English singer Boy George.Mark Gatiss plays the role of Malcolm McLaren
"Sherlock" a British crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss,premiers on BBC One.Mark is also part of the cast playing the character Mycroft Holmes
"A History of Horror" (also known as A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss) premiered on BBC Four. A three-part documentary series made for the BBC by British writer and actor Mark Gatiss.
"The First Men in the Moon was first aired o BBC Four written by Mark Gatiss
Mark, was playing the role of "Bernard" in Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings at the Royal National Theatre in London alongside Catherine Tate.
"Mark Gatiss is Gay " was featured on The Independent on Sunday's Pink List of influential gay people in the UK
"An Adventure in Space and Time", a British biographical television film,written by regular Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss,was premiered. The biographical film focuses on a dramatised version of events surrounding the creation of Doctor Who in the 1960s, with emphasis on actor William Hartnell, portrayed by Bradley, as he took on the role of the original incarnation of the show's main character, the Doctor.
Mark Gatiss joined the cast of the Donmar Warehouse Production of Coriolanus as Senator of Rome, Menenius. The play went from 6th December 2013 through 13th February 2014.For his role on the play, Gatiss received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role nomination.
"The Tractate Middoth" short a ghost story by British author M. R. James was adapted by Mark Gatiss, and was broadcast by the BBC2 as part of the long-running A Ghost Story for Christmas series
Mark Won Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in 'Coriolanus' at British Stage Awards 2015.
Mark appeared at Darlington Civic Theatre on Saturday to raise money for a memorial at Darlington Police Station.The memorial will honour police officers who have died, including Gatiss' brother-in-law, Detective Sergeant Dave Storey.
Mark returned to the theatre in The Boys in the Band where he played the role of Harold alongside Ian Hallard. This was their first play in theatre together
Team Sherlock is participating in the Blenheim Triathlon, raising funds for Switchboard.Team members: Sue Vertue, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss
"Taboo"is a BBC television drama series produced by Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker. first aired on BBC One.Mark Gatiss played the role of the Prince George, heir to the King of Great Britain
Mark curated and directed Queers – a series of eight monologues for BBC Four to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which saw the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual
Mark Gatiss visits childhood hero and author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, to chat children's books, family and sci-fi, Judith Kerr.
Gunpowder is a British historical period drama television miniseries was first aired on BBC One. Produced by Kudos and Kit Harington’s Thriker Films for BBC One. The three-part drama series.Mark Gatiss played the role of Sir Robert Cecil.
The Mercy a British biographical drama film,was released in the UK. Directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1962. Mark Gatiss played the role of Ronald Hall.
Mark Gatiss wrote and presented the documentary John Minton:"The Lost Man of British Art"for BBC Four
Mark appeared as the lead in a revival of The Madness of George III at Nottingham Playhouse.
"Dead Room", a a British supernatural drama television film broadcast on BBC Four .The thirty-minute film, written and directed by Mark Gatiss, tells the tale of a long-running radio horror series of the same name
Mark Gatiss become the patron of children’s literacy charity Grimm & Co.
"Martin's Close" a ghost story by British writer M. R. James A version of the story adapted by Mark Gatiss is set to air on the 24th December 2019 on BBC Four as part of the long-running A Ghost Story for Christmas series.
Dracula is an upcoming television series developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The series is being developed for broadcast and release on BBC One and Netflix, and will consist of three episodes.
Mark Gatiss, grew up in the village of School Aycliffe, north of Darlington, where their father was a mining engineer. As the pits closed, his father joined his mother working at the psychiatric hospital opposite their home.The hospital, once known as Aycliffe Colony for the Mentally Defective, became Mark’s second home. He and his brother Phillip, used the swimming pool there, had their haircuts done by staff, and watched films in the hospital’s cramped cinema.
He attended Heighington Church of England Primary School and Woodham Comprehensive School in Newton Aycliffe. He then studied Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College which was an arts college affiliated to Leeds University.
Mark has Irish ancestor, from his mother side. Jeremiah O' Kane, Mark's grandfather attended Queens University, Belfast in 1918 for medical training.Jeremiah O' Mullan, Marks great great-grandfather was a Irish land owner.
Horror films and ghost stories have always been Mark Gatiss’ obsession and he has always wondered whether this love of the ghastly and ghoulish springs from Irish ancestry on his mother’s side.He also adored the authors HG Wells and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes novels, later inspiring Mark's TV series.
Mark's earliest memory Watching Jon Pertwee play Doctor Who in the episode about shop window dummies coming to life.Mark's words in an interview with the Telegraph in 2007 was " I was four years old and absolutely terrified, but I couldn't look away."
Fulfilling a long-cherished childhood dream, Mark once built a fully equipped Victorian laboratory in his London home. It’s reported the lab featured blood-red walls, gas lamps and a stuffed cat in a bell jar among other oddities.
Mark has been a fan of Dr Who since his being young and is one of only three people to have both written for, and appeared in, the legendary sci-fi series.
Mark is a keen collector of fossils and briefly wanted to be a paleontologist as a child. Apparently, the characters of Tubbs and Edward in The League of Gentlemen were inspired after Gatiss and the rest of the team visited a shop in Brighton on a fossil-buying trip.
John Minton, is a favourite 20th century artist of Mark Gatiss.He first saw one of his paintings as a teenager at the National Portrait Gallery. Minton was a prolific painter of both landscapes and portraits, and as a gay man, Mark has always been particularly drawn to his sensitive depictions of striking young men.