Mark Gatiss plays Sir John Gielgud in the world premiere production of The Motive and The Cue at the National Theatre in London.
Mark has had a varied career as a critically acclaimed actor, writer, director and producer. He is most famous for being part of TV comedy troupe The League of Gentlemen, for which he both wrote and appeared onscreen as various characters.
Mark Gatiss most recently starred on stage in his own adaptation of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story at Alexandra Palace in 2022 – the show returns to Ally Pally in 2023 without Gatiss. He has also directed two shows currently playing in London: The Way Old Friends Do at the Park Theatre and The Unfriend at the Criterion Theatre.
Mark is also the co-creator and executive producer of Sherlock, the smash-hit BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, which has sold around the world and won nine Emmys and twelve BAFTAs.
Mark’s recent acting roles include playing Larry Grayson in ITV drama Nolly, Good Omens Series 1 &2, BBC and Netflix drama Dracula, for which he also co-created and executive produced; The Duke of Marlborough in the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated The Favourite (2018), Giles Winslow in Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018), Robert Cecil in BBC One’s Gunpowder (2017), Stephen Gardiner in Wolf Hall (2015), Peter Mandelson in James Graham’s Coalition (2015) for Channel Four and Tycho Nestoris in HBO’s Game of Thrones (2014-2017).
On stage, he has starred alongside Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus (2013), as Harold in Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band (2016) and as Doctor Shpigelsky in Patrick Marber’s adaptation of Turgenev’s Three Days in the Country for which he received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Mark wrote and directed The Mezzotint (M.R James adaptation) for BBC Two and The Amazing Mr Blunden for Sky One; he also starred in The Amazing Mr Blunden alongside Simon Callow and Tamsin Greig.
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