Mark Gatiss stars in "Taboo" on FX as Prince Regent.

Mark Gatiss is best known as a member of the award-winning comedy team "The League of Gentlemen." Originating as a stage act, the team won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The team was commissioned by the BBC to produce a series on BBC Radio 4 in the same year, and then transferred to television in 1999. The series won numerous awards, including a BAFTA, The Royal Television Society Award and the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux. The troupe also produced a film of the series, which was released in 2005.

Away from "The League of Gentleman," Gatiss is one of the few to both write for and appear onscreen in "Doctor Who," and is the only person to do so in the series' modern revival. His numerous other acting credits include roles in "London Spy," "Spaced," "Nighty Night," "The Quartermass Experiment Live" (2005), and "The Wind in the Willows" (2007). In 2010, Gatiss appeared as Boy George's manager Malcolm McLaren in the BBC drama "Worried About the Boy," as well as writing and appearing in an adaptation of HG Wells' "The First Men in the Moon." In the same year Gatiss created, wrote and acted in "Sherlock" as Mycroft Holmes, and wrote and presented "A History of Horror," a personal documentary series exploring the film genre. Gatiss continues to play the role of Mycroft and script the series, and has made appearances in numerous other series including "Being Human," "Game of Thrones" and "Wolf Hall." He also starred as Henry Rackham in Encore's miniseries "The Crimson Petal and the White," a four-part adaptation of Michel Fabers' best-selling novel, directed by Marc Munden.

On stage, Gatiss has appeared at the Old Vic in an adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother," and in "Season's Greetings" at the National Theatre alongside Catherine Tate. In 2012 he appeared in the Donmar Warehouse production of George Farquhar's play "The Recruiting Officer," and the Hampstead Theatre production of "55 Days" as Charles I. In 2013, Gatiss appeared as Menenius opposite Tom Hiddleston in the Donmar Warehouse's critically acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." Gatiss also starred in Patrick Marber's "Three Days in the Country" — for which he won an Olivier Award. Other stage credits include "King James Bible" (NT), "Season's Greetings" (NT) and "Art" (Whitehall).

Film credits include "Ab Fab: The Movie," "Denial," "Dad's Army," "Our Kind of Traitor," "Birthday Girl," Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things," Woody Allen's "Match Point," and "Starter for 10," in which he played real-life University Challenge quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne opposite James McAvoy and his future "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.




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Age: 50 years old
Birthday: October 17, 1966
Height: 6' 1"
Birthplace: Sedgefield, England, UK
Wife: Ian Hallard


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