11 thoughts on “MCM: Mark Gatiss

  1. He’s one of those actors who seems to be in everything. I love seeing him though, and he also writes a lot. Not least he’s one of the creators/writers of Sherlock. From what I have seen of him in Making-Ofs or documentaries, I get the feeling he’s an absolute geek – an that makes me like him even more!

    1. If you have a half-hour or so to spare, you really should watch his programme about various adaptations of DRACULA – if only to see his inclination to be a deeply earnest nerd wrestle with a more adult appreciation for various actors who have played the Prince of Darkness!

  2. I’ve always thought him an odd choice for the Duke of Marlborough. John Churchill was always considered amazingly handsome and charismatic by everyone who met him, even when an older man. Mark Gatiss – well no.

  3. Yes, as Karin said, Mark Gatiss is in everything, and very good in most. I didn’t remember about the ducks in The Favorite until you said you didn’t either, Kendra, and then I remembered how genius that movie is and how much I liked it. I haven’t seen many of these television things, I’ll have to go look for them.

  4. He is such a good actor. Also, he’s one of those surprising actors who, although they look very distinctive, have a chameleon-like quality in their work. I didn’t realize that he had been in so many Frock Flick projects. Perhaps because I just saw it, I’ll go with his character from Nolly as my favorite of his Frock Flick roles. Re Dracula, third and final episode of the series takes place in contemporary times, and his character is in that part of the story rather than the historical part. Great MCM choice!

  5. I usually see him on Doctor Who. You missed Twice Upon a Time, at the end of Peter Capaldi’s run as the 12th Doctor. Gatiss played Captain Archibald Lethbridge Stewart, the ancestor of current UNIT head Kate Lethbridge Stewart. If I remember correctly, the episode takes place during the Christmas Truce of WWI. He’s in a uniform for the entire episode. Loved his baddie in Christopher Robin.

    1. Hah, I forgot about that, but of course he had other roles on Doctor Who too, and he was also a screenwriter on it.

  6. Wow, that really is a fine vicar/curate face (graduating to bishop as Stephen Gardiner). A worthy heir to Graham Chapman.

  7. Re Crooked House – it is period, but not the bit he’s in! Lee Ingleby’s character finds an old door knocker and show it to a museum curator (played by Mark), who then tells him about its history in the 1700s and 1920s. It’s nicely spooky.

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