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Mark Lawson Talks To Mark Gatiss
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Photo credit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/11/mark-gatiss-first-men-moon

With HUGE thanks to captivebird for telling me about this.

Cut and pasted from the BBC Website:

Mark Lawson talks to writer, actor and comedian Mark Gatiss about his life, career and fulfilling childhood dreams.

In the interview Gatiss explores formative memories of growing up opposite a psychiatric hospital in County Durham, admits the difficulty of coming out as a gay man, and talks about how his lifelong passion for horror and science fiction have influenced his success.

Gatiss first made a name for himself as one of the comedy quartet The League of Gentlemen, which he formed with university friends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson. Gatiss has gone on to form a successful solo career as an actor, with notable roles including Bamber Gascoigne in Starter for Ten. As a writer Gatiss is living out his childhood obsessions, writing episodes of Dr Who and the BAFTA-Award winning series Sherlock, and presenting a series on horror for the BBC.

To read the full story and to watch it on the iPlayer (you have 7 days to do so!) follow the link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01fd3my


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Nothing particularly new, but a good interview and enjoyable to watch. :-)

Just watched this. Two comments:

- Not enough Sherlock!
- I loved the discussion on dying, death, grief and carrying on. It was a wake-up call to me. I am lucky enough to still have both of my parents, but I take them very much for granted. I need to appreciate them more and invest in some quality time with them.

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