My English teacher at secondary school, Mike Birks, used to be my inspiration. Mike sadly passed away last year. I feel so bad about this because he singlehandedly gave me my passion for theatre, drama and English Lit. He brought it all to life for me. He taught me how to write. He knew I was a theatre geek and that I loved theatre, but he did not live to see me write about theatre, write about my passion etc. That makes me sad.
However, Mr Gatiss ... you have taken on Mike's mantle ... you are my new inspiration.
Shout out to Mike and Mark!