Mark Playing Joan Crawford
Obvious choice really although I really have a soft spot for Auntie Val One of the reasons I love Mark Gatiss is because we share a love of old movies Whatever Happened to Baby Jane is one of my favourites two of the 20th Centuries greatest film actress who famously disliked each other playing two old sisters locked in a bitter battle of wills its grotesque and brilliant and funny what’s not to love.
If you haven’t seen Baby Jane I suggest you do If you have and you liked it may I recommend Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte which also stars Bette Davis
Okay so My first Mark Encounter was the League of Gentlemen a friend had watch the first series and kept on going on and on about it’s watched the second series I remember really loving its grotesque humour. I have to admit mark didn’t make that much of an impression on me at the time (tsk, tsk) Although I did like Hillary
I’m not quite sure when I became an acolyte of Mark specifically rather than a league in general sometime between the end of the League of Gentlemen and him staring in The Quatermass Experiment (2005) and Nigel Kneale’s Death a year later
I’ve been a fan of horror and Sci-fi since a was little. I used to sneak downstairs and watch old horror movies like Dracula and watch Sci-Fi Films like the Quartermass Experiment and Quatermass and the Pit I was a very macabre child tooso I’ve always been a huge Nigel Kneale Fan. When I heard Mark talk about him made me fall head over heals in platonic love with him
[Mark on Nigel Kneale] He is amongst the greats - he is absolutely as important as Dennis Potter, as David Mercer, as Alan Bleasdale, as Alan Bennett, but I think because of a strange snobbery about fantasy or sci-fi it’s never quite been that way. Now he’s gone, perhaps people will reassess - his major works are absolutely of lasting importance. He was a TV giant.
since then his work has covered all my childhood favourites in some form Dr Who, Sherlock Holmes, Horror Ghost Stories and the more i find out about him the more I adore him.
we all know wat u doing on that dryer martin
Why would you shut down BBC three instead of BBC four who even watches BBC four
BBC Four has Gatiss Horror Shows. NEVER TOUCH BBC4.
BBC3 should have been scrapped the second they cancelled Doctor Who Confidential.
Well the second they stopped being human my only real annoyance about it is where are they going to show Doctor Who re-runs now? I need doctor who re-runs like i need air I’m too poor to buy the DVDs
|S1:||Sherlock is a dick|
|S2 :||Sherlock is a genius|
|S3:||Sherlock is an overgrown five year old who has a lot of feelings and no idea how to handle them so he makes origami napkins|
this ones a toss up between Victorian Chinnery (come on who doesn’t like that)
and Ambrose Chapfel (Funland)
A tad predictable I do like pretty mark i cant help it
Special Commendation does go to his Malcolm McLaren though
How about MARK MARCH, everone?
I’ve been afflicted for a while now with an unhealthy Mark Gatiss obsession, and I feel I need to get it down to moderate levels to function again. So here it is - my 31 Day Mark Gatiss challenge. I’d love if people would join me in this, as there is never enough Mark on Tumblr.
What a great idea! I’d join you if it wouldn’t drive me crazy to decide on just one favourite of all those things every day. I think I’d probably start crying if I had to chose only one favourite picture! ;) That’s how good I am on deciding things….
I know I’m late to the game but I’m going to try and do this