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29 Reasons Why Mark Gatiss Is A National Treasure

The ultimate Englishman?

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12. He's written a drama about the show's origins for the 50th anniversary in November.

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David Bradley stars as First Doctor actor William Hartnell in An Adventure In Space And Time and just look how amazing this photograph is.

13. Because he's a fan.

Amazing to think that I watched the last episode of 'Planet of the Spiders' without even knowing Jon Pertwee was leaving! I was devastated.

Mark Gatiss

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Amazing to think that I watched the last episode of 'Planet of the Spiders' without even knowing Jon Pertwee was leaving! I was devastated.

14. A proper fan.

And now a whole young audience who've only known and loved the brilliant Matt Smith are about to go through the same exquisite trauma!

Mark Gatiss

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And now a whole young audience who've only known and loved the brilliant Matt Smith are about to go through the same exquisite trauma!

15. And not one of these old school fans who just likes to moan about everything.

Thrilling, moving, beyond exciting. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Peter Capaldi is the PERFECT choice. Welcome, Doctor!

Mark Gatiss

@Markgatiss

Thrilling, moving, beyond exciting. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Peter Capaldi is the PERFECT choice. Welcome, Doctor!

18. In 2006 he played Bamber Gascoigne from University Challenge.

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In the BBC/HBO movie Starter For 10 alongside Alice Eve, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Elaine Tan.

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