Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss says he hasn’t been asked to return to Doctor Who

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In an interview with PA News Agency on the red carpet of the Attitude Pride Awards, Mark Gatiss said he has not yet been asked to return to Doctor Who but can “resist everything but temptation” if given the opportunity.

Gatiss described showrunner Russell T Davies’ return to Doctor Who as “brilliant and thrilling”.

Gatiss previously wrote the Doctor Who episodes The Unquiet Dead (2005) and The Idiot’s Lantern (2006) for Russell T Davies.

He later wrote Victory of the Daleks (2010), Night Terrors (2011), Cold War (2013), The Crimson Horror (2013), Robot of Sherwood (2014), Sleep No More (2015) and Empress of Mars (2017) for showrunner Steven Moffat.

Gatiss has also had major acting roles in Doctor Who. He played Richard Lazarus in The Lazarus Experiment (2007) and Captain Lethbridge-Stewart in Twice Upon a Time (2017). He has also recorded Big Finish Doctor Who audio adventures and briefly played the Doctor in a short spoof for Doctor Who Night on BBC Two, The Web of Caves (1999).

The Doctor Who BBC centenary special, written by showrunner Chris Chibnall, will be the next episode to air in October of 2022.

Russell T Davies will write and produce Doctor Who 60th anniversary content, believed to be three specials, to air in 2023 and series beyond.