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“Sherlock” writer and star, Mark Gatiss creating “Queers” Mini-series

Best known to Americans as Mycroft Holmes on the hit series “Sherlock” (starring Benedict Cumberbatch), gay writer and actor Mark Gatiss is currently working on “Queers” to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Great Britain.  Produced by BBC4 in conjunction with the Old Vic, the eight part mini-series will be recorded for television after the live performances in July.

From an interview with Gatiss on PinkNews.com

“At this challenging and fluid time, it’s a marvelous opportunity to celebrate LGBT life and culture, to see how far we have come and how far we still have to go.”

“These 15-minute monologues will mark and celebrate some of the most poignant, funny, entertaining, tragic and riotous moments of British gay history and the very personal rites-of-passage of gay Britons through the last 100 years,”

Full PinkNews article here

Mark Gatiss and husband, Ian Hallard
photo credit: Matt Writtle via Evening Standard

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