Mark Gatiss is an actor, screenwriter, novelist, and co-producer with Steven Moffat of the BBC series, "Sherlock." Mr. Gatiss has been the Patron of Undershaw since December 2010. His support means a great deal to the Save Undershaw campaign, and we are honoured to have him as Patron.
Here is what Mr. Gatiss has to say about Undershaw:
“I would like to express my whole-hearted enthusiasm for the campaign to save Undershaw. It seems to me a very sad reflection on our times that the home of one of our greatest and most popular writers should be so neglected and in danger of unsympathetic redevelopment. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle occupied several residences in his prolific and thrilling career, only Undershaw bears the stamp of his massive personality. Here the Hound of the Baskervilles first breathed spectral life and Sherlock Holmes himself was resurrected from the Reichenbach Falls. Here Stoker, Barrie and Hornung and many others were entertained. It’s no exaggeration to say that Undershaw was the centre of Doyle’s life during perhaps the most fruitful and fascinating phase of his career. It must be saved and take its place among the sensitively preserved residences of this country’s other literary giants. This is certainly a three-pipe problem but not, I am convinced, an insoluble one.” --Mark Gatiss, Patron, The Undershaw Preservation Trust
Mark Gatiss at Undershaw (Click photos to enlarge)