Mark Gatiss

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - NEW SERIES REVEALED -

We join the co­me­dian, ac­tor and writer as he ex­plores the lin­eage of his Ir­ish mother. His episode shows just how much you can dis­cover about your Ir­ish an­ces­tors de­spite the scarcity of the coun­try’s records. With his love of all things hor­ror, Mark ad­mits that he’d love to un­cover a mur­derer in the fam­ily, adding: “I’d like to be the King of Ire­land. But if I was the King of Ire­land I’d be quite gra­cious.” He un­cov­ers a won­der­ful story of two clans whose his­tory sees fact in­ter­wo­ven with tales of the su­per­nat­u­ral. “There’s a very strong sense of own­er­ship and then dis­pos­ses­sion and then right­ful restora­tion. It’s a bril­liant story,” he con­cludes – and one he re­solves to re­visit in some way...

HOW FAR BACK: 3x great grand­par­ents

TOP­ICS COV­ERED: Ir­ish landown­ers, Ir­ish famine, Plan­ta­tion of Ul­ster, folk­lore, Ir­ish di­as­pora

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