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Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the low-budget thriller Shallow Grave (1994), and in ... See full bio »

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 2015/I Legend (post-production)
Nipper Read
 2015 Fortitude (TV Series) (post-production)
Professor Stoddart
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Professor Stoddart
- Episode #1.12 ... Professor Stoddart
- Episode #1.11 ... Professor Stoddart
- Episode #1.10 ... Professor Stoddart
- Episode #1.9 ... Professor Stoddart
 2013 Lucan (TV Movie)
John Aspinall
 2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
 2013/IV Emily (Short)
 2012 Unfinished Song
 2012 Blackout (TV Series)
Daniel Demoys
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Daniel Demoys
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Daniel Demoys
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Daniel Demoys
 2011 The Borrowers (TV Movie)
Pod Clock
 2010 Accused (TV Series)
Willy Houlihan
 2010 The Happiness Salesman (Short)
 2010 Lennon Naked (TV Movie)
John Lennon
 2008 New Orleans, Mon Amour
 2006 Perfect Parents (TV Movie)
 2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 2003 Bible Mysteries (TV Series)
- Crucifixion ... Narrator
 2003 The Second Coming (TV Mini-Series)
Stephen Baxter
 2002 The League of Gentlemen (TV Series)
Dougal Siepp
- How the Elephant Got Its Trunk (2002) ... Dougal Siepp
 2002 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie)
Joe Broughton
 2002 Revengers Tragedy
 2002 The King and Us (TV Movie)
 2002 Sunday (TV Movie)
Gen. Ford
 2001 Othello (TV Movie)
Ben Jago
 2001 Linda Green (TV Series)
Tom Sherry / Neil Sherry
- Twins (2001) ... Tom Sherry / Neil Sherry
 2001 This Little Piggy (Short)
 2001 Strumpet (TV Movie)
 2000 The Tyre (Short)
 2000 Wilderness Men (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander Von Humboldt
 1999 With or Without You
Vincent Boyd
 1999 Heart
Gary Ellis
 1999 eXistenZ
Seminar Leader
 1996 Hillsborough (TV Movie)
Trevor Hicks
 1996 Jude
Jude Fawley
 1995 Hearts and Minds (TV Series)
Drew Mackenzie
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Drew Mackenzie
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Drew Mackenzie
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Drew Mackenzie
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Drew Mackenzie
 1993 Anchoress
 1992 Rachel's Dream (TV Short)
Man in Dream
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
- Roots (1992) ... Frankie
 1992 Business with Friends (TV Movie)
Angel Morris
 1992 Cuentos de Borges (TV Series)
Alonso Zunz
- Death and the Compass (1992) ... Alonso Zunz
 1992 Friday on My Mind (TV Series)
Sean Maddox
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Sean Maddox
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Sean Maddox
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Sean Maddox
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
- Coverup (1991) ... Mark
 1991 Chancer (TV Series)
- Jo (1991) ... Radio
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Terrence Mitchell
- Second Time Around (1991) ... Terrence Mitchell
 1990 Casualty (TV Series)
Stephen Hills
- A Reasonable Man (1990) ... Stephen Hills
 1990 Blood Rights (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Dick
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Other Works:

Played Will in "Waiting at the Water's Edge", a play by Lucinda Coxon - Bush Theatre, London (1993). See more »

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7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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Theatre is an actor's medium. Film and television is primarily a director's medium. When you act in the theatre you get a four to six week rehearsal period, where you can build a character, and of course each evening when you give a performance, you have the final edit. So theatre acting is my great love. But I've had some very interesting and rewarding experiences in front of the camera. See more »


The BBC has recently admitted that they announced his departure too early. It was agreed back in January that he would only do one series and a Christmas special. The announcement of his depature should have be made about halfway through the new series run. See more »


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