His credits at Leeds' West Yorkshire Playhouse include: the title role in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" (2002) and Jakey in "Electricity", a play by Murray Gold
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I've kept my word with the audience and not fed them rubbish. I've done some rubbish elsewhere, though, and I've let myself down in that way. But I think I can hold my head up - I don't think I've ever done it for the money on British telly. I always choose roles with my heart.
Eccleston married in 2010, and became a father to his first child, Albert, in February 2012. His wife's name has never been made public, but Eccleston spoke movingly about her and his son at a talk at the National Theatre in July 2012, comparing her to his own beloved mother.
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