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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 (completed)
Nipper Read
 2015 Safe House (TV Series)
Robert
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Robert
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Robert
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Robert
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Robert
 2015 Fortitude (TV Series)
Professor Charlie Stoddard / Professor Charlie Stoddart
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Professor Charlie Stoddard
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Professor Charlie Stoddart
 2013 Lucan (TV Movie)
John Aspinall
 2013/IV Emily (Short)
James
 2012 Unfinished Song
James
 2012 Blackout (TV Mini-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)
Salesman
 2010 Lennon Naked (TV Movie)
John Lennon
 2008 New Orleans, Mon Amour
Henry
 2006 Perfect Parents (TV Movie)
Stuart
 2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 2003 Bible Mysteries (TV Series)
Narrator
- 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
Vindici
 2002 The King and Us (TV Movie)
Anthony
 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)
Cabbie
 2001 Strumpet (TV Movie)
Strayman
 2000 The Tyre (Short)
Salesman
 2000 Wilderness Men (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander Von Humboldt
 2000 Clocking Off (TV Series)
Jim Calvert
- Steve's Story (2000) ... Jim Calvert
 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
Priest
 1992 Rachel's Dream (TV Short)
Man in Dream
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Frankie
- 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)
Mark
- Coverup (1991) ... Mark
 1991 Chancer (TV Series)
Radio
- 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)
Dick
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Dick
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Other Works:

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 (2004). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I confess I don't watch much film or television drama but I'm aware of the preponderance of white, male roles. There's not enough writing for women or people of colour. It frustrates me when they insist on doing all-male Shakespearean productions - a wonderful intellectual exercise maybe, but it's outrageous because it's putting a lot of women out of work. See more »

Trivia:

He follows in a long line of distinguished actors to have portrayed the character of Doctor Who on screen: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy all played the role in the television series, while Paul McGann played the role in the 1996 television movie. See more »

Trademark:

Northern English accent See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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