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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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Doctor Who
Doctor Who Doctor Who
(2005-2017)
Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave David Stephens
(1994)
Thor: The Dark World
(2013)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra McCullen / Destro
(2009)

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 2018 King Lear (TV Movie)
Oswald
 2018 RSC Live: Macbeth
Macbeth
 2018 Come Home (TV Series)
Greg / Greg Farrell
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Greg
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Greg
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Greg Farrell
 2016-2017 The A Word (TV Series)
Maurice Scott
- Same Deep Water (2017) ... Maurice Scott
- Family Album (2017) ... Maurice Scott
- Falling (2017) ... Maurice Scott
- Are We Still Here? (2017) ... Maurice Scott
- Get Away (2017) ... Maurice Scott
 2014-2017 The Leftovers (TV Series)
Matt Jamison
- The Book of Nora (2017) ... Matt Jamison
- Certified (2017) ... Matt Jamison
- It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World (2017) ... Matt Jamison
- G'Day Melbourne (2017) ... Matt Jamison (credit only)
 2017 Brian Pern: A Tribute (TV Movie)
Luke Dunmore
 2015-2016 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV Series)
Luke Dunmore
- Episode #3.1 (2016) ... Luke Dunmore
- Brian Pern Indie Special (2015) ... Luke Dunmore
 2015/I Legend
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 Stoddart
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Professor Charlie Stoddart
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Professor Charlie Stoddart
 2013 Lucan (TV Mini-Series)
John Aspinall
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... John Aspinall
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... John Aspinall
 2013 Thor: The Dark World
Malekith
 2013 Song for Marion: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
James (uncredited)
 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
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Joseph Bede
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Joseph Bede
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Joseph Bede
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Joseph Bede
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Joseph Bede
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Joseph Bede
 2010 Accused (TV Series)
Willy Houlihan
- Willy's Story (2010) ... Willy Houlihan
 2010 The Happiness Salesman (Short)
Salesman
 2010 Lennon Naked (TV Movie)
John Lennon
 2009 Amelia
Fred Noonan
 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
McCullen / Destro
 2008 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series)
Dr. Lazer Rage
 2008 New Orleans, Mon Amour
Henry
 2007 Heroes (TV Series)
Claude
- Chapter Seventeen 'Company Man' (2007) ... Claude
- Chapter Sixteen 'Unexpected' (2007) ... Claude
- Chapter Fourteen 'Distractions' (2007) ... Claude
- Chapter Thirteen 'The Fix' (2007) ... Claude
- Chapter Twelve 'Godsend' (2007) ... Claude
 2006 Perfect Parents (TV Movie)
Stuart
 2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 2005 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Doctor Who
- The Parting of the Ways (2005) ... Doctor Who
- Bad Wolf (2005) ... Doctor Who
- Boom Town (2005) ... Doctor Who
- The Doctor Dances (2005) ... Doctor Who
- The Empty Child (2005) ... Doctor Who
 2003 Bible Mysteries (TV Series)
Narrator
- Crucifixion ... Narrator
 2003 The Second Coming (TV Mini-Series)
Stephen Baxter
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Stephen Baxter
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Stephen Baxter
 2002 28 Days Later...
Major Henry West
 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 I Am Dina
Leo Zhukovsky
 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 The Others
Charles Stewart
 2001 Strumpet (TV Movie)
Strayman
 2001 The Invisible Circus
Wolf
 2000 The Tyre (Short)
Salesman
 2000 Wilderness Men (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander Von Humboldt
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Raymond Calitri
 2000 Clocking Off (TV Series)
Jim Calvert
- Steve's Story (2000) ... Jim Calvert
- Yvonne's Story (2000) ... Jim Calvert
 1999 With or Without You
Vincent Boyd
 1999 Heart
Gary Ellis
 1999 eXistenZ
Seminar Leader
 1998 Elizabeth
Duke of Norfolk
 1998 A Price Above Rubies
Sender Horowitz
 1996 Hillsborough (TV Movie)
Trevor Hicks
 1996 Jude
Jude Fawley
 1996 Our Friends in the North (TV Mini-Series)
Nicky Hutchinson
- 1995 (1996) ... Nicky Hutchinson
- 1987 (1996) ... Nicky Hutchinson
- 1984 (1996) ... Nicky Hutchinson
- 1979 (1996) ... Nicky Hutchinson
- 1974 (1996) ... Nicky Hutchinson
 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
 1994 Shallow Grave
David Stephens
 1993-1994 Cracker (TV Series)
D.C.I. Bilborough / Bilborough
- To Be a Somebody: Part 3 (1994) ... Bilborough
- To Be a Somebody: Part 2 (1994) ... Bilborough
- To Be a Somebody: Part 1 (1994) ... Bilborough
- One Day a Lemming Will Fly: Part 2 (1993) ... D.C.I. Bilborough
- One Day a Lemming Will Fly: Part 1 (1993) ... D.C.I. Bilborough
 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
 1992 Poirot (TV Series)
Frank Carter
- One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1992) ... Frank Carter
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
Mark
- Coverup (1991) ... Mark
 1991 Let Him Have It
Derek Bentley
 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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Music video: Appeared in indie band I Am Kloot's video "Proof". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Christopher Ecclestone

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Accused (2010)] Writing of this quality doesn't come along too often. I have great respect and affection for Jimmy (Jimmy McGovern). We go back 17 years now, and this is the sixth time I've worked for him. He's been the spine of my career. See more »

Trivia:

The reasons as to why he left Doctor Who (2005) after one season are vague. He implied that he didn't enjoy the environment that the cast and crew had to work in and didn't get along with some of the higher-ups. He also objected to the mistreatment of some of the non-actor personnel by one of the directors. Russell T. Davies stated that Eccleston was only given a one-series contract, because the ... See more »

Trademark:

His distinctive Lancashire accent See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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