Christopher Eccleston

 

Date Of Birth

February 16, 1964
 

Biography

Actor Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He started to work in theater in 1988 and made his first TV appearance in 1990, on the tele-movie Blood Rights. Following a series of minor roles, he was cast as DCI David Bilborough on Cracker, and later as Nicky Hutchinson on Our Friends in the North. He also became visible in the big screen as he landed movies like The Invisible Circus, The Others, I Am Dina, Othello, and Revengers Tragedy. In 2005, he landed his biggest break yet as the Ninth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who. In 2007, he played Claude, a recurring character on NBC's Heroes and then later landed the role of Destro in the movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2011, he became part of the mini-series The Shadow Line as Joseph Bede. At present, he is part of the cast of the HBO series The Leftovers.
 

Place of Birth

Salford, Lancashire, England, UK
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

-He's a vegetarian.
 

Awards

1997: Our Friends in the North - Broadcasting Press Guild Award - Best Actor
2003: Flesh and Blood - Royal Television Society Award - Best Actor
2005: Doctor Who - TV Choice Award - Best Actor
2005: Doctor Who - National Television Awards - Most Popular Actor
2011: Accused - International Emmy Award - Best Actor
 

Filmography

2014 The Leftovers (TV Series)
2014 Fortitude (TV Series)
2013 Lucan (TV Movie)
2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
2013 Thor: The Dark World
2013/IV Emily (Short)
2012 Unfinished Song
2012 Blackout (TV Series)
2011 The Borrowers (TV Movie)
2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
2010 Accused (TV Series)
2010 The Happiness Salesman (Short)
2010 Lennon Naked (TV Movie)
2009 Amelia
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program (TV Series)
2008 New Orleans, Mon Amour
2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
2007 Heroes (TV Series)
2006 Perfect Parents (TV Movie)
2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie)
2005 Doctor Who (TV Series)
2004 Bible Mysteries (TV Series)
2003 The Second Coming (TV Mini-Series)
2002 28 Days Later...
2002 The League of Gentlemen (TV Series)
2002 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie)
2002 Revengers Tragedy
2002 The King and Us (TV Movie)
2002 I Am Dina
2002 Sunday (TV Movie)
2001 Othello (TV Movie)
2001 Linda Green (TV Series)
2001 This Little Piggy (Short)
2001 Strumpet (TV Movie)
2001 The Others
2001 The Invisible Circus
2000 The Tyre (Short)
2000 Wilderness Men (TV Mini-Series)
2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
2000 Clocking Off (TV Series)
1999 With or Without You
1999 Heart
1999 eXistenZ
1998 Elizabeth
1998 A Price Above Rubies
1996 Hillsborough (TV Movie)
1996 Jude
1996 Our Friends in the North (TV Mini-Series)
1995 Hearts and Minds (TV Series)
1994 Shallow Grave
1993-1994 Cracker (TV Series)
1993 Anchoress
1992 Rachel's Dream (TV Short)
1992 Performance (TV Series)
1992 Business with Friends (TV Movie)
1992 Cuentos de Borges (TV Series)
1992 Friday on My Mind (TV Series)
1992 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
1991 Boon (TV Series)
1991 Let Him Have It
1991 Chancer (TV Series)
1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
1990 Casualty (TV Series)
1990 Blood Rights (TV Movie)
 

Nickname

Chris
 

Height

6' (1.83 m)
 

Quotes

"No matter how big a name you are, how many big series you've been in or how good looking you are, in the end, all actors are secondary to the writer."

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