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Christopher Eccleston
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Born 16 February 1964 (1964-02-16) (age 56)
Height 6' (1.83 m)
Television The Doctor (Doctor Who)
Nicky Hutchinson (Our Friends in the North)
Jude Fawley (Jude)
DCI David Bilborough (Cracker)
Claude (Heroes)

Christopher Eccleston (born 16 February 1964) is an English actor. He played the Ninth Doctor on Doctor Who in 2005. Before playing the doctor, he played the Son of God in The Second Coming. He has acted in movies, such as Let Him Have It, Shallow Grave, and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Doctor Who (2005)

On 2 April 2004, it was announced that Eccleston was to play the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the revival of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, which began transmission on 26 March 2005. Eccleston was the first actor to play the role who was born after the series began.

Personal life

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Eccleston at the National Theatre, London, May 2012

Eccleston married Mischka in November 2011. They had their first child, Albert, in February 2012. Their second child, Esme, was born in 2013. They were divorced in December 2015.

Eccleston formerly identified as an atheist, but in 2016 gave interviews describing his changing attitude towards faith and stated that he no longer considered himself an atheist, but agnostic.

He is a supporter of Manchester United and was a regular marathon runner until 2000.

In September 2007, as part of a £9.5m building scheme, Salford's Pendleton College named its new 260-seat auditorium the Eccleston Theatre.

Eccleston is an avid charity worker, becoming a Mencap charity ambassador on 28 April 2005, and is also a supporter of the British Red Cross.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Let Him Have It Derek Bentley
1992 Death and the Compass Alonso Zunz
1993 Anchoress Priest
1994 Shallow Grave David Stephens
1996 Jude Jude Fawley
1998 Elizabeth Duke of Norfolk
1998 A Price Above Rubies Sender Horowitz
1999 Heart Gary Ellis
1999 eXistenZ Seminar Leader
1999 With or Without You Vincent Boyd
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Raymond Calitri
2000 The Tyre Salesman Short film
2001 The Others Charles Stewart
2001 The Invisible Circus Wolf
2001 This Little Piggy Cabbie Short film
2001 Strumpet Strayman
2002 24 Hour Party People Boethius
2002 I Am Dina Leo Zhukovsky
2002 Revengers Tragedy Vindici
2002 28 Days Later Major Henry West
2007 The Seeker The Rider
2008 New Orleans, Mon Amour Dr. Henry
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra James McCullen / Destro
2009 Amelia Fred Noonan
2009 The Happiness Salesman Salesman Short film
2012 Song for Marion James Harris
2013 Thor: The Dark World Malekith
2015 Legend Leonard "Nipper" Read

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Blood Rights Dick Episode #1.1
Casualty Stephen Hills Episode: " A Reasonable Man"
1991 Inspector Morse Terrence Mitchell Episode: "Second Time Around"
Chancer Radio Episode: "Jo"
Boon Mark Episode: "Cover Up"
1992 Rachel's Dream Man in Dream Television short
Poirot Frank Carter Episode: "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"
Friday on my Mind Sean Maddox 3 episodes
Business with Friends Angel Morris Television film
1993–1994 Cracker DCI David Bilborough 10 episodes
1995 Hearts and Minds Drew Mackenzie 4 episodes
1996 Our Friends in the North Nicky Hutchinson 9 episodes
Hillsborough Trevor Hicks Television film
1999 Killing Time – The Millennium Poem Millennium Man
2000 Wilderness Men Alexander Von Humboldt 3 episodes
Clocking Off Jim Calvert 2 episodes
2001 Othello Ben Jago Television film
Linda Green Tom Sherry / Neil Sherry Episode: "Twins"
2002 The League of Gentlemen Dougal Siepp Episode: "How the Elephant Got Its Trunk"
Flesh and Blood Joe Broughton Television film
The King and Us Anthony Television film
Sunday General Ford Television film
2003 The Second Coming Stephen Baxter 2 episodes
2005 Doctor Who The Doctor 13 episodes
2006 Perfect Parents Stuart Television film
2007 Heroes Claude 5 episodes
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Dr. Lazer Rage Episode: "I Thought My Dad Was Dead, But It Turns Out He's Not"
2010 Lennon Naked John Lennon Television film
Accused Willy Houlihan Episode: "Willy's Story"
2011 The Shadow Line Joseph Bede 7 episodes
The Borrowers Pod Clock Television film
2012 Blackout Daniel Demoys 3 episodes
2013 Lucan John Aspinall 2 episodes
2014–2017 The Leftovers Matt Jamison 23 episodes
2015 Fortitude Professor Stoddart 3 episodes
Safe House Robert 4 episodes
2016— The A Word Maurice Scott 6 episodes, BBC Wales
2016 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern Luke Dunmore 2 episodes, BBC
2016— Ambulance Narrator 11 episodes
2017 Manchester: 100 Days After the Attack Narrator One-off episode

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