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Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston was born in Salford and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His work in film includes acclaimed performances such as Major Henry West in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, the title role in Michael Winterbottom's Jude and Boyle's Shallow Grave with Ewan McGregor. Other noteworthy performances include Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People; Gone in 60 Seconds opposite Nicolas Cage; Shekar Kapur's Elizabeth opposite Cate Blanchett; David Cronenberg's eXistenZ with Jude Law; Peter Medak's Let Him Have It; and the role of Dr. Jekyll in New Orleans, Mon Amour.

Upcoming for Eccleston is Mira Nair's Amelia with Hilary Swank and Richard Gere for Fox Searchlight.

On stage, Eccleston has appeared in Hamlet and Electricity at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Miss Julie at the Haymarket Theatre West End, Bent and Abingdon Square at the Royal National Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire at the Bristol Old Vic and Waiting at the Water's Edge at The Bush Theatre.

On television, he recently played Claude on the hit NBC series Heroes, as well as Dr. Who on BBC. He has earned Best Actor BAFTA nominations and BPG Award wins for his performances in Second Coming (ITV) and Our Friends in the North (BBC). He was nominated for Best Actor by the RTS for Hearts and Minds (BBC) and won the award for Flesh and Blood. Additional television work includes Cracker, Hillsborough, Sunday and Othello.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Christopher Eccleston Facts

BirthdayFebruary 16, 1964 (60)
BirthplaceManchester, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Christopher Eccleston compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Episode 1
Thor: The Dark World
The Others
Doctor Who: The Complete First Series
The Leftovers: Season 2
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
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