Eccleston, Christopher 1964–

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ECCLESTON, Christopher 1964–


Born February 16, 1964, in Salford, Lancashire, England. Education: Studied at Central School of Speech and Drama, London, 1986. Avocational Interests: Running marathons.

Addresses: Agent—Brian Swardstrom, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Lorraine Hamilton, Hamilton Hodell Ltd., 24 Hanway St., Ground Floor, London W1T 1UH, England. Manager—Stacy Boniello, The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Voice for "Enough-Is-Enough" public service announcements, Help the Aged, 2005.

Awards, Honors: Television Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Broadcasting Press Guild Award, both best actor, 1997, for Our Friends in the North; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a motion picture drama, International Press Academy, 1997, for Jude; Royal Television Society Award, best actor, 2003, for Flesh and Blood; Television Award nomination, best actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2004, for The Second Coming.


Film Appearances:

Derek Bentley, Let Him Have It (also known as L'age de vivre), United Artists, 1991.

Alonso Zunz, Death and the Compass (also known as La muerte y la brujula), 1992.

Priest, Anchoress, International Film Circuit/Upstate Films, 1993.

David Stephens, Shallow Grave, Miramax, 1994.

Jude Fawley, Jude, Gramercy, 1996.

Duke of Norfolk, Elizabeth (also known as Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Gary Ellis, Heart, Feature Film, 1999.

Levi, eXistenZ, Universal, 1999.

Vincent Boyd, With or Without You, BIM Distribuzione, 1999.

Millennium man, Killing Time: The Millennium Poem (documentary), 1999.

Raymond Vincent Calitri, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Buena Vista, 2000.

Wolf, The Invisible Circus, Fine Line, 2000.

Salesman, The Tyre (short film), FilmFour, 2000.

Charles Stewart, The Others (also known as Les autres and Los otros), Dimension Films, 2001.

Strayman, Strumpet, Destiny Films, 2001.

Cabbie, This Little Piggy (short film), Vinegar Hill Productions, 2001.

Boethius, 24 Hour Party People, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Leo Zhukovsky, I Am Dina (also known as Dina, Dina—Meine geschichte, Ich bin Dina, Jag aer Dina, and Jeg er Dina), Columbia TriStar, 2002.

Vindici, Revengers Tragedy, 2002, Fantoma, 2004.

Major Henry West, 28 Days Later … (longer version released as 29 Days Later; also known as 28 jours plus tard), Fox Searchlight, 2003.

(Uncredited) Lost in La Mancha (documentary), IFC Films, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Deputy Chief Inspector David Bilborough, Cracker, 1993–94, later broadcast in the United States as a series of movies.

Title role, Doctor Who, BBC1 (England), 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Dick, Blood Rights, BBC (England), 1990.

Sean Maddox, Friday on My Mind, BBC, 1991.

Drew Mackenzie, Hearts and Minds, Channel 4 (England), 1995.

Nicky Hutchinson, Our Friends in the North, BBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Deputy Chief Inspector David Bilborough, Cracker: One Day a Lemming Will Fly, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Deputy Chief Inspector David Bilborough, Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Deputy Chief Inspector David Bilborough, Cracker: To Say I Love You, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Deputy Chief Inspector David Bilborough, Cracker: To Be a Somebody, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Trevor Hicks, Hillsborough (also known as Inquest), ITV (England), 1996.

Sender Horowitz, A Price above Rubies, 1997.

Ben Jago, Othello, PBS, 2001.

General Ford, Sunday, Channel 4 (England), 2002.

Joe Broughton, Flesh and Blood, BBC (England), 2002.

Stephen Baxter, The Second Coming, BBC America, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Man in dream, Rachel's Dream, 1992.

Angel Morris, Business with Friends (also known as Continental Drift: Business with Friends), 1992.

Anthony, The King and Us (also known as Waiting for the Whistle: The King and Us), BBC (England), 2002.

Pure Rage: The Making of "28 Days Later," 2002.

Narrator, The Importance of Being Morrissey, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Doctor Who: A New Dimension, BBC1 (England), 2005.

Narrator, E=mc2, Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Stephen Hills, "A Reasonable Man," Casualty, BBC1 (England), 1990.

Terrence Mitchell, "Second Time Around," Inspector Morse, PBS, 1991.

Radio, "Jo," Chancer, PBS, 1991.

Mark, "Coverup," Boon, ITV (England), 1991.

Frank Carter, "One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe," Poirot, PBS, 1992.

James "Jim" Calvert, "Yvonne's Story," Clocking Off, BBC (England), 2000.

James "Jim" Calvert, "Steve's Story," Clocking Off, BBC, 2000.

Tom Sherry and Neil Sherry, "Twins," Linda Green, BBC, 2001.

Dougal Siepp, "How the Elephant Got Its Trunk," The League of Gentlemen, Comedy Central, 2002.

Himself, "Television Drama: Part 2," The South Bank Show, ITV (England), 2004.

Guest, Breakfast, BBC, 2004.

"Doctor Who Mastermind," Mastermind, BBC, 2005.

Himself, Blue Peter, BBC, 2005.

Guest, This Morning, ITV, 2005.

Guest, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2005.

Himself, The Heaven and Earth Show, BBC, 2005.

Guest, Top Gear, BBC, 2005.

Doctor Who Confidential, BBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Alexander von Humboldt, Wilderness Men, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Pablo Gonzales, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, England, 1988.

Jean, Miss Julie, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 2000.

Also appeared in Abingdon Square and Bent, both Royal National Theatre, London.



The Making of "Elizabeth," PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Appeared in the music video "Dr. Kloot" by I Am Kloot.