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Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston's biography

Christopher Eccleston is 58 years old actor born at Langworthy. He was born on Sunday 16th of February 1964. He is often nicknamed as Chris. According to year of birth 1964 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 16th of February means he is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.

He is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as television actor, film actor, explorer, character actor. He is recently known as stage actor.

Christopher Eccleston's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Central School of Speech and Drama, University of Salford, Joseph Eastham High School.

Christopher Eccleston's career

His main focus is to be actor.

What Christopher Eccleston has done for a first time

  • He was the first actor to play the title character in a Doctor Who (2005) story to be born after the show first commenced in November 1963.
  • He was the second actor to play the Doctor who had studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. The first had been Peter Davison.
  • On 4 August 2020, it was announced that he will reprise the part of The Doctor in audio stories produced by Big Finish Productions. This marks the first time that he is reprising the character, fifteen years after leaving Doctor Who (2005).

Christopher Eccleston's quotes

  • I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school, which tends to take the edge off it.
  • A year later, and I'm average again.
  • Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects.
  • Culturally, we've always felt it important to express the life of the country, and working class comes into that.
  • I came out of school in '79 when unemployment was really starting to bite, went back and redid my O-levels, there was a play going on and I was corralled into it.
  • I care more about telly because it made me an actor and there's a much more immediate response to TV. You can address the political or cultural fabric of your country.
  • My bony face is like a car crash. I haven't got good looks, just weird looks, enough to frighten the fiercest monster.
  • If I had my choice, I would exclusively do theatre, if I could justify it financially. Theatre in my country is by and large very lowly paid, so actors have to supplement it with television and film work, if they're fortunate enough to be able to do that.
  • Did you ever believe that seven o'clock on a Saturday night there'd be a Manc on one side and a Geordie on the other? When I was growing up, everybody sounded like Tom Baker.
  • [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.
  • 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.
  • Culturally we've always felt it important to express the life of the country, and working class comes into that.
  • I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.
  • In all the 20 years I've been acting, I've never enjoyed a response so much as the one I've had from children and I'm carrying that in my heart forever.
  • I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul.
  • I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal.
  • Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
  • Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles. You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
  • We all need a firm sense of identity.
  • I don't see a lot of films. I'm quite choosy, but there's certain films that stick out.
  • The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
  • It can be very difficult to trace your birth parents.
  • I've never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
  • I had bags of energy as a kid.
  • Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
  • I love Dead Ringers (2002). A democratic set, the work was taken seriously.
  • I don't like to watch playback. But being on the set, watching the way the camera is being moved and the way the light is being used, you do get an idea of it.
  • I only ever worked on interiors, and an interior is an interior. I don't know what they did about exteriors.
  • Television, although It's in steep decline, still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices.
  • I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
  • On The Others (2001), very atmospheric and probably mysterious is how I would say it felt to be on the set. It felt just a little uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture.
  • I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
  • I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility.
  • Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
  • I got a tiny part in a play, auditioned for another one and got that as well. Not only that, the first finished on the Saturday and the other started on the Monday which is like an actor's dream!
  • I used my instincts. It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
  • I care more about telly because it made me an actor and there's a much more immediate response to TV. You can address the political or cultural fabric of your country.
  • The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.
  • Twelve years on sets watching directors, I've taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.
  • We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world.
  • What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
  • [on Flesh and Blood (2002)] The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and father are and his relationship with them, and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are.
  • I want to direct but I think I'd be bloody awful and I don't want to produce but I think I'd be a very good producer because if I believed in something I'd be able to protect it.
  • I went being unemployed for three years to being the lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year, 1990. It was ridiculous really.
  • [on acting] My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it late and only because I thought there'd be loads of women and drinking!
  • I know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.
  • Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre.
  • Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre.
  • [on Doctor Who (2005)] I don't think it's important that I left - I think it's important that I did it in the first place. I'm still there - I was in David Tennant, I was in Matt Smith, I was in Peter Capaldi. I'm always there in spirit.
  • [on Hillsborough (1996)] This will show what television is really for.
  • [why he left Doctor Who (2005)] Myself and three individuals at the very top of the pyramid clashed so off I went. But they're not here to say their side of it so I'm not going into detail.
  • [on his portrayal of The Doctor] I think I over-pitched the comedy. If I had my time again, I would do the comedy very different - but I think where I did possibly succeed was in the tortured stuff - surprise surprise!
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