Christopher Eccleston Biography

Birthday: 1964-02-16
Place of Birth: Salford, Lancashire
Height: 6' (1.83 m) Mini Biography Born in Sal
Wiki Biography: Born in Salford, Lancashire. He often returns there to fight for local issues and is a patron of the arts for the area. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the TV series "Cracker" (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the UK. He appeared in the low-budget thriller Shallow Grave (1994) and in the same year won the part of Nicky Hutchinson in the epic BBC drama serial "Our Friends in the North" (1996). It was the transmission of the latter series on BBC Two that really made him into a household name in the UK. In his film career he has starred as a leading man alongside a number of major actresses, such as Renée Zellweger in A Price Above Rubies (1998), Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth (1998), and Cameron Diaz and Jordana Brewster in The Invisible Circus (1999), and Nicole Kidman in "The Others". In addition to his successful film career, he has continued to work in his favourite medium, appearing in some of the most challenging and thought-provoking British television dramas of recent years. These have included "Clocking Off" (2000) and Flesh and Blood (2002) (TV) for the BBC and Hillsborough (1996) (TV), the Iago character in a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello", and the religious epic "The Second Coming" (2003), playing Steve Baxter, the son of God. His stage career, while not as extensive as his screen credits, has nevertheless shown him to be a formidable actor. He's given intense, focused performances in such plays as "Hamlet", "Electricity" and "Miss Julie", for which he received excellent reviews. A very highly regarded actor, Eccleston has twice been nominated in the Best Actor category at the BAFTA Television Awards, the UK's premiere TV awards ceremony. His first nomination came in 1997 for "Our Friends in the North". Although he didn't win those awards, he did, however, triumph in the Best Actor categories at the 1997 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the Royal Television Society Awards, winning for "Our Friends in the North". He won the RTS Best Actor award for a second time in 2003, this time for his performance in "Flesh and Blood". In 2005 he received the Most Popular Actor award in the National Television Awards for Doctor Who.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Cracker DCI David Bilborough 1993 Crime
Our Friends in the North Nicky Hutchinson 1996 Drama
The Others Charles Stewart 2001 Drama
Dark Side of Porn 2005 Documentary
The Choir James 2006
60 secondes chrono Raymond Calitri 2011 Family
The Bomb Squad Himself 2011
Ku-De-Ta McCullen / Destro 2011 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Other Charles 1972
Let Him Have It Derek Bentley 1991
Shallow Grave David Stephens 1995 Crime, Thriller
Anchoress Priest 1995 Drama
Death and the Compass 1996
Jude Jude Fawley 1996
A Price Above Rubies Sender Horowitz 1998
Elizabeth Duke of Norfolk 1998 Drama, History
eXistenZ 1999 Sport, Reality Tv, 0, Game Show
Heart Gary Ellis 1999 Drama, Thriller
With or Without You Vincent Boyd 1999 Drama, Romance
Gone in Sixty Seconds Raymond Calitri 2000 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Others Charles Stewart 2001 Game Show, Reality Tv
The Invisible Circus Wolf 2001 Drama
I Am Dina Leo Zhukovsky 2002 Drama
Revengers Tragedy 2003 Drama
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising The Rider 2007 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
New Orleans, Mon Amour Henry 2008 Drama
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra McCullen 2009 0, Game Show
Amelia Fred Noonan 2009 0, 0
Thor: The Dark World Malekith 2013 0
Unfinished Song James Harris 2013 Comedy, Drama, Music
Legend Nipper Read 2015 Biography, Crime, Thriller