Christopher Eccleston (/ˈɛkəlstən/; born 16 February 1964) is an English actor. Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who and is currently on the American drama series The Leftovers on HBO. He has also appeared on stage and in films such as Let Him Have It, Shallow Grave, Jude, Elizabeth, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Others, 28 Days Later, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising and Thor: The Dark World. Other British television series he has appeared in include Cracker, Fortitude and The Shadow Line. More recently, Eccleston is starring in the 2016 drama The A Word about a young boy with autism, in which he plays the boy's grandfather.
Christopher Eccleston Quotes
Christopher Eccleston #Dad
I know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.
Christopher Eccleston #Experience
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.
Christopher Eccleston #Dad #Learning
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.
Christopher Eccleston #Relationship
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.