Christopher Eccleston

Actor, Laborer, Life model
The off-beat, yet oddly handsome, Christopher Eccleston first came to prominence as the mentally-challenged teenage accused murderer Derek Bentley in the based-on-fact "Let Him Have It" (1991) before going on to play an ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1964 in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (38)

Fortitude 2004 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legend 2015 (Movie)

Nipper Read (Actor)

The Leftovers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Thor: The Dark World 2013 (Movie)

Malekith (Actor)

Unfinished Song 2013 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Amelia 2009 (Movie)

Fred Noonan (Actor)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

McCullen/Destro (Actor)

New Orleans Mon Amour 2007 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

The Seeker 2007 (Movie)

The Rider (Actor)

Doctor Who 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Second Coming 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

28 Days Later 2003 (Movie)

Major Henry West (Actor)

I Am Dina 2002 (Movie)

Leo Zhukovsky (Actor)

Othello 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Revengers Tragedy 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Invisible Circus 2001 (Movie)

Wolf (Actor)

The Others 2001 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Raymond Calitri (Actor)

Strumpet 2000 (Movie)

Strayman (Actor)

Existenz 1999 (Movie)

Seminar Leader (Actor)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

Gary Ellis (Actor)

With or Without You 1999 (Movie)

Vincent Boyd (Actor)

A Price Above Rubies 1998 (Movie)

Sender (Actor)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

Duke of Norfolk (Actor)

Death and the Compass 1997 (Movie)

Zunz (Actor)

Jude 1996 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

Cracker: To Be a Somebody 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

David Stephens (Actor)

Anchoress 1994 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Cracker: One Day a Lemming Will Fly 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracker: To Say I Love You 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Time Around 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Let Him Have It 1991 (Movie)

Derek Bentley (Actor)

Lennon Naked (TV Show)

Actor

Second Coming (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

The off-beat, yet oddly handsome, Christopher Eccleston first came to prominence as the mentally-challenged teenage accused murderer Derek Bentley in the based-on-fact "Let Him Have It" (1991) before going on to play an assortment of intense, deeply conflicted characters. He really achieved big screen prominence with his expert portrayals of the dour, almost psychotic accountant in the snarky thriller "Shallow Grave" (1994) and the titular stonemason in "Jude" (1996), directed by Michael Winterbottom, as well as the plotting Duke of Norfolk in the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "Elizabeth" (1998).

Relationships

Alan Eccleston Driver

Brother
Twin of Keith born c. 1956 appeared in "Heart" (1999) with brother, Chistopher

Keith Eccleston Carpenter

Brother
Twin of Alan born c. 1956

Siwan Morris Actor

Companion
No longer together as of 2005

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England 1986

Salford Technical College

Salford
Completed a two-year Performance Foundation Course

Milestones

2009

Portrayed Fred Noonan, Earhart's navigator, in Mira Nair's biopic, "Amelia"

2009

Cast as the villainous Destro in the live-action film "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

2007

Cast as The Rider in a film adaptation of "The Dark Is Rising," retitled "The Seeker"

2007

Joined the cast of NBC's "Heroes" as a character named Claude who has the power of invisibility

2005

Cast as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the revival of the legendary BBC series "Doctor Who"; left show after only one season

2002

Again teamed with Boyle on the feature "28 Days Later"

2001

Cast as the male lead in "The Invisible Circus"; screened at Sundance

2001

Re-teamed with Danny Boyle for the British TV drama "Strumpet"

2001

Played Nicole Kidman's husband in the psychological drama "The Others"

2000

Offered a villainous turn in "Gone in 60 Seconds"

2000

Returned to the London stage in "Miss Julie"

1999

Re-teamed with Winterbottom for "With or Without You"

1999

Played the recipient of a transplant in "Heart"

1999

Had supporting role in "eXistenZ"

1998

Had featured role as the Duke of Norfolk in the Oscar-nominated biopic "Elizabeth"

1998

Cast as an Hasidic Jew in "A Price Above Rubies"

1996

Played title role in Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of "Jude"

1996

Acted in the British TV movie "Hillsborough" (ITV)

1996

Had leading role in the British TV drama "Our Friends in the North" (BBC)

1995

Co-starred in the TV drama "Hearts and Minds" on BBC

1994

Co-starred in Danny Boyle's "Shallow Grave"

1993

Made series debut, playing Detective Chief Inspector Bilborough, in "Cracker" (ITV)

1991

Made film debut as Derek Bentley, a mentally-challenged teen accused of murder, in "Let Him Have It"

1988

Began stage career as Pable Gonzalez in the Bristol Old Vic's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Performed at the National Theatre in "Bent" and "Abingdon Square"

Early stage role, a romantic lead in "Lock Up Your Daughters"

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