Christopher Eccleston is a British actor best know for his role as the Ninth Doctor on the BBC’s international hit, Doctor Who.
Eccleston's film career was launched in 1991's critically acclaimed film by Peter Medak, Let Him Have It. In 1994, he collaborated with the Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle on Boyle’s first feature film, Shallow Grave. He later appeared in Boyle’s other feature-length productions Strumpet (2001) and 28 Days Later (2002). He has also appeared in Elizabeth (1998) alongside Cate Blanchett, David Cronenberg’s Existenz (1999), the action heist Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others, the biographical comedy drama, 24 Hour Party People (2002), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) where he played weapons manufacturer Destro, and Thor: The Dark World (2013), as the main antagonist, Malekith, ruler of the Dark Elves.
Eccleston’s early television work included roles in Cracker, Hillsborough, and Our Friends in The North, for which he received a BAFTA TV Award nomination. Christopher was also nominated in this category for his leading performance in The Second Coming (2003). In 2011, he won the Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor for his role in the TV crime-drama, Accused. Christopher also starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Leftovers, created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta.
Eccleston will next be seen in the upcoming fourth season of HBO’s True Detective, opposite Jodi Foster, and the upcoming Disney+ film Young Woman and the Sea, alongside Daisy Ridley.