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Christopher Eccleston

Chris was cast in Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote but did not film any scenes. In the documentary Lost in La Mancha his photograph appears on a pinboard featuring photos of the cast.
 
Christopher emailed old friend Russell T Davies and asked to be put on the list of possibles for the title role in the revival of Doctor Who.
 
Christopher was told that he was only doing one series and a Christmas special of Doctor Who. This was agreed in January 2005.
 
The BBC recently admitted that they announced Christopher's departure from Doctor Who a bit too early.
 
Christopher gave some money to help Manchester United to fend off Malcolm Glazer.
 
Christopher appeared on Breakfast last year while visiting the Tsunami victims families.
 
Christopher was the first actor to play Doctor Who to be born when the show first started.
 
Christopher's earliest memory of Doctor Who is Patrick Troughton in the black and white episodes of the late 1960s.
 
As a child, Chris initially wanted to be a football (soccer) player.
 
Chris appeared in the film Jude, and in one of his scenes he stars alongside David Tennant who has a non-speaking part. Both have had the honour of playing Doctor Who.
 
Chris was so clumsy during filming of Doctor Who that at one point he actually broke one of the sonic screwdriver props!
 
Chris is a fan of Cracker in which he appeared in as "DCI David Billborough."
 
Chris did voice overs for Children In Need.
 
In his spare time, Chris enjoys singing, athletics, and football.
 
Christopher starred in the play Hamlet in 2002 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
 
At the age of 25, Chris made his professional stage debut in the Bristol Old Vic's production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
 
In 2003, Chris won the RTS Television Award for Best Actor - Male for: Flesh and Blood (2002).
 
In 1997, Chris was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for: Jude (1996).
 
In 1997, Chris won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor for: Our Friends in the North (1996).
 
In 1997, Chris was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for: Our Friends in the North (1996).
 
In 2004, Chris was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for: The Second Coming (2003).
 
Chris narrated The Importance of Being Morrissey (2003), a documentary offering rare access to the former Smiths' frontman Steven Morrissey. The show was originally broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom in June, 2003.
 
Chris did the voice-over for the TV commercial for Help the Aged Enough-is-Enough campaign in 2005.
 
Chris appeared in indie band I Am Kloot's music video for "Dr Kloot."
 
Chris announced in March 2005 that he had decided not to continue in the role of "The Doctor" due to fears of being typecasted.
 
Chris is one of three Doctor Who actors who portrayed "The Doctor" on TV to appear in an episode of Casualty (1986). The others are Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy.
 
Chris turned down a role in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan.
 
After all of the characters he has played, Chris has retained his Lancashire accent.
 
Chris is a supporter of Manchester United soccer club.
 
Chris trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
 
Chris often returns to his home of Salford, Lancashire to fight for local issues and is a patron of the arts for the area.
 
Chris only got a driver's license in January 2004 - and is only qualified to drive Automatics.
 
Of the ten actors to play the Doctor, he is the only one who has never appeared on the front cover of the Radio Times.
 

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