CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON was born in Salford, and trained
at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
He made his film debut in the lead role of Derek Bentley in Peter
Medak's LET HIM HAVE IT. He played David in Danny Boyle's SHALLOW
GRAVE (receiving the Best Actor Award at the Dinard Film Festival)
and played the title role in Michael Winterbottom's JUDE, opposite
Eccleston recently starred, opposite Renee Zellweger, as Sender
in Boaz Yakin's A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES; and opposite Saskia Reeves,
as Gary Ellis in Charles McDougall's HEART (written by Jimmy McGovern).
His next roles are as Wittold Levi in David Cronenberg's "eXistenZ";
and as Vincent in Michael Winterbottom's OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE.
Eccleston's television work includes the role of DCI Bilborough
in CRACKER (series 1 and 2), and the roles of Drew in HEARTS AND
MINDS and Trevor Hicks in HILLSBOROUGH (honored as Best Actor
at the Press Guild Awards), all written by Jimmy McGovern. He
also played Nicky Hutchinson in Peter Flannery's OUR FRIENDS IN
THE NORTH (honored as Best Actor at the Press Guild Awards; BAFTA
Best Actor nomination).
His theater credits include BENT and ABINGDON SQUARE, at The Royal
National Theatre; AIDES MEMOIRE, at The Royal Court Theatre; and
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and DONA ROSITA, at The Bristol Old Vic.
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