Christopher Eccleston

Biography: Eccleston got his start on the stage but made his name on British TV, notably as a police officer who met a terrible end on the popular crime series Cracker. Although he made a memorable film debut as a mentally challenged man accused of murder in 1991's Let Him Have It, Eccleston's movie career didn't pick up until the late '90s when he appeared in a succession of projects (Elizabeth, eXistenZ, Gone in 60 Seconds). But his breakthrough on both sides of the pond came in 2005 when he put his distinctive mark on an iconic role as the ninth incarnation of the title character in Doctor Who. Although he was beloved in the part, winning the"Most Popular Actor" at the 2005 National Television Awards, he left the series after a single 13-episode season, later stating that he was unhappy with the production environment. Two years later, he signed on to another small-screen sci-fi blockbuster, Heroes, as an invisible man with a very visible chip on his shoulder. Eccleston's involvementEccleston got his start on the stage but made his name on British TV, notably as a police officer who met a terrible end on the popular crime series Cracker. Although he made a memorable film debut as a mentally challenged man accused of murder in 1991's Let Him Have It, Eccleston's movie career didn't pick up until the late '90s when he appeared in a succession of projects (Elizabeth, eXistenZ, Gone in 60 Seconds). But his breakthrough on both sides of the pond came in 2005 when he put his distinctive mark on an iconic role as the ninth incarnation of the title character in Doctor Who. Although he was beloved in the part, winning the"Most Popular Actor" at the 2005 National Television Awards, he left the series after a single 13-episode season, later stating that he was unhappy with the production environment. Two years later, he signed on to another small-screen sci-fi blockbuster, Heroes, as an invisible man with a very visible chip on his shoulder. Eccleston's involvement in charitable organizations has included a celebrity ambassadorship for Mencap (a group dedicated to those with learning disabilities) and a trip to Indonesia to survey the British Red Cross's efforts following the 2004 tsunami. Expand

Christopher Eccleston's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 75 Elizabeth
Lowest Metascore: 32 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
38 Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back Nov 30, 2018 Harvey / Harvey tbd
44 Where Hands Touch Sep 14, 2018 Principal Cast 6.1
55 Legend Nov 20, 2015 Nipper Read / Nipper Read 7.6
54 Thor: The Dark World Nov 8, 2013 Malekith / Malekith / Malekith / Malekith 7.5
57 Unfinished Song Jun 21, 2013 James / James / James Harris 6.7
37 Amelia Oct 23, 2009 Fred Noonan 5.5
32 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Aug 7, 2009 James McCullen/Destro 5.3
38 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Oct 5, 2007 The Rider 3.2
74 The Others Aug 10, 2001 Charles Stewart / Charles Stewart tbd
40 The Invisible Circus Feb 2, 2001 Wolf / Wolf 5.3
35 Gone in Sixty Seconds Jun 9, 2000 Raymond Calitri 8.1
68 eXistenZ Apr 23, 1999 Seminar Leader 6.0
75 Elizabeth Nov 6, 1998 Duke Of Norfolk 7.4
68 Jude Oct 18, 1996 Jude Fawley 7.3
67 Shallow Grave Feb 10, 1995 David Stephens / David Stephens 7.4