Christopher Eccleston stars in "The Leftovers" on HBO as Matt Jamison. He also recently starred in "The Shadow Line" on DirecTV's Audience Network as Joseph Bede.

British actor Christopher Eccleston was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His work in film includes acclaimed performances such as Major Henry West in Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later," the title role in Michael Winterbottom's "Jude" and Boyle's "Shallow Grave" with Ewan McGregor. Other noteworthy performances include Mira Nair's "Amelia" with Hilary Swank and Richard Gere, Winterbottom's "24 Hour Party People," "Gone in 60 Seconds," opposite Nicolas Cage, Shekar Kapur's "Elizabeth," opposite Cate Blanchett, David Cronenberg's "eXistenZ," with Jude Law, Peter Medak's "Let Him Have It," and the role of Dr. Jekyll in "New Orleans, Mon Amour."

On stage, Eccleston has appeared in "Hamlet" and "Electricity" at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, "Miss Julie" at the Haymarket Theatre West End, "Bent" and "Abingdon Square" at the Royal National Theatre, "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Bristol Old Vic and "Waiting at the Water's Edge" at The Bush Theatre.

On television, he recently played Claude on the hit NBC series "Heroes," as well as Dr. Who on BBC. He has earned Best Actor BAFTA nominations and BPG Award wins for his performances in "Second Coming" (ITV) and "Our Friends in the North" (BBC). He was nominated for Best Actor by the RTS for "Hearts and Minds" (BBC) and won the award for "Flesh and Blood." Additional television work includes "Cracker," "Hillsborough," "Sunday" and "Othello."




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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: February 16, 1964
Height: 6' 0"
Nickname: Chris
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England, UK


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