When Christopher Eccleston first emailed Russell T Davies to ask to be considered for the part of the Doctor, there was no guarantee this was a one-way ticket to worldwide success.
The show had been cancelled; the TV movie had been and gone and Russell was asking for a pretty hefty budget so that the special effects were as good as his scripts. All of which meant everyone had to take the relaunched Doctor Whovery seriously indeed. No more pantomime villains, no more patchwork coats. This time, it had to be clear that the Doctor had just come back from a war, rather than a long lunch and a larky afternoon in the BBC costume department. Enter Christopher, looking like the former captain of a German U-boat.
But could he handle bringing new gravitas to the role? Well, let’s have a look over his greatest hits
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Favourite Nine Moment
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge
The Doctor Dances (Series One)“Everybody lives, Rose. Just this once, everybody lives!”
let me just pause here to say that Christopher Eccleston is a sexy man and this show makes me giddy.
(Eccleston, Tennant, Piper, Smith)
This is why I love 9. Also Happy Birthday Chris!
Happy Birthday to Christopher Eccleston from Comic Who!
DOB: February 16, 1964
He’s my favorite Doctor Who, no slight to anyone else who’s played him (not a bad one in the bunch of them - which is 11 at present count). He’s the guy who helped re-invent the franchise, making the Doctor cool and bizarre and fun again. He left after one season, not wanting to be typecast, breaking many a fan’s heart in the process.
GPOY Ninth Doctor Edition
Christopher Eccleston on being the Ninth Doctor