Christopher Eccleston är kanske bäst känd som den nionde doktorn och som Matt Jamison i The Leftovers. Utöver dessa roller har han såklart gjort en del annat också. Han medverkade både i G.I. Joe och som skurken Malekith i Thor: The Dark World och det var tydligen ingen rolig tid för honom. I en intervju med The Guardian berättade han nämligen att han ville dö under inspelningarna.
"Working on something like G.I. Joe was horrendous. I just wanted to cut my throat every day. And Thor? Just a gun in your mouth."
Efter hans medverkan i Doctor Who var han dessutom inte särskilt omtyckt av BBC.
"What happened around Doctor Who almost destroyed my career. I gave them a hit show and I left with dignity and then they put me on a blacklist. I was carrying my own insecurities as it was something I had never done before and then I was abandoned, vilified in the tabloid press and blacklisted. I was told by my agent at the time: 'The BBC regime is against you. You're going to have to get out of the country and wait for regime change.' So I went away to America and I kept on working because that's what my parents instilled in me. My dad always said to me: 'I don't care what you do - sweeping the floor or whatever you're doing - just do the best job you can.' I know it's cliched and northern and all that bollocks, but it applies."