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theartsdesk Q&A: Actor Christopher Eccleston | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk Q&A: Actor Christopher Eccleston

theartsdesk Q&A: Actor Christopher Eccleston

Straight-talking star of The Shadow Line explains why there's no black and white

Christopher Eccleston: 'Are there any wholly good men? Are there any wholly bad men? I’ve not found any and I certainly don’t see one when I look in the mirror'John Wright

Christopher Eccleston’s performances have a raw-boned, visceral quality which makes him a sometimes unsettling - but always compelling - actor to watch. Since his big break in the harrowing Let Him Have It (1991), playing Derek Bentley who at 19 was the last man to be hanged in Britain, Eccleston has played Hamlet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and worked alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Kate Winslet (Jude, 1996), Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, 1998) and Nicole Kidman (The Others, 2001).

I was always doing Jimmy Cagney impersonations as a kid. I remember trying to dance like Gene Kelly on the oilcloth

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A fantastic and thought provoking interview with one of England's greatest actors of the last twenty five years. Extraordinary but so ordinary.

Chris, it's great reading about local successful people, however I do feel that I need to point out a few things. You seem to differntiate between Little Hulton and Salford, its all one place and in particular LH because of the large overspill, genuine Salford people, not goblins as you refereed to them in one interview. Salford has grown, incorporating new areas and districts over the last few decades, please embrace this and do not create divides, by saying people from LH are different from that of Langworhy, Ordsall, Eccles etc etc, i spent my youth in Little Hulton, brought up in a Salford home, exactly like alot of other familys throughout the city of salford, we are one city. L.S Lowry was from station road, Swinton, but he's still a famous Salford person, Ryan Giggs, born in Cardiff, but raised from age 8 in Swinton, all Saford people. The only way to make our city better is come together, not by being pedantic about exact location, and also Little Hulton is not 8 miles from Langworthy, so please be more accurate. You are an influential person, so please bring the city of Salford together and not divided by your comments. thanks ONE SALFORD.

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