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Christopher Eccleston: ‘Macbeth’s very insecure about his masculinity. I am. Most men are’ | Culture | The Guardian
ithin minutes of meeting the man, it becomes clear that Christopher Eccleston is the sort of person who would be very good in a crisis. He has an air of soothing security about him – an ardent calm, if you will – that encourages other people to pause, take a breath, and become mellower. By other people, obviously, I mostly mean me. But he has a similar salving effect on the staff in the bar where we meet, and on the photographer, too. We are all seduced.
march 2018 by timberwolfoz
Doctor Who: Christopher Eccleston reveals 'clashes with show bosses' made him quit after just one series - Mirror Online
Christopher Eccleston has finally revealed why he quit Doctor Who after just one series.

The Safe House actor - who played the role of the heroic Time Lord for just one series of the revival of the hit show - rarely speaks about his role and reasons for leaving but told Radio 4's Loose Ends that he left after he 'clashed with bosses'.

He explained: "I don't think it's important that I left - I think it's important that I did it in the first place. I'm still there - I was in David Tennant, I was in Matt Smith, I was in Peter Capaldi. I'm always there in spirit."

"Myself and three individuals at the very top of the pyramid clashed so off I went," he said. "But they're not here to say their side of it so I'm not going into detail."
april 2015 by timberwolfoz
Oh No They Didn't! - Doctor Who production gossip: Steven Moffat against the world
n inside source in the BBC has released a blog post detailing the production drama taking place within the BBC concerning the popular BBC drama Doctor Who.

In the article, the anonymous insider claims that Moffat is a man who is "tyrannical and ruthless" and may even cause the end of Doctor Who, at least for the time being.

The article goes as follows:

Trouble In Cardiff

I have stayed quiet for too long on this, but as a dedicated fan of Doctor Who I feel it is my duty to inform the world of dear fans out there about the trouble that is not just brewing in South Wales, but about to explode like Vesuvius on Volcano Day.

It is with a heavy heart that I say the man that everyone thought would be the saviour of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, looks like being the man who may actually end it.

Moffat's chortling friendliness hides a man with few friends and growing enemies. It masks a man who is tyrannical and ruthless, who is bad tempered and rude. It shields a man who's personal life is as in much disarray as his professional one, but that is not something I will go into here in great detail.

The BBC are desperate to keep a hold of Steven Moffat because, whatever the fans and critics say about Doctor Who, he has delivered them huge ratings, and with that he has delivered them huge profits, in merchandise and overseas sales. He's also created another worldwide hit, Sherlock.

The problem is that Steven Moffat knows this, and has used it to become almost meglomaniacal in his approach to Executive Production. The result is Cardiff in meltown and the series of Doctor Who floundering on the edge of said volcano.

Problems fly around the Production of Doctor Who like a blizzard. Here is what is wrong:

- An inability to work with the BBC on an executive level, leading to rows with other producers

- An inappropriate working relationship with Caro Skinner, leading to a public row and her ousting.

- Senior BBC officials taking a hands on approach to the production after an internal scandal

- A huge and antagonistic falling out with the series leading man, Matt Smith, about the treatment of former Doctors in preparation of The Anniversary Show. Smith was furious that former Whos were not informed of Moffat's intentions.

- An intense and paranoid jealousy on Moffat's part on the success of Russell T Davies. Moffat does not have the same carte blanche Davies had on the series franchise - with things like The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood outwith his remit.

- Moffat's anger at not being allowed to create his own spin off series.

- Skinner and Moffat's alleged rudeness to Christopher Eccleston's procrastinating which lead to Eccleston refusing to do the Anniversary Show at the eleventh hour (excuse that pun)
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june 2014 by timberwolfoz
Oh No They Didn't! - Eccleston explains why he left Doctor Who
according to a crew member...Euros Lyn (director) and Phil Collinson (producer). there were also rumors he disagreed with Keith Boak (another director).

the fact that Mal Young (executive producer) and Joe Ahearne (director) quit DW after series one seems to support the fact that there were disagreements on how to run the show
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21st-Jul-2011 11:38 pm (local)
A friend of mine with contacts at the BBC swears blind that Rusty's just a total bastard.
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june 2014 by timberwolfoz
Oh No They Didn't! - Doctor Who panel at #SDCC
and i hate that moffat keeps trolling the fans by hintinh other characters are going to appear. we fucking know they're not, asshole, just stop.

mellarks 22nd-Jul-2013 11:45 am (local)
I mean, John Barrowman being pissed as FUCK about the 50th kind of confirmed 100% he wasn't going to be back.

bodyline 22nd-Jul-2013 11:50 am (local)
ikr? like it would be one thing if they were playing it off like David was but John was openly pissed and the Classic Doctors were very upset about not even being asked to be in it, and we know that Chris was going to do it and then backed out because Moffat was a dick, so it's PRETTY OBVIOUS they're not in it
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july 2013 by timberwolfoz
Eccleston explains why he left Doctor Who | Bad Wilf
“I left Doctor Who because I could not get along with the senior people. I left because of politics. I did not see eye-to-eye with them. I didn’t agree with the way things were being run. I didn’t like the culture that had grown up, around the series. So I left, I felt, over a principle.

“I thought to remain, which would have made me a lot of money and given me huge visibility, the price I would have had to pay was to eat a lot of shit. I’m not being funny about that. I didn’t want to do that and it comes to the art of it, in a way. I feel that if you run your career and– we are vulnerable as actors and we are constantly humiliating ourselves auditioning. But if you allow that to go on, on a grand scale you will lose whatever it is about you and it will be present in your work.
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october 2011 by timberwolfoz
Doctor Who: why did Christopher Eccleston leave show after one series? | Television & radio |
Doctor Who: why did Christopher Eccleston leave show after one series?

The ninth incarnation of Doctor Who has finally revealed reasons for his departure in 2005
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october 2011 by timberwolfoz
doctorwho: a mission
If anyone ever asks me why people in fandoms love the Internet, I will just send them here and ask them to note how quickly this all came together.
doctorwho  drag  davidtennant  christophereccleston  johnbarrowman  internet 
january 2008 by meghanagain Interview with Christopher Eccleston - January 2007
"I think that it's somewhat of a cliche for European actors to play villains in American culture, and I didn't want to be part of that."
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january 2007 by temaris
BBC admits Dr Who actor blunder
BBC had agreed not to tell anyone that Ecclestone was going to be in just one series. Casanova star in talks to replace him...
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april 2005 by andrewducker

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