Monday, 27 October 2014

Sofie Grabol, Christopher Eccleston and Stanley Tucci star in first full trailer for Fortitude

Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer, Jessica Raine and Sienna Guillory are also among the star-studded cast for the Sky Atlantic drama set to air in 2015

Sofie Grabol, Christopher Eccleston and Stanley Tucci star in first full trailer for Fortitude

We've been excited about Fortitude for a good, long while. First a star-studded cast made up of Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Sofie Grabol, Christopher Eccleston, Jessica Raine and more were announced back in January. And now, following a brief teaser earlier this month, we've got our hands on the 12-part drama's first full trailer. 

Set in the snowy community of Fortitude - dubbed "one of the safest towns on earth" - the drama will chart the fallout of a mysterious murder. Game of Thrones actor Richard Dormer and Tucci will play the Arctic town's sheriff and a detective who are trying to make sense of the violent death. 

And for once, Grabol won't be solving any crimes - she'll play the town's Governor whose regeneration plans are scuppered by the murder - while former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston stars as an English scientist. 

Check out the trailer below...

And have a peak behind-the-scenes of the drama, which was filmed in Iceland:

Monday, 13 October 2014

Update to my Christopher Eccleston website.

Just added an interview taken from Red Magazine, dated September 2002.


This is the photo from said interview. Winking smile
It can be found under the Interviews tab.

Titan Comics To Publish Doctor Who Comics Featuring Christopher Eccleston – The Ninth Doctor


Hannah Means-Shannon is currently liveblogging the Diamond Retailer Breakfast at New York Comic Con.

Which has just just announced in March, a fourth Doctor Who comic book series from Titan Comics, featuring the Ninth Doctor, with the likeness of Christopher Eccleston and also starring Rose and Captain Jack. It will be out for the tenth anniversary of the return of the TV series.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Christopher Eccleston to lead new ITV thriller Safe House

Christopher Eccleston is to the lead the cast of ITV's new drama series Safe House.
The Leftovers actor will play a retired detective in the four-part series, also starring White Collar's Marsha Thomason.

Christopher Eccleston at the World Premiere of Thor: Dark World, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.

© Rex Features / Ray Tang

Safe House follows Robert (Eccleston) and Katy (Thomason) - a married couple asked by close friend and police officer Mark (Paterson Joseph) to turn their remote guest house into a safe house.
The first 'guests' are a family in fear for their lives, after being violently attacked by a stranger who claims to know them.
18 months previous, Robert was shot trying to protect a star witness due to testify against her gangster husband. Protecting this new family causes the ex-cop to re-examine that terrifying night and soon he uncovers a web of lies.

Jason Merrells (Emmerdale), Nicola Stephenson (Holby City) and Peter Ferdinando (Doctor Who) will also star in the drama, set in the Lake District and inspired by true events.
Safe House - potentially a returnable series for ITV - has been created and written by Michael Crompton (Silent Witness, Kidnap and Ransom). Filming on the series commences today (Monday, October 6).


Radical Readings.

Location : Peel Hall, University of Salford

Start date : 23rd November 2014

End date : 23rd November 2014

Join Christopher Eccleston, Sheila Hancock and Maxine Peake for an afternoon of prose, poetry and drama telling the story of radicalism and revolution and the history of the original "dirty old town".  Expect to be entertained by some of our greatest poets and by many of the writers that we associate with Salford, from Walter Greenwood to Tony Warren and from Robert Roberts to Shelagh Delaney.  Who knows, we may even hear from Henry Hobson, Harold Brighouse's most famous creation.

The event takes place at Peel Hall, Peel Building, University Of Salford, Salford M5 4WU, starting at 2pm.  This is a fundraising event for the Library, and tickets are £12 (£8 student concessions).  Tickets are available from the University of Salford online shop here.  For enquiries please contact the University events team on 0161 295 5241, or email  Please do not contact the Library about tickets.

An event staged in conjunction with the University of Salford - the Library is very grateful for their support.

Please note that Julie Hesmondhalgh, whose name appeared on the initial flyers for the event, is very disappointed no longer to be able to participate due to work commitments in London.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Exclusive Sky interview with Chris.


In The Leftovers, Christopher Eccleston stars as a man of faith who's struggling to come to terms with the sudden disappearance and the implications it has on his religion and his family.

In our exclusive interview, he talks about the show as well as discussing how the third episode, Two Boats And A Helicopter, explores his character.