Posts tagged christopher eccleston
Posts tagged christopher eccleston
Sometimes, a staring contest with Christopher Eccleston is EXACTLY what you need in the morning.
Works for me.
I’m telling you. When he smiles, it’s magical.
look at dat acting
JESUS CHRIST I’M REBLOGGING THIS TWICE BECAUSE LOOK AT THE FUCKING MUSCLE SPASM IN THE 4TH GIF LOOK AT THAT JUST HOLY SHIT HOW CAN WHOVIANS NOT LOVE THIS MAN AND THIS MAN’S ACTING AND JUST
Two more reasons to love Christopher Eccleston:
1. Look at this photo. Can you find him in it? Yes, eventually, but think about the fact that he is the star of this show, which is centered on his character, yet where does he choose to stand in the cast & crew photo? Not dead center or down in front, but in the midst of the crowd, like everyone else. There aren’t many actors who are this self-effacing or content to be not to be singled out whenever possible, and I think it says a great deal about him that he is this way.
2. The story Kate Winslet told about when they were shooting the sex scenes in Jude & when she said that she thought she should lose some weight, evidently he looked at her with great consternation & said, “But it would be like shagging a bloke!” Kinda love him forever for that.
It’s performances like this which make me disappointed when I hear people say they don’t like Eccelston or skip over that whole season just to get to Tennant. Tennant was fantastic and a brilliant Doctor, but there wouldn’t be a Tennant Doctor without Eccleston’s Doctor. The way Tennant’s Doctor was portrayed was the effect that Rose had on Nine. In the beginning, Nine was harsh and unforgiving having come back from the Time War, his time with Rose softened that harsh attitude and it’s really shown in this episode.
“Just this once, everybody lives!” Has to be my absolute favourite line in all the history of Doctor who because in that episode everyone did.
I cry in almost all of Nine’s episodes. But not happy or sad tears. Just fucking intense emotion tears. He was fantastic.
Always bring a banana to a party
I vaguely remember when Elizabeth came out in 1998, & despite it being a British costume drama, I somehow never got round to seeing it until recently. I wondered what my response to Christopher Eccleston would have been in 1998, but in 2012, suffice to say that whenever he was onscreen, “Sexy Bitch” kept playing in my head; DAYUM, thassa fine-looking man, so much so that his intensity & screen presence almost feel like overkill. I think if I’d known then that I was looking at the future Ninth Doctor, I would have been by no means averse to the idea (once I got done squawking, “Yeah, but he’s no Sylvester McCoy!”, of course).
One film I did see in 1998 was Hilary and Jackie, and believe it or not, at the time I couldn’t decide if I liked David Morrissey or James Frain better. (To be fair, they’re both pretty adorable in that movie.) In Elizabeth, however, ostensibly we were supposed to take Frain seriously as the Spanish ambassador, but I found his hair unintentionally hilarious. He looked like he was starring in a surrealist Tudor-themed remake of Young Einstein.
Though speaking of hair, it was so nice to see Edward Hardwicke without that silly toupee he wore in the Granada Sherlock Holmes series; I hadn’t realized how much affection I have for him as Watson—will I have this problem with Martin Freeman in the future?—but the instant he appeared onscreen, I went, “Awww…” as if seeing a beloved old uncle; witnessing the Earl of Arundel’s fate at the end, I found myself thinking, “Noooo!! Not Watson!!”
And apparently I have learned some things through osmosis in the past few years of watching fútbol, because I somehow recognized Eric Cantona & cannot otherwise explain how I know who he is. Vincent Cassel once again reminded me of certain creepy Québécois ex-NHL goalies, & I found him only slightly less unpleasant as he was in Derailed (the film I will forever think of as “108 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back”). Put almost any fellow in a dress & makeup & I’ll probably find him more tolerable, though.
Lastly, given that Eccleston played the 4th Duke of Norfolk in this film, & his predecessor the 3rd Duke was played by David Morrissey in The Other Boleyn Girl, I’m guessing that the main quality casting agents were looking for with both Norfolks was intense fuckability.
Even though I like him better with longer hair, Teh Ecclesex just has such a great face; I love the little lines and wrinkles especially, and the way they convey that this is a man of much experience, who has traveled many miles and has seen and done many things…and lo, but few amongst us who don’t wish to have been one of those things that he did!
When he smiles, I can’t help but smile back.
When Christopher Eccleston smiles, the entire world becomes sunshine and rainbows, at least for that moment.
On Jude, I said to Chris Eccleston in our big, nude love scene that I wished I could lose a bit of weight and he said, ‘You’ve got to be joking. It would be like shagging a bloke!’
~ Kate Winslet
dat ass tho
Love the leg throw over…..yum.
Oh, I love him even more for that quote.
Also, DAT. ASS.
DID NOT THINK I COULD LOVE HIM MORE. EVIDENTLY WAS MISTAKEN. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Sorry, Steph, but I have to get going to the gym now—still, I wanted the last one to be a doozy, and I assume you’ll concur with my assessment that this photo fits within those parameters… ;)
Hope the picspam helped keep your sanity—such as it is—and happy to have provided some Ecclestonian goodness for quite a few rebloggers tonight! :)
Mmmmyep, that about sums it up.
Huhhhhhhhh……. *brain death*
Hey Brat, I’ll give you a challenge. Try to look anywhere else on your computer screen other than his eyes, just try it. You won’t be able to, it’s impossible.
I have this one from TWoP in the original size…open it up on your screen and move around the room…his eyes follow you. UNF….even fully clothed Ecclesex needs a warning that the content is only suitable for 18 and above!
is the Ninth Doctor. He’s over 900 years old,
and has suffered through many dark times.
Though he enjoys insulting humans,
he’s usually whiling to lend them a helping hand.
He really knows how to handle his wood,
He isn’t afraid of getting wet,