Happy Birthday, Chris Eccleston!

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Christopher Eccleston was born 16 February 1964 and today celebrates his 49th birthday.

Eccleston’s time as the Ninth Doctor was a notoriously short one, remaining in the role for just a single series in 2005. But nevertheless it was important series being the one that revived our favourite show.

Eccleston initially ruled out returning to Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary if asked. But in a couple of more recent interviews he has appeared more open to the idea. As ever we’ll have to wait and see what happens…

Later today we’ll be posting Eccleston’s best moments, in the meantime, we’re wishing Chris a happy birthday!