Christopher Eccleston is an English actor. He portrayed the Ninth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who and Matt Jamison in the American drama series The Leftovers on HBO. He has also appeared on stage and in films such as Let Him Have It, Shallow Grave, Jude, Elizabeth, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Others, 28 Days Later, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, and Thor: The Dark World. Other British television series in which Eccleston has appeared include Our Friends in the North, Cracker, Fortitude, and The Shadow Line. He stars in the 2016 drama The A Word about a young boy with autism, in which he plays the boy’s grandfather.