In Conversation: Christopher Eccleston

With an acting career spanning the best part of 30 years, Salford-born Christopher Eccleston has long established himself as an often-understated but undeniable talent on the stage and screens of all sizes. Throughout his extensive film career (Let Him Have It, Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later and more), on stage as Creon in Antigone (National Theatre, 2012) and Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2018), through formative roles in iconic British series Cracker and Our Friends in the North, a sensational turn as Britain’s most loved time travelling humanoid alien in Doctor Who plus outstanding roles in some of contemporary television’s most influential and genre-defining moments; Heroes, The A Word and most recently as Rev Matt Jamieson in Lost-creator Damon Lindelof’s critically acclaimed HBO show The Leftovers, Eccleston’s brooding intensity and effortless charisma have cast him as a genuine Northern powerhouse.

We are delighted to welcome Christopher to Pilot Light TV Festival for this exclusive in-person event, discussing his small screen triumphs and experiences across his extensive and varied career, hosted by Dr Kirsty Fairclough (Assistant Dean: Research and Innovation at the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford).