Il obtient son premier rôle à la télévision en incarnant Jim Taylor dans l’adaptation par la BBC des livres de Philip Pullman : La Malédiction du rubis (2006) et Le Mystère de l’étoile polaire (2007) aux côtés de Billie Piper dans le rôle principal.Il jouera de nouveau à ses côtés dans un épisode de la série Journal intime d'une call girl et durant l'épisode du cinquantième anniversaire de Doctor Who : Le Jour du Docteur.But every era has its positives and negatives – everyone's got an opinion and here's ours.Most actors to play The Doctor grew into the role, but none more than Sylvester Mc Coy – his superb, disquieting performance in 1989's 'Ghost Light' is worlds away from the clownish Seventh Doctor taking comedy pratfalls in 'Time and the Rani' two years before.A fine actor dealt more than his fair share of dodgy scripts, Colin's ludicrous costume was just one example of the show's awful aesthetics in the mid-to-late '80s.These days, he soars in the Big Finish audio plays, but his TV era was sadly tainted by forces beyond his control."I think I over-pitched the comedy," Eccleston said in 2015.– is deceptively simple, and welcomes many different interpretations.
The episode starred Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his companion, Clara Oswald.
The new Doctor follows in the footsteps of William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester Mc Coy, Paul Mc Gann, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant.
Doctor Who, which was famously scrapped by the BBC in the 1980s, is now one of the Corporation's most important programmes following its return to screens in 2005.
The 77-minute episode shows the last day of the Time War, in which the War Doctor (John Hurt) chooses to kill both Daleks and his own race of Time Lords to end the destructive conflict, paralleling this with a present-day choice by paramilitary organisation UNIT to destroy London rather than allow an alien invasion.
Revising the back story, the Doctor succumbs to Clara Oswald's plea to change his mind; and instead, at the last instant of the Time War, he hides his war-torn home planet in time, rather than destroy it.