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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:39 am

..........well sort of.

This is more to it than he's said, maybe that will come out in due course. The reason anything has been said now is that a five year "agreement" between RTD & Eccles not to talk about the matter has come to an end.

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Post by stanmore on Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:33 pm

Nobody seems to care too much about this - even on GB. I wonder why this is. We're distracted by photographs? We're waiting for the actual story? Everyone knew it anyway?
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Post by Rich Flair on Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:25 am

Pretty much what we all knew - he needs to give us specifics!
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Post by Patrick on Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:45 am

"I didn't enjoy the environment and the culture that we, the cast and crew, had to work in."

What does this mean? And even more importantly, Eccleston was the lead actor in the show- I can't believe he had no ability to influence the "culture" on the set.

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Post by MrSontaran3 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:14 pm

Was everything much too gay for him? Or, what the heck? Putting it another way, Who Knows? ? ? What? WHAT?? W H A T ? ? ? W T F ? ? ? ?
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Post by Patrick on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:23 pm

Make of this what you will. Keith "Telly" Topping Reports Chris Eccleston has spoken:

In an acting master class at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Christopher Eccleston was reportedly asked why he left a such a high paid job as Doctor Who.

He responded: 'I left Doctor Who because I could not get along with the senior people. I left because of politics. I did not see eye-to-eye with them. I didn't agree with the way things were being run. I didn't like the culture that had grown up, around the series. So I left, I felt, over a principle. I thought to remain, which would have made me a lot of money and given me huge visibility, the price I would have had to pay was to eat a lot of s***. I'm not being funny about that. I didn't want to do that and it comes to the art of it, in a way. I feel that if you run your career we are vulnerable as actors and we are constantly humiliating ourselves auditioning. But if you allow that to go on, on a grand scale you will lose whatever it is about you and it will be present in your work. If you allow your desire to be successful and visible and financially secure – if you allow that to make you throw shades on your parents, on your upbringing, then you're knackered. You've got to keep something back, for yourself, because it'll be present in your work. A purity or an idealism is essential ... you've got to have standards, no matter how hard work that is. So it makes it a hard road, really. You know, it's easy to find a job when you've got no morals, you've got nothing to be compromised, you can go, "Yeah, yeah. That doesn't matter. That director can bully that prop man and I won't say anything about it." But, then, when that director comes to you and says "I think you should play it like this" you've surely got to go "How can I respect you, when you behave like that?" So, that's why I left. My face didn't fit and I'm sure they were glad to see the back of me. The important thing is that I succeeded. It was a great part. I loved playing him. I loved connecting with that audience. Because I've always acted for adults and then suddenly you're acting for children, who are far more tasteful; they will not be bullshitted. It's either good, or it's bad. They don't schmooze at after-show parties, with cocktails.'

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Post by Dave Webb on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:04 am

For me, Patrick's quote says everything I want to know about it all.

Christopher Eccleston was one of my favourite actors before his part in Who, he was excellent in the role, he left us with a renewed enthusiasm for the show and a horde of new fans, and then he went on to be brilliant in other things.

Job, emphatically, done.

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Post by Rich Flair on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:13 am

He says he left over principle - but actually he prevaricated for months deciding whether he was actually leaving, then they got sick of waiting, hired Dave and told Eccleston he was no longer needed.
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