Christopher Eccleston | 'I’m as proud of my enemies as I am of my friends'

Christopher Eccleston | 'I’m as proud of my enemies as I am of my friends'

A few months before this interview, I watched Christopher Eccleston give a mesmerising performance of terrific physicality at the RSC in the role of Macbeth, the brave and noble warrior who murders a king and falls from grace. Now I’m sitting with a barefoot, welcoming Eccleston in his north London garden under a grey and spitting summer sky. "Are you all right with this rain?" he asks me. "I’m from Salford—I’ve got gills."

The city of Eccleston’s birth provides the bedrock for his forthcoming memoir, I Love the Bones of You: My Father and the Making of Me. Providing fascinating insights i...

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