Christopher Eccleston (born 16 Feb 1964) is an English actor and was the ninth Doctor Who. He played the role from March 2005 – June 2005, starring in 13 episodes over 1 series.
When Doctor Who was brought back to our screens in 2005 by fan Russell T Davies, It was Eccleston who played the doctor, making him the first actor to play the role who was born after the series had began. He left the role after just one series because of the fear of being typecast.
Eccleston was voted “Most Popular Actor” at the 2005 National Television Awards for his portrayal of the Doctor