Christopher Eccleston

Originally offered the part of Sylar by Heroes producers, Eccleston declined the role because he thought it was a cliché for European actors to play villains in American culture. He instead took the role of Claude, the mysterious invisible man who used to work for Primatech until he was ousted by his partner Noah Bennet, for hiding someone with powers.

Born in 1964, Eccleston reached international stardom as the Ninth Doctor in Doctor Who in March 2005, even though he only played the role for a single season. He has appeared in numerous other films, including 28 Days Later, Elizabeth, and Shallow Grave; other notable television work includes The Second Coming and Cracker.

He hails from Salford, Lancashire, UK, and was born on February 16, 1964.

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Heroes Quotes

Sylar: You okay?
Claire: Peachy.

[voiceover] In the beginning there was discovery. A confusion of elements. The first snowfall of impossible change. Old lives undone, left behind. Strange faces, made familiar. New nightmares, to challenge sleep. New friends, to feel safe with. Only then comes control. The need to impose order unto chaos, through determination through study, through struggle. All in defiance of a thundering truth. They’re here, and the earth shudders underfoot.


Heroes Music

  Song Artist
Song Road to Joy Bright Eyes
Song Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Song I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys