The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

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The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by alanultron5 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:07 pm

I'm rather behind the times! I have recently been told (by a friend of my partner `Charlotte`) that Chris Ecclestone left Dr Who as it seems he had been `bullied` in some way!

Sounds incredible! Is this balderdash-or is there any truth in it? Anyone help please?

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Re: The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by Mbast1 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:24 am

alanultron5 wrote: Anyone help please?

From what I've read, I'd say there is no answer. No one involved has really said, so anything else is speculation.

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Re: The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:10 am

No-one could bully Christopher Eccleston. He's from Salford!

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:19 am

I heard he didn't like the hectic production schedule, or something.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:11 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:I heard he didn't like the hectic production schedule, or something.
I heard it was more to do with him not liking the attitude of certain members of the upper management and the way they treated the crew...

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Re: The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by Sam_Vimes on Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:12 am

They may indeed be it. Maybe the hectic schedule thing was the "official line" or something. Or maybe I just imagined it. Either way, yours sounds familiar.

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Post by codywillis1 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:02 am

Yeah, tony has hit the nail on the head; Eccleston has said as much, albeit without naming any names, of course.

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:38 am

Unfortunately, I thin k it's probably soured his relationship with the show for good. Has he even worked for the BBC since leaving?

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Post by codywillis1 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:10 am

Yes, I think so.

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Post by allen_who on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:15 am

I can answer this question as I've done work for the BBC in Cardiff and have asked the same question. He unequivocally left because he didn't like the way the hierarcy were treating the lesser known actors and the extras. He was disgusted in fact. He, himself however was never bullied so far as I know

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:01 am

Sounds about right. Eccleston is something of a crusader, and good for him. I wonder if his departure sparked a change in the way things were done behind the scenes.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:53 pm

It's what the Doctor would have done.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:08 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:It's what the Doctor would have done.
Well, I suppose technically, it's what the Doctor did do...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:50 pm

Very Happy

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:49 pm

allen_who wrote:I can answer this question as I've done work for the BBC in Cardiff and have asked the same question. He unequivocally left because he didn't like the way the hierarcy were treating the lesser known actors and the extras. He was disgusted in fact. He, himself however was never bullied so far as I know

While I think he could have gone on doing it for longer and I would have enjoyed it, Bravo for him. I now like him even more.

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Re: The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:03 pm

I have to say, I appreciate his portrayal of the Doctor more now than I did in 2005.

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Re: The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by codywillis1 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:27 am

He was an awesome Doctor, and its a great shame we lost him so soon due to the unprofessionalism of others. Sad

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:55 am

I like that the reason he left was such a very. . ."Doctorish" reason. I wish I didn't know this, though, as now there will be a slight pall over that first season whenever I re-watch it (which is often; Nine was my first Doctor, so he and his stories have a special place in my heart).

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:05 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:I like that the reason he left was such a very. . ."Doctorish" reason. I wish I didn't know this, though, as now there will be a slight pall over that first season whenever I re-watch it (which is often; Nine was my first Doctor, so he and his stories have a special place in my heart).
I can understand that, though I don't know why it should affect your enjoyment of the first season. What did Bill Hartnell ever do to anyone? Question

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Re: The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by Sam_Vimes on Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:51 am

He willingly wore that wig, for one thing.

I suppose I meant "that 27th season", didn't I?

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Re: The Christopher Ecclestone departure - Jump or pushed?

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:53 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:He willingly wore that wig, for one thing.
And in doing so, instituted a grand tradition which Paul McGann continued (and come to think of it, I'm still half convinced Pertwee's hair wasn't real by 1974, either)...


I suppose I meant "that 27th season", didn't I?
Thank you. Point made, I think. Wink

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