Christopher Eccleston in Shallow Grave

Christopher Eccleston (1964 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Shallow Grave (1994) [David Stephens]: Stabbed in the back of the neck by Kerry Fox while Christopher is trying to kill Ewan McGregor. His body is shown at the beginning of the movie as he narrates from beyond the grave, but it isn't revealed until the end that he was already dead in the opening close-up. (Thanks to Tommy and ND)
  • eXistenZ (1999) [Seminar Leader]: Shot in the chest with a gristle-gun by Kris Lemche; this turns out to be a simulation. (He survives in reality.) (Thanks to ND)
  • Heart (1999) [Gary Ellis]: Commits suicide by slitting his throat with a scalpel, as Saskia Reeves looks on; Saskia then cuts out his heart and takes the blame for his "murder." (Thanks to ND)
  • The Others (2001) [Charles Stewart]: Killed (off-screen) in combat; he appears as a ghost when he returns to talk to Nicole Kidman, but his ghostly nature isn't revealed until Nicole realizes that she herself is a ghost. (Thanks to Tommy and ND)
  • Revengers Tragedy (2002) [Vindici]: Shot to death (off-camera) by guards, along with the rest of his family, when they take Anthony Booth hostage in the palace; we only hear the shots after the camera pans up to a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) [The Rider]: Apparently destroyed when Alexander Ludwig uses his powers to trap Christopher in one of his own spheres, then drops it into the murky waters. (It's ambiguous whether this constitutes a "death," but I'll list it just in case. (Thanks to ND)
  • Amelia (2009) [Fred Noonan]: Dies (off-screen) in a presumed plane crash, along with Hilary Swank; the movie ends with them flying over the sea while low on fuel, but their disappearance is a well-known historic fact. (Thanks to Tommy)

TV DeathsEdit

  • Cracker: To Be a Somebody, Part 2 (1994) [DCI David Bilborough]: Stabbed repeatedly with a bayonet by Robert Carlyle; he dies after dragging himself outside to radio to his colleagues. (Thanks to ND)
  • The Second Coming: Part 2 (2003) [Stephen Baxter]: Dies after eating rat poison put in his food by Lesley Sharp. He dies while Lesley looks on.
  • The Shadow Line (2011; TV-mini-series) [Joseph Bede]: Shot to death (off-screen) by Rafe Spall men. His body is seen when police offices finds him lying in a car.


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