He is due to return for 12 new Doctor Who audio adventures in 2022.
And Christopher Eccleston was noticed wanting match and wholesome as he displayed his muscular biceps in a black vest on Wednesday.
Looking good: Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston was noticed wanting match and wholesome as he displayed his muscular biceps in a black vest on Wednesday
The two-time BAFTA Award nominee donned a buzz minimize as he pounded the pavement.
The Ninth Doctor Adventures might be produced by Big Finish and comply with Christopher’s Doctor earlier than the 2005 collection.
He took on the function of the Doctor in the course of the first season of the a lot liked sci-fi collection.
The adventures will launch in 4 field units launched all through 2022 and 2023 as CDs, digital downloads, or restricted version vinyl LPs.
He’s again! The Doctor Who alum, 57, -who is prepared to reprise the function of the ninth Doctor for an audiobook – sported lycra bicycle shorts whereas out for a jog round North London
In an announcement on the official Doctor Who web site Christopher mentioned: ‘Just earlier than Christmas in 2020, I walked into a small recording studio in an industrial property in North London.
‘Me and the sound engineer checked out one another and we smiled and say, ‘Let’s go!’ Then I began taking part in the Ninth Doctor once more, and I liked it.
It’s been one of the good joys for me of the previous yr. It’s a beautiful approach to do it, so I’m coming again to report extra.’
Christopher left the function of Doctor Who after showing for only one collection in 2005, regardless of being praised by followers for her efficiency because the Time Lord.
Honest: Christopher left the function of Doctor Who after showing for only one collection in 2005, regardless of being praised by followers for her efficiency because the Time Lord, as he battled anorexia
The collection gripped viewers with the return of the notorious Daleks, the debut of Captain Jack (performed by John Barrowman) and the Doctor’s blossoming romance with Rose Tyler.
But the tip of collection one noticed Christopher’s Doctor regenerate, with David Tennant taking up the function for the second collection in 2006.
Since his departure, the actor has candidly revealed that he battled anorexia throughout filming for the sci-fi drama, and was praised by followers for bravely revealing his psychological well being struggles.
Writing in his e book I Love The Bones Of You, he mentioned: ‘The sickness continues to be there raging inside me because the Doctor.
‘People love the best way I look in that collection, however I used to be very sick. The reward for that sickness was the half. And therein lies the perpetuation of the entire sorry state of affairs.’
He lately performed legal organiser Fagin within the 10-part BBC drama Dodger.
Fagin – one of the principle characters within the unique 1838 Oliver Twist novel – is the chief of a group of kids who he teaches to pickpocket in change for shelter.
Saira Choudhry, 31, who’s greatest recognized for enjoying Anita Roy in Hollyoaks and Tegan in Paul Abbott’s No Offence, takes on the function of Nancy who’s a member of Fagin’s gang and Bill Sikes’ lover.
Shameless star David Threlfall, 67, performed chief of police Sir Charles Rowan within the collection, whereas little one actor Billy Jenkins, 14, – who was in The Crown – additionally options within the new drama.
The collection, which can seem on CBBC and BBC iPlayer, has been written by Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery, whereas Charlie Higson has additionally guest-written an episode.
Oliver Twist is Charles Dickens’ second novel, and was revealed as a serial from 1837 to 1839.
New mission! He lately performed legal organiser Fagin within the 10-part BBC drama Dodger
It was launched as a three-volume e book in 1838, earlier than the serialisation ended.
The story centres round orphan Oliver who was born in a workhouse and offered into an apprenticeship with an undertaker.
After escaping, Oliver travels to London, the place he meets the ‘Artful Dodger’ Jack Dawkins, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by Fagin.
Christopher mentioned of the upcoming collection: ‘Fagin is an iconic function, I’m a very lucky actor.
‘Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery have taken Charles Dickens’ extraordinary characters and imagined a entire new world and lives for them. I’m very, very excited.’
Thomas, who can also be co-directing the collection, mentioned: ‘I’ve at all times liked Oliver Twist however wasn’t so eager on Oliver himself. I most popular the corporate of Dodger, Fagin and the gang.
‘I believed it will be enjoyable to create a household present with Dodger at its coronary heart and see how he got here to be a grasp legal in Victorian London.
‘Working with the perfect materials as a springboard, it is a complete delight to develop Dickens’ wealthy world of characters and create a few of my very own.
‘To prime all of it, we now have an unbelievable solid who’re starring within the present. I can not look forward to households everywhere in the world to see it!’
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Great solid: Saira Choudhry (pictured) who’s greatest recognized for enjoying Anita Roy in Hollyoaks and Tegan in Paul Abbott’s No Offence, takes on the function of Nancy who’s a member of Fagin’s gang and Bill Sikes’ lover