9 Oct 2016

British actor Christopher Eccleston and The A Word

From Standing Room Only, 12:43 pm on 9 October 2016
The A Word cast

The A Word cast Photo: supplied

British actor Christopher Eccleston famously abandoned the coveted lead role in Dr Who after just one series, despite it being a hugely popular reboot of the scifi show. Christopher may be fussy about his roles - but he's still constantly in work. His latest role is Maurice, the outspoken grandfather of a child on the autism spectrum in a TV series called The A Word, soon to be screened on UKTV. It's based on an Israeli series called Yellow Peppers, and examines a family struggling with the shocking diagnosis for five-year-old Joe. Lynn Freeman asked Christopher about the flood of remakes of foreign series on American and English television at the moment. Are home-grown writers running out of inspiration?

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