Christopher Eccleston to play Macbeth on stage

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston is set to go where many of his predecessors and successors have gone before: the world of Shakespeare.

Yep, Eccleston will be making his Royal Shakespeare Company debut at Stratford-upon-Avon next year as he takes on the eponymous, and legendary, role in Macbeth.

His and Niamh Cusack's season as the tormented Macbeth and his wife will begin on March 13 and will run until September 18, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to bag tickets.

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Related: New Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker says Christopher Eccleston sparked her interest in the series

But before Christopher treads the boards, he'll be returning to our screens for a brand-new BBC drama by the award-winning Danny Brocklehurst.

Come Home will follow a family who are left reeling when mother Marie (Paula Malcomson) makes a huge decision that will affect husband Greg (Eccleston) and their three children.

Of his latest exciting project, Christopher said that he was "very proud" to be working on the "challenging and provocative drama".

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In other Eccleston news, the ninth Doctor has officially given his backing to Thirteen, the first ever female Doctor in Jodie Whittaker.

"I'm just delighted it wasn't Clive Anderson," he quipped. "There was a rumour. She's working class, she's northern, what can go wrong?"

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