Christopher Eccleston memoir to be released next month

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I Love the Bones of You, a memoir penned by Christopher Eccleston, will be be released in September.

The book will explore Eccleston’s life growing up in working-class Salford, his deep-rooted desire to perform on stage and the development of his acting career which includes his film debut in Let Him Have It, the BBC’s landmark drama mini-series Our Friends in the North, the Doctor Who television relaunch, The A Word and beyond.

It is also a tribute to his late father, Ronnie Eccleston, a relationship which helped shape his career trajectory.

The publisher provided this quote from Christopher Eccleston:

“My father was an “ordinary man”, which of course means he was extraordinary. I aim to capture him and his impact on my life and career.”

The title of the book comes from a quote from Eccleston’s father, who in the early stages of dementia entered a “sweet spot” where he experienced a loss of inhibition which allowed the normally reserved man to be able to demonstrably express love for his son.


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Eccleston honestly and movingly describes the impact of his father’s struggle with dementia on himself and his family.

I Love the Bones of You is available for preorder and will be released on September 19.