Christopher Eccleston did Thor research

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Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston had to do "a bit of homework" for his role of Malekith the Accursed in 'Thor: The Dark World'.

Christopher Eccleston had to do "a bit of homework" for his role in 'Thor: The Dark World'.

The 49-year-old actor admits he had to carry out in depth research after he accepted the role of evil Malekith the Accursed in the American superhero film because he doesn't tend to watch those kind of movies.

Speaking to Collider, he said: "I had to do a bit of home work if I'm honest. The films I'll go and see are probably more non-genre films, so I did a lot of homework."

However, he believes his talented co-stars and director Alan Taylor helped him loosen up and get into character.

He explained: "I didn't do a huge amount of homework and I had a script and I have got an imagination and a great director and great actors."

Eccleston wasn't told how long he would have to spend in the make-up chair to achieve his villain-like face, but he insists he was pleased with the outcome.

He said: "I did my first make up and realised that it was going to be a long time and that was a process for me. It took patience but a beautiful creation the face."

Thor: The Dark World

  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alan Taylor
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman
  • UK release: 30 October 2013

Thor (Hemsworth) returns to Asgard to find the peace threatened by the re-emergence of old enemies the Dark Elves, led by Malekith (Eccleston). Despite experienced director Taylor, it's less satisfying than Branagh's original; Thor has become one-dimensional and the greater emphasis on humour makes for a more uneven style.


1. Sally Ann Price15 Nov 2013, 1:32am Report

I love Christopher Eccleston. He is a handsome guy. I love his blue eyes.

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