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Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston appears at Dublin 'Fortitude' premiere

Premiere of Sky Atlantic's 'Fortitude' in Dublin Close

Lisa Cannon. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Lisa Cannon. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Actor Christopher Eccleston of the new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude at the Dublin premiere of the series at The Mansion House,Dublin. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Actor Christopher Eccleston of the new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude at the Dublin premiere of the series at The Mansion House,Dublin. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Actor Richard Dormer of the new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude at the Dublin premiere. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Actor Richard Dormer of the new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude at the Dublin premiere. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Siobhan O Connor at the new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude premiere at The Mansion House,Dublin. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Siobhan O Connor at the new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude premiere at The Mansion House,Dublin. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Sky Rugby pundit Paul Wallace. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Sky Rugby pundit Paul Wallace. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Lisa Cannon. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Christopher Eccleston, star of Sky Atlantic’s new drama Fortitude, said he loved working with Dublin-born Michael Gambon on the show.

The show, which premiered at the Mansion House tonight, is set around the town of Fortitude in the Arctic Circle, which is the safest town in the world until something awful happens.

The show also stars Game of Thrones Irish actor Richard Dormer (who was late to the premiere due to a delayed flight), Stanley Tucci and Luke Treadaway.

“Michael [Gambon] is incredible, I’ve seen him on stage in three different roles and he’s the greatest actor I’ve seen on stage,” said Eccleston (50), famous for his former role as Dr Who.

Meanwhile, he said that new project Fortitude will be a launchpad for his co-star Richard Dormer’s career.

Experience

“This show is going to make Richard a star – he’s a great actor and a brilliant writer,” he told the Herald. “Filming in Iceland was great, for the first time in a long time it didn’t snow when it was supposed to, so we had to bring in fake snow,” he said.

“It was beautiful, the Icelandic people were amazing – it was incredible.”

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