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'Doctor Who' made Eccleston ill

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'Doctor Who' made Eccleston ill
Christopher Eccleston has revealed that playing the Time Lord contributed to skin conditions.

He told SFX magazine: "There were days when I got psoriasis, I got eczema.

"My face blew up in the 'Dalek' episode. I looked literally disfigured with tiredness and poor skin. You can't have a life. You can't socialise."

In answer to those who underestimate how hard a project it was, he added: "It is actually hard graft. With TV, you do a 14-hour day and then you're doing your line-learning.

"I'm not moaning about it, but if you play the Doctor the hardest thing is you can't have a life."

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