Christopher Eccleston, 57, displays his muscular frame in black outfit after ...

Christopher Eccleston, 57, displays his muscular frame in black outfit after ...
Christopher Eccleston, 57, displays his muscular frame in black outfit after ...

Christopher Eccleston, 57, showcased his muscular frame in a black outfit on Thursday as he wrapped up filming for BBC's new Oliver Twist adaptation at the National Waterways Museum in Cheshire.

The Doctor Who star revealed his defined biceps in a sleeveless top which he paired with cargo shorts as he loaded his bag in his Range Rover after a long day on set.

He sported a short haircut and goatee as he ditched his Victorian-era costume after playing criminal organiser Fagin in the 10-part family drama, Dodger.

Casual: Christopher Eccleston, 57, displayed his muscular frame in a black outfit on Thursday after filming BBC's new Oliver Twist adaptation at the National Waterways Museum in Cheshire

Casual: Christopher Eccleston, 57, displayed his muscular frame in a black outfit on Thursday after filming BBC's new Oliver Twist adaptation at the National Waterways Museum in Cheshire

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Fagin - one of the main characters in the original 1838 Oliver Twist novel - is the leader of a group of children who he teaches to pickpocket in exchange for shelter.  

Saira Choudhry, 31, who is best known for playing Anita Roy in Hollyoaks and Tegan in Paul Abbott's No Offence, takes on the role of Nancy who is a member of Fagin's gang and Bill Sikes' lover. 

Shameless star David Threlfall, 67, will play chief of police Sir Charles Rowan in the series, while child actor Billy Jenkins, 14, - who was in The Crown - will also feature in the new drama. 

The series, which will appear on CBBC and BBC iPlayer, has been written by Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery, while Charlie Higson has also guest-written an episode.

Heading home: The Doctor Who star revealed his defined biceps in a sleeveless top which he paired with cargo shorts as he loaded his bag in his Range Rover after a long day on set

Heading home: The Doctor Who star revealed his defined biceps in a sleeveless top which he paired with cargo shorts as he loaded his bag in his Range Rover after a long day on set

Oliver Twist is Charles Dickens' second novel, and was published as a serial from 1837 to 1839. It was released as a three-volume book in 1838, before the serialisation ended.

The story centres around orphan Oliver who was born in a workhouse and sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker.

After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the 'Artful Dodger'

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