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There are times when you interview actors, and you suspect they are not so much listening to the questions you ask as waiting for their chance to plug whichever project they’re working on at the moment. (This is also frequently true of most conversations, though non-actors’ projects are typically less glamorous.) Talking to Gillian Anderson is not […]

Anderson said she has little interest in reprising her iconic role as Dana Scully unless a project felt “new and progressive.” With seemingly every classic film and television property being rebooted as content for streaming services, you would be forgiven for thinking another revival of “The X-Files” is inevitable. But according to star Gillian Anderson, fans […]

December 5, 2021 ♦ Articles, Interviews, Television, The Great

In the past two years, Gillian Anderson has played two of the most influential female figures who ever lived. First, there was her performance as Margaret Thatcher on Netflix’s The Crown, which won her an Emmy; next, she’ll star as Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime’s limited series The First Lady. Sandwiched between those parts is another historical character: the scene-stealing detour Anderson […]

September 16, 2021 ♦ Articles, Interviews, Magazine Scans, Photoshoots

After receiving critical acclaim for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown, the iconic actor talks to Ryan Cahill about one of the most successful years of her career, and what comes next… Landing the main role in a celebrated TV show is, for many actors, the thing that dreams are made of. Which acting newcomer […]

June 20, 2021 ♦ Articles, Interviews

Gillian Anderson plays the polarizing U.K. Prime Minister with a complicated relationship to Queen Elizabeth on the Netflix drama It’s no surprise Gillian Anderson mastered Margaret Thatcher’s unusual manner of speaking for The Crown – her Golden Globe- and SAG-winning performance started with the U.K. Prime Minister’s mouth… specifically her teeth! In a chat with Elisabeth Moss for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors, Anderson explained […]

June 16, 2021 ♦ Articles, Interviews

The question nags at you: Is Gillian Anderson British or American? Yes, she was born in Chicago, but her family relocated to London shortly thereafter. They came back to the United States before Anderson entered high school, but kept an apartment in England, which they returned to each summer. She trained as an actor at […]

October 2, 2017 ♦ Articles, Television, The X-Files

The EW article is posted below & offers a few interesting snippets about the upcoming season of The X-Files! For a show about experiences that can’t be quantified, The X-Files isn’t lacking numbers: 208 (episodes), two (movies), one (Speedo). But the most significant might be 10 — as in, the 10 new episodes now filming […]

November 30, 2016 ♦ Articles, Movies, Sold

Feted for playing an FBI agent in “The X-Files” tackling the supernatural, actress Gillian Anderson has cast herself in the real-life role of an anti-slavery campaigner after being shocked at the scale of the problem. Anderson said she had been unaware up to 46 million people globally were living as slaves, generating an estimated $150 […]

November 12, 2016 ♦ Articles, Television, The Fall, Videos & Audios

The Fall sees renewal for a fourth instalment but it will take longer before it returns. Gillian Anderson is also rumored to exit the show along with Jamie Dornan. BBC’s another darker crime television series The Fall recently concluded Season 3 by killing off actor Jamie Dornan. Dornan, who plays the serial killer Paul Spector, […]

September 6, 2016 ♦ Articles

As soon as Gillian Anderson took her seat on the dais, she had a question for the audience: “Someone told me to ask you about Waffle House,” she said, drawing knowing laughs from the assembled super fans. Though Anderson has the type of career that spawns head shakes and “How does she do all of […]

April 25, 2016 ♦ Articles

Gillian Anderson insists she hasn’t had any work done, but says she’s no stranger to the pressure women in Hollywood feel to keep turning back the clock. The 47-year-old “X-Files” actress appears on People’s “World’s Most Beautiful Faces Of The Year“ list and admits she sometimes succumbs to the standards society and media place on […]

April 9, 2016 ♦ Articles, Movies, Sold

When Gillian Anderson signed on to be part of the upcoming film Sold about the human rights issue of sex trafficking, she quickly realized the role would mean more to her than most. “It really wasn’t saying yes to the role,” Anderson tells PEOPLE. “It was saying yes to being a part of the global […]

March 19, 2016 ♦ Articles, Television, The X-Files

FanX » Reluctant star of sci-fi series is on board now, but this isn’t where she saw her career taking her. “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson didn’t become an actor to star in a science-fiction series. It wasn’t anything she planned on doing, it was something she “got swept up into.” And starring as Agent Dana […]