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EW Live :
Today Show : march 14th
Morning Joe : March 14th
Msnbc : Morning Joe
SiriusXM Morning Jolt with Larry Flick (march 13th )
SiriusXM FreeWheelin (march 13th)
Gillian Anderson for Cheetah Conservation Fund
Gillian Anderson, aka Agent Scully of X-Files, nerds out about the ocean’s health and talks about playing smart characters.
"KIDS ARE GREAT TRAVELLERS"
ACTRESS AND MOTHER OF THREE GILLIAN ANDERSON, 45 TALKS TRAVEL WITH SARAH MABER.
Is travel important to you?
Travel is a huge part of my life. I’m on airplanes all the time. The place I’ve gone to the most over the past five years is Sri Lanka – I fell in love with it in 2008, and I bought a property there. I was looking for a place on the beach but then I fell in love with this extraordinary colonial-style house on a coconut plantation. While I was doing it up, I would go five times a year with the kids. I perfected the technique of long-haul travel with children.
Any tips on keeping children quiet on long-haul flights?
Kids are actually great travellers; they’re very adaptable. When they’re young, the best thing to do is to travel on night flights, and take enough toys and soft books to occupy them. As they get older, just do whatever gets them through the flight. My kids are usually quite restricted on their TV time, but on flights I don’t care if they watch four movies. There’s only so much colouring that can be done…
What was your first holiday as a child?
When I was six months old, we moved to Puerto Rico for about 15 months. It wasn’t meant to be a holiday, but there was a great deal of surfing and beach time. I remember being in my nappies on the beach and napping on a hammock swinging between palm trees. I remember the ocean.
What has been your most memorable trip?
My second husband and I once drove from Kenya down to Johannesburg, and camped in places along the way. There were buffalo and crocodiles and hippos; there were elephants nearby. One afternoon, there was a red kite circling around us and we started throwing up pieces of hot dogs. The kite would swoop down and catch them. That was pretty memorable.
And what was your worst-ever trip?
When my now 18-year-old daughter Piper was 18 months old, I did a press tour for The X-Files. My husband and I were young, and properly exploring Europe for the first time. Because of my schedule, we gave ourselves two days in Florence, two days in Paris, two days in Venice… it was insane. It was August and so hot. I’d rented a house in France that turned out to be like a dungeon. We walked in the door and turned right around again. A relative had a tiny campervan that we borrowed and we ended up at a campsite in St Tropez, and had the best time.
City break or beach holiday?
Because I spend a lot of my time in cities I would say beach. The one thing I have the hardest time doing is relaxing. If I’m in a city, I’m going to be exploring; on the beach I’ll actually read.
What items would you never travel without?
Flip flops, I wear them pretty much every day; you shouldn’t be without them in hot countries.
Do you have a favourite hotel?
There’s a place in Sri Lanka called Club Villa. It has a beautiful pool and grounds, and it’s very child friendly. There’s a railway line that runs through the garden and separates the hotel from the beach. Most people would think ‘what a shame’. But it’s so romantic to be in the pool with your kids smelling the frangipani when all of a sudden this rickety old train goes through the garden.
What do you do when you first arrive?
I suss out the accommodation and work out who’s going to go where and what the playing area is going to be. I put the toys out and move anything that might get broken.
What would be your perfect holiday?
I want to go to Vietnam and Cambodia – but that’s one to do as a solo trip.
Hollywood star Gillian Anderson talks to @reporterlisa about The Fall, X Files & being surprised by NI’s beauty
The Nolan Show
I am ridiculously proud to announce that on December 10th, at the Tabernacle in London, the first LETTERS LIVE evening will be taking place. LETTERS LIVE is a series of events that will see myself and Simon Garfield, author of To The Letter, joined on various stages by a spectacular array of actors, authors and musicians, all of whom will be reading out "correspondence deserving of a wider audience." Musical performances will also feature. Names confirmed for December 10th include Gillian Anderson, Matt Berry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Cave, Kerry Fox, Neil Gaiman, Thandie Newton, DBC Pierre, James Rhodes, Bruce Robinson, Peter Serafinowicz and Juliet Stevenson. A number of similarly amazing surprise guests will also appear.
The night is being run as a fundraiser with all profits from the evening going to the charity, The Reading Agency.
The second LETTERS LIVE event will take place on March 27th, 2014, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank. This will be followed by a number of further events across the year and across the UK. Details of these additional events will be announced in January 2014.
For further details and ticket information, visit LETTERS LIVE. [UPDATE: There are no tickets remaining; the event sold out in minutes. Keep your eyes peeled for news of the March 2014 event.]
An afternoon with Gillian Anderson (November 16th 2013)
First up today in the new series for @fishlove2013 the amazing @GillianA with Conga The Eel by Denis #rouvre Amazing pic.twitter.com/DGt4vn5l4j
— Moshimo Brighton (@moshimobrighton) November 8, 2013
Gillian with the cast of THE WALKING DEAD (Fandom Fest ) : Vincent M Ward, Lew Temple, IronE Singleton, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs and Michael Rooker.
Gillian Anderson’s My London
The Fall actress likes to splash out on dinner at Ottolenghi and vintage dresses
Published: 20 September 2013
Updated: 09:16, 20 September 2013
Central London. It’s surprisingly quiet and it feels like London might have done hundreds of years ago.
Best thing a London cabbie has said to you?
‘You look just like that Mulder on X Factor. ’
Where would you go for a nightcap?
Along the South Bank — it’s BYO.
First thing you do when you arrive back?
Look out of the cab window and, rather than get absorbed in my BlackBerry, soak in the city I feel so grateful to live in.
Who’s your hero?
Anyone who fights for human and civil rights.
What do you collect?
Art. But not as voraciously as I wish I could.
Waitrose/Ocado for ethics of business, quality of food and friendly prompt service. John Lewis for its range of products and speed of delivery for household items. Viola on Connaught Street and William Vintage on Marylebone Street for eveningwear.
Last play you saw?
A Season in the Congo at the Young Vic — one of my favourite theatres for its versatility and purpose. I can watch Chiwetel Ejiofor in anything.
Animal you’d most like to be?
A sloth. Maybe I’d finally slow down.
Definitely not my first memory as I was six, but walking up to our doctor’s surgery, which used to be connected to the church that Dave Stewart turned into a recording studio, in Crouch End and scratching the first of many chickenpox spots that would be the cause of my previously unexplained fever.
I think some of the best dishes I’ve had have been at Ottolenghi in Islington or the Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell. Fresh, healthy ingredients and ingenious flavour combinations.
Last song you downloaded?
Kendra Morris’ cover of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’.
Building you’d like to buy?
There are so many but they are all too big and in the wrong neighbourhood. Kew Gardens? St Pancras? I mean, I’d have to keep procreating.
Best place for a first date?
Lunch at La Fromagerie on Moxon Street in Marylebone. Best to keep it bright and it’s easy to escape from. If it goes well, a second date underground at Odette’s in Primrose Hill.
Favourite London club?
Annabel’s. It’s just so damned romantic and I’ve never not had a fabulous night there.
What would you do as Mayor?
Whose department looks after regulation over child trafficking? Maybe if it was under Boris’ jurisdiction, something would actually get done about it.
Ever had a run-in with a policeman?
In my first flat on Portobello Road after having been broken into for the second day in a row.
The Foundling Museum behind Coram’s Fields, Columbia Road flower market and 5×15 stories and lectures at The Tabernacle.
Most romantic thing someone’s done for you?
Gift me a wooden box full of the dried remains of the dozen red roses bought after our first date.
Who do you call when you want to have fun?
Emma Kennedy seems to have her finger on the pulse of hilarity in London.
Best piece of advice?
My father suggested in 1987 that I should learn how to do word processing as computers were on the rise. He figured that since I was likely to be out of work as an actor, I could fall back on it to pay my rent. I did not heed his advice but it was sound.
Gillian Anderson stars in From Up on Poppy Hill, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday
Celebrity Q+A: Gillian Anderson
She’s a regular on NBC’s Hannibal, which is too scary for her sons to watch. But her turn as an affable witch inRoom on the Broom, soon out on DVD, is totally kid-friendly.
Q. After playing so many serious roles, was it fun doing an animated film?
A. I’ve worked on a couple of animated pieces before, likeThe Simpsons. It’s a whole other world. Lots of fun, but harder than you would imagine.
Q. Did you score cool points with your sons, who are 6 and 4, doing Room on the Broom?
A. I’ve read the book to them probably 10,000 times, which is one of the reasons I was interested in the voiceover role. But they don’t know I did it. Actually, they don’t really know what it is I do. I’d rather keep it from them as long as possible because I’d rather they like me not because of what I do for a living, but because of the mom I am.
Q. How do you deal with the challenges of having an 18-year-old daughter and the little guys? Must make your head spin sometimes.
A. I’m lucky because my girl is very grounded, self-aware and self-motivated. With the boys most of my day is reacting to what they throw at me—making messes, climbing and somersaults, broken bones. You do your best and the rest is just patience.
Q. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. I don’t really have one! I’ve been thinking of downloading some of the TV series people are so obsessed with, but then my brain starts telling me I should be researching a new project or something productive. But I do hold regular game nights, when I invite friends over to play cards and guessing games. I make a main dish and they bring vegetables or salads.
Q. What are your Halloween plans?
A. So far I haven’t made any costumes. All I know is that my youngest wants to dress up as Luke Skywalker, the same thing my daughter wanted when she was 5!
Written by Celia Shatzman.
Web Exclusive October 2013 issue of Family Circlemagazine.
Gillian with Kathy Najimy :
@kathynajimy Peta’s dan matthews, soy paper sushi, funny gorgeous Gillian &my cane tapping 2the disco music, Perfect nite pic.twitter.com/YGE2NCukpe
Gillian in the MARIE-CLAIRE magazine :
Gillian Anderson for The Global Genes Project
Neurofibromatosis, pronounced Neuro-fi-bro-ma-to-sis (NF for short), is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. This progressive disorder affects all races, all ethnic groups and both sexes equally. NF is one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States (one in every 3,000 to 4,000 births), even though not many people are familiar with it.
The disease personally affects actress Gillian Anderson, whose brother passed from the disease and was diagnosed when she was just a teenager. Anderson was kind enough to speak with Global Genes about her involvement in a congressional push for NF awareness programs across the US.
GGP: Your brother was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at just three-years-old. What was the impact of that diagnosis on you and your family?
GA: My brother Aaron’s neurofibromatosis was so mild in childhood that it was easy to forget about. My mom got busy helping run a support group and educating herself about the disease.
GGP: How did neurofibromatosis affect his life? Did it limit him from taking on his goals in life? How did he come to terms with the reality of his disease?
GA: Wish I could ask him how he came to terms with it. He just never knew any different; it was always a part of his reality. It may be why he developed an early interest in prejudice of all kinds. He cared deeply about racial equality and fairness in general. But he went on to get an undergraduate degree at U of M and was working on a PHD at Stanford when he died of an NF related brain tumor. He travelled, he DJ’d and break danced. I think he led a pretty full life.
GGP: As a sister of a patient who had this condition, what would your advice be to other family members who are watching a loved one go through the process of getting a diagnosis, treatment, and dealing with a rare disease during every-day life?
GA: Several things I would suggest. 1) Speak openly about the condition – don’t hide the diagnosis or whisper about it – NF, or any disease name, should be part of the wallpaper of the family life. 2) Avoid pampering, coddling, and over-protecting. 3) Don’t identify the child with the disease, eg “this is my NF child” 4) Have your child’s health monitored by a specialist in the condition, even if it means going out of town for care.
GGP: Did you or your brother ever encounter any type of judgment or stereotyping during the course of his life? Was he treated differently than others?
GA: I don’t remember any incidents. His NF was so mild that he and everyone else could ignore it. He was fortunate to escape the learning disabilities, incoordination and social awkwardness that are common in NF kids. He did have skin tumors on his upper torso that were only really evident when he was at the beach in trunks. He had no shame– so those around him didn’t either.
Photo by Lawrence Ho
GGP: What resources or organizations would you recommend patients and their loved ones turn to (are there any specific organizations you are involved with for NF or rare disease in general?)
GA: Fundraising efforts for NF have been largely for the NF Network (formerly NF, Inc.), www.nfnetwork.org. I have also recorded material for the NF Center at Washington University, nfcenter.wustl.edu. For several years I was a patron of the NFA (now the Neuro Foundation}, and now I’m supporting Children with Tumours, www.childrenwithtumours.org, a new UK group devoted to helping kids with NF.
GGP: You addressed congress about the disease; what was your goal—and what was the experience like?
GA: The aim was to educate Congress about neurofibromatosis and to encourage the individual representatives to sign a letter requesting federal funds for NF research. It was nerve racking and empowering.