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Today Show : march 14th
Morning Joe : March 14th
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
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)
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Actress Gillian Anderson arrives in style to the @LouisVuitton_UK #LVTownhouse launch party at #SelfLondon pic.twitter.com/ki4HaIW0N7
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
Where do you live?
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.
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GAMeet Gillian Anderson on the set of Crisis in Chicago
Gillian Anderson X-Files Empire Podcast Special
Jason and Alexis in the Morning (Podcast n°10)
KZRR 94 Rock Interview
The Movie Gillian Anderson Has ‘Seen A Million Times’
Milling about Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson joins host Robin Milling to discuss The Fall, her first lead investigative series since The X Files. Playing a detective superintendent investigating a serial killer in Belfast, she jokes she’s had nine years of medical school as Scully. The Fall is shot in Belfast and the tourism board has Gillian to thank as room 203 in the Hilton Hotel, where her character stays in the series, is booked through the winter of 2014.
Gillian tells Robin she’s got a bit of an identity crisis, being born in Chicago and moving to London. In grade school she used her English accent to make friends, but kids can be cruel so she adopted an American accent. Now she says she can’t escape ‘the Britishisms’ and calls London home.
You can also see Gillian on the NBC series, Hannibal as Lecter’s therapist, and the upcoming series Crisis.
Gillian in the Sirius Studio :
Gillian will be guesting on The Empire Film Podcast on Monday, May 20, at 5pm London Time.
The scintillating Gillian Anderson stopped by today to preview « The Fall ». Thanks
Actress and Survival ambassador Gillian Anderson is the latest celebrity supporter to join our awáicon campaign for the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe
For Kids, For Community, For Hockey
Radio Spot with Gillian Anderson
‘X-Files’ to return in IDW Publishing comic series
« The X-Files is a classic property that helped redefine fans’ expectations for the science-fiction and horror genres, » said IDW executive Greg Goldstein. « The possibilities for new comic stories are virtually unlimited. »
IDW’s new X-Files series will debut in June and follow on from the events of the 2008 movie X-Files: I Want to Believe.
« Few shows have captured the zeitgeist and fans’ imaginations like The X-Files, and fewer shows still have left people hungry for more in the way this one did, » said editor-in-chief Chris Ryall.
« Our new series will be picking up where the second film left off, which will hopefully be as exciting for fans to read as it is for us to develop. »
X-Files comics have been running for almost as long as the TV show, which concluded in 2002. The series crossed over with IDW’s 30 Days of Night in 2009.
Gillian Anderson is made patron of Charles Dickens’ statue fund
Actress Gillian Anderson has been made patron of the fund behind the UK’s first statue of Charles Dickens, which is due to be unveiled in June.
The £118,000 monument will stand in Portsmouth where Dickens was born.
It was due to be unveiled in 2012 to mark 200 years since the writer’s birth, but insufficient funding meant it was put on hold.
Anderson played Miss Havisham in the BBC’s adaptation of Great Expectations and Lady Dedlock in Bleak House.
An anonymous benefactor has since underwritten the last £25,000 of funding needed for the statue, which was commissioned by the Dickens Fellowship.
The rest of the money has been raised by the Charles Dickens Statue Fund.
Anderson, best known for her role as FBI agent Dana Scully in The X-Files, said she hoped Dickens’ fans would make a donation to the fund.
The statue is set to be unveiled in Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square on 9 June 2013, the 133rd anniversary of the author’s death.
It shows Dickens reading in a chair and is being made by Oxford sculptor Martin Jennings.
In his will, the Victorian author requested that no statues or monuments of him should be built.
However, Dickens has two known statues in his honour, in Philadelphia in the US and Sydney, Australia. There are not believed to be any in the UK.
The Oliver Twist creator was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812 and spent the first three years of his life in the city before moving to London and then Kent.
Number 1 Mile End Terrace, where he was born, has been a dedicated Dickens museum since 1904.
Anderson was recently confirmed as the lead role in BBC drama series The Fall, which launches later this year.
Gillian a assité au Nicholas Oakwell Couture Spring-Summer 2013 show, le jeudi 13 janvier 2013.
Gillian in TOWN MAGAZINE (2013)
« I always knew I’ll end up here, » says actress Gillian Anderson, internationally renowned for her role as special agent Dana Scully in The X-Files, the part that won her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards. With English and Irish roots, but American-born, Anderson spend her childhood across the globe, but there was always a pull back to Britain. « I guess it was in my bones. Even as a teenager we’d come back from Michigan and stay in a flat in Harringay. I’ve lived everywhere, but London is the only the place I’ve properly missed. »
Now after an acclaimed run of roles in which Anderson has starred very memorably in TV adaptations of Bleak House, Great Expectations and in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House on stage, she will play the detective again in a new BBC drama series, The Fall. As Superintendent Stella Gibson, she has 28 days to solve a murder case in Belfast. « She’s probably my favourite character I’ve ever played, » says Anderson. « I’m very fond of her. »
Having lived here for the past 10 years, she’s moved from Notting Hill to Bloomsbury and she now settled farther East. « Sunday mornings are generally some kind of special breakfast – crêpes or a café nearby – and then it’s either a park or a jungle gym with my 6-year-old and 4-year-old children. There comes a point in the day when they just have to get out. My teenage daughter’s an artist and so we go to the galleries together – the Royal Academy, the Hayward, the National Portrait Gallery. And there’s always the wonderful routine of going to the Columbia Road flower market, getting a sausage bap and a cappuccino on the way. »
« My favourite thing about London is that people are allowed to be themselves – whatever that means. I feel more free here than everywhere else. I love that you can walk down the street and hearing different languages being spoken, and yet, it feels profoundly British. »
WARIS AHLUWALIA & QUENTIN JONES HOST A DINNER WITH MY THERESA at The Brunswick House Cafe, London Photo Morgan O’Donovan
@ICAPCharityDay with @GillianA for the Sohana Research Fund.
Interview de Gillian pour la RAI 4 :
‘X-Files’ Star’s Sri Lanka Home
The Guardian Interview : Thursday October 25th
Harry Borden portraits
Gillian at FINCH & CHOPARD LFF AfterParty at Little House le 15/10/1
As part of their celebration of 40 years of Female Special Agents, the FBI has released a PSA with Gillian Anderson to help commemorate the occasion!
MORE interview :
Gillian Anderson Finds the Truth in London
The X Files actress on falling in love with her latest character in ‘The Crimson Petal and The White’
by Leslie Van Buskirk
To many X Files fans, Gillian Anderson will always be flame-haired, skeptical Agent Scully. But in the decade since the series signed off, the actress, who now lives in London, has starred in several West End plays and in such acclaimed BBC productions as Bleak House and Great Expectations. Now Anderson appears in The Crimson Petal and the White, airing September 10 and 11at 8 pm ET/PT on Encore.
Your character in The Crimson Petal (above right) is very unsympathetic—a madam who pimps her daughter! Why did you want to play her?
It’s always the opportunity to do something I haven’t done before. I also find that I need to fall in love with the character,even if she’s despicable.
You’ve just shot several movies as well as a BBC crime series. Does it feel as though your career is firing on all pistons?
I guess it does, yes—although none of them are projectsthat took me away from home for long. I get pretty adamant about shooting my role quickly so that I don’t have to disrupt my family life [with her partner, businessman Mark Griffiths, and three children, ages 18, five and three].
During the run of X Files, you appeared on lots of “sexiest women” lists. Were you flattered or embarrassed?
The first time, I did the interview on the phone wearing old flannel pajamas, which was funny. For years, I kind of shrugged it off, but as you get older, if people are still paying attention, it’s flattering.
Judging from recent photos, you could still make the lists.
Thank you. For years I never paid much attention to what I looked like. Now when I see old pictures, I think, Why did I let someone put giant curlsin my hair and put me in that dress?! I’m finally paying more attention now.
What’s the oddest fan encounter you’ve had?
I guess it was meeting a woman who had my face tattooed on one butt cheek and [X Files costar] David Duchovny’s on the other. I mean, what more can I say?It doesn’t get any more committed than that.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS PRESS JUNKET : LOS ANGELES : JUNE 25th
Gillian as Elizabeth I in The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
nouvelle photo de Gillian par Megan K Eagles
Message vidéo de Gillian : SAVE THE AMAZON
Gillian assistait le 09/05/12 au 1 an de la comédie musicale SHRECK
Gillian Anderson is now managed by Jason Weinberg at Untitled Entertainment. She was previously with Anonymous Content. While she’ll always be known as « Agent Scully » from ‘The X-Files’, over the past decade Anderson has exported her talents to many BBC productions and has become a permanent fixture in Great Britain. She most recently starred with Rowan Atkinson in 2011’s spy parody sequel ‘Johnny English Reborn.’
FOX’s 25th Anniversary The X-Files
Gillian Anderson supports Brain Tumour Research’s Wear A Hat Day
The Salt Lake Online Interview
Daily Herald Interview
NewYork Daily News Interview
« In the area that I live in, in London, they have a great recycling scheme and also a great compost scheme — they collect and sell the compost and it gets recycled into other things. The money sustains the recycling, » says Gillian Anderson, who has lived in England for a decade. Although she’s still known best as « The X Files' » Dana Scully, Anderson has made several costume dramas for PBS’ « Masterpiece, » including « Bleak House, » « Any Human Heart, » and the latest, « Great Expectations, » which casts her as the mysterious, manipulative, tragic Miss Havisham in the adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. It premieres April 1 and concludes April 8.
Anderson hadn’t read the book before signing on to the project but did read it before cameras rolled. « My decision to do it was based on the adaptation first and foremost. I’ve heard Miss Havisham referred to over the years and when I read the script I saw her in my mind’s eye and it moved from there. I studied the time period. But it comes down to an intuition of who this character is and how it fits into the piece as a whole, » she says of the jilted, heartbroken heiress. « I think she’s in a lot of pain, and one of the ways that she feeds that pain is cruelty. For her, it’s punishment and getting pleasure out of other people’s pain and discomfort. »
Later this year, Anderson will play the MI-5 agent boss of Clive Owen in « Shadow Dancer. » « It’s a great story about his relationship with a young Northern Irish girl who’s in the IRA, » she says. As for another « X Files » movie, she’s open to it. « Every time we’re asked, which is at least once a week, we say the same thing: if it happens, it happens. »
Une interview de Gillian parue sur le site PARADE.
That’s everybody’s first reaction, but the woman who played her in David Lean’s  production was only three years older than I am. I think that makes it a more interesting, devastating story—there is still hope for her, yet she chooses to be stuck in her heartbreak.
Every once in a while I think there’s got to be a way you can have a tiny little nip no one can see. But that’s probably what everybody thinks—that it’s going to be seamless, and it’s not. I’m waiting for technology to catch up so you won’t be able to tell
I try to keep my sons [ages 3 and 5, with her partner, businessman Mark Griffiths] in bed until 7 a.m., and then we’ll either have breakfast downstairs or go out. My daughter [17, from her marriage that ended in 1997] gets a reprieve, since sometimes that’s her only morning to sleep in. Then, depending on the weather, we’ll go to a park or an indoor jungle gym.
Cooking wasn’t a part of my family life. We helped ourselves and ate standing over the kitchen sink. But now I experiment from time to time. I make a few lamb dishes and a prawn Thai curry à la Jamie Oliver. And there is one way I make roast chicken. I don’t need to look for any other way of making it.
Even though I can dress up like a soccer mom, the punk rocker will forever be under my skin. A manager once told me to smile for the paparazzi. I thought, screw that! Playing along [with intrusive press] is perpetuating something I don’t think should be legal.
I actually have three. There are two tortoises back to back on my ankle. I got them in Tahiti and they represent peace of mind. Then I have one on the scar from an ectopic pregnancy I had years ago. And on my wrist is one of the eight limbs of yoga.Celebrity Tattoos Uncovered
Do you see yourself in your daughter?
We are very, very similar—much to her chagrin. She’s constantly saying, “Mom, I’m doing this just like you!”What advice do you give her?
To be true to what she’s feeling. I followed boys instead of following my own dreams and passions. That has been my advice to her—and whoever else will listen.
Gillian, driving an electric car, en route to ‘A Night of Blues’ with Save The Children.She talks about Climate week (March 12-18, 2012)
Ladies Home Journal Avril 2012
‘5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gillian Anderson’
Daily Mail du samedi 25 février
1. When I feel stuck or need some guidance I always consult a psychic. I’ve been fortunate to have some very accurate readings from various psychics in the past which have helped me a great deal.
2.I have a pierced belly button. I had it done while shooting thexfiles I’d always wanted one so I did it on my lunch break. Then for the next scene I had to dive on the ground on my stomach.
3. Rod Stewart’s Maggie May is my afvourite song of all time, It brings back memories of my parents playing it when I was a child. Now if it comes on the radio, everything stops and I scream for it to be turned up loud.
4. My partner and I have been together for five years now and we’re very happy. But when I was single before him, I never went on dates. I’ve never been formally asked out in my life. May be it was the vibe I gave out.
5. The xfiles helped turn me into a no nonense person. i used to trip over my lines when they had me spouting out orders beacuse I felt I didn’t have the power. But playing Scully made me blossom in real life so I’m grateful to her.
How did you start acting?
I didn’t particularly like school very much. I didn’t really feel like I fitted in or belonged. I used to shave the side of my hair with a razor blade and pierce my nose. I was listening to bands such as Circle Jerks, Butthole Surfers and Bauhaus. However, once I started acting in a community play, a lightbulb went on – I felt quite sure of myself and about the direction I was going in. Then, when I decided I wanted to go on to college, I asked for suggestions of where one should go if one wanted to be an actor, and somebody told me about the Goodman Theatre School in Chicago. So I sent away for an application. That was the only place I auditioned. I have a tendency to be really naive about things but it worked out because I got accepted.
Your MI7 Agent character in Johnny English Reborn, Pamela, is pretty serious. Did you purposefully play the role straight, like your character, Dana Scully, in The X-Files?
Yes, exactly. In fact, it was very similar to The X-Files, ironically. In order for the jokes to work, it is not appropriate for the character to witness the extent of things taking place. In The X-Files, my character is the disbeliever, so I was used to being the one who is looking in the wrong direction or being out of the jokes, so to speak.
You’ve acted in more TV and independent films lately. Was that a conscious decision?
Yeah, I’ve made a decision to put my family life first, so I don’t do something that takes me away from them for three months at a time. I like the idea of popping in and doing a few weeks here. However, there are only a few things that will allow for that kind of schedule. I’m not terribly ambitious. There is a part of me that takes what comes. I don’t read Variety, I don’t do any of that sort of stuff.
You live in London now – do you miss the Los Angeles weather?
No, I actually don’t. People often talk about the London weather in a negative way but then I lived in Vancouver when we were shooting The X-Files, which was incredibly cold.
Is there any truth to the rumours that another X-Files movie will be made?
I don’t know. There is talk of it but I don’t know what that will equate to. I’ve said it from the beginning that if it’s something they pull together, I’ll be on board.
Gillian a été élue meilleure actrice dans une adaptation de Dickens pour BLEAK HOUSE et GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Dear Me: celebrity letters to their younger selves – interactive
- Gillian parle du 11 / 09