|Special Panel in Milton Keynes
Posted at 3:53 PM (PDT) on Thursday, May 23, 2013
Gillian will be at the Collectormania Festival: Milton Keynes near London this weekend (May 25-26).
There is no panel at this ComicCon BUT Gillian is holding her own special panel event on Sunday at 11:30am in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel at the MK Stadium in Milton Keynes (right before her scheduled photo shoot at 12:40pm).
The reserved room can only seat 50 and 29 tickets have already been sold. If you want to attend this special one hour Q&A session, go to the Online Store and buy your ticket NOW before the event is sold out!
This is a CHARITY EVENT. Whether you attend or not, please consider making a donation through the Online Store. All proceeds will go to SA-YES. Thank you!
Huffington Post Interview
Posted at 8:52 AM (PDT) on Thursday, May 23, 2013
Gillian Anderson On 'The Fall' And Returning To American TV In 'Crisis'
By Chris Harnick
May 23, 2013
Gillian Anderson is staging an impressive return to the TV.
Later this month, "The Fall," a five-episode successful BBC 2 series starring Anderson, makes its way to Netflix. The series, which co-stars "The Good Wife's" Archie Panjabi and "Once Upon a Time" veteran Jamie Dornan, is a provocative murder mystery that follows Stella Gibson (Anderson), a detective superintendent who is called in to investigate a serial killer in Belfast.
All five episodes will be on Netflix beginning May 28 and Anderson says it won't disappoint. "Finish 'The Fall,'" she told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. "It gets better and better, I promise."
Anderson, who spent nine seasons as Dana Scully on "The X-Files," is returning to viewers' lives in a big way. Later this year, the actress, who's been recurring on NBC's "Hannibal," will also be in the Peacock Network's "Crisis," a new drama from Rand Ravich. Below, Anderson opens up about her upcoming projects, how she felt about playing a detective again, what she has binge-watched and much more.
THE FALL on Netflix, May 28
Posted at 8:28 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Haunting New Serial-Killer Thriller Heading to Netflix
by Jace Lacob
The Daily Beast
May 22, 2013
BBC Two’s ‘The Fall,’ starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, debuts on Netflix on May 28.
It is virtually impossible to talk about The Fall-BBC Two’s addictive and provocative serial killer drama, which begins streaming stateside on Netflix on May 28-without mentioning the ghost in the room: Prime Suspect.
The allusion to Prime Suspect, a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic, is well founded. For one, The Fall is the closest that television has come to capturing the taut alchemy of Prime Suspect: part police chase, part psychological portrait of the hunted and the hunter. At the time of its premiere in 1992, Prime Suspect captured the institutional misogyny of the Metropolitan Police and placed at its center Helen Mirren’s Jane Tennison, a knife-sharp detective who wasn’t content to hover at the edges of a “man’s world.” Over the seven seasons that Mirren portrayed Jane, viewers came to see her as a brilliant, if flawed, protagonist, who somehow remained tethered to the glass ceiling that she had shattered and who turned to drink and sex to dull the loneliness of her life.
In The Fall, we see both the hard road that Mirren’s Tennison had to walk but also the women-both fictional and real-who followed Tennison’s path in the 22 years since she first appeared on screen. Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, played here with precision and grit by Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), joins this tradition as a confident and headstrong copper who flits between steely logic and rational detachment. To call her emotionless is to miss the point: Anderson’s Stella has real and vivid emotions, often deeply so, but she’s far more calm and rational than her male colleagues, a capricious and sensitive lot who can dodge bullets but can’t avoid wounded egos.
Anderson—in her first television series regular role since Dana Scully on The X-Files-is mesmerizing as Stella Gibson, delivering a first-rate performance that does not elide Stella’s femininity, but instead uses it as part and parcel of her innate strength. Stella Gibson may be a flawed protagonist in the mold of Jane Tennison, prone to the same icy temperament, but, unlike Mirren’s sleuth, Stella doesn’t have to hide her femininity nor does she have to act like a man in order to advance her ambitions. She is instead a puzzle to be solved in her own right. Stella’s nonconformity and assiduity are perfect companions to her desires, and she doesn’t apologize or feel guilty for fulfilling those needs. For Anderson, this is a role that she was born to play: uncompromising and flinty, radiating a ferocity and tough conviction.
When it debuted in the U.K. last week, The Fall became the highest-rated drama premiere in eight years for BBC Two, and a second season renewal is said to be close, though nailing down Anderson’s schedule now that she’s booked as the female lead in NBC’s Crisis may prove to be tricky. But putting aside the vagaries of scheduling, what is certain is that this spellbinding psychological thriller, which remains enticingly (or frustratingly) open-ended at the conclusion of its first season, is more than worthy of your rapt attention this summer.
Click HERE for the full article.
Message from Gillian
Posted at 4:16 PM (PDT) on Monday, May 20, 2013
Here we go again. Sorry I just have to set something straight.
I have never in my life said “I turned down a role in Downton Abbey and Game Of Thrones.”
Whilst doing press for Great Expectations I was asked if I ever watched Downton and I said that ashamedly I did not watch anything. They were shocked as if to say “But you live in London!” and by way of apology almost I said sorry but all I know of it is what I read in what must have been the first script. She asked if I had been offered a role and I said yes. And then she named a particular character and I said I did not know and she said an American and I said possibly and she said Elizabeth McGovern’s character and inside I said Oh No! I know Elizabeth and did not wish in any way for it to be a comment about anything least of all a judgment. At the time it was not for me and that was that. Upon reading the subject in the article of which much was made as I had feared, I sent both Elizabeth and Mr Fellows a heart felt apology. I had met the latter on a couple of occasions including once more recently when he shook his finger at me and quite rightly implied-”see what you missed”. Same thing with GOT. A journalist asked me outright - perhaps had heard, no idea, and I had answered in the affirmative. Should I have lied?
And here again a round table discussion for The Fall at which somebody brought it up again and I said that I did not think it was fair to talk about and they persisted and I tried to contribute levity to a situation that never ends well. If I had said I would not discuss it, in the article it would still headline with the forged quote, and proceed to imply that I became snippy as they like to say in the UK or maybe that I tossed my glossy mane in contempt or what the fuck ever- the point being there was no way out except to attempt to imply “silly me, yes my daughter thinks I’m nuts” because as with every other teenager the world over she is obsessed with Games Of Thrones. They asked why I had said “no” and I said in an effort to end it once and for all that it was due to scheduling - all of this was back when the thought of anything serial was giving me heart palpitations. And then to add more lightness to what was now becoming uncomfortable as I realized I was indeed talking about the thing I said I didn’t want to discuss, I made a joke about well obviously if Scorsese offered me a part- fuck the schedule, Id move in with him kind of thing. I DO NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS ANYMORE!!!!! A whole lot of fabulous actors are working their asses off on great shows and do not need to hear about who said no to the f-ing parts.
If you are a journalist and ask me about this subject matter I will stare at you with a smile on my face until you change the subject and after the interview my publicist will call you and kindly mention that if you mention that I stared at you while you attempted to stir shit, I will never do an interview for your magazine or newspaper again. You may not give a shit but I do.
Jimmy Fallon: May 21
Posted at 11:30 AM (PDT) on Friday, May 17, 2013
Gillian will be guesting on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on Tuesday, May 21.
NBC Weeknights at 12:35/11:35C
Empire Podcast on Monday
Posted at 10:37 AM (PDT) on Friday, May 17, 2013
Gillian will be guesting on The Empire Film Podcast on Monday, May 20, at 5pm London Time.
Posted at 2:21 PM (PDT) on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Gillian did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) today, May 16 (Thursday) at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT.
If you missed it, click HERE to read all the questions and answers.
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