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News Archive: January 2013
Ottawa Comicon
Posted at 1:11 PM (PST) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gillian plans to attend this year's Ottawa Comicon on May 11 - 12 (Saturday and Sunday only)

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Our Robot Overlords
Posted at 10:05 AM (PST) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Screen Daily
January 30, 2013

Embankment Films' $21m-budgeted sci-fi Our Robot Overlords now has Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley attached. The film will mark Anderson's first sci-fi project outside of The X-Files franchise.

In a recent interview with Screen’s sister publication Broadcast, Anderson expressed excitement about the project from Grabbers director Jon Wright.

“I’ve got a film that’s shooting in May,” she said. “It’s with Ben Kingsley and it has robots. At the moment it’s called Our Robot Overlords.

“It’s a fantastic script set in the future about a woman who has four or five kids living with her in a world run by robots and they break out in search of the father who’s gone missing.”

The film is set in a robot-occupied, futuristic Britain in which a gang of teenagers struggle to survive. Produced by Piers Tempest and executive-produced by Mark Huffam, it has secured development backing from the BFI, and Nvizible will handle special effects.

New XF Comics!
Posted at 10:57 AM (PST) on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

IDW Publishing To Launch New X-FILES Series In 2013

San Diego, CA (January 28, 2013) - IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are thrilled to announce a partnership to publish an exciting series of works based on the legendary series, THE X-FILES. IDW's publishing plan includes reprinting collections of the classic issues published intermittently from 1995 through 2009, as well as creating brand-new X-FILES comics to launch in June 2013.

Over two movies and two hundred television episodes, THE X-FILES, is a juggernaut of science fiction-tinged intrigue, unique characters and carefully constructed stories. The show's popularity raged into the comic world, seeing successful series mounted by publishers Topps and Wildstorm. Despite this, new publishing has not been available since 2009's joint Wildstorm/IDW crossover - 30 Days of Night/The X-Files - leaving fans without a venue for the continuing sequential adventures of Mulder and Scully... until now.

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Collectormania 19
Posted at 9:48 AM (PST) on Monday, January 28, 2013

Gillian plans to attend this year's Collectormania Festival: Milton Keynes, UK on May 25 - 26 (Saturday and Sunday)

IBG Auction: Round 2
Posted at 11:43 AM (PST) on Sunday, January 27, 2013

IBG Inc.'s first quarter 2013 Charity Swag Auction is going on right now.

Check out their latest batch of cool X-Files items plus 2 Gillian-related books.

Bid generously to support this very hard-working philanthropic organization. They also sell exclusive X-Files 'A Conversation With...'dvds!

On Screens Soon: From Up on Poppy Hill
Posted at 11:41 AM (PST) on Friday, January 25, 2013

Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill, will finally be released in New York and Los Angeles theaters on March 15 (goes wide on March 29).

The film is directed by Goro Miyazaki from a script by Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle).

It was the top-grossing Japanese release of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation.

Set in Yokohama in 1963, the hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.

This English-language version is also voiced by Gillian Anderson, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton and Alex Wolff.

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Patron of Charles Dickens' statue fund
Posted at 9:22 AM (PST) on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gillian Anderson is made patron of Charles Dickens' statue fund
BBC News
January 23, 2013

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 later this year.

The £140,000 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. Another £25,000 still needs to be found and it is hoped Anderson will help spearhead the final fundraising push.

She said: "I was surprised that there wasn't a Dickens statue anywhere in Great Britain. One especially in Portsmouth, where he was born, would be a focal point to expand people's knowledge of and interest in Dickens and his writing."

Read more here and here.

Aussie Charity Auction: Round 1
Posted at 8:33 AM (PST) on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

An X-Phile's Charity Auction (Australia) - 13 items signed by Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Téa Leoni, including photos, movie posters and more!

All the items have been personally signed for this auction and 100% of the proceeds will go to US Fund for UNICEF which helps millions of disadvantaged children around the world.

Round 2 will start on February 1.

Town Magazine UK
Posted at 11:14 AM (PST) on Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter 2013 Edition

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."

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Four Things
Posted at 11:33 AM (PST) on Sunday, January 20, 2013

1. IBG Inc.'s first quarter 2013 Charity Swag Auction is going on right now. Check out the cool items (One Tree Hill, House, The Following, The Carrie Diaries, Dexter, Smallville, Happy Endings) on their auction block and bid generously to support this very hard-working philanthropic organization. They also sell exclusive X-Files 'A Conversation With...'dvds!

2. Enjoy reading Moviehole's Exclusive: What are the chances of an X-Files 3? which includes an amusing response from Gillian.

3. If you're in London, you might want to participate in The Gillian Anderson London Charity Walk on Saturday 23 March at 10.30am. It will start at The Royal Court in Sloane Square where Gillian performed The Sweetest Swing in Baseball and end at Crouch End where she spent her childhood. For more information, follow them on twitter and visit their blog. This event will benefit SA-YES.

4. Also being auctioned on eBay: authentic signed XF scripts and crew gifts.

Emerald City Comicon
Posted at 11:47 AM (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2013

Gillian plans to attend this year's Emerald City Comicon on March 1-2 (Friday and Saturday) with a possibility of a very limited signing on Sunday, March 3.

SA-YES Needs Mentors
Posted at 10:18 AM (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2013

Know anyone in Cape Town, South Africa?

SA-YES needs mentors for it's Transition to Independent Living program.

Please click here for all the information.

Help spread the word!


Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza
Posted at 5:07 PM (PST) on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gillian attended the opening night of Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza at the Royal Albert Hall on January 8, 2013 in London, England.

Please click here to see photos.

Auction: Gillian's Mauro Erre High Heels!
Posted at 1:34 PM (PST) on Friday, January 4, 2013

5th Annual "Kick Up Your Heels" online fundraiser for the Lancaster Opera House.

Over the past 4 years, they've raised over $35,000 for their Arts in Education outreach initiative. This program introduces the performing arts to students. The money raised from this year's auction will help support their summer workshops for 70 children ages 6-16.

Click HERE to bid on Gillian's high heels! Both shoes are autographed across the bottom soles (signed with silver marker).

Check out all their other items too!

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