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News Archive: February 2011
2 Reminders
Posted at 11:26 AM (PST) on Saturday, February 26, 2011



Today, Sunday, February 27:

1. FIASCO Photos Auction has started on eBay - five HUGE 16x20 photos and five 8x10 photos. Winners get to decide how Gillian should personalize the photograph (but she reserves the right to edit the text that is submitted).

2. "Any Human Heart": Episode 3 on Masterpiece Classic. Check local listings

If you're busy watching the Oscars, you may catch AHH online until March 22.

"Any Human Heart" has been nominated as Best Drama Series by the Broadcasting Press Guild in the UK (37th Annual TV Awards).





AHH: Episode 2 on Sunday
Posted at 6:18 AM (PST) on Saturday, February 19, 2011



Follow Logan Mountstuart into World War II and the dangerous world of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor as Any Human Heart continues this Sunday, February 20, 2011, on MASTERPIECE Classic.

Synopsis: Episode 2

Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice w/ Keira Knightley), Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell (coming July 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Jim Broadbent (Bridget Jones: Dad, Harry Potter: Prof. Horace Slughorn) star in William Boyd's adaptation of his acclaimed novel.

Episode 2: Watch Online
1:23:33 | Expires 3/22/11




Climate Week t-shirt (UK)
Posted at 6:52 AM (PST) on Friday, February 18, 2011



Designer low carbon t-shirt unveiled for Climate Week

Modelled by climate ambassadors Lily Cole, Gillian Anderson, EJF Patron Emilia Fox, Eliza Doolittle and many others

The official Climate Week (21-27 March) t-shirt has been unveiled featuring an exclusive, limited edition design by the Ďpatron saints of printí, Eley Kishimoto, in aid of the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Organic, ethically made, and manufactured by wind and solar power, the low carbon t-shirts will also be available for men and women from Tesco, Climate Weekís headline partner, for only £10. Available in time for Climate Week, in-store and online at www.tesco.com/clothing.

Read more...




FIASCO Photos Auction: Coming Soon!
Posted at 12:00 PM (PST) on Wednesday, February 16, 2011



Starting Sunday, February 27, we are going to auction (on eBay) a whole bunch of fabulous photos that were featured in the January 2011 issue of FIASCO magazine.

We'll have both 8x10 and HUGE 16x20 photographs, all of them 'To Be Personalized'.

Winners will get to decide how Gillian should personalize the photograph (but she'll reserve the right to edit the text that is submitted)!

What would YOU choose to have Gillian write on a photograph?

The auction will benefit the Alinyiikira Junior School of Uganda (as mentioned in Gillian's message dated February 6, 2011).




Any Human Heart: Episode 1
Posted at 8:12 AM (PST) on Wednesday, February 16, 2011



Watch Online
1:23:33 | Expires 3/22/11




New Interview
Posted at 2:43 PM (PST) on Saturday, February 12, 2011



The Sunday Conversation: Gillian Anderson




Any Human Heart on Masterpiece Classic this Sunday
Posted at 7:40 AM (PST) on Saturday, February 12, 2011



Airing February 13, 20 & 27, 2011 on PBS
Check local listings

How can a man in the bloom of youth, pursuing writing and sex with equal vigor, end up grizzled, old, and surrounded by piles of boxes and paper, the detritus of a life? The answer is the story of Logan Mountstuart, who believes, "Every human being is a collection of selves...we never stay just one person."

Logan is played at three junctures of his life by Sam Claflin, Matthew Macfadyen (Little Dorrit), and Jim Broadbent.

Any Human Heart is based on the bestselling book by William Boyd and also stars Kim Cattrall (My Boy Jack), Gillian Anderson (Bleak House) and Hayley Atwell (Mansfield Park).

Watch the trailer.




Do It for Charity London Cycle ride for Off The Street Kids!
Posted at 7:38 AM (PST) on Saturday, February 12, 2011



Have you ever wanted to take part in a charity cycle ride? Here's your chance!

On Sunday 29th May 2011 your ride will start in Richmond taking you through the spring-time countryside of Walton-on-Thames, Cobham and Windsor.

Off The Street Kids need 12 Volunteers to take part in this fantastic event to help them raise funds so they can continue with the work that they do.

No experience is necessary. Just cycle at a pace that suits you and, most important of all, have fun! There are two routes from which to choose; a short 50 miles or a longer route of 100 miles.

To request further information please email Julie at events@otsk.org.




Message from Gillian
Posted at 8:35 AM (PST) on Sunday, February 6, 2011



February 5, 2011

Okay, so Iím in Los Angeles and the sun is shining which is a far cry from London weather and I have to say Iím a little gun shy about writing here for you guys because as you know it is no longer just between me and you. Every time I write something it ends up in an article as if Iím purposefully writing public commentary and just pisses me off. Eventually Iíll get over it and settle into the new Wikileak world but right now Iím having growing pains.

What can I say? I miss my boys. I just skyped with them and Oscar was making jam filled muffins and Felix was throwing a car against the wall and the internet is so bad where Iím staying that it kept cutting out and they got progressively frustrated and all I could see were blurs of screeching color flash across the screen and then freeze into pixels and die. Call again, ďMummy!Ē Pixels, die. Call again, ďLookĒ! Pixels, die. Etc Etc. For an hour. Iím exhausted and itís 9am.

Any Human Heart is airing here in the states on Sunday the 13th of Feb - I think Iím supposed to tell you guys those things. Donít think thereís much publicity around it cause they spent it all on Downton Abbey. Now thereís something for people online - ďGillian Anderson was complaining recently on her blog...Ē. But so tell a friend. That itís on. And thereís a lot of sex in it. Not involving me. But the cast is fantastic and the world is going to fall in love with Hayley Atwell.

What else? Oh the Fiasco magazines. I guess one or two of you have bought them online and received torn up copies. Please donít send nasty emails to the editor. Theyíre a small company and doing their best to get the stuff out there for little to no profit. Iím going to try to get some of them on the LA newsstands any day now and they should be a bit cheaper if you guys in LA start hounding your local street vendors near the Beverly Hills West Hollywood Brentwood areas. Demand and supply.

And the signed photos from the shoot will be up for auction soonish to raise funds for the AJS teachers' block. Very excited for them. By the way thank you again to Sandi Hicks and all you Australian supporters who have raised the bulk of AJSís expenses on this build. You guys are so generous with your time and effort and such proactive fundraisers!

Iím addicted to hemp seeds.

I think thatís it for now, or I should say for the next six months. No! Thatís terrible. I donít mean to really itís just, LIFE!

G.




LAX-Files Book
Posted at 8:27 AM (PST) on Sunday, February 6, 2011


Hello to my GAWS family,

Thank you for all your support and generosity regarding LAX-Files.

Book sales are doing very well, and we have a new website where you will find the latest information about the book, why it was done, how to buy a copy, and upcoming promotions and events.

Missed your chance to buy a personalized autograph book? Not to worry, plans are in the works for another "little something."

While you are there, don't forget to join our Facebook fan page as well.

Thank you again,

Erica
Author, LAX-Files




Gillian narrates unique film of uncontacted Indians
Posted at 8:25 AM (PST) on Friday, February 4, 2011



Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Filmed, Governments Take Notice

The Huffington Post
Joanna Zelman
02/ 4/11

Worldwide attention has turned to the Peru-Brazil border where uncontacted Indians live, and the South American countries are finally feeling the pressure to protect them.

Survival International's campaign with newly released photos of the tribe, followed by a breathtakingly haunting film by the BBC, has raised awareness of one of the last uncontacted tribes in the world.

The BBC film, narrated by actor Gillian Anderson was made in collaboration with the Brazilian government for the new BBC 1 'Human Planet' series. Shooting from a kilometer away with a powerful zoom lens in order to minimize disturbance, the BBC crew captures gardens, homes, and people covered in red body paint. An undisturbed civilization. Unfortunately, it may not remain this way.

Illegal loggers have entered the Peru side, forcing the Indians into Brazil. Jose Carlos Meirelles, a member of the Indian Affairs Dept. in Brazil, is responsible for monitoring the land and proving that the tribe exists. According to him, "This footage is the only way to convince the rest of the world that they are here. If illegal loggers or miners contact these people, they won't shoot images... they'll shoot guns."

Until now, there has been little success in preventing the loggers from taking over the land. As Gillian Anderson reports, "Instead of expelling the loggers, Peru's government has suggested that uncontacted tribes don't exist at all." But that seems to be changing, as Peru's authorities have just announced that they play to work with Brazil to stop the loggers from entering Indian territory. Survival's Director Stephen Corry holds hope for the future, stating, "This is a really encouraging first step, let's hope their declared intention turns into real action quickly."

See the video narrated by Gillian

Gillian said today, ĎWhat comes across very powerfully from this amazing footage is how healthy and confident these people appear. I hope they can be left alone Ė but that will only happen if the loggers are stopped.í (Survival International Press Release)








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