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News Archive: March 2012
Posted at 10:33 AM (PDT) on Saturday, March 31, 2012
Gillian reflects on her portrayal of Miss Havisham in an all-new adaptation of Masterpiece PBS (Masterpiece Theatre)'s Great Expectations premiering this Sunday. Check local listings for times near you.
Gillian: It's nuts, but I don't watch anything. I don't watch a single thing. I never have. But I've got friends who I respect who are obsessed with it, so there's part of me that wants to. Michelle [Dockery, who plays Lady Mary] did something for one of my charities, so there's a double whammy there.
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Wear A Hat Day #2
Posted at 5:02 PM (PDT) on Thursday, March 29, 2012
"Brain Tumours kill more children and people under 40 than any other form of cancer and yet research into this devastating disease is seriously underfunded. At best, Research = Cure. At worst, improved outcomes for patients. We need to put more money into research and that is why I’m supporting Brain Tumour Research and their Wear A Hat Day. Please join me and Wear A Hat on March 30th."
Posted at 11:29 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Gillian Anderson on Great Expectations, Reading to the Royals, and Her Madonna-Like British Accent By Jennifer Vineyard Vulture.com March 28, 2012
Anderson called from across the pond to chat about her latest transformation, becoming besties with the royals, and her inconsistent British accent.
Miss Havisham is a complicated woman. The way you play her, with that singsong voice, adds a beautiful lost-soul quality, as if she were a child who's never grown up. That's an aspect of her. There's a certain amount of childish spitefulness, too. I didn't want her to be eaten away by resentment, because it's not clear that it's eaten her alive. There's a lot more poetry to her than that, and that's what I found in her voice after the first few readings. I thought of her like an addict. She was living vicariously through Estella. She fed on the information Estella would give her, jonesing for that fix, like it was a dose of heroin. And there was something about that state of craving, obsessing, jonesing, that makes her interesting.
Daily Beast Interview
Posted at 10:39 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Gillian Anderson on ‘X-Files,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Great Expectations’ By Jace Lacob The Daily Beast Mar 28, 2012
Gillian Anderson, famous for 'The X-Files,' stuns as Miss Havisham in Sunday’s 'Great Expecations.' She tells Jace Lacob about turning down 'Downton Abbey,' her British accent—and possibly playing Scully again. Read more…
X-Files, 'Married With Children casts reunite for Fox special
Posted at 2:37 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Show Tracker By Patrick Kevin Day L.A. Times March 26, 2012
Hard to believe that it's been almost a decade since the weekly adventures of FBI Agents Mulder and Scully left TV screens. And almost 15 years since the Bundy clan took their familial misery off the air. But the casts of both shows will soon be reuniting to celebrate an even more surprising milestone: the Fox network's first 25 years on the air.
"Fox's 25th Anniversary Special" is set to air April 22 and will include appearances from David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson of "The X-Files" (along with creator Chris Carter) as well as every member of the Bundy house: Ed O'Neill, Katey Segal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino.
Jamie Dornan joins Gillian in "The Fall"
Posted at 9:14 AM (PDT) on Monday, March 26, 2012
Jamie Dornan to star alongside Gillian Anderson in Allan Cubitt’s new BBC Two drama series The Fall March 26, 2012 BBC
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time, Shadows in the Sun) will join Gillian Anderson in a gripping psychological thriller that forensically examines the lives of two hunters.
Dornan plays serial killer Paul Sector, who stalks his victims in and around Belfast. Anderson is talented Detective Superintendent Gibson on secondment from the Met, brought in to catch him.
Produced by Artists Studio and written by Allan Cubitt (The Runaway, Murphy’s Law, Prime Suspect), the five episodes will follow the police investigation uncovering the intricate story of the lives entangled by a series of murders - both the killers’ and the victims’ families.
Art Explosion for Bristol Autism Project
Posted at 12:25 PM (PDT) on Saturday, March 24, 2012
Bristol mum Debbie Cogan is organising the Art Explosion, an art show and auction at the Centrespace Gallery (6 Leonard Lane, Bristol; behind 31 Corn St) featuring work by both celebrities and local artists to raise money for the Bristol Autism Project. The show will be open on Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 April with an exclusive auction taking place at 6.30PM on the Saturday evening.
Sneak Peek of Gillian's contribution (actual size of her artwork is approximately 16" x 12")
Debbie was inspired to organise this event by her son James who has Aspergers, a complex part of the Autism spectrum. Hundreds of children in Bristol share the same diagnosis and the Bristol Autism Project gives them the opportunity to have fun and freedom in their childhood. It also offers a helpline enabling parents to talk to other parents and professionals.
The show will be open from 11.00AM until 5.00PM on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April. Entry is free although donations will be greatly appreciated. There will be an opportunity to bid on items.
The auction will take place at 6.30PM on Saturday 28 April and will be attended by the Lord Mayor; this event is invitation only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. There might be online bidding (details to be confirmed).
Parade Magazine Interview
Posted at 9:48 AM (PDT) on Saturday, March 24, 2012
On Tattoos, Family Meals, and Dealing with a Teenager By Mary Margaret Parade.com March 25, 2012
...is now playing the forlorn Miss Havisham in PBS Masterpiece's Great Expectations (April 1 and 8, 9 p.m. ET; on DVD April 3). She tells Mary Margaret the three words that describe her best are "busy, stressed, and goofy."
The latest round of the LAX-Files auctions is coming to a close on eBay. That means you have only two days left to grab some awesome and unique merchandise. There are items from Breaking Bad, Army Wives, The Lone Gunmen, The Walking Dead, and of course, The X-Files.
Nissan LEAF - Gillian Interview
Posted at 5:34 PM (PDT) on Saturday, March 17, 2012
During Climate Week, Nissan UK caught up with Gillian who returns to her reputation for debunking myths by showing how electric vehicles are a viable driving alternative as she tries out the Nissan LEAF. Get involved at NissanLeafUK.
Ladies Home Journal
Posted at 5:31 PM (PDT) on Friday, March 16, 2012
In My Words: Gillian Anderson March 12, 2012 Ladies Lounge, LHJ
Latest role. On moving between America and Britain, where I live now. What's British and what's American about me. The difference between raising boys and girls. Costar with whom I've had the most chemistry. Favorite retreat.
Out Magazine Interview
Posted at 6:16 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Double Life of Gillian Anderson by Aaron Hicklin Out Magazine March 13, 2012
For nearly a decade, as Scully in the 'X-Files,' she was one of TV’s hottest commodities. Now, she’s remade herself in a series of demanding stage roles and smart TV dramas, such as the upcoming adaptation of 'Great Expectations.'
British Airways Photo Shoot
Posted at 12:36 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 11, 2012
British Airways Launch of New Service from London to Moscow Moscow, Russia - March 6, 2012
Photos of Gillian at a British Airways photo shoot for the launch of the airlines long haul service from London to Moscow (with premium service and fully flat beds three times a day)… and the corresponding party.