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News Archive: March 2012
Miss Havisham
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.

Doodle Day USA: Michelle Dockery's Doodle
Posted at 11:16 AM (PDT) on Friday, March 30, 2012

In a recent Vulture interview, Gillian was asked:

Do you watch Downton Abbey?

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.

Michelle's "doodle" which will be auctioned on eBay starting May 10 to benefit the Neurofibromatosis Network.

Lots of info and doodles at Doodle Day USA. Click on the 'Why Doodle?' and 'Downloads' tabs for buttons and banners to help us spread the word. Join us on Facebook too. We love it when more and more people click on our LIKE button. :-)

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."

Join in Wear A Hat Day here.

Vulture Interview
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
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.

Read more…

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…

Watch Great Expectations Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

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.

Read more…

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

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.

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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 to register. There might be online bidding (details to be confirmed).

Read more…

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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
March 25, 2012 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."


Wear A Hat Day
Posted at 12:33 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Join in Wear A Hat Day here.

Aussie XF Fans: One Item Auction
Posted at 6:47 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A final auction for the Aussie X-Files Fans Fundraiser that completed in December 2011 to benefit South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES). Gillian is a co-founder of this program.

This late arrival, a photo from Millennium, XF episode 7x04, has been signed just for this auction by David Duchovny and Lance Henriksen.

Take a look and bid on eBay. Thank you very much for your support!

Gold Derby Interview
Posted at 12:56 PM (PDT) on Monday, March 19, 2012

Posted on November 8, 2011

Gillian talks about various television roles.

LAX-Files Auctions: Round Five
Posted at 10:57 AM (PDT) on Sunday, March 18, 2012

X-Files News:

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.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society in honor of Kim Manners, so head on over to eBay and grab yourself something cool such as a very unique Autographed X-Files LAX-Files Book Signing Poster (signed by the cast & crew of TXF, including Gillian).

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.

X-Philanthropy Auction: Last Round
Posted at 11:48 AM (PDT) on Saturday, March 17, 2012

X- Philanthropy is auctioning signed items to benefit the Berlin/Brandenburg Branch of the German Neurofibromatosis Association's summer camp program for children and teenagers affected by NF.

Please click HERE for the last round which has two items signed by Gillian.

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.

To read the answers, please click here.

InStyle UK Photo Shoot
Posted at 12:53 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Behind-the-scenes: Gillian Anderson in vintage
InStyle UK

Meet Gillian Anderson's secret red-carpet weapon - William Banks-Blaney, the man behind vintage dressing store William Vintage. Go behind-the-scenes on their shoot HERE!

InStyle, UK April 2012

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.'

Please click here to read the interview.

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.

British Airways Offers a Preview of the New Long Haul Service to Moscow

A Night of Blues
Posted at 2:17 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photos of Gillian attending 'A Night of Blues' with Save The Children at The Roundhouse in London on February 29, 2012.

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