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News Archive: April 2013
TV Trailer: BBC Two's "The Fall"
Posted at 9:53 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BBC Two has released a trailer for its upcoming drama series The Fall, which is set to premiere in the UK this May 13 (Monday 9pm), in Ireland (RTE 1) from May 12, and in the US on Netflix May 28. Gillian stars as DSI Stella Gibson in a thrilling new crime serial. More about this program here and here.

Doodle 4 NF Starts in 10 Days!
Posted at 2:48 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 28, 2013

This year's 10-day eBay Doodle auction starts on May 9.

Each May, as part of Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness month, the NF Network organization auctions celebrity Doodles to benefit families affected by NF.

Gillian is an honorary spokesperson for the NF Network and has, once again, contributed a lovely doodle along with her daughter, Piper.

We also have doodles by:

Candice Bergen, Mayim Bialik, Anna Camp, Steve & Nancy Carell, Angela Cartwright (Sound of Music), Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson), Chris Colfer (GLEE), Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), Tim Conway, David Copperfield, Carson Daly, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Minnie Driver, Harlan Ellison (A Boy and His Dog), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville), Victor Garber (ALIAS), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), Dean Haglund (Lone Gunmen), Robert Hays (Airplane!), Honey Boo Boo & Chubbs, Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies), Kevin James (King of Queens), Jimmy Kimmel, Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead), Dave Koz, Matt LeBlanc (Friends), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), Martin Mull (Roseanne), Dermot Mulroney, Bill Mumy (Lost in Space), Kathy Najimy (voice of Peggy in King of the Hill), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Pauley Perrett (Abby Sciuto on NCIS), Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond), Alan Rosenberg (L.A. Law), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), Bob Saget (Full House), Jessy Schram (Once Upon a Time), Ben Schwartz, Rufus Sewell, Martin Sheen (The West Wing), Craig Shoemaker (Lovemaster), Mark Snow (The X-Files), Becca Tobin (GLEE), Lily Tomlin, Darren Waterston, and MANY MORE!

Visit the new Doodle 4 NF website to see all the 2013 Doodles in the Gallery (more will be added before the auction starts).

Please LIKE Doodle4NF on Facebook to help us spread the word and ask your friends to do the same. Download our button logos!

Thank you VERY much for your support!

Auction: FOUR Signed XF Scripts
Posted at 1:08 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gillian just auctioned one of the scripts from this collection at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. (X-Files Panel video on YouTube)

MORE are being auctioned on eBay!

Available now, FOUR authentic signed XF scripts: "Milagro", "Deadalive", "Nothing Important Happened Today", and "Hollywood A.D."

Gillian at Action Against Hunger dinner
Posted at 2:19 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gillian joins stars and chefs at Action Against Hunger dinner
By Victoria Stewart
London Evening Standard
April 23, 2013

Last night, the theme for the Diner des Grands Chefs London 2013 was The World’s Kitchen by the Thames and the chefs created 15 five-course menus.

Organised in collaboration with Relais & Châteaux, £100,000 was raised through live and silent auctions.


Updates: Books and CDs
Posted at 2:00 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gillian's Favorite Books: 23 new recommendations

Gillian's Favorite CDs: 40 new recommendations

The Fall Heading to Netflix
Posted at 8:13 AM (PDT) on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Netflix Closes Deal To Acquire US Rights To THE FALL

By Patrick Munn
April 18th, 2013

Netflix has closed a deal with Content Film & Television to acquire the exclusive US broadcast rights to BBC Two’s upcoming drama series THE FALL, TVWise has confirmed.

The news, which was first reported by Broadcast, comes as Netflix is ramping up its offering of exclusive series through both acquired programming and originals. Word is that the THE FALL will be made available on Netflix closely behind the series’ premiere on BBC 2 this May.

Created by Allan Cubitt, THE FALL revolves around a PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) investigation in Belfast into a string of Murders. After the PSNI are unable to make any progress on the case(s), Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson), who is on secondment from London’s Metropolitan Police Service, arrives at the Belfast police station to review the murder investigation and close the case. The drama series stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Gibson and Jamie Dornan (ONCE UPON A TIME) as Paul Spector, a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

The series also features a large supporting cast which includes Archie Panjabi (THE GOOD WIFE), Gerard McCarthy (HOLLYOAKS), Bronagh Waugh (HOLLYOAKS), Niamh McGrady (UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS), Emmett Scanlan (HOLLYOAKS), John Lynch (THE JURY), Simon Delaney (ROY), Karen Hassan (HOLLYOAKS) and Séainín Brennan (HIDDEN).

The five part drama series is produced by Artists Studio in association with Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland, with Jakob Verbruggen serving as series director and Allan Cubitt, Justin Thomson-Glover, Patrick Irwin & Stephen Wright serving as executive producers.

Daily Express Interview
Posted at 10:57 AM (PDT) on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gillian Anderson comes down to earth

To millions of fans, Gillian Anderson will always be alien investigator Dana Scully. But these days the former X-Files star is a London school-run mum - and she's joining the ranks of the terrestrial TV detectives

By: Rachel Corcoran
Daily Express, UK
Sun, April 14, 2013

Let's put the truth out there: Gillian Anderson has never looked better. Dressed all in black, in tight jeans and a polo-neck jumper, she wears her hair scraped back in a ponytail that shows off flawless skin and those famous cheekbones. You'd never believe she was 44.

She's relaxed, too, and instantly chatty, with no hint of the "spiky and serious" person she's claimed to be in the past. When she speaks - in the English accent she adopts on these shores - she's considered and thoughtful, but very aware of the clock and the minutes ticking away before she must leave to pick up her two youngest children from school.

Read more…

Gillian talks about her role in HANNIBAL
Posted at 10:12 AM (PDT) on Saturday, April 6, 2013

April 5, 2013
by: Chris Alexander

Exclusive: Gillian Anderson talks role on NBC's HANNIBAL

HANNIBAL, the new NBC series that premiered last night (April 4) to positive reviews, is about as dark as network TV gets. The series, written by Bryan Fuller and whose pilot was directed by David Slade (HARD CANDY, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), takes Thomas Harris' iconic star of book and film, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (here played by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen) and unfolds his pre-RED DRAGON life over an entire season (if the show does well, maybe a few seasons), aiding FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) as he hunts serial killers while the good doc himself is quietly killing and consuming even more victims.

The show has an impressive cast that's also aided by veteran actor Laurence Fishburne (THE MATRIX) and, as the series arrives in its final few episodes, THE X-FILES femme fatale Gillian Anderson who, in a novel twist, plays Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, confessor psychiatrist to Lecter, his only outlet in which he can unburden himself of the sanguinary secrets he holds. It was a role that Anderson was perhaps born to play.

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THIS SEASON ON HANNIBAL: Viewer Discretion Advised

Gillian's character will appear in these five episodes (air dates according to The Internet Movie Database):

May 9 - Ep 6
May 16 - Ep 7
May 23 - Ep 8
June 20 - Ep 12
June 27 - Ep 13

If you missed the first episode, you can watch it now on NBC's HANNIBAL page.

And LIKE them on Facebook!

The British 10k London Run 2013
Posted at 10:09 AM (PDT) on Saturday, April 6, 2013

From SA-YES:

We are pleased to tell you that we have filled our 6 official charity places that we purchased for this year's British 10k London Run on 14th July. We also have a number of individual runners who have joined 'Team SA-YES' bringing our current team total to 9.

If you would like to raise funds to help us to continue our work with youth in Cape Town, please consider joining our team, we’d love to have you on board. If you would like further information please email me at

Julie Baron
SA-YES Events Coordinator

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