LA Daily News: Dickens of a Time
Posted at 6:39 AM (PST) on Thursday, January 19, 2006

LA Daily News
Celebrities Column
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
January 19, 2006


It's a long, long way from "X-Files" to "Bleak House," but Gillian Anderson handles portraying the cool, secret-harboring Lady Dedlock brilliantly in the Charles Dickens drama. At least, she does in the opinion of esteemed British actor/director Charles Dance. "She looks like Rosetti's muse, with the long jawline - wonderful," he says.

PBS will begin airing the saga of love, murder and the quest for a mystery-man's identity in six parts Jan. 22. As for Dance, he plays the merciless lawyer Mr. Tulkinghorn, who is, he says cheerfully, "one of the nastiest villains ever written, with not a redeeming quality about him. Completely vile. You love to hate him."