Gillian Met Queen Elizabeth II today!
Posted at 1:52 PM (PST) on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Anderson 'fascinated' to meet Queen
February 14, 2012

Actress Gillian Anderson said she was "fascinated" to meet the Queen and Duke Of Edinburgh tonight at an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the life of Charles Dickens.

The former X-Files star was joined by a host of other faces from TV and film at the reception, which was also attended by members of Dickens's family.

Anderson, who recently brought the character of jilted bride Miss Havisham to life in a BBC adaptation of Great Expectations, said: "I would love to be able to walk around and have a conversation with everybody here. I am absolutely fascinated to be here and to meet the Queen."

The actress, who also played Lady Dedlock in the 2005 BBC production of Bleak House, said she was unsure which Dickens character she would play next.

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