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The actress does however think that the future is female.
Gillian Anderson is without a doubt one of the most talented British actors of the modern day. Having starred in critically-acclaimed shows such as 'The Fall' and 'American Gods', she's arguably most well known for her leading role as Dana Scully in 'The X-Files'; one she's had since the show started all the way back in 1993.
Gillian Anderson isn't happy with the 'X-Files' staff
Unfortunately for Anderson, despite being such a big part of 'The X-Files', it seems it's taking even longer than the two decades it's been popular with fans for her voice to make an impression on those in charge.
Continue reading: Gillian Anderson Criticises Lack Of Women On 'X-Files' Team
The actress also finds the role of Media "pretty daunting".
Gillian Anderson is one of the most recognisable actresses of the modern day. Whether you know her from her early acting days in 'The X-Files', or her more recent roles such as Stella in crime drama series 'The Fall', she's somebody who manages to bring a real sense of relatablity to each character she brings to life. When you see Anderson take on a role, you wonder if anybody else would have been able to do as good a job.
Gillian Anderson enjoying the BAFTA TV Awards red carpet
Her most recent small screen role is that of Media in 'American Gods'. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, the series tells the story of an impending war between the Old Gods and the New Gods, with Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane leading the charge on the show as Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday respectively.
Continue reading: Gillian Anderson Discusses "Delicious" 'American Gods' Opportunity
Following a brief but successful 6-episode comeback in 2016, Fox has approved a further 10-part series of 'The X-Files' for this year.
‘The X-Files’ has been renewed for a further series to be broadcast in the 2017-18 television season, following a successful re-boot of the sci-fi favourite last year.
The Fox network announced on Thursday (April 20th) that it had ordered a second part to what it describes as ‘The X-Files’ ‘event series’, and which will begin to air in the summer of 2017 in the States, though a precise date was not revealed.
Gillian Anderson's breakthrough role came as Dana Scully in 'The X-Files'
Continue reading: 'The X-Files' Given The Green Light For Another 10-Episode Series
'Viceroy's House' follows the life of the last Viceroy of India who was the figurehead of relinquishing British rule on the Indian subcontinent in 1947. Lord Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina Mountbatten were charged with overseeing India's newfound independence, wanting the nation to stay united as one. However, India was already divided by religion, with Muslim leader Muhammed Ali Jinnah wishing to establish a separate country in the form of Pakistan. The Partition of India was not a desirable option for the British rule, but as the civil unrest grew amongst the people and people began to divide themselves anyway, it became the only option for minimal damage to all nations.
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‘X Files’ star Gillian Anderson has also said she’d like to be the first female 007.
Emilia Clarke is currently thrilling fans in the sixth season of ‘Game of Thrones’, but the 29-year-old actress also has her sights set on another franchise. Speaking to the Daily Star, Clarke revealed she’d like to be the first female James Bond.
Emilia Clarke would like to be ‘Jane Bond’.
“I have a lot of unrealised dreams,” Clarke told the newspaper. “I would love to play Jane Bond. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo Dicaprio. No doubt about it.” There’s no doubt that Clarke has the adventurous streak needed to play 007, as anyone who saw Sunday’s ‘GOT’ could attest to.
Anderson was initially offered just half of what Duchovny was, ahead of the first 'X-Files' series in 14 years.
She may have won Emmys and Golden Globes for her performances as Dana Scully in ‘The X-Files’, but Gillian Anderson apparently had to stand her ground and insist on equal pay with her co-star David Duchovny for the series’ imminent return.
47 year old Anderson reportedly had to battle to secure pay parity with 55 year old Duchovny, according to an article in the Daily Mirror. ‘The Fall’ actress, said to be worth £17 million, was initially offered only half of what Duchovny was for the first ‘X-Files’ series in 14 years.
It’s a significant victory financially as well as symbolically, as Duchovny was offered between £155,000 and £172,000 per episode for the comeback tenth series, according to some reports.
The ‘X-Files’ returns to our screens next month, but our favourite FBI agents are dealing with some relationship difficulties.
It’s been 13 years since Mulder and Scully were on the small screen and eight years since the last ‘X-Files’ movie, so some things are bound to have changed. The new series, which airs on Fox next month, will pick up where 2008’s I Want To Believe left off, but sadly something has happened between the two FBI agents.
David Duchovny is returning to ‘The X-Files’ as FBI agent Fox Mulder.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, star David Duchovny revealed that Mulder and Scully split up at some point between the second film and the revival's first hour. "We're not bickering while we're running with our guns out," Duchovny said.
Mulder and Scully will return to our screens for the first time in 13 years in January.
Channel 5 have secured the rights to broadcast the new series of the ‘X-Files’ in the UK, after an intense bidding war. The highly anticipated series see the return of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, after 13 years away from our screens.
‘The X-Files’ star Gillian Anderson.
“Securing the UK premiere of the hugely anticipated return of 'The X-Files' is a major coup for the channel and will create one of the television events of 2016,” said Ben Frow, director of programmes at Channel 5.
Continue reading: Channel 5 Secure Rights To Broadcast New 'X-Files' Series In The UK
Hey, 'The X-Files' is probably returning.
Iconic sci-fi drama The X-Files could be returning to screens after Fox opened up talks with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman said at the Television Critics' Association press tour that he was "hopeful" about the outcome.
Gillian Anderson could return for a new season of The X-Files
"We've maintained a good relationship with Chris, David and Gillian. We're very hopeful, but it's hard. The actors are very busy. They have a lot going on. Chris has a lot on his plate, so it's just trying to carve out the time," he said.
Continue reading: 'The X-Files' Likely To Return, Duchovny And Anderson In Talks
Scarlett Johansson will be starring and producing in a television adaptation of Edith Wharton's 'The Custom of Country'. It will be Johansson's first major television role.
Scarlett Johansson is making the jump from the big screen screen to the small when she stars in an adaptation of novelist Edith Wharton's The Custom of Country.
Scarlett Johansson will star in The Custom Of Country.
Matthew Morgan is living in the romantic city of Paris after retiring from his teaching post as a philosophy professor. Despite having lived in France for some time, his knowledge of the language remains limited and so he more or less remains solitary since the tragic death of his beloved wife. However, soon he meets young Pauline Laubie, a dance teacher who also feels tremendously alone in her life and the pair develop an unusual bond of friendship. Their relationship is tested when she discovers that he has a son, with Matthew having never spoken about him. It soon becomes clear that he's struggling deeply to come to terms with his wife's death and is in dire need of a loving relationship once again no matter how platonic. Will he manage to find a way through his heartbreak with his new friend? Or do some wounds run too deep?
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Complex emotions and a gentle exploration of interpersonal connections make this Paris-set drama worth a look, especially since it's so nicely played by the eclectic cast. German filmmaker Sandra Nettlelbeck (Mostly Martha) lets the story unfold slowly and steadily, getting deep under the skin of the characters in the process. The draggy pace sometimes makes the two-hour running time feel very long indeed, but it lets the cast to take the time to create rich, detailed connections that are easy to identify with.
It's been three years since Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) buried his wife Joan (Jane Alexander) in a cemetery in Paris, their chosen home. Now he imagines her everywhere he goes, feeling her absence all the time until he runs into the young dance instructor Pauline (Clemence Poesy). Not only does she remind him of Joan, but he fills a gap left in her life after her father died. So the two begin an offbeat friendship that feels more like family than anything else. Even so, Matthew's loneliness sparks a visit from his son Miles (Justin Kirk) and daughter Karen (Gillian Anderson), who's too busy to stay for very long. They of course don't trust Pauline. And as she witnesses Matthew's interaction with them, she begins to understand that he has never related to them as a father.
While the premise sets things up for a whole lot of healing and sentimentality, the script avoids this by remaining earthy and raw, digging deep into the characters without trying to explain everything they are doing or thinking. There certainly isn't a right way to mend the problems between Matthew and his children, although it's clear that a bit of openness and respect will go a long way. Caine plays this beautifully, with a spark of wry humour alongside Matthew's relentless pain. His scenes with Poesy have a delicate chemistry that is refreshingly difficult to fully understand, and yet it feels authentic. And when Miles enters their world, things shift in even more interesting directions.
Continue reading: Mr. Morgan's Last Love Review
Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan are back for series 2 of 'The Fall'
Gillian Anderson and Fifty Shades' very own Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan, are returning for the second season of BBC2 thriller 'The Fall'. Anderson began work on the new series this week, which is filmed in Belfast and once again follows Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson's hunt for serial killer Paul Spector (Dornan).
Gillian Anderson Is Returning for 'The Fall' Season 2
The new series, written and directed by Allan Cubitt, features six hour-long episodes and picks up directly from where the first series last off, with Gibson continuing her hunt for the killer.
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'Non-Stop' isn't the best film you'll ever see, and, surprisingly, not the worst...
Stripping down Non-Stop into the ingredients that make it gives a good indication as to what you should expect: Liam Neeson. Air Marshal. Crazed terrorist demanding money. 40,000 feet in the air. Gillian Anderson. Bomb. Cryptic text messages.
Liam Neeson doing what he does best 'bemused proffesional'
Sounds bad, no? Well it is, but – according to a bunch of critics – not as bad as you might think. We had this pinned down as a 13% stinker on Rotten Tomatoes, but would appear as though the review-aggregating site has totted the reviews up to the sum of 59%, at the time of writing anyway.
This year's selection comprises an eclectic bunch.
Every year, The Academy makes a selection of short films from three separate disciplines: animation, documentary and live action. And while the latter categories are usually filled with hard-hitting, affecting stories, the animation section provides levity.
Mr Hublot is a charming story, beautifully framed in a semi-mechanical world
Firstly, we have ‘Mr. Hublot’ – a semi-mechanical man living in a semi-mechanical world. He’s fully endowed with ODC, though, is a recluse and lives a life of order, but when a robot pet comes into his life, things change; no longer is he comfortably nestled in his comfort zone. This is computer animated short from France/Luxemburg, directed by Laurent Witz & Alexandre Espigares. It’s void of dialogue but says plenty with it’s beautiful aesthetic.
Continue reading: Oscar Animated Shorts: Check Out The Nominees
It was time for the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 in London on Tuesday night (November 5, 2013) at the famous Claridge’s hotel. The likes of Rita Ora, Victoria Beckham and Mick Jagger turned out for the ceremony, but it was Jourdan Dunn, Cate Blanchett and Idris Elba who were the big winners.
Rita Ora and Jourdan Dunn pose for the photographers outside Claridges at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. Rita Ora came away with the prize for Musician of the Year, while Joudan clinched the Model of the Year prize 2013. Well done girls!
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The TV series was phenomenal, but can't we just leave it at that?
The news that there could be a third X-Files movie in the works is sure to provoke mixed reactions even from the show's most ardent fans. Though it was widely agreed that the first movie (1998) was a successful tie-in to the long-running sci-fi series, the second The X-Files: I Want To Believe (2008) drew mixed critical reactions with many complaining that it was not as strong as the TV show.
The nine season drama followed the activities of FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who investigate the 'X-Files'; the unsolvable cases often involving supernatural or paranormal phenomena. As a result, the show had impressive scope and encompassed the horror, thriller, action and science fiction genres, as well as a little hint of romance between the two agents.
Continue reading: Is A Third 'X-Files' Movie Really Such A Good Idea?
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have expressed interest in making a third 'X-Files' movie.
The paranormal franchise has aired more than 200 episodes over 9 seasons in the television series and has made 2 feature films.
Duchobny and Anderson first debuted their roles as FBI agents 'Fox Mulder' and 'Danna Scully', 20 years ago on 'The X-Files'.
Continue reading: 'The X-Files' Stars Want To Do A Third Movie
The talented actress will walk the London boards for Tennessee Williams' famous play.
Gillian Anderson Is Returning To Stage Acting.
Performed by the Young Vic, the play will be directed by Benedict Andrews who is known for having had great success with Chekhov's Three Sisters at the Young Vic in 2012. The X Files actress began her career in theatre before she found fame on the small and big screens, however Streetcar will mark her first major return to the theatre for some years. Fresh from her acclaimed BBC2 thriller, The Fall,
From the studio that brought us classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, this animated drama feels unusually low-key and realistic. But while the lack of fantastical elements leaves it somewhat dry, as if it should really be a live-action movie, the animation is still a lavishly detailed feast for the eyes.
It's set in 1963 Japan, where orphaned teen Umi (Bolger) lives with her grandmother (Hendricks) atop a hill overlooking a fishing village. She raises flags every morning as a signal her fisherman father, who died in the Korean War, then heads to school where the topic on everyone's lips is the impending demolition of the ramshackle clubhouse. As the nation prepares for the Tokyo 1964 Olympics, old buildings like this must go, but the students band together to protect it, and Umi teams up with student journalist Shun (Yelchin) to clean up the building and make a plea to the corporate boss (Bridges). Meanwhile, Shun is having a personal crisis: as he begins to fall for Umi, he starts to suspect that they have the same father.
The film never really weaves these two plot strands together, so as Umi and Shun try to save the clubhouse and work out their parentage, each storyline feels like a distraction from the other. But they both raise intriguing questions about the past, present and future in a nation still recovering from WWII. And the beautifully rendered backgrounds bring the period to life with artful detail. On the other hand, the characters are more basic anime shapes, inexpressive and a bit stiff, which makes it difficult to identify with them even when their stories turn extremely emotional.
Continue reading: From Up On Poppy Hill Review
Is an 'X-Files' movie on the cards?
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were two of the billboard names on the second day of Comic-Con San Diego, reuniting to discuss the 20th anniversary of their seminal sci-fi show The X-Files. Hundreds of fans squeezed into Ballroom 20 to hear Mulder and Scully talk, though the question on everyone's lips was clear: will there be an X-Files feature film?
Anderson recently found herself back in the spotlight with the success of BBC drama The Fall, and Duchovny hasn't been out of work since the show therefore a new series would be difficult, though a movie would certainly be viable. In fact, Anderson admitted she wouldn't be interested in a return to the small screen, though added, "a film would be great," to woops and cheers in the audience, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
It would be the third movie spin-off, after The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
Continue reading: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny Tease 'X-Files' Movie At Comic-Con
Comic-Con 2013, held at the San Diego Convention Center in California, begins today (18th July). The annual event attracts thousands of fans and hundreds of guest speakers, including a number of A-List celebrities.
Comic-Con 2013 starts today, Thursday 18th July, and will continue until Sunday 21st July. The San Diego event is expected to attract more than 125000 fans over its long weekend. The event, held at the San Diego Convention Center, features numerous events, talks and demonstrations from the world of superheroes; comic books and video games.
Hugh Jackman at the London premiere of The Wolverine.
The event is 43 years old, as it was first held in 1970. Since then, thousands of fans have flocked to the event, using it as an opportunity to dress up as their favourite character and mingle.
Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
Continue reading: Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss
Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum are adding to their brood! The Mirror have pictured Sophie and Jamie together at the Harper’s Bazaar’s Women of the Year awards bash at Claridge’s in London. Sophie was sporting not only a beautifully patterned green, blue and black dress but was also sporting a bit of a baby bump, too. The actress and TV cook confirmed that she and jazz singer Jamie are indeed awaiting a new arrival. They already have a daughter, Lyra, who was born in March 2011.
The couple attended the glamorous awards ceremony, which also boasted guests such as Erin O’Connor and Yasmin Le Bon, with whom Sophie is already familiar, from her modelling days. The former X Files star Gillian Anderson was also in attendance, as was Rosamund Pike and Daisy Lowe.
Amongst the winners at the Woman of the Year awards were Team GB Olympics athletes Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmonds, who were all awarded a British Ambassador of the Year prize. Emily Blunt, Marion Cotillard and Stella Mccartney were all also awarded prizes during the star-studded ceremony. It’s been a successful week for Jessica Ennis, in particular, who was crowned the Ultimate Olympian at the Cosmopolitan’s own awards the nigt before, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Riseborough gives her best-yet performance as Colette, a young IRA operative who visits London in 1993 and is arrested by MI5 agent Mac (Owen). He offers her a terrible deal she can't refuse: if she wants to avoid prison to raise her son, she'll have to return to Belfast and spy on her mother (Brennan) and activist brothers (Gillen and Gleeson). But when she gets home, she discovers that the IRA boss (Wilmot) knows there's a spy in their midst. Is he talking about her? Or is there another one? And Mac is also a bit nervous when his boss (Anderson) starts acting suspicious.
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Colette McVeigh is a single mother who lives with her mother in Belfast. She is a republican with tyrannical brothers in the IRA. After a terminated plot to bomb London, she is arrested for the part she played in the scheme. MI5 agent Mac offers her a choice: go to prison for 25 years (after all, she is a terrorist), or go home to her mother and son and, in turn, spy on her extremist family and pass on information to Mac. However, no sooner has she become Mac's informant than Colette is in grave danger after suspicions are raised following an ambushed secret operation of her brothers'.
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Gillian Anderson Wednesday 30th November 2011 Hidden Gems Photography Gala Auction in aid of Variety Club the Childrens Charity at the St Pancras Hotel London, England
After a disastrous mission in Mozambique, disgraced spy Johnny English (Atkinson) joined a Himalayan monastery. But MI7 boss Pegasus (Anderson) calls him back into service, and soon he stumbles into a nefarious plan to assassinate China's prime minister. But he's also of course causing havoc. Now the lead suspect, only the agency's sexy shrink Kate (Pike) and his sidekick Tucker (Kaluuya) still have faith in him. And as the murderous plot unfurls at a mountain-top Swiss hideaway, English makes a daring attempt to save the world and clear his name.
Continue reading: Johnny English Reborn Review
Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike and Rowan Atkinson - (l-r) Gillian Anderson, Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike Sydney, Australia - The world premiere of 'Johnny English Reborn' held at Hoyts Cinema Sunday 4th September 2011
Gillian Anderson Wednesday 13th October 2010 The 54th Times BFI London Film Festival - 'Never Let Me Go' - Premiere - Opening Gala - Arrivals. London, England
Gillian Anderson Tuesday 3rd August 2010 Gillian Anderson seen leaving The Ivy Club in London's West End London, England
The riveting pilot episode quickly sets the framework for the entire series. FBI Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) works outside of the bureau's mainstream on discarded, unsolved cases regarding paranormal activity called the X-Files. His immediate supervisors think his work is without merit, so they assign a young female agent, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) to work with Mulder and disprove his wild theories. Mulder believes we are not alone in the universe; Scully believes science holds the key to the unexplained. Their first case together -- teenagers being abducted and killed in Oregon -- raises more questions than answers and leaves Scully with little exculpatory evidence to report back to her superiors.
Continue reading: The X-Files: The Complete Series Review
Director Terrence Davies took a chance casting "The X-Files'" Gillian Anderson as the devastated heroine in his adaptation of "The House of Mirth," Edith Wharton's corset opera of turn-of-the-Century social politics.
But in her first 20 seconds on screen -- speaking in deliciously eloquent dialogue and looking stunning in plumed hats with veils, fur collared dresses, brooches and a parasol -- she erases any and all memory of Agent Scully, the TV alter-ego you probably thought would haunt the actress for the rest of her career.
A drawing room drama about the whispered politics and wily business of marriage in New York high society, the film is about a beautiful young socialite whose life becomes hampered with scandal, in part because she can't reconcile her heart with the fact that she must marry well to maintain her station.
Continue reading: The House Of Mirth Review
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