Gillian Anderson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

2nd July 2015

Quote: "I do a lot of TV, more TV than I'd like to... (but) it seems to be the right time for it." Gillian Anderson had to be convinced to return to the small screen as Dana Scully in the upcoming X-Files event series.

3rd June 2015

Quote: "I had to take my entire dress off to pee this evening. Thank you Glamour - it's been an extraordinary year. I got to play a character I've wanted to play for 30 years." Actress Gillian Anderson admitted her barely there, see-through silver netted dress was tricky to handle during the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday night (02Jun15). The X-Files star was handed the Best Theatre Actress prize thanks to her successful run as iconic character Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

11th March 2015

Fact: Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan is to reprise his role as a serial killer opposite Gillian Anderson for a third series of British TV drama THE FALL.

12th January 2015

Fact: Gillian Anderson has become the latest star to sign up for a new Bbc adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War And Peace. She joins the cast alongside Lily James and Paul Dano.

7th April 2014

Quote: "I enjoy being in her skin so much. She’s a cool chick, and she’s very comfortable with herself and her sexuality. I feel like I have expanded and matured and grown as a woman as a result of playing her." The X-FILES star Gillian Anderson on portraying provocative Stella Gibson in British Tv drama The Fall.

30th March 2014

Quote: "I gave the pilot to my 19-year-old daughter to read, and she couldn't put it down. It got the stamp of approval!" Actress Gillian Anderson knew she had to take on her role as a businesswoman whose child has been kidnapped in new U.S. Tv drama Crisis after encouragement from her teen daughter Piper.

19th July 2013

Fact: The X-FILES stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were reunited at the Comic-Con event in San Diego, California on Thursday (17Jul13). The pair chatted with fans to celebrate the spooky show's 20th anniversary.

13th May 2013

Quote: "Being a mother second time round, I'm so much more aware that my impact on my children's entire lives starts when they are born and that what takes place between two through 10 (years old) is as important psychologically, emotionally, intellectually as what happens when they start going to whatever important school they're going to..." Gillian Anderson feels more equipped to be a mother to her two young sons than she did to her 18-year-old daughter, Piper Maru.

21st January 2013

Quote: "The last thing I heard from Chris (Carter) was that he was in the process of writing the script. As exciting as that sounds, and it is exciting, the script is the first of 10 million steps. And also, script writing in itself is a dubious process. I, for one, have been working on one for a decade." Gillian Anderson opens up to about a possible third X-FILES movie.

14th November 2012

Quote: "I done a film with Gillian Anderson and in the scene I couldn't 'get it up'. In real life I was aroused." British actor Danny Dyer was left embarrassed after becoming too excited during a sex scene with Gillian Anderson for their 2007 movie Straightheads.

29th May 2011

Fact: Hollywood hardman Ray Winstone has signed up for a role in a new Bbc Tv adaptation of Charles DICkens' Great Expectations, while Gillian Anderson is in talks to join the cast as a young and "alluring" Miss Havisham.

4th April 2011

Quote: "I find it absolutely terrifying, have panic attacks and wonder why the hell I'm doing it. Panic lingers over my shoulder. I'm constantly thinking about doing more theatre, but I like to wait two years between parts because it's all I can handle." Actress Gillian Anderson on performing on the stage.

14th February 2011

Quote: "I did The Crimson Petal and the White for the BBC, and it’s a very large production costume drama. I play an ancient brothel owner, the mother of the main character, very decrepit and gnarly and wonderful, and layers and layers of costumes and trinkets." The X Files star Gillian Anderson can't wait for fans to see her as a period Madam.

4th May 2009

Quote: "It is hard work when you decide to plan it. It can get very unromantic, especially when you are working 16 hour days. You get home at 3am and say, 'OK we have to do it now.' Then when you wake up it's, 'What? Again? Before I go to work? Oh no.'" Actress Gillian Anderson on when she was trying for a baby with husband MARK GRIFFITHS.

12th February 2009

Fact: Gillian Anderson has donated a pair of used flip-flops to an online auction. The X-FILES star signed the footwear, which is being sold on auction website eBay to raise funds for the Lancaster Opera House in New York.

12th February 2009

Fact: Gillian Anderson has donated a pair of used flip-flops to an online auction. The X-FILES star signed the footwear, which is being sold on auction website eBay to raise funds for the Lancaster Opera House in New York.

1st October 2008

Fact: X-FILES star Gillian Anderson has joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' anti-Armani fur battle by agreeing to narrate a harrowing new video about rabbit fur farms.

9th August 2008

Quote: "Perhaps eventually we'll do a triple X-FILES." Actress Gillian Anderson on appeasing X-Files fans who want to see her and costar David Duchovny's F.B.I. agent characters MULDER and SCULLY having sex.

6th August 2008

Quote: "Every once in a while she threatens me with it, but hopefully it'll go in another direction." THE X-FILES star Gillian Anderson hopes her 13-year-old daughter PIPER does not follow her into acting.

31st July 2008

Quote: "I feel very pregnant right now." Actress Gillian Anderson is struggling with Los Angeles' summer heat as she promotes new movie THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE. The star is six months pregnant.

30th July 2008

Quote: "It's a joke. I don't know where they come up with that stuff from. It's nonsense... I think one of her breasts is the size of my baby bump." Gillian Anderson insists reports her namesake Pamela Anderson tried out for the role of AGENT SCULLY in THE X-FILES are completely ludicrous.

16th July 2008

Quote: "The strangest thing I've ever auctioned is an old smelly pair of well worn flip-flops." THE X-FILES star Gillian Anderson on the oddest thing she's ever sold online. The actress is set to sell off her vast collection of X-Files memorabilia for charity later this month (Jul08).

20th October 2007

Quote: "I hope it's not one of those horrible reunions where you don't recognise anybody... I think I should recognise Gillian Anderson without a name tag." David Duchovny on shooting the new X-FILES film in December (07).

14th August 2007

Quote: "If THE X-FILES had been on a different network, Mulder and Scully probably would have had sex right away and then the show wouldn't have lasted as long." David Duchovny credits the sexual tension between his character and Gillian Anderson's with the sci-fi show's popularity.

17th August 2006

Quote: "I am very excited and very fat." X-FILES star Gillian Anderson is thrilled to be pregnant with her second child.

24th July 2006

Fact: Actress Gillian Anderson has become a national spokesman for rare genetic neurological disorder neurofibromatosis in her native America. THE X-FILES star's brother suffers from the disease.

7th May 2006

Fact: British actor Jeremy Irons, X-FILES star Gillian Anderson and actress Prunella Scales have teamed up to launch a fundraising campaign called Dignity, Period!, which will raise money to supply sanitary products to women in Zimbabwe.

23rd January 2006

Quote: <p>"If we don't shoot it until 2007... it won't be coming out until 2008. And in 2008, will people really care?" Gillian Anderson is losing interest in a planned X-FILES movie. </p>

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