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News Archive: October 2013
Examiner Interview
Posted at 5:26 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Interview: Actress Gillian Anderson talks ‘Last Love’
By David Wangberg
October 30, 2013

The Chico Movie Examiner recently conducted an over-the-phone interview with award-winning actress Gillian Anderson to talk about her new film, “Last Love,” which opens in select theaters on Nov. 1. Anderson is most notably known for her role as Dana Scully in the hit Fox series, “The X-Files,” and she currently has a recurring role as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier on NBC’s “Hannibal.”

In “Last Love,” Anderson plays Karen Morgan, the daughter of Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) – a widower living in Paris who finds a new zest for life through a young dance instructor named Pauline (Clemence Posey). But whenever he’s alone, Matthew still thinks of his dead wife, Joan (Jane Alexander), who visits him on occasion. Matthew botches an attempt at committing suicide, and Karen and her brother, Miles (Justin Kirk), pay him a visit. Miles then tries to reconnect with his father and tries to understand the relationship between he has with Pauline.

Anderson talked about her role in “Last Love”; her choice to take on more recurring and supporting roles; and she even talks about how “The Wrong Trousers” is not her favorite movie of all time – even though it says so on her IMDb page.

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ET Online Interview
Posted at 4:49 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gillian Anderson Opens Up About Her 'Last Love'
By Jarett Wieselman
ET Online
October 30, 2013

Much like Amour, 2012's Best Foreign Film Oscar winner, Last Love explores the effect losing a loved one has on a spouse, but unlike France's somber cinematic offering, the Michael Caine-fronted film also examines how a widower can move on in the aftermath of a profound loss.

Furthermore, Last Love examines at the familial fallout through the eyes of Justin Kirk and Gillian Anderson, who plays Caine's children. ETonline caught up with the charismatic actress to talk about this powerful new movie, her equally incredible Netflix series, The Fall, and the odds she'll ever play Agent Dana Scully again.

ETonline: What was the appeal of this project for you?
Gillian Anderson: It's not a film that Americans get to see very often. Last year there was Amour, a beautiful film, that was a slice of life and slow and French and beautiful. This is along those lines. We're all going to end up having to make difficult decisions about how we move into the next part of our lives, and the degree of loss that comes to us as we get older, but it all comes down to family and connection. When you hear people talk about the meaningful things in their lives, it's about relationships and kindness and connectedness and that's what this film really underscores. But the biggest appeal was working with Sandra [Nettelbeck, writer/director]. I've been a fan of hers since Mostly Martha.

ETonline: And what did you like about your character, Karen?
Anderson: She's goofy, she's a bit larger-than-life, she's in your face and likes things around her to be very precise; she's very much a big personality. I felt like it would be fun to be light for a change. I love doing comedy, so it wasn't a difficult decision for me.

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LAST LOVE movie trailer

TV Guide Interview
Posted at 9:27 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gillian Anderson on Transatlantic Success: The Fall, Hannibal, Another X-Files Movie?
By Ileane Rudolph
TV Guide
Oct 29, 2013

Gillian Anderson has become the American queen of British TV with powerful performances in such classics as Great Expectations and Bleak House. Season 1 of The Fall, her latest Brit hit, a highly praised contemporary crime thriller, has just been released on DVD by Acorn. The X Files star talks to TV Guide Magazine about the BBC show as well as her return to U.S. network television and a possible sci-fi project.

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Sumatran Tiger in Danger of Extinction
Posted at 2:04 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Paley Center Panel, Oct. 12
Posted at 12:13 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Calling Happy Runners!
Posted at 9:23 AM (PDT) on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Entertainment Weekly: Reunions Issue
Posted at 9:52 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NYCC Panel Oct. 13, 2013
Posted at 9:47 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"The Fall" DVD
Posted at 10:58 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Clothes Sale: Wave 7
Posted at 10:56 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

When Did These Come Out?
Posted at 12:52 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Paley Center Today
Posted at 3:08 PM (PDT) on Saturday, October 12, 2013



Gillian and David Revisit the Origins of "The X-Files" (Wall Street Journal)

Gillian's Stella & Bedelia wares
Posted at 12:40 PM (PDT) on Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Posted at 5:58 AM (PDT) on Saturday, October 12, 2013

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UK's XF 20th Anniversary Party
Posted at 12:19 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Interview: Daily Life, Australia
Posted at 9:34 AM (PDT) on Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gillian Anderson's new stella role
By Marion Hume
October 6, 2013
Daily Life, Australia

I set off to meet Gillian Anderson. She turns out to look rather unlike Stella, as she walks in wearing a floor-length, floral flutter of a sleeveless chiffon maxi dress accessorised by wedge sandals. Stella would be in something slippery, mean stilettos and the peek of a black lace bra.

She's passionate about The Fall and the relief that the role of DSI Gibson is making her known for being a grown woman – "although I'm not Stella by any stretch".

"I feel that Stella has had nothing but a positive effect on how I am in my life. Not to say there weren't elements before, but I think she's sharpened my sense of self and femininity," says Anderson.

As for "What would Stella do?" becoming an online mantra to inspire other women, Anderson has had bumper stickers and fridge magnets made, with the proceeds going to a women's shelter.

The writing is whip-smart and female-friendly (although penned by a man, Allan Cubitt).

What's novel – though it shouldn't be – is the capacity for female friendship that ripples through The Fall. "That's really important," says Anderson, "to show adult, mature women – completely different in the experiences they'd been through and the choices that they'd made – bonding through womanhood. Too often, what is portrayed between women is either 'girly' and going shopping, or the opposite, the negativity."

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