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News Archive: February 2012
Sadler's Wells Fundraising Gala
Posted at 2:19 PM (PST) on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photos of Gillian attending the Sadler's Wells Fundraising Gala: Extraordinary Collaborations at the Sadler's Wells Theatre on February 27, 2012 in London, England.
(Photos by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

LBR: L'Ingratitude
Posted at 1:45 PM (PST) on Friday, February 24, 2012

The March 8 issue of London Review of Books, has Charlotte Brontë’s story "L’Ingratitude", her first piece of French homework for Constantin Heger, just discovered in a museum in Charleroi.

Listen to Gillian reading the story.

X-Philanthropy Auction: Round 2
Posted at 7:39 AM (PST) on Friday, February 24, 2012

X- Philanthropy is auctioning signed items to benefit the Berlin/Brandenburg Branch of the German Neurofibromatosis Association's summer camp program for children and teenagers affected by NF.

Please click HERE for Round Two which has two items signed by Gillian.

BPG TV Awards Nominations
Posted at 8:09 AM (PST) on Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shortlists announced for Broadcasting Press Guild TV Awards
February 23, 2012
By Torin Douglas

The BPG awards are highly prized by programme-makers because they are selected independently, by journalists who write about TV and radio – correspondents, critics and previewers.

For BEST DRAMA series, The Hour and Appropriate Adult are up against The Shadow Line (BBC Two), Top Boy (Channel Four) and Great Expectations (BBC One), for which Gillian Anderson is nominated as BEST ACTRESS.

The winners will be announced at the BPG Awards lunch at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Friday March 30th 2012. Winners will be informed in advance and places at the lunch are by invitation only.

Please click here to read more.

Mulberry Savile Club Event
Posted at 2:51 PM (PST) on Monday, February 20, 2012

Gillian attended a dinner following the Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2012 show during London Fashion Week at The Savile Club on February 19, 2012 in London, England. She wore a William Vintage Madame Grès 1965 Haute Couture dress, carried a Harriet Clutch by Mulberry, and wore her custom Natacha Marro black leather heels.

Photos (by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

LFCC on July 7
Posted at 12:02 PM (PST) on Monday, February 20, 2012

London Film & Comic Con:

An audience with Gillian Anderson at LFCC on Saturday 7th July 2012. (time to be confirmed)

Price includes a seat at the 45 minute talk plus a limited edition print. Seating will be numbered and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

The talk will be followed by an auction of X-files items.

All Gold Pass holders will have reserved seating and do not need to purchase a ticket.

Exact time of the talk will be confirmed closer to the event. Please check to website for details.

Tickets only available on a first come first served basis. Tickets are non refundable unless the guest cancels. Guests appear subject to work commitments. You must have purchased event entry to gain access to the show as this ticket does not include entry. Showmasters reserve the right to refuse admission.

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ALSO: Gillian Anderson Photo Session on Saturday 7th July 2012 - £35.00
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Buskaid Soweto Chamber Ensemble Concert
Posted at 10:45 AM (PST) on Monday, February 20, 2012

Rosemary Nalden and six of her students will be extending their stay in London in order to give their very own concert at 7.30pm on Monday 12 March 2012, at St Marylebone's Parish Church in London (there are more than 20 places available).

The Buskaid Soweto Chamber Ensemble consists of nine senior Buskaid musicians, of whom three, Kabelo Monnathebe, Tiisetso Mashishi, and Simiso Radebe, are currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. They will be joined by six students from the Music School in Diepkloof, Soweto.

The programme will include classical repertoire, ranging from Biber and Boccherini to Bartók and Gershwin, as well as township Kwela, arranged and composed by the students themselves.

Those of you who have attended a live Buskaid performance will be familiar with the innate sense of musical style, humour and boundless energy which radiates from these amazingly talented young musicians. Audiences worldwide often comment that a Buskaid concert is a moving and life-affirming experience.

Tickets go on sale from 10.00am on Wednesday 22 February 2012. You can purchase your tickets online or from Buskaid UK by telephoning 01491 873357 during normal office hours (9.30am - 5.00pm) if you prefer to use cash or cheque.

If you reach the answerphone, please leave details of your name, telephone number and the number of tickets you require, and Imogen Haig (UK Administrator) will return your call within normal office hours. You may also buy tickets on the door an hour before the concert begins, but it's best to purchase your seats in advance to guarantee a seat.

Special Award Silver Bear for "Sister"
Posted at 12:31 PM (PST) on Saturday, February 18, 2012

Berlinale 2012, February 18

The jury awarded a Special Mention Silver Bear to Ursula Meier's Swiss drama "Sister," about a poor boy who steals from wealthy tourists at Swiss ski resort in order to survive.

BBC Thriller "The Fall" Set in Belfast
Posted at 10:06 AM (PST) on Thursday, February 16, 2012

By Tammy Moore
February 16, 2012

The Fall, created by writer Allan Cubitt in conjunction with BBC NI, is a serial killer chiller set in Belfast… Gillian Anderson plays an English Detective Superintendent who is drafted in when the Police Service of Northern Ireland fail to catch the killer.

Shooting for The Fall will begin soon and, 'if all goes according to plan', says Cubitt, will air on BBC 2 in autumn 2012. Currently the BBC have commissioned one five-part series, but Cubitt hopes for a second.

Please click here to read more.

Gillian Presents the Award for Animation: BAFTA 2012
Posted at 9:06 AM (PST) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Animated Film - Winner's Acceptance Speech in 2012 - Bafta Online

Gillian presents the Award for Animation at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012.
The nominees included The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, Arthur Christmas and Rango.

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.

Please click here to read more (and see a photo).

Stars attend Dickens reception at Palace - BBC News Video

Berlinale Dispatch
Posted at 7:18 AM (PST) on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Berlinale Dispatch: The Return of Gillian Anderson — Hooray!
By Stephanie Zacharek, Movieline
February 14, 2012

No one, as far as I know, has come to the Berlinale in search of Gillian Anderson, the strawberry-blonde vixen who set millions of hearts aflutter -- and not just male ones -- with her role in the supernaturally beloved ’90s show The X-Files. But Anderson has surprised those of us who love her by showing up -- in small roles, but still -- in two films here, James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer and Ursula Meier’s Sister. In Shadow Dancer, a thriller set in early-‘90s Belfast, she’s a British secret-service officer who squares off against a colleague (played by Clive Owen). In Sister, she’s the well-heeled patron of a tony Swiss ski resort -- and a mom -- who befriends a young thief and rapscallion who barely knows what it means to be a child.

Please click here to read more.

ELLE Style Awards
Posted at 12:15 PM (PST) on Monday, February 13, 2012

Gillian wore WilliamVintage 1965 canary yellow Sarmi with Adler canary diamonds to the ELLE Style Awards 2012 today.

Elle Style Awards 2012: red carpet fashion - Telegraph TV
Elle Style Awards 2012 - OK Magazine TV

Auction: Signed book on Charles Dickens
Posted at 9:20 AM (PST) on Monday, February 13, 2012

Julie Baron (SA-YES Events Coordinator) is running auctions on eBay to help raise funds for SA-YES.

Now on the auction block is a hardback book: Claire Tomalin's "Charles Dickens, A Life" signed by Gillian.

Thank you very much for your support and happy bidding on the book!

Lots of Events!
Posted at 3:36 PM (PST) on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gillian Anderson and William Vintage BAFTA dinner - February 10, 2012
Charles Finch and Chanel pre-BAFTA dinner - February 11, 2012
Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 - February 12, 2012

In the news...

The Prince of Wales seeks Gillian Anderson's advice on public speaking (Telegraph, UK - Feb. 12, 2012)

The Prince of Wales has been giving speeches for 40 years, but he is not too proud to ask for assistance in improving his technique.

Prince Charles met Gillian Anderson, the star of The X-Files, at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth.

“His Royal Highness was saying how he was actually interested in reading and practising reading himself – reading out loud from Dickens and other literature that is,” says the actress. “So he was thinking about working with somebody to improve and be more confident with his public speaking with regards to literature.”

Speaking at the WilliamVintage pre-Baftas dinner at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel, Anderson insists that the “somebody” will not be her. “I don’t think he was asking me,” she says modestly.

Posted at 11:24 AM (PST) on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gillian is at the Baftas right now. She's wearing a 1956 haute couture Sybil Connolly gown from William Vintage and Adler cognac diamonds.

Gillian will present the BAFTA for Animated Film.

Gillian Anderson - Film Awards Red Carpet 2012 (Interview on YouTube)
Miss Piggy's Red Carpet Show

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You may follow the award show on Twitter. Warning: They will be tweeting the winners before the television broadcast.

X-Philanthropy's Auction
Posted at 8:24 AM (PST) on Sunday, February 12, 2012

X- Philanthropy is auctioning signed items to benefit the Berlin/Brandenburg Branch of the German Neurofibromatosis Association's summer camp program for children and teenagers affected by NF.

Please click HERE for Round One.

"Sister" Film Clip
Posted at 3:01 PM (PST) on Friday, February 10, 2012

On You Tube, a film clip of "Sister" (L'enfant d'en haut) directed by Ursula Meier.

Synopsis: A luxury ski resort in Switzerland. 12-year-old Simon lives in the industrial valley below, with his jobless sister. Every day, he takes the ski-lift to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from the rich tourists to resell to the local kids back down. As he partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, Simon loses his boundaries, which affects the relationship with his sister. Confronted with a truth they had both been escaping, Simon seeks refuge up above.

Berlinale 2012 (International Competition): February 13, 14, and 18

Also at the Berlinale 2012 - Shadow Dancer: February 12, 13, and 19

Encore delays 'Crimson Petal' airdate
Posted at 2:57 PM (PST) on Friday, February 10, 2012

Encore has postponed the premiere of four-part miniseries ''The Crimson Petal and the White' from March to September.

Starring Romola Garai (''The Hour''), Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Shirley Henderson and Richard E. Grant, the adaptation of Michel Faber's novel is set in a Victorian-era London brothel.

Lucinda Coxon wrote the adaptation, directed by Marc Munden. David M. Thompson is producing. It aired last year in the U.K. on BBC Two.

BAFTA Awards this Sunday
Posted at 8:02 AM (PST) on Tuesday, February 7, 2012


The Orange British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Adam Deacon, Bérénice Bejo, Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, Eddie Redmayne, Gary Oldman, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Jessica Chastain, Jim Broadbent, Jonah Hill, Dame Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Kristen Wiig, Lynne Ramsay, Meryl Streep, Michael Fassbender, Michel Hazanavicius, Michelle Williams, Octavia Spencer, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swindon, Tom Hiddleston, Tomas Alfredson and Viola Davis.

Martin Scorsese, recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, and John Hurt, recipient of the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, will also be in attendance.

Presenters and other attendees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Anil Kapoor, Bérénice Marlohe, Billy Bob Thornton, Chris O’Dowd, Christina Hendricks, Christina Ricci, Colin Firth, Cuba Gooding Jr, Daniel Radcliffe, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill, Holliday Grainger, Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jon Hamm, Naomie Harris, Noomi Rapace, Paul Bettany and Penélope Cruz. Presenting an Award together at the ceremony will be Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

Watch the Awards on TV
Red Carpet Show: BBC3, 7:30pm (hosted by Edith Bowman)
Awards Ceremony: BBC1, 9:00pm (by Stephen Fry)

The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC1 between 21:00 - 23:00 on 12 February 2012. For viewers outside of the UK, the programme can be seen internationally in a number of countries. In 2011, the Awards were screened in over 75 territories.

Follow the Awards Online
Red carpet highlights, ceremony clips and exclusive backstage interviews from the awards will be available to watch on the Film Awards page. All exclusive coverage of the event will be available to view on the BAFTA YouTube Channel. Winners will be revealed on BAFTA's website, on the BAFTA Twitter feed and the BAFTA Facebook page as they are announced during the live ceremony.

Celebrating Charles Dickens's 200th Birthday
Posted at 7:10 AM (PST) on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gillian Anderson shows a first edition of a Charles Dickens book, with the author's annotations, to Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a tour of the Dickens Museum in London Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012. Prince Charles led ceremonies Tuesday to mark the 200th birthday of novelist Charles Dickens _ a writer as popular today as he was during his lifetime. (AP Photo/Andrew Winning, Pool)- Photo 1 and Photo 2

Photo of Gillian reading an excerpt of Great Expectations to Prince Charles (CharlesHouse)

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Gillian's new BBC drama series: "The Fall"
Posted at 10:07 AM (PST) on Friday, February 3, 2012

BBC Media Centre:

"The Fall" is a gripping psychological thriller that forensically examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims at random in and around Belfast and the other is a talented female Detective Superintendent on secondment from the MET who is brought in to catch him.

Produced by Artists Studio and written by Allan Cubitt (The Runaway, Murphy’s Law, Prime Suspect), the five episodes will follow the police investigation uncovering the intricate story of the lives entangled by a series of murders – both the killer's and the victims’ families.

Gillian Anderson stars as DSI Gibson, who arrives to conduct a 28 day review at a Belfast station where the police are getting nowhere on a high profile murder case.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, says: “The Fall is a unique, forensic and characterful take on a classic genre that continues BBC Two’s commitment to original British drama in 2012. Cubitt’s rich and complex psychological thriller combined with another compelling performance from Gillian Anderson will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”

To read more, please click here.

ELLE Magazine
Posted at 9:18 AM (PST) on Thursday, February 2, 2012

ELLE UK March 2012 -- Also in the March issue, director Joe Wright and actress Gillian Anderson choose the top ten young British actors talents to watch and four industry experts share their approaches to the new season.

And, check out the trailer for Great Expectations on PBS! (Premiering in April)

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