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Robbie the Reindeer
Posted at 11:25 AM (PST) on Wednesday, November 28, 2007

From Radio Times:

Christmas 2007 Entertainment on BBC1

Robbie the Reindeer

It's a new caper for everybody's favourite reindeer, this time with the added voices of Michael Palin, Keira Knightley, Ozzy Osbourne, Graham Norton, and Gillian Anderson.


Glasgow Daily Record, UK
November 29, 2007

Robbie's Plans To Tie The Knot With Donner Are Thrown Up In The Air When Aliens Kidnap The Bride. Can Robbie Save The Day By Rescuing His Reindeer Sweetheart?

Robbie The Reindeer In Close Encounters Of The Herd Kind - BBC1.

Everyone's favourite reindeer Robbie is back for all the family to enjoy on Christmas Day.

New to the cast in the third film of the series are Keira Knightley, Ozzy Osbourne, Gillian Anderson, Russell Brand, Graham Norton, Ross Kemp, Shane Ritchie and Michael Palin.

They'll join a returning cast of Ardal O'Hanlon, Jane Horrocks, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse and Sean Hughes.

In the programme Robbie's wedding is halted by the presence of a sinister crystal and his fiance, Donner, is kidnapped by aliens. Robbie must embark on a mission to stop the destruction of the planet by the evil Vorkana, Queen of the Nargathrons.

But with the clock ticking and a best man too love sick to be of any assistance, will our hero rescue his sweetheart and save the world in time?

Heads-Up From Gillian
Posted at 9:21 AM (PST) on Friday, November 23, 2007

Just did a reading over the last few days, for the BBC, of "84 Charing Cross Road" with Denis Lawson.

It airs on Christmas Day after the Queen's speech!


From Wikipedia:

Roose-Evans adapted it again for the 2007 radio production, starring Gillian Anderson and Denis Lawson, broadcast on Christmas Day 2007 on BBC Radio 4.

Concert for Diana DVD - Available Now
Posted at 6:13 AM (PST) on Thursday, November 15, 2007

On July 1, 2007 at the new Wembley Stadium "Concert for Diana" was staged in front of an audience of 62,000 and beamed to a worldwide TV audience of many hundreds of millions in over 140 countries. The concert, organised by Prince William and Prince Harry to celebrate the life of their mother on what would have been her 46th birthday proved to be a spectacular success.

The entire concert, and many extra features, is captured on a two disc DVD that contains over 5 1/2 hours of viewing, including personal play list options and a behind the scenes documentary with previously unseen interview footage.

Track Listing: DVD ONE: Act Two (Part One) - Gillian Anderson introducing Tom Jones with Aerosmith's Joe Perry on guitar.

Click here for the press release.

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

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Message from Gillian
Posted at 7:49 AM (PST) on Monday, November 5, 2007

Sitting in the country listening to Kings Of Leon while Oscar eats a jam sandwich. Before that Alicia Keys' new very addictive single No One. Everything's on repeat till we get tired of it, and then another.

Just wrapped "Boogie Woogie" on Friday, one of the funnest set experiences I think I've ever had. Not sure if I've ever worked on such a small budget and yet felt that everything was running smoothly and would be okay. Really great bunch of people. Jacks who introduced me to Leon, well one song in particular and Rosie reminded me of that heartbreaking Damien Rice song on Nine Crimes. Wish they'd hurry up and release it.

Now I know that it's been an age since I last wrote but you know, I don't write that often in the best of times and my head's just not been there and I don't like writing when my head's not there, and I'm kind of doing that today not getting in the groove and it just has to be I guess.

So you all know that the XF film is a go. Haven't even shot it and it'll be released before Boogie. So weird. And before "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People". Even wierder. And in Vancouver which will be strange and wonderful.

Thinking of things I have enjoyed lately. No books in my life. Shame. Stacked on shelves but no time.

Saw Patty Smith and Philip Glass performing to Alan Ginsberg poetry which was a highlight in the last few months and Marion Cotillard's performance in "La Vie En Rose" one of the most extraordinary I think I have ever seen.

I mean what else can I talk about? Can't talk politics, the sad state of things, can't talk feelings, can't talk truth, so what's the point really.


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Boogie Woogie
Posted at 12:28 PM (PST) on Sunday, November 4, 2007

Gillian recently finished shooting 'Boogie Woogie', directed by Duncan Ward.

Muse Productions describes this film as the true to life version of the avaricious, sexually duplicitous contemporary art scene based on the novel and screenplay by Danny Moynihan.

This ensemble piece about the London art world also stars Alan Cumming, Danny Huston, Heather Graham, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, and Charlotte Rampling.

More information is available at

No word yet on the release date.

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