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Gillian on TV this Friday
Posted at 1:01 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Appearing on the CBS Network, The Talk broadcasts weekdays at 2pm ET - 1pm PT/CT.

Fr 7/29: Gillian Anderson, Kathy Griffin, Beth Littleford

Appearing on the NBC Network, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno broadcasts weeknights at 11:35pm (10:35pm CT)

Fr 7/29: Gillian Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Kelly Rowland

Australia: World Premiere of JE2
Posted at 6:01 PM (PDT) on Sunday, July 24, 2011


Stars Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike & director Oliver Parker will walk the red carpet on Sunday 4th September at Hoyts EQ.

Source: Universal Pictures Australia

DVD of the July 30 IBG Event
Posted at 7:04 AM (PDT) on Friday, July 22, 2011

The DVD of the upcoming Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny Conversation Series event (Beverly Wilshire Hotel, July 30) will cover the Q&A session and include some behind-the-scenes photos.

It won't be immediately available (has to go through clearances) but you may click here to pre-order copies. They are region free and therefore playable worldwide.


Posted at 4:24 PM (PDT) on Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gillian is NOT on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, nor any other social network. When she wants to communicate with her fans, she does so exclusively through this website. ALL so-called "Official Gillian Anderson" Facebook, Twitter, etc. accounts on the internet belong to impostors.

"Moby Dick" on August 1
Posted at 8:35 AM (PDT) on Thursday, July 14, 2011

By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap
Jul 13, 2011

Encore, Starz's sister channel, has officially thrown its hat into the original programming ring.

It will be launching its Encore Originals slate with three projects including an adaptation of the Herman Melville classic Moby Dick.

This three-hour miniseries, which stars William Hurt, Ethan Hawke and former "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson, will premiere on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and conclude the following evening.

Hurt will play the whale-plagued Captain Ahab, while Hawke will portray Ahab's first mate Starbuck, and Anderson will play Ahab's wife, Elizabeth. Donald Sutherland also stars in the RHI production.

"Like the music of Mozart, "Moby Dick" connects us to our ancestors, reaching across the generations as few things can anymore. Watching this production with the same thoughts and emotions as they did: Who could ask for more?" - Full Review (Wall Street Journal)

Gillian, about her character (Ahab's wife) - ""He carries a painting of her; he places it in a drawer. I think that's a profound decision, and there's a lot of emotion that we see Ahab make the decision to put it in the drawer and then pursue his passion, which is the big white whale." - Full article (Los Angeles TV Insider,

Photos taken during The Television Critics Association 2011 Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday, July 29, 2011. (First 4, AP Photo/Dan Steinberg; the rest, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

America in Primetime (PBS)
Posted at 8:25 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PBS Explores the Roots of Today�s Biggest Television Hits
Business Wire

Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV, today�s heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. AMERICA IN PRIMETIME showcases this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped our national character. The four-part series premieres Sundays, October 30-November 20, 2011, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS. Each episode of the series focuses on one of the key archetypes:

�The Crusader� delves into the increasingly grey area between right and wrong as television heroes confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice. Interviews include Alan Alda (�M*A*S*H�); Steven Bochco and David Milch (�NYPD Blue�); Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson (�The X-Files�); Bob Cochran and Joel Surnow (�24�); Michael C. Hall (�Dexter�); Shawn Ryan and Michael Chiklis (�The Shield�); and David Shore and Hugh Laurie (�House�), among others.


'Masterpiece' has 'Great Expectations'
Posted at 5:41 AM (PDT) on Friday, July 8, 2011

Gillian Anderson to star in project airing on PBS in April
By Jon Weisman
July 7, 2011

PBS' "Masterpiece" will air a revival of "Great Expectations" starring Gillian Anderson, David Suchet and Ray Winstone next year.

Anderson will play Miss Havisham in "Expectations," slated as a three-episode miniseries, co-produced by BBC Drama Production.

"Expectations" is scheduled to air in April, two months after the 200th anniversary of author Charles Dickens' birth. (BBC1 is scheduled to premiere "Expectations" in the U.K. this year at Christmastime.)

"Masterpiece" exec producer Rebecca Eaton said she is eager to see Anderson in the role of "the beautiful, mysterious and manipulative Miss Havisham," adding that the thesp's "hypnotic portrayal of Lady Dedlock in 'Bleak House' showed that she and Dickens are a perfect match."


TWO Miss Havishams
Posted at 1:31 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bicentenary of Dickens's birth sparks off a battle of the bonnets
By Ian Burrell
The Independent, UK
July 5, 2011

Ms Bonham Carter will appear in a feature film being directed by Mike Newell and based on a script by David Nicholls. Filming is due to start in October and the movie will be released in 2012 to mark the anniversary.

Ms Anderson, best known for her role in The X Files, has been cast in a three-part television drama due to be screened at Christmas.


JE2 Gillian Banner
Posted at 11:23 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 5, 2011

M17 Agent Pamela Head banner (pdf)

MSN Exclusive: NEW Johnny English Reborn trailer
Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in this comedy spy-thriller.

Johnny English Reborn International Site (release dates around the world)

Auction: Gillian's Handbag
Posted at 8:27 AM (PDT) on Monday, July 4, 2011

Gillian Anderson's Terri Moore Beaded Handbag (auction ends on July 10)

Auction benefits the We Promise Foundation which is dedicated to making dreams come true for children who struggle with severe illness or tremendous hardship.

BBC's "Great Expectations" rounds out its cast
Posted at 10:32 AM (PDT) on Saturday, July 2, 2011

Shooting is set to start later this month on the BBC's three-part TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations.

Written by Sarah Phelps, and directed by Brian Kirk, it's billed as being "part thriller, part mystery, with a powerful love story at its heart and Dickens' trademark wit and characterisation throughout, Sarah Phelps' three-part adaptation embraces all of these qualities, delivering a vibrant, visceral, story."

Joining the already announced Ray Winstone (Magwitch), Douglas Booth (Pip), Gillian Anderson (Miss Haversham) and Izzy Meikle-Small (Young Estella) are:


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