Arms Trade Treaty
Posted at 9:02 AM (PDT) on Friday, July 27, 2012
Today is the last day of negotiations for the Arms Trade Treaty. Timing is critical to save literally thousands of lives. Please join me in telling our governments to pull out all the stops to save lives. - Gillian
PrivatAir Magazine Interview
Posted at 11:09 AM (PDT) on Friday, July 13, 2012
Hot Property (For Sale) By Sam Bayoumi PrivatAir Magazine: July 2012
Five and a half years ago while en route to India she stopped over in Colombo, did a little travelling and liked what she saw. 'Sri Lanka is a paradise.'
'�this house was so beautiful and ridiculously huge� we flew out to take a look and I fell in love with it.'
Set in seven acres of lush grounds an hour's drive inland of Colombo, the house once belonged to a well-known aristocratic Sri Lankan family, one of whom was Justin Deraniyagala. One of the pioneers of Sri Lankan art, he studied at the Slade in London and then worked in Paris, a contemporary of painters such as Picasso, Matisse and Georges Braque; he painted Josephine Baker in the 1920s. When Anderson bought it, the house had been empty for over 30 years, and looked more like a haunted mansion than a liveable home.
Since then she has been flying out to Sri Lanka to oversee the renovation work being carried out by a local project manager and his team. The main house was reroofed, verandas and balconies were variously opened up and expanded, new bathrooms and kitchens were created, and several outbuildings were converted into additional accommodation.
'I've been working on it for four years - I don't think I've ever worked on a house project that long before. So there's a part of me that feels like it's time for me to pass the project on.'
Dear UN Secretary-General
Posted at 11:22 AM (PDT) on Saturday, July 7, 2012
NEW YORK, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As governments meet in New York to kick off month-long talks at the United Nations on arms control, more than 30 high-profile Oxfam and Amnesty International supporters, including Gillian Anderson, Anjelica Huston, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Annie Lennox, Bill Nighy, Yoko Ono, Tim Roth, Kevin Spacey, and Vivienne Westwood joined forces to demand governments take immediate action to help improve regulation of the international arms trade.
Gillian is now on Facebook and Twitter
Posted at 4:42 PM (PDT) on Friday, July 6, 2012
Okay so I am doing what I said I would never do which is set up social network sites. And I am starting by announcing that I will be doing another thing I said I would never do which is a convention. But what the hell it�s ten years since XF ended and why not commemorate?
These sites are mostly to get rid of imposters who have apparently been communicating with unsuspecting friends for some time now-weird! - and will only be for promoting charities and upcoming events and will be handled by my publicists.
Only on the VERY rare occasion will I tweet or comment myself and hopefully those close to me will slap me across the face for doing so.
Voyager Magazine Interview
Posted at 4:26 PM (PDT) on Sunday, July 1, 2012
Gillian Anderson Gets the Better of VOYAGER By Andrew Humphreys Voyager Magazine: July 2012
It�s a frustrating business interviewing Gillian Anderson. She turns up bang on time and alone, no entourage. She�s intelligent, articulate and unexpectedly obliging: her agent had said a photo shoot was out of the question, but after our meeting Anderson gets in touch to say she�ll do one. In fact, I like her very much. All the same, she gives little away.