Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Film, Television and Theatre Actress

Award-winning film, television and theatre actress Gillian Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’ on the American TV series THE X-FILES. Running for 9 seasons from 1993-2002, Gillian won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors' Guild awards for the series. Gillian returned to play Scully from 2016-18, whilst her portrayal of the sex therapist Jean Milburn in SEX EDUCATION, became an equally memorable character.

Gillian’s other television credits include critically acclaimed BLEAK HOUSE, BAFTA-winning mini-series GREAT EXPECTATIONS, BAFTA-nominated thriller THE FALL, HANNIBAL, AMERICAN GODS and the acclaimed mini-series WAR AND PEACE. Gillian reprised her role as Dr Jean Milburn in the second series of SEX EDUCATION for its second series last year and recently wrapped filming the third series.

On stage, Gillian played the iconic role of Margot Channing in Ivo van Hove’s West End adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE early last year. In 2014 Gillian played Blanche Dubois in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at the Young Vic Theatre in London. The production transferred to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York. Gillian was nominated for an Olivier Award and won Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Other UK theatre credits include WHAT THE NIGHT IS FOR at the Comedy Theatre, THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL at the Royal Court Theatre and A DOLL’S HOUSE at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009 for which she earned her first Olivier nomination.

In film, Gillian has starred in THE HOUSE OF MIRTH (2000), THE MIGHTY CELT (2005), THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (2006), JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN (2011), SHADOW DANCER (2012) SOLD (2016), VICEROY’S HOUSE (2017) and CROOKED HOUSE (2017) alongside Christina Hendricks and Glenn Close. Gillian was also seen in THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (2018) and THE SUNLIT NIGHT, which was released last year.

Gillian was most recently seen starring as the UK’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in the fourth season of Netflix’s multi-award winning THE CROWN. Gillian has received rave reviews for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher and has subsequently been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for her performance.

It was recently announced that Gillian will be starring in Marc Forster’s WHITE BIRD: A WONDER STORY. The film charts the story of a young Jewish girl hidden away by a boy and his family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Gillian will star as Vivienne, a mother who, along with her family, must make unimaginable choices. It has also been announced that Gillian will be starring as the voice of Cat in ROBIN ROBIN, a family Aardman animation which follows a robin who goes on a journey of self-discovery after being raised by a family of mice. ROBIN ROBIN will be released on Netflix later this year.

Portrait Photo by Richard Phibbs.

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