The gallery has been updated with production stills, posters, and images from the rehearsals for A Streetcar Named Desire. Gallery links & previews are below, enjoy!
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I believe that Gillian’s NBC series, Crisis, may have been cancelled in the US, but UK fans will be able to catch up with the series in 2015! Details are posted below.
Crisis is to air on Watch in the UK from later this year.
The new 13-part NBC drama – starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney – follows an abduction of the children of Washington DC’s powerful elite.
Former X-Files actress Anderson plays the role of Meg Fitch, the CEO of a corporation and whose daughter is one of those abducted, and Mulroney stars as ex-CIA field operative Francis Gibson.
Watch general manager Steve Hornsey said: “Watch brings its audience another irresistible UK premiere. Crisis is an exciting and original conspiracy thriller full of unexpected plot twists.
“It captures the current enthusiasm for political intrigue in a fast-paced and dramatic character story, brought to life by a fantastic ensemble cast.”
Also in the cast are Rachael Taylor as Meg’s estranged sister and Lance Gross as Agent Marcus Finley.
Rand Ravich – creator of Damian Lewis drama Life – is behind Crisis.
Source: Digital Spy
The highly-anticipated conspiracy thriller Crisis, stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney in a fast-paced series full of unexpected plot twists and high-stakes drama.
Crisis follows the abduction of a group of children of Washington D.C’s most powerful players, including the President’s son.
With some of the country’s most influential parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: how far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child’s safe return?
As parents and dignitaries are put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, panic sets in and puts the entire nation at stake.
Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-winning actress Gillian Anderson plays Meg Fitch, the CEO of a conglomerate, whose daughter is part of the mass abduction. Long estranged from her sister, Agent Susie Dunn, played by Rachael Taylor, with whom she shares a shocking secret, Meg has to use her own intelligence and judgment to do whatever it takes to get her daughter back.
Dermot Mulroney plays Francis Gibson, a chaperone on the ill-fated school trip who is also an ex-CIA field operative and Lance Gross plays Agent Marcus Finley.
Crisis: brand new and exclusive to Watch in 2015
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More exciting news! Gillian’s play, A Streetcar Named Desire, will be pre-recorded for a viewing in US cinemas on September 16, 2014 — be sure to buy tickets, if you haven’t already!
I shall also keep my fingers crossed for a possible DVD release. :)
Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience are pleased to announce the broadcast of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Pre-recorded earlier the same day, the event will be broadcast from London’s Young Vic Theatre to select U.S. cinemas.
The profound and lyrical plays of Tennessee Williams had an immeasurable impact on American theatre, and “A Streetcar Named Desire” is one of the most influential of all. Benedict Andrews directs the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history.
Tickets for “NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 530 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.
For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire” presents the talents of Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” “The Fall”) as Blanche DuBois; Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor,” “Kill Your Darlings”) as Stanley Kowalski; and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s “Great Expectations,” “Three Sisters” at the Young Vic) as Stella.
As Blanche DuBois’ fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley.
“Cinemas provide live theatre-lovers an amazing opportunity to experience world-class performances, right in their own communities,” said BY Experience’s co-President Julie Borchard-Young. “We are thrilled more than 500 theaters across the country will screen the critically acclaimed production of the Young Vic’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, expanding the reach of NT Live to more communities nationally than ever before.”
“’A Streetcar Named Desire’ will enable fans in theaters to experience this timeless classic direct from the stages of London,” Fathom Events executive vice president Shelly Maxwell said. “Fathom is delighted to present this all-time favorite to communities all across the nation.”
Source: The Global Dispatch
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Gillian is currently performing Off-West End at the Young Vic theatre [London] in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire, as Blanche, and has been receiving excellent reviews — this marks her return to theatre, with the last production being A Doll’s House 5 years ago, in 2009.
A Streetcar Named Desire will run until September 19, 2014. Be sure to get tickets to see the play, if you’re in town!
Posted below is a synopsis of the play.
The 1948 play, written by Tennessee Williams, tells of the fragile fading southern belle Blanche, whose visit to her sister results in a dramatic, violent and sexually charged confrontation with her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski.
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Exciting news! Gillian will be a regular for the upcoming season of Hannibal; read the article below for details.
Gillian Anderson is to become a series regular on Hannibal.
Bryan Fuller – showrunner on the NBC series – revealed at San Diego Comic Con [July 2014] that Anderson’s new deal is still being worked out.
“We are right now negotiating her contract as a series regular – it’s not closed yet,” he explained. “But she’s been so incredibly supportive of the show.”
Anderson has previously recurred on the series as Bedelia Du Maurier, appearing in nine episodes.
Season two’s finale concluded with Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) escaping justice and boarding a plane with Bedelia.
“The first episode [of the third season] is as if it were a new pilot for a series starring Gillian Anderson and Mads Mikkelsen,” Fuller said.
“These characters are out in the world, living under aliases, so it’s The Talented Mr Lecter!”
Hannibal will return to NBC in 2015.
Source: Digital Spy
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My name is Angie and I’m the new owner here at Radiant Gillian Anderson — I’ve been a fan of Gillian ever since the The X Files & some of her earlier projects, including House of Mirth, remain my favourite to date.
Many thanks to Chanel for letting me adopt this site, who, unfortunately, had to step down due to real life commitments.
Be sure to check back soon for further updates!
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My name is Chanel I was the former owner of this website. Tedy is really busy and had to step down but I will be here again to update.
Public Appearances > Events From 2014
On The Guardian appeared review of the TV series “The Fall” starring Gillian Anderson. The author is Lucy Mangan. Feel free to read.
This serial killer drama was not an easy watch, but the atmosphere of dread and the brutal murders were accompanied by some very sophisticated drama.
At this distance, I just recall the feeling of utter dread. Watching The Fall was like feeling water closing over your head. I used to welcome the flaws it certainly had – massive coincidences, some weird and not wonderful choices in terms of both plot and by characters, police investigative work that at times would have shamed Trumpton’s constabulary – as air pockets and breathe in a few lungfuls of reality before another Spector scene began and the black waters rose again.
Gillian Anderson was the big draw as DS Stella Gibson, the officer in charge of hunting down the person responsible for laying waste to Belfast’s young, professional, female (brunette), population and gathered a lot of plaudits. For my money, I thought her performance skidded across the line separating “glacial” from simply “frozen stiff” – you’ve got to give us something, Scully. But I thought Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector (bereavement counsellor and devoted family man by day, serial killer by night) was extraordinary. A virtually untried actor coming in and carrying off a part like that – sad, mad or some unholy mixture of the two but most definitely dangerous to know – was just amazing. I thought he would spend the rest of the year having awards and gorgeous, meaty, compelling scripts thrown at him but no. His next major role (apart from a second season of The Fall) is as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of EL James’ famous “mommy porn” bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. This is a thought I cannot contemplate for long, lest I start bleeding from the ears, so let us move on.
Gillian Anderson, aka Agent Scully of X-Files, nerds out about the ocean’s health and talks about playing smart characters. Plus a behind-the-scenes look at a Shakespeare/Star Wars mashup play and we finally crack open the homemade Nerdette soda with Meghan Murphy-Gill. All this actress said in an interview with nerdettepodcast.com
There’s been a string of unsolved murders in Belfast, Northern Ireland, so they have to bring in the heat from London. Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson appears to be the embodiment of what people in Belfast often don’t like about London: She seems cool, correct, fiercely intelligent, but icy.
The London detective is the central character of The Fall, a British series that was a huge critical and commercial hit there this year and is now available in the U.S. on DVD. Gibson is portrayed by Gillian Anderson, the American-born actor who, until maybe now, was best known as Dana Scully from the X-Files.
Anderson tells NPR’s Scott Simon about The Fall’s European flavor and the time she was voted most likely to get arrested in high school.
On what drew her to the character of Gibson
[As with] most jobs that come my way, it came first in the form of a script. And there’s something about [creator] Alan Cubitt’s writing that kind of gets under your skin. So from the moment I turned the first page, I couldn’t put it down for his writing. But I also was very intrigued by this character of Gibson and didn’t feel like I’d really read a character like her before, encountered a character quite like her before. And she continues to remain an enigma for me.
On how much she and the show were influenced by the British police procedural Prime Suspect, which starred Helen Mirren
I’m a huge fan of Helen Mirren, that goes without saying. I think it was always something that I held in the back of my mind as something to aim for. And [The Fall] could have gone a few ways in the way that it was shot, and it certainly could have been shot differently and felt more Americanized. And I felt very strongly, because of Prime Suspect, that it [have] a grittiness to it. It … has a European flavor and it comes off the page.
On moving to London after The X-Files ended
I grew up in London. … We moved to Michigan when I was 11 and our intention was always to move back. That never happened. But in my mind, that was home. … London was always going to continue to be in my life as an adult and I knew that.
And so when I was filming The X-Files, pretty much every summer I would go to London and rent a place for a period of time and be there. When the series was going to conclude, I was determined that I was going to do theater and that I was going to do it in London rather than on Broadway.
On being voted most likely to get arrested in high school
When we moved to Michigan … my folks still had a flat in London that we would go to in the summertime. And through one of those trips I had started to become interested in the punk scene and started to dress differently than a lot of the kids in Grand Rapids, Mich., were dressing. And I got my nose pierced and I started to shave my head and dye my hair and wear a lot of black. And so I looked like somebody that might be arrested. … I was a bit of a class clown, usually the one that people would get to do the things that they were afraid to get in trouble for. So the mixture of those two things contributed, no doubt, to that vote.
And, in fact, on graduation night, I was arrested. … I had a boyfriend at the time who was a couple centuries older than I was and I’d convinced him that we should go and glue the locks of the school so that people couldn’t get in in the morning. And lo and behold, they had a security guard because it was graduation night and they were concerned that idiots like me might try and do something like that.