Friday, May 19, 2017


with Gillian Anderson in London

 Her friends and fans were horrified when Gillian Anderson did the unthinkable.  She was a pop culture icon and one of the biggest television stars in America thanks to her role as the sceptical FBI agent Dana Scully in the landmark series The X-Files.  
   But after nine seasons she turned her back on television and Hollywood to move to London to take on smaller theatre and film projects.
   Now, 16 years and several love affairs later she has no regrets, considers herself a Londoner and is more visible than ever in a string of high profile television projects.
   She starred as a detective hunting down Jamie Dornan's serial killer in The Fall, had a recurring role as Hannibal Lecter's psychiatrist in Hannibal, starred in the series Crisis, is now portraying the Goddess of Media in the new series American Gods and is preparing to return for yet another X-Files series, almost 25 years after it first hit the screens.
  When we talk in London's May Fair hotel suite the 48-year-old actress is walking with the aid of a crutch.  
With X-Files  partner David Duchovny
   "I fractured my foot jumping into a swimming pool in Costa Rica that was too shallow but I'll be OK," she says with a faint smile. "It could have been a lot worse."
    She expects to be fully recovered for the next season of American Gods and for her return to the X-Files in the eleventh series of the sci-fi adventure,  although she admits she knows very little about it yet.   
  "It’s really us taking the opportunity to maybe bring closure to the story," she says. "I didn’t really feel like the end of the last season we did was a place for us to finish because we ended up doing less than we had intended to. So there was a lot of consideration about whether it was something that we could improve on and in the end we agreed that we would like to have one more go at it.
  "We know that the fans are still there. I think the surprising thing is that there are new fans--- a whole other generation of fans who discovered it and I'm still surprised to be met by 13 years olds who are talking about how they have seen all the episodes or they just started watching a year ago and can’t wait for the new season. I guess it means  it has a longevity beyond what we had ever imagined."


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