GILLIAN Anderson has been on our screens for decades now – first gaining fans as Scully in The X Files.
And now she’s set to star in The Crown. But what else has the talented actress been in? Here’s everything you need to know about the star…
Who is Gillian Anderson?
Gillian Leigh Anderson OBE was born August 9 1968 and is an American-British film, television and theatre actress.
She is most known for playing FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and widely popular series The X-Files.
Gillian has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in acting.
She reportedly has a net worth of $25m.
Is Gillian set to star in The Crown?
Yes -on September 7, 2019, it was confirmed that Gillian would be playing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in series four of The Crown.
In a post on the streaming service’s official Twitter, a picture of Gillian was shared alongside the message: “Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in The Crown Season Four, now in production.”
Meanwhile Gillian was quoted beside her picture saying: “I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of The Crown and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman.
“Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era.”
Gillian will be joined in series four by actress Emma Corrin, who will play Lady Diana Spencer.
What TV shows and films is Gillian Anderson known for?
After beginning her career on stage, Gillian achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files.
Her film work includes the dramas The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland Shadow Dancer Viceroy’s House and two X-Files films: The X-Files: Fight the Future and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
Other TV roles include portraying Lady Dedlock in the successful BBC production of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, Wallis Simpson in Any Human Heart, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier on Hannibal.
She also starred in The Fall with Jamie Doran.
What theatre work has Gillian Anderson done?
Her stage work includes Absent Friends (1991) – for which she won a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer.
A Doll’s House (2009) – that earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination.
She also played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (2014, 2016) – for which she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress and received her second Laurence Olivier Award nomination.
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Is Gillian Anderson married?
Gillian married her first husband, Clyde Klotz, an X-Files assistant art director, on New Year’s Day 1994, in Hawaii in a Buddhist ceremony.
Their daughter, Piper Maru, was born on September 25 1994.
The couple divorced in 1997.
On December 29 2004, Gillian married Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker, on Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya.
She announced their separation on April 21 2006.
Gillian and former boyfriend, businessman Mark Griffiths, have two sons, Oscar, born on November 1 2006 and Felix, born on October 15 2008.
She ended their relationship in 2012
In an interview with the Telegraph in March 2015, Gillian said that she was not closed to the idea of entering into a same-sex relationship, adding: “To me a relationship is about loving another human being, their gender is irrelevant.”