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Gillian Anderson OBE

Gillian Anderson OBE is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress whose credits include the roles of Special Agent Dana Scully in FOX Television's long-running and critically-acclaimed drama series, ‘The X-Files’, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies' masterpiece ‘The House of Mirth’ (2000), and Lady Dedlock in the very successful BBC production of Charles Dickens' ‘Bleak House’. In 2003, she won the Theatregoers' Choice Best Actress Award for her West End debut in Michael Weller's two-hander ‘What the Night Is For’. The following year, she starred in Rebecca Gilman's play ‘The Sweetest Swing in Baseball’ which ran at London's Royal Court Theatre from March 25 through May 15, 2004. From May 14 through July 18, 2009, she played Nora in a new version of Ibsen's ‘A Doll's House’ at the Donmar Warehouse in London.  She received a Laurence Olivier Nomination for her performance. The 2010 period drama ‘Any Human Heart’ earned her a Bafta nomination for her role as Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor whom King Edward VIII abdicated to marry. She played Miss Havisham in the award-winning BBC adaptation of "Great Expectations" in 2011 and in the summer of 2014, she was Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. Read more about Gillian's Fellowship Award...

Gillian Anderson receives her City Lit Fellowship from Dame Moira GibbGillian Anderson receives her City Lit Fellowship from Dame Moira Gibb
Gillian Anderson talks with City Lit students Gillian Anderson talks with City Lit students

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