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Gillian Anderson is a Actor American born on 9 august 1968 at Chicago (USA)

Gillian Anderson

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Birth name Gillian Leigh Anderson
Nationality USA
Birth 9 august 1968 (55 years) at Chicago (USA)

Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is an American-English film, television and theatre actress and activist. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and widely popular series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies' film The House of Mirth (2000), and Lady Dedlock in the successful BBC production of Charles Dickens' Bleak House. Among other honours, Anderson has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
After beginning her career on stage, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the American sci-fi drama series The X-Files for all nine seasons (1993–2002). Her film work includes the dramas The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Shadow Dancer (2012) and two X-Files films: The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). Her other notable television credits are Any Human Heart, The Crimson Petal and the White, portraying Miss Havisham in Great Expectations (2011) and Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier on Hannibal. In 2013, Anderson began starring as DSI Stella Gibson on the critically acclaimed BBC/Netflix crime television series The Fall.

Aside from film and TV, Anderson has taken on the stage and has received both awards and critical acclaim. Her stage work includes Absent Friends – for which she won a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer, A Doll's House – that earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination, and a portrayal of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire – for which she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress and received her second Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress.

Anderson has been active in supporting numerous charities and humanitarian organizations. She is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Network and the co-founder of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES).


Anderson is an avid art collector. She spent her first paycheck from the X-Files to purchase an art piece – a David Blackburn lithography. Her collection includes work from artists such as Diane Arbus, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Francesco Clemente, Alexis Rockman and Kiki Smith.

Anderson married her first husband, Clyde Klotz, The X-Files series assistant art director, on New Year's Day 1994, in Hawaii in a Buddhist ceremony. Their daughter, Piper Maru born September 1994, for whom Chris Carter – Piper's godfather – named the X-Files episode of the same name. Anderson and Klotz divorced in 1997. In December 2004, Anderson married Julian Ozanne, a documentary filmmaker, on Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya. Anderson announced their separation on April 21, 2006. Anderson and former boyfriend, Mark Griffiths, have two sons: Oscar, born November 2006 and Felix, born October 2008. She ended their relationship in 2012. In March 2012, Anderson told Out magazine about her past relationship with women. Anderson identifies as heterosexual and in an interview with the Evening Standard in December 2014, she stated: “I am an actively heterosexual woman who celebrates however people want to express their sexuality.” In an interview with the Telegraph in March 2015, Anderson said that she was not closed to the idea of entering another same-sex relationship, adding: "to me a relationship is about loving another human being; their gender is irrelevant."

Anderson Identifies herself as a feminist. In August 2014, in an interview with Glamour magazine, Anderson said: “I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.” When asked in May 2015, during the Dallas Comic Con if she considered herself to be a feminist icon – given the many strong female characters she portrayed – Anderson replied: “I don’t necessarily consider myself to be an icon, but I do consider myself to be a feminist.” Anderson has several tattoos; all of them, as she described, are in some way about “peace of mind, right mind, right action”.

In 2011, Gillian's brother died of a brain tumor, at the age of 30.

Best films

The X Files (1998)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Room on the Broom (2012)

Usually with

Chris Carter
Chris Carter
(2 films)
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gillian Anderson (35 films)

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The Spy Who Dumped Me
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan, Justin Theroux, Fred Melamed, Gillian Anderson
Roles Wendy
Rating60% 3.0050353.0050353.0050353.0050353.005035
Audrey découvre que son ex-petit-ami est en réalité un espion international avec des tueurs à ses trousses. Quand Audrey et sa meilleure amie Morgan se retrouvent avec deux cadavres chez elles, c'est la panique ! Elles décident de fuir, en prenant avec elles une clé USB apparemment très convoitée.
Viceroy's House
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Om Puri, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Manish Dayal
Roles Edwina Mountbatten
Rating66% 3.3478053.3478053.3478053.3478053.347805
About the inside life of the Viceroy's House in 1947 during the Partition of India.
Crooked House
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Max Irons, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Amanda Abbington
Roles Magda Leonides
Rating63% 3.1514553.1514553.1514553.1514553.151455
Le millionnaire Aristide Leonides a été tué, le détective Charles Hayward doit mener une enquête afin de trouver son meurtrier.
UFO (2017)
, 1h28
Directed by Ryan Eslinger
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about mathematics
Actors Alex Sharp, Gillian Anderson, David Strathairn, Ella Purnell
Roles Dr. Hendricks
Rating62% 3.1117553.1117553.1117553.1117553.111755
Derek Echevaro (Alex Sharp) pense avoir observé un OVNI lorsqu'il était un jeune enfant.
Live by Night, 2h9
Directed by Ben Affleck, Dennis Lehane, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper
Roles FBI Academy Quantico base teacher
Rating63% 3.198923.198923.198923.198923.19892
Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
Sold (2016)

Directed by Jeffrey D. Brown
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution
Actors Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Niyar Saikia, Seema Biswas, Tillomata Shome, Sushmita Mukherjee
Roles Sophia
Rating67% 3.3962153.3962153.3962153.3962153.396215
Sold illustrates the story of Lakshmi who after being trafficked journeys from a rural village in Nepal to a brothel called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. She risks everything for freedom from the brothel.
Robot Overlords, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe, Steven Mackintosh, James Tarpey, Milo Parker
Roles Kate
Rating46% 2.304852.304852.304852.304852.30485
Not long after the invasion and occupation of Earth by a race of powerful robots wanting human knowledge and ingenuity, humans are confined to their homes. Leaving without permission would be to risk their lives. Monitored by the electronic implants in their necks, the robot sentries are able to track the movements of humans in order to control them. And if any person comes out of their home, they are given warnings by the robot sentries to get inside their home. If they do not comply, they are shot immediately.
The Widowmaker, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Gillian Anderson
Roles Narrator
Rating77% 3.8930453.8930453.8930453.8930453.893045
Mr. Morgan's Last Love, 1h56
Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Gillian Anderson, Justin Kirk, Jane Alexander, Anne Alvaro
Roles Karen Morgan
Rating66% 3.3495453.3495453.3495453.3495453.349545
The film centres around a retired, widowed professor (Caine) living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a young French woman (Poésy).
I'll Follow You Down, 1h33
Directed by Richie Mehta
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Time travel films
Actors Gillian Anderson, Haley Joel Osment, Rufus Sewell, Victor Garber, John Paul Ruttan, Kiara Glasco
Roles Marika Whyte
Rating60% 3.049023.049023.049023.049023.04902
A professor (Sewell) from Toronto, Ontario goes to Princeton, New Jersey for a conference but doesn't return. Devastating his wife (Anderson) and young son (Ruttan), he is eventually presumed dead. Twelve years later, his son (Osment) talks with his grandfather (Garber), who suggests that the father's disappearance may have been the result of a scientific experiment involving time travel. The son is determined to find out the truth.
Great Expectations, 2h8
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Holliday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng
Roles Miss Havisham
Rating63% 3.1509653.1509653.1509653.1509653.150965
This script must be run from the command line
Shadow Dancer, 1h41
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Bríd Brennan
Roles Kate Fletcher
Rating61% 3.0972053.0972053.0972053.0972053.097205
In 1993 Belfast, Colette lives with her mother and brothers, all members of the IRA. In the opening scene, set twenty years earlier, the Troubles results in the death of her younger brother when they are children. This presumably motivates her in later life. After a failed attack in London, Colette is arrested and offered a choice: either she spends 25 years in jail, thus losing everything she loves including her young son, or she becomes an informant for MI5, spying on her own family. Colette agrees to do so. An MI5 officer, Mac, is assigned as her handler.
Room on the Broom, 25minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins
Roles Witch (voice)
Rating74% 3.7378253.7378253.7378253.7378253.737825
Malgré les réticences de son chat, une sorcière, au gré de ses pérégrinations, invite à monter sur son balai plusieurs animaux, un chien, une grenouille et un oiseau. Mais les compagnons ne se doutent pas qu'un terrifiant dragon les menace.
Sister (2012)
, 1h37
Directed by Ursula Meier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Sports films, La sexualité des mineurs, Sports d'hiver, Ski
Actors Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston, Jean-François Stévenin, François Santucci
Roles Kristin Jansen
Rating69% 3.49633.49633.49633.49633.4963
Twelve-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister Louise (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. Despite his age, he supports both him and his sister by stealing equipment from the resort, refurbishing them to look new before reselling them to children at a discounted price. Though he makes a substantial sum of money through these sales, he spends most of it on Louise, buying her clothes and giving her money so that she can go on dates. Louise is selfish and irresponsible, unable to hold down a job and frequently going off with men, leaving Simon alone at home. Though Simon tries to teach her how to refurbish the skis, she leaves with Bruno (Yann Trégouët) on a short vacation.