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Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Birthday: 9 August 1968, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Name: Gillian Leigh Anderson
Height: 160 cm

Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has English, German, and Iris ...Show more

Gillian Anderson
I know people who are embarrassed to be American. They don't like showing their passports. It's beco Show more I know people who are embarrassed to be American. They don't like showing their passports. It's becoming a scary place. It takes someone very brave not to be quiet, someone who doesn't mind death threats, their life being turned upside down, news cameras outside their door. There is no freedom of speech in America anymore. They are not living up to the constitution. There's so much fear in America and control. Hide
I'm very headstrong in terms of how I want things to go, so I've made an effort to become more patie Show more I'm very headstrong in terms of how I want things to go, so I've made an effort to become more patient and compassionate. I don't have a tendency to share. Even my own assistant doesn't know what is scheduled for my week or my day. Hide
When I think of normal, I think of mediocrity . . . and mediocrity scares the f*ck out of me! When I think of normal, I think of mediocrity . . . and mediocrity scares the f*ck out of me!
I don't usually like seeing things I'm in. I get really depressed afterward. I don't usually like seeing things I'm in. I get really depressed afterward.
To me a relationship is about loving another human being; their gender is irrelevant. I'm leaning to Show more To me a relationship is about loving another human being; their gender is irrelevant. I'm leaning towards the idea that it's time for somebody to be brave enough to ask me out. I've asked out guys in the past. I remember being in the cinema in the States and I made eye contact with a man going in. I noticed we laughed at same points and seemed to respond in the same way to the same moments. We were both with friends. I stopped and thought 'fuck this! What am I doing?' So I rushed back down the street, went up to him and said 'Would you like a coffee sometime?' We dated for six months. Hide
[interview in "Movieline" magazine, Dec. 1998] Fame is complicated and definitely overrated. There a Show more [interview in "Movieline" magazine, Dec. 1998] Fame is complicated and definitely overrated. There are perks to it that are unfathomable. But the other aspect is there's little to no privacy at all - being anywhere at any time and knowing that somebody you cannot see is probably taking a picture of you, which has happened hundreds of times. I look around and cannot see anyone and a couple of weeks later I see a photo of me looking around. Hide
My tendency is towards the opposite of health and taking care of myself. My natural tendency is dest Show more My tendency is towards the opposite of health and taking care of myself. My natural tendency is destructive. In order not to act on that, I have to be careful. The minute I don't feel like that, if I let down my guard, I'm in trouble. Hide
I don't show my face [in L.A.] very much, and so that makes it a bit more complicated for me in term Show more I don't show my face [in L.A.] very much, and so that makes it a bit more complicated for me in terms of work. They [producers] need to see you in the press, and in their face, in meetings, auditions, whatever. And as far as they're concerned, I haven't provided enough of an example of the kind of things that I can do, as an actor, for them to justify hiring me without me sitting down in front of them or having me dance around. Hide
[on The Fall (2013)] Tennison [Prime Suspect (1991)] certainly inspired my performance, in that she Show more [on The Fall (2013)] Tennison [Prime Suspect (1991)] certainly inspired my performance, in that she certainly had an ego and quite evident character flaws. It had been a long time since I'd read a script as good as this, and I was really impressed by how Allan [Allan Cubitt] gets into the psychology of his characters. Hide
It's easier to be myself here. I can go out wearing whatever the hell I want, no matter how ridiculo Show more It's easier to be myself here. I can go out wearing whatever the hell I want, no matter how ridiculous it looks. If I do that in America, people look at me like I'm insane. There are aspects of the British press which are incredibly intrusive, but then you'll go to a premiere and someone will ask permission to take a photo, and when you say, "That's enough", they'll back off. In the States, you go to a restaurant and there are people lined up outside with 8x10s of you. Or they just follow you with a video camera. I had someone deliberately rear-end my car a few years ago in L.A., and there was a video camera: they were videoing my reaction. Luckily, I was in a good mood. Hide
I walked in thinking, it's going to be like riding a bicycle. It wasn't. It was like riding a unicyc Show more I walked in thinking, it's going to be like riding a bicycle. It wasn't. It was like riding a unicycle. I'd been trying so hard to stretch myself in other roles, and to catch myself when I did anything that remotely resembles Scully, that when I was put back in the ring with her, my brain started misfiring. in The New York Times, July 13, 2008, on how unexpectedly hard it was for her to get back in character as Scully for the movie The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) five years after the end of the television series.] Hide
I often showed up ungroomed. It didn't occur to me. Then I'd end up at a premiere and I'd think, wha Show more I often showed up ungroomed. It didn't occur to me. Then I'd end up at a premiere and I'd think, what are you doing? I remember being at a restaurant with a famous British actress. I knew there were paparazzi outside. My intention was to make a beeline for the car. But then, as we were walking outside, she applied lipstick. I thought, what is she doing? But her public image is very glamorous. It's a different mindset. Hide
I don't understand technology. I don't even Tweet. I have someone in the US who does that for me; no Show more I don't understand technology. I don't even Tweet. I have someone in the US who does that for me; nothing personal, just work stuff. Hide
I never know from one day to the next whether I'm feeling outspoken or not, which wouldn't make me t Show more I never know from one day to the next whether I'm feeling outspoken or not, which wouldn't make me the most reliable spokeswoman for anything. Hide
[about her role as Agent Scully in The X Files (1993)] I am more spontaneous than my character . . . [about her role as Agent Scully in The X Files (1993)] I am more spontaneous than my character . . .
There are a lot of things I would have done differently, but Scully wouldn't have been one of them. There are a lot of things I would have done differently, but Scully wouldn't have been one of them.
Gillian Anderson's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (73)
Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson'S roles
Dana Scully
Dana Scully

Moro
Moro

Jean, Jean Milburn
Jean, Jean Milburn

Karen Morgan
Karen Morgan

Stella Gibson
Stella Gibson

Alice
Alice

Meredith
Meredith

Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier

Marika
Marika

Eleanor Johnson
Eleanor Johnson

Pamela
Pamela

Wendy
Wendy

Lady Edwina Mountbatten
Lady Edwina Mountbatten

Sarah Merrit
Sarah Merrit

Dana Scully
Dana Scully

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