Anderson at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International.
August 9, 1968 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Alma mater||DePaul University|
|Spouse(s)||Clyde Klotz (m. 1994–97)
Julian Ozanne (m. 2004–06)
|Partner(s)||Mark Griffiths (2006–12)|
Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is a film, television, and theatre actress whose credits include the roles of 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.
After beginning her career on stage, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the American sci-fi horror 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 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.
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 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 was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Rosemary Anderson (née Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward "Ed" Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has Scottish, German, and Irish ancestry. Soon after her birth, her family moved to Puerto Rico for 15 months, then to England, where she lived until she was 11 years old. She lived for five years in London's Crouch End and 15 months in London's Stroud Green, so that her father could attend the London Film School. She was a pupil of Coleridge Primary School.
When Anderson was 11 years old, her family moved again, this time to Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended Fountain Elementary and then City High-Middle School, a program for gifted students with a strong emphasis on the humanities.
Following the move to Grand Rapids, Anderson went through a rebellious stage; experimenting with drugs, dating a much older boyfriend and having a punk appearance (dyeing her hair various colors, shaving the sides or her head, sporting a nose piercing and an all-black wardrobe). She listened to bands such as the Dead Kennedys and the Skinny Puppy. Anderson recalled: "We were in a small Republican town. There were only six punks there. We were weird. It’s not like London". She was voted by her classmates: "class clown", "most bizarre girl" and "most likely to be arrested". She was arrested on graduation night for breaking and entering into her high school in an attempt to glue the locks of the doors (charges were later reduced to trespassing).
At a young age Anderson was interested in marine biology, but after becoming interested in theatre during her teenage years, she began acting in high school productions during her freshman year and later in community theatre, as well as serving as a student intern at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts. After graduating high school in 1986, she attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990. She also participated in the National Theatre of Great Britain's summer program at Cornell University.
Anderson is bidialectal. With her English accent and background, she was mocked and felt out of place in the American Midwest and soon adopted a Midwestern accent. To this day, her accent depends on her location, as she easily shifts between her American and British accents.
Anderson moved to New York when she was 22 years old. To support herself when she started her career, Anderson worked as a waitress. She began her career in Alan Ayckbourn's play, Absent Friends at the Manhattan Theatre Club alongside Brenda Blethyn; for her role she won the 1990–91 Theatre World Award for "Best Newcomer". Her next theatrical role was in Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Anderson moved to Los Angeles in 1992, spending a year auditioning. Although she had once vowed she would never do TV, being out of work for a year changed her mind. Anderson did Home Fires Burning for a cable station, as well as the audiobook version of Exit to Eden. She broke into mainstream television in 1993, with a guest appearance on the collegiate drama, Class of '96, on the fledgling Fox Network.
As a result of her guest appearance in Class of 96, Anderson was sent the script for The X-Files at the age of 24. She decided to audition because, "for the first time in a long time, the script involved a strong, independent, intelligent woman as a lead character." Producer Chris Carter wanted to hire her, but Fox wanted someone with previous TV exposure and greater sex appeal. Fox sent in more actresses, but Carter stood by Anderson, and she was eventually cast as Special Agent Dana Scully. Anderson got the part assuming it would run for 13 episodes, the standard minimum order for American TV networks. Filmed for the first five seasons in Vancouver before moving to Los Angeles, the series would run for nine seasons, and included two films, released in 1998 and 2008. During her time on The X-Files, Anderson won numerous awards for her portrayal of Special Agent Scully, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. Anderson is the first actress to win an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award in the same year. Anderson was the first woman to write and direct an episode of the X-Files (“All Things”). While filming, Anderson met assistant art director Clyde Klotz, whom she would eventually marry.
In 1997, Anderson worked on the independent film Chicago Cab. In 1998, she starred in the film Playing by Heart with Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Burstyn and Anthony Edwards. Anderson also had a supporting role in the film, The Mighty with Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton, James Gandolfini and Sharon Stone. In 1999, Anderson had a supporting role in the English-language release of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, where she voiced the character of Moro. Anderson is a fan of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki's work. She also took part in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.
In 2000, Anderson starred in the film The House of Mirth with Eric Stoltz, an adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel of the same name, for which she won critical acclaim and awards such as the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, Village Voice Film Poll Best Lead Performance and a nomination for the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress. When The X-Files ended in 2002, she moved to London for a complete change of pace and the opportunity to return to the stage. She performed in several stage productions and worked on various film projects.
In 2005, she appeared as Lady Dedlock in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens ' novel Bleak House, had a starring role in the Irish film The Mighty Celt, for which she won an IFTA award for Best International Actress. The same year she also appeared in A Cock and Bull Story, a film version of the novel Tristram Shandy. In 2006, Anderson won the Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio Award for Best Actress for her role in Bleak House. She was nominated for a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Actress, she also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, a nomination for a Golden Globe, a Satellite Award nomination and came in second place in the Best Actress category of the 2005 BBC Drama website poll for her portrayal of Lady Dedlock in the adaptation.
During 2006 and 2007, Anderson appeared in two British films: The Last King of Scotland with James McAvoy (2006) and Straightheads with Danny Dyer (2007). Anderson hosted Masterpiece Theatre during the Jane Austen series. Anderson starred in the second X-Files film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, which premiered on July 23, 2008. The same year, Anderson appeared in the British comedy film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Anderson portrayed Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End during a limited engagement which ran from May 14, 2009, until July 18, 2009. Anderson has received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, for productions which opened in the 2009 calendar year for her portrayal of Nora.
In November 2010, Anderson portrayed Wallis, Duchess of Windsor in Any Human Heart, a TV adaptation of William Boyd’s novel of the same name, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress on Television. In April 2011, she starred in the BBC adaptation The Crimson Petal and the White as Mrs. Castaway, for which she was nominated for the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress. In August 2011, she appeared in a television miniseries Moby Dick based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel of the same name, as Elisabeth, Ahab’s wife. Anderson appears as the head of MI7, Pamela Thornton, in Johnny English Reborn, which opened internationally in Australia on September 15, 2011. She starred as Miss Havisham in a three-part BBC adaptation of Great Expectations that aired in late December 2011. For her portrayal in the adaptation she won the Artistic Excellence Award, was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries and for the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress.
In 2012, Anderson appeared in a Swiss drama film, Sister and in Shadow Dancer, a British-Irish drama film based on the novel of the same name, about the Irish republican movement. Anderson voiced the character of Hana Matsuzaki in the English-language version of Studio Ghibli’s From Up On Poppy Hill, which was released In March 2013. In May 2013, Anderson began starring as the lead DSI Stella Gibson in The Fall, a critically acclaimed crime drama series for BBC Two and RTÉ ONE. Anderson was praised for her portray of the cool, self-assured Gibson and was nominated for several awards, including the Golden Nymph Award, a Satellite Award and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award nominations for Best Actress. She also became an executive producer for the programme, from its second series. Since 2013, she has played Bedelia Du Maurier, Hannibal Lecter's psychiatrist, in the NBC series Hannibal. In 2014, Anderson was promoted from a recurring character during the first two seasons, to a series regular for the third season. In 2015, Anderson won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Favorite Supporting Actress on Television, for her role as Du Maurier.
In July 2014, Anderson gained critical acclaim for her performance as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Young Vic Theatre in London, for which she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress and received her second nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award. The production became the fastest-selling show in the theatre's history and the run was extended by two weeks due to the demand for tickets. In the first collaboration between the Young Vic Theatre and National Theatre Live, the show was broadcast live to over 1100 venues on 16 September 2014. In February 2015, Anderson directed and starred in a short film prequel to A Streetcar Named Desire, titled The Departure. Anderson will reprise the role of Blanche DuBois on stage at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York City in the spring of 2016.
Anderson will portray Anna Pavlovna Scherer in the upcoming BBC One television adaptation War and Peace, scheduled to air in early 2016. In March 2015, it was announced that Anderson would once again portray Agent Dana Scully in a six-episode miniseries revival of The X-Files,  scheduled to premiere on January 24, 2016. Anderson will portray Edwina Mountbatten in Gurinder Chadha’s upcoming partition drama, Viceroy’s House. Production began in late summer 2015.
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 a girl while in high school. Anderson "...said she first experimented with women during her rebellious teenaged years, when she moved from England to the United States." In December 2014, in an interview with the Evening Standard Anderson stated: “I am an actively heterosexual woman who celebrates however people want to express their sexuality.”
In 2011, Gillian's brother died of a brain tumor, at the age of 30.
Activism and charity work
Anderson is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network. Her brother Aaron died from the disease and was diagnosed when Gillian was just a teenager. In May 1996, Anderson addressed the United States Congress urging for more education and funding for Neurofibromatosis (NF) research projects. She supports the Children with Tumours organisation, the Global Genes movement, that's also devoted to helping children with NF and she partners with Doodle 4 NF - an annual fundraiser for the NF Network.
Anderson is the co-founder of the SA-YES organisation, aiding the empowerment of marginalised young people in South Africa through youth mentoring, that provides youth leaving children's homes with guidance that enables them to develop their skills, further their education and source suitable housing in order for them to participate in society as independent adults.
Anderson is a member of the board of directors for Artists for a New South Africa and a campaigner for ACTSA: Action for Southern Africa. She is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and supports animal rights. Anderson also has been a long-time supporter of the Feminist Majority Foundation; in 1996 she became its spokesperson and participated as a team leader in the FMF's Million4Roe campaign, emceed their Rock 4 Choice benefit concert, attended an FMF event to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan in March 1999 and also appeared on Hollywood Squares in April 2002 to benefit the FMF's campaign to help Afghan women and girls.
In late 2010, Anderson and other celebrities joined a campaign to boycott Botswana diamonds over the government's treatment of the Kalahari San. Anderson supports tribal rights charity Survival International, an organization that champions tribal peoples around the world and in early 2010 she participated in a performance in a London stage fundraiser for its cause. In February 2011, Anderson narrated a short film about recent footage of an uncontacted tribe, in which the Amazon Indians were spotted from the air on the Brazil-Peru border. Anderson has said, "What comes across powerfully from this amazing footage is how healthy and confident these people appear. I hope they can be left alone – but that will only happen if the loggers are stopped." In June 2011, Anderson became an ambassador for Survival International.
In 2013, Anderson joined the Fishlove campaign, supporting the fight against unsustainable fishing practices that harm the marine ecosystem.
Anderson participated in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, including a stage performance on February 14, 1999. She is also an advocate for reproductive rights. In 2001, she attended the "Rock for Choice" concert fundraiser along with singers Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, Melissa Etheridge as well as actresses Helen Hunt, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, and Kathy Najimy. The concert supported reproductive options for unplanned pregnancies, including the morning after pill. Anderson is a supporter of Ensler's V-Day movement aiming to end violence against women and girls. Anderson supports the Refuge, a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Anderson has been active in the LGBTQ community, particularly with youth. She supports The Trevor Project organization, focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth and attended three of the Trevor Project's "Cracked X-Mas" events to benefit the organization.
Anderson supports Childreach International, a London based charity that works in partnership with local communities in the developing world, to secure children’s basic rights; she addressed the problem of child trafficking during the press for the Sold film, that presents the issue. She also supports their Taught Not Trafficked campaign, that was launched in July, 2014.
In 2015, Anderson became a patron of the International Literacy Centre (European home of Reading Recovery).
|1986||Three at Once||Woman 1||Short film|
|1988||Matter of Choice, AA Matter of Choice||Unknown||Short film|
|1992||Turning, TheThe Turning||April Cavanaugh|
|1997||Chicago Cab||Southside Girl or Brenda||also known as Hellcab|
|1998||The X-Files||Dana Scully|
|1998||Mighty, TheThe Mighty||Loretta Lee|
|1998||Playing by Heart||Meredith|
|2000||House of Mirth, TheThe House of Mirth||Lily Bart|
|2005||Mighty Celt, TheThe Mighty Celt||Kate Morrison|
|2005||Cock and Bull Story, AA Cock and Bull Story||Herself/Widow Wadman|
|2006||Last King of Scotland, TheThe Last King of Scotland||Sarah Merrit|
|2007||Straightheads||Alice Comfort||also known as Closure|
|2008||X-Files: I Want to Believe, TheThe X-Files: I Want to Believe||Dana Scully|
|2008||How to Lose Friends & Alienate People||Eleanor Johnson|
|2009||Boogie Woogie||Jean Maclestone|
|2010||No Pressure||Herself||Short film|
|2011||Johnny English Reborn||Pamela Thornton ("Pegasus")|
|2012||Shadow Dancer||Kate Fletcher|
|2012||Room on the Broom||Witch||Voice|
|2013||Mr. Morgan's Last Love||Karen Morgan|
|2013||From Up On Poppy Hill||Hana Matsuzaki||Voice|
|2013||I'll Follow You Down||Marika|
|2015||The Departure||Blanche Dubois||Short film|
|TBA||Viceroy's House||Edwina Mountbatten||Filming|
|1993||Class of '96||Rachel||Episode: "The Accused"|
|1993–2002||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Dana Scully||202 episodes|
|1995||Eek! the Cat||Agent Scully (voice)||Episode: "Eek Space 9"|
|1996||ReBoot||Data Nully (voice)||Episode: "Trust No One"|
|1996||Future Fantastic||Herself||9 episodes|
|1996–2002||Hollywood Squares||Herself||5 episodes|
|1997||The Simpsons||Agent Scully (voice)||Episode: "The Springfield Files"|
|1999||Frasier||Jenny (voice)||Episode: "Dr. Nora"|
|1999||Harsh Realm||Video Narrator||Voice (uncredited)|
|2005||Bleak House||Lady Dedlock||14 episodes|
|2007||Robbie the Reindeer||Queen Vorkana (voice)||Episode: "Close Encounters of the Herd Kind"|
|2008||Masterpiece||Herself||Episode: "Sense and Sensibility"|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Duchess of Windsor||3 episodes|
|2011||The Crimson Petal and the White||Mrs. Castaway||2 episodes|
|2011||Moby Dick||Elizabeth||2 episodes|
|2011||Great Expectations||Miss Havisham||3 episodes|
|2013–present||The Fall||DSI Stella Gibson||11 episodes|
|2013–15||Hannibal||Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier||22 episodes|
|2014||Crisis||Meg Fitch||13 episodes|
|2014||Robot Chicken||Fairy Godmother/Fiona (voice)||Episode: "Up, Up, and Buffet"|
|2014||National Theatre Live||Blanche DuBois||Episode: "A Streetcar Named Desire"|
|2015||Top Gear||Herself||Episode: "#22.6"|
|2016||War and Peace||Anna Pavlovna Scherer||Upcoming series|
|2016||The X-Files||Dana Scully||Upcoming series|
|1996||Hellbender||E.V.E. (Enhanced Virtual Entity)|
|1998||The X-Files Game||Dana Scully|
|2004||The X-Files: Resist or Serve||Dana Scully|
- Wrote X-Files episode "All Things", which aired in 2000.
- Directed X-Files episode "All Things", which aired in 2000.
- Directed The Departure, a short film prequel to A Streetcar Named Desire. It is part of the Young Vic's short film series, which is produced in collaboration with The Guardian. The piece was written by novelist Andrew O'Hagan.
- Executive producer of the second season of The Fall.
- Narrator of Anne Rice's novel Exit to Eden (2000).
- Narrated The X-Files: Ground Zero.
- Narrated the audiobook for her novel A Vision of Fire (2014).
- Narrator of BBC Radio 4's on-going series A History of Ideas (2015).
- Provided a voice recording of reading Virginia Woolf's suicide note for The Royal Ballet production, Woolf Works (2015).
|1983||Arsenic and Old Lace||Officer Brophy||City High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|1990||A Flea in Her Ear||Eugenie||The Theatre School, De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois|
|1991||Absent Friends||Evelyn||Manhattan Theatre Club, New York|
|1992||The Philanthropist||Celia||Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut|
|1999–2000||The Vagina Monologues||Los Angeles & London|
|2002–03||What The Night Is For||Melinda Metz||Comedy Theatre, London|
|2004||The Sweetest Swing in Baseball||Dana||Royal Court Theatre, London|
|2009||A Doll's House||Nora Helmer||Donmar Warehouse, London|
|2010||We Are One: A celebration of tribal peoples||Apollo Theatre, London|
|2013||Letters Live||The Tabernacle, Notting Hill|
|2014||A Streetcar Named Desire||Blanche DuBois||Young Vic, London|
|2016||A Streetcar Named Desire||Blanche DuBois||St. Ann's Warehouse, New York City|
Awards and nominations
In 1996, Anderson was voted the "Sexiest Woman in the World" for FHM 's 100 Sexiest Women poll. In 1997, she was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. Askmen listed her at No. 6 on their Top 7: '90s Sex Symbols. In 2008, she was listed 21st in FHM's All Time 100 Sexiest Hall of Fame.
- Anderson's first book A Vision of Fire, co-authored by Jeff Rovin, was published in October 2014. It's the first book from the Earthend Saga series. It is described as "a science fiction thriller of epic proportions". Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1471137709.
- A Dream of Ice is Anderson and Jeff Rovin's second book of the Earthend Saga series. It will be published on December 8, 2015. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1476776552.
- Anderson and journalist/activist Jennifer Nadel will publish their self-help guide book for women, titled WE. The book is described as an "urgent and timely book for women, which offers a dramatically new path to fulfillment". Anderson stated that the book is a "call-out to all women around the world – and by women I include girls, transgender, anyone who identifies themselves as being intrinsically female." The book we’ll be published on March 8, 2016.
- Hal Featuring Gillian Anderson – Extremis (Virgin Records America – 1997)
- ANDERSON, Gillian Leigh. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription required)
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1271). Aug 9, 2013. p. 22.
- "The Official Gillian Anderson Website". gilliananderson.ws. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
- "Gillian Anderson Biography (1968–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
- Merrell, Sue (May 18, 2007). "Charity, celebrity blend well, actress says". The Grand Rapids Press (gilliananderson.ws). Retrieved September 13, 2010.
- "Ancestry of Anderson's family". Retrieved September 14, 2013.
- "Gillian Anderson Biography". Bio.
- Thompson, Jonathan (November 17, 2002). "Gillian Anderson: Just don't ask her about aliens". The Independent. Retrieved October 6, 2010.
- Hattenstone, Simon (February 8, 2015). "Gillian Anderson on therapy, rebellion and 'being weird'". The Guardian. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Mejia, Paula (May 14, 2015). "'X-Files' Behind Her, Gillian Anderson Is a Believer". Newsweek. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Rochlin, Margy (October 1, 1997). "US Magazine - 1997 Interview". US Magazine. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- "Academic Affairs: Who We Are (Alumni)". oaa.depaul.edu. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- Farndale, Nigel (May 1, 2009). "Gillian Anderson bares all". the Daily Telegraph. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
- About Gillian "Biography". The Official Gillian Anderson Website. See the last sentence of the tenth paragraph.
- Klein, Alvin (February 2, 1992). "THEATER; 'The Philanthropist'". New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "About Gillian Anderson". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "The Official Gillian Anderson Website — About Gillian — Biography". gilliananderson.ws. Retrieved October 4, 2006.
- "Gillian Anderson Emmy Nominated". Emmys.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- Debashine Thangevelo (May 25, 2015). "Still nursing bad habits". Independent Online. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- "The Critical Eye – Gillian Anderson". The Critical Eye. November 11, 1999. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- "Gillian Anderson terrified of theatre". April 2, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- The Official Gillian Anderson Website: Biography, page 2' Linked 2014-11-13
- The Daily Telegraph, 14 May 2013: 'Life's been complicated lately': Gillian Anderson interview Linked 2014-11-13
- ""The Last King of Scotland" News". www.gilliananderson.ws. February 26, 2007. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "Gillian Anderson in Straightheads". empiremovies.com. September 19, 2005. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "Gillian Anderson". pbs.org. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- Murray, Rebecca. "Gillian Anderson Interview - X-Files Movie 2008 Wonder Con". About.com. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- "Review – A Doll’s House starring Gillian Anderson, Donmar Warehouse". May 20, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- Farndale, Nigel (May 1, 2009). "Gillian Anderson interview for 'A Doll's House'". The Daily telegraph. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- Bamigboye, Baz (February 8, 2010). "Keira Knightley wins Laurence Olivier Award nomination for debut West End performance". Mail Online. Retrieved October 4, 2010.
- "Release Info for Johnny English Reborn (2011)". IMdB. September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 2011.
- Bryony Gordon (December 26, 2011). "Gillian Anderson: 'When he was just 30, my brother was prepared to die’". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
- Osborn, Michael (December 24, 2011). "BBC News – Great Expectations: Miss Havisham given 'youthful' air". BBC. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
- "TV review: Great Expectations; Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me" December 27, 2011, The Guardian
- "Gillian Anderson and Matthew Macfadyen at BBC Worldwide Day - Roma Fiction Fest 2012". Living in Rome. October 2, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- Douglas, Torin (23 February 2012). "Shortlists announced for Broadcasting Press Guild TV Awards". Broadcasting Press Guild. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- "BBC Two Orders New Drama Series Starring Gillian Anderson". TVWise. February 3, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- The Fall at Rotten Tomatoes
- Saner, Emine (June 9, 2013). "Gillian Anderson: The Fall girl who never bowed to Hollywood demands". The Guardian. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- "Golden Nymph Award 2015" (PDF). Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "Broadcasting Press Guild: 40th TV & Radio Awards". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "BPG 2015 Best Actress Nomination". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- Munn, Patrick (27 May 2013). "It's Official: BBC Two Renews ‘The Fall’ For Season 2". TVWise. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "Anderson reaping in a whole new wave of fandom for her subdued (and Chainsaw Award-nominated) performance as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in NBC’s HANNIBAL". Fangoria. February 3, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- Gingold, Michael (June 1, 2015). "The 2015 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Winners and Full Results!". Fangoria. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
- "Production Page". Young Vic Theatre. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "A Streetcar Named Desire extends run to 19 September 2014" (PDF). Young Vic Theatre. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "NT live broadcast of A Streetcar Named Desire at Young Vic" (PDF). Young Vic Theatre. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "The Departure: a short film starring Gillian Anderson – video". The Guardian. February 6, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- "St. Ann’s Warehouse - A YOUNG VIC & JOSHUA ANDREWS CO-PRODUCTION". St. Ann’s Warehouse. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- Li, Shirley (August 14, 2015). "First Look at Lily James, Gillian Anderson, Paul Dano in War and Peace miniseries". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- "Fox Announces They Will Reboot ‘The X-Files’: Mulder And Scully To Return". Deadline. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- "Fox Confirms ‘X-Files’ Reboot Talks, David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson To Return: Update". Deadline. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
- Wiseman, Andreas (April 30, 2015). "Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson topline partition drama 'Viceroy’s House'". Screen Daily. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- Mitchell, Robert (September 1, 2015). "Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Viceroy’s House’ Starts Shoot in India". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- John Plunkett. "Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan to return in BBC's The Fall". the Guardian.
- Emily Codik (May 15, 2015). "Gillian Anderson Is in DC, and the Reason for Her Visit Might Surprise You". Washingtonian. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Virginia Campbell (January 1, 1999). "Gillian of the Spirits". Movieline. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Rob Carnevale (April 23, 2007). "Gillian Anderson - Straightheads 2007 Interview". BBC UK. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- James Mottram (April 10, 2010). "X-Files to YBAs: Gillian Anderson takes on the art world". The Independent. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Harriet Lane (May 7, 2006). "The magnificent Anderson". The Observer. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- "X Files star now to become X-wife". Daily Mail. April 22, 2006. Retrieved October 4, 2006.
- "Boy for Scully and Mr X". The Times (London). November 19, 2006. Retrieved November 18, 2006.
- "Gillian Anderson Welcomes a Son". People. October 20, 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- "Exclusive: Gillian Anderson, Partner Mark Griffiths Split". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- "The Double Life of Gillian Anderson". Out. March 13, 2012.
- Mike Larkin (March 14, 2012). "Gillian Anderson confesses to lesbian flings". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- Nick Curtis (December 2, 2014). "Gillian Anderson: Self destruction is my default mode". Evening Standard. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- "Aaron Anderson Obituary". Obits.mlive.com. November 5, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- "Neurofibromatosis Network". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- "The Library of Congress".
- "Gillian Anderson launches kids' charity contest".
- "Gillian Anderson for The Global Genes Project".
- "Doodle 4 NF Website".
- "SA YES - Youth Mentoring". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Turkey Passes Its First Comprehensive Animal-Protection Law". PETA. Archived from the original on November 23, 2004. Retrieved October 4, 2006.
- "The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF)".
- Celebrities boycott Botswana over Bushmen, africanews.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
- "Stars line up in West End to celebrate tribal peoples". Retrieved November 4, 2010.
- "First ever aerial footage of uncontacted Amazon tribe released". uncontactedtribes.org. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- "Lost tribe film footage released for the first time – watch it here". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- "Gillian Anderson becomes Survival ambassador", Survival web site news, June 13, 2011.
- "Fish love".
- "Keira Knightley - Keira Knightley campaigns for women in Afghanistan".
- "Talking 'bout our genitalia". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Power To Do Good - Benefit V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls Worldwide". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "Power To Do Good - Benefit REFUGE". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "Gillian Anderson Headlines Trevor Project Fundraiser to Help Gay Teens".
- "The Trevor Project organization".
- "Gillian Anderson on Child Trafficking and her Film 'Sold'". Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- "#TaughtNotTrafficked launches at Sold's European premiere". Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- "International Literacy Centre - Champions". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Voice of Hana Matsuzaki". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- "Virginia Woolf should live on, but not because of her death". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "The G-Files: the search for Gillian Anderson's roots". Retrieved October 4, 2006.
- "Gillian Anderson CBC Interview". Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- "Letters Live: Epistolary Joy At Freemasons’ Hall". Londonist.
- "BBC Sherlock star, X Files actor and a host of other celebrities perform at charity event for the Reading Agency". The Guardian.
- "Letters Live at Hay Fetival". The Telegraph.
- Gillian Anderson Official Site. "FHM No. 81".
- "Gillian Anderson - Most Beautiful, Gillian Anderson: People.com". May 12, 1997. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
- "Top 7: '90s Sex Symbols – AskMen". Retrieved February 26, 2012.
- "The All Time 100 Sexiest Hall of Fame". FHM.
- "Gillian Anderson, Jack Gold and Chrissy Bright become Honorary Associates at LFS Annual Show".
- Gillian Anderson. "A Vision of Fire (Earthend Saga #1)". waterstones. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- Gillian Anderson. "A Vision of Fire (Earthend Saga #1)". Goodreads. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
- Gillian Anderson. "A Dream of Ice (Earthend Saga #2)". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Gillian Anderson. "WE". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Gillian Anderson. "WE". The Book Seller. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gillian Anderson.|
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Gillian Anderson|
- Official website
- Gillian Anderson on Twitter
- Gillian Anderson on Facebook
- Gillian Anderson at the Internet Movie Database
- Gillian Anderson at the Internet Broadway Database
- Gillian Anderson at AllMovie
- Gillian Anderson at the TCM Movie Database
- Works by or about Gillian Anderson in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Gillian Anderson at the British Film Institute's Screenonline
- Gillian Anderson collected news and commentary at The Guardian
- Gillian Anderson at Emmys.com
- Curtis, Nick (17 December 2014). "The importance of being Gillian Anderson". London: Evening Standard.
- Shannon Miller, Liz (16 January 2015). "Gillian Anderson on Owning Feminine Sexuality in 'The Fall'". US: Indiewire.
- "Nerdist Podcast: Gillian Anderson". The Nerdist Podcast. 12 January 2015.
|Host of Masterpiece Classic