Radiant Gillian Anderson
May 29, 16   Claudia   0 Comment

Screencaptures from the last episodes remained from season 3 have been added to the gallery. Take a look.

May 26, 16   Claudia   0 Comment

This video is from couple of days ago, an interview of Gillian from Charlie Rose about A Streetcar Named Desire. Take a look!

May 16, 16   Claudia   Comments Off on The X-Files Update: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Chris Carter ‘On Board’ For Season 11, Per Fox CEO

You better believe The X-Files will be back.

During a conference call with reporters to tout Fox’s 2016-17 schedule, chairman and CEO Dana Walden confirmed that there have been “conversations” with series creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, adding, “I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show.”  Walden conceded however that there will be some scheduling hurdles to overcome, but, “Hopefully this time next year we will have more news.”

In TVLine’s annual “Keep or Cut” poll, a whopping 83 percent of respondents urged Fox to renew the series.

Series creator Chris Carter expressed confidence back in February that additional episodes were out there. “I can’t imagine, with the ratings that we’ve got and the way we ended this season, that there won’t be more X-Files,” he said. “They will find a way to get that done. Because I spoke about it briefly with [Fox CEO] Dana Walden today, so there’s an appetite there and… a chance certainly to find how we’re gonna get ourselves off this precipice.”


May 13, 16   Claudia   Comments Off on Gillian Anderson Lets It All Hang Out On Stage in “A Streetcar Named Desire”

In the new production of A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, the icy cool X-Files star cuts loose as Blanche DuBois.

Thanks to a little television series called The X-Files, Gillian Anderson is best known to American audiences for her work as the ever-skeptical Agent Scully, which she has just reprised in the show’s reboot on Fox. Less known is the fact that Anderson, 47, got her start on the stage in a 1991 New York production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends. Since then, it’s mainly British audiences who get to see the London-based actress’s appearances onstage, notably in the Donmar Warehouse’s 2009 production A Doll’s House, and the Young Vic Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

Fortunately, New Yorkers can now catch Anderson at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, where A Streetcar Named Desire has moved through June 4th. Under Benedict Andrews’s direction, the production provides a visceral, sexual, hormone-drenched take on Tennessee Williams’ canonic American work. Set in a seemingly Ikea-furnished minimalist apartment, the show features a rotating stage whose every turn reveals the depths of the characters’ despair, anger, and, yes, desire.

And you do really want the full 360-degree view of Anderson’s Blanche DuBois, who teeters into this Elysian Fields, Louis Vuitton luggage in hand, trembling in vertiginous heels, to spin her increasingly woeful tale. When she finally succumbs to the whirling forces around her, it is with the heartbreaking resignation of a prizefighter, stopped.

May 08, 16   Claudia   Comments Off on Gillian Anderson: Reviving Blanche DuBois in Brooklyn

The star talks about the pull ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ has on her and her penchant for playing damaged people

The last time Gillian Anderson performed onstage in New York, she was living in the Village and waitressing on St. Mark’s Place.

She won a best newcomer award in 1991—and never came back. Until now.

Ms. Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” opening May 1 and running through June 4 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, reprising her role from an acclaimed 2014 London production.

“I wonder how she gets through it every night,” said the show’s director Benedict Andrews. “I think she understands vulnerability and addiction and survival. And she is also not afraid to bring out those aspects of Blanche.”

Ms. Anderson talked to The Wall Street Journal about survival, “Streetcar” and the future of her most famous role, Dana Scully in “The X-Files.”

WSJ: What do you remember about that first New York production?

G.A.: I think initially I was cast because I could do a British accent. I’d only ever done college theater before that, so it was quite a big deal and a sizable house. Probably one of the biggest that I’ve ever played to—even still. I had a lot to learn.

Like what?

How important timing is on stage. I had a couple of dark experiences, panic attacks on stage.

Apr 30, 16   Claudia   Comments Off on Gillian Anderson’s Ferocious Turn as Blanche DuBois Has Been 30 Years in the Making

One of the most-anticipated theater performances of the year has arrived in Brooklyn.

When I went to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn on a recent sunny Monday afternoon to interview Gillian Anderson about her upcoming must-see run as Blanche DuBois, in a highly lauded London transfer production ofA Streetcar Named Desire, there was little indication of the whiskey- and perfume-scented hurricane that was about to blow through. Crew members were putting things together—chiefly the stunning rotating set that acts as both canny staging device and metaphor for a swirling, unknowable mind—though their work was surprisingly quiet. The production, directed by Benedict Andrews, uses modern furniture and sleek lines, not your usual Streetcar aesthetic, but what rages around all those IKEA trappings is as primal and elemental as Tennessee Williams gets.

And Anderson, petite and friendly and measured when we spoke in a little side room antechamber at St. Ann’s, was, of course, nothing like Blanche, Williams’s most indelible creation, an addled, broken, toweringly tragic anti-heroine. Which makes Anderson’s performance, a breathless and breathtaking piece of finely tuned melodrama, all the more impressive. Blanche is something of a Mt. Everest in the theater world, a perilous undertaking that many actresses feel a kind of calling to attempt at least once in their lives. I was curious if that was the case for Anderson, who’s enjoyed over two decades of critically acclaimed success in television and on the London stage.