Additional ‘War and Peace’ Stills & Promos

Thanks to Far, Far Away, the gallery has been updated with additional (gorgeous!) promotional images of Gillian for War and Peace, as well as several new stills from episode 1. Gallery links & previews are below, enjoy!

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Gillian Anderson: ‘Nothing is lacking in my life. I don’t sit on bar stools, pining’

From The X-Files to The Fall, and Streetcar to War and Peace, Gillian Anderson is busy. She tells Rachel Cooke why it keeps her sane – and why being a single mother of three suits her fine.

Of all the truly famous actors I have ever met – by which I mean those whose faces have appeared, bus-sized, on posters on Sunset Boulevard rather than among, say, the pages of the Radio Times – Gillian Anderson is by some distance the cleverest at interviews. Is it a performance, the way she appears so sane and normal? Or is she really sane and normal? Impossible to say, though I have my suspicions. All I can tell you is that, tiny in her jeans and boots, she radiates a certain surprising solidarity. You’d call it sisterliness, if that didn’t sound so my-pal-the-Hollywood-star deluded.

The first thing to note is that she arrives alone, having walked to the hotel – an unflashy place in an unexpected part of London – from her home nearby. The second is that she does not wear sunglasses, which is probably why no one bothers her, and when she asks for coffee her request comes with no boring rigmarole in the matter of soya, fat, caffeine or anything else. Order placed, coat and bag plonked on the sofa beside her, she turns to me. “Yes,” she says. It’s not a question. It’s not even a starting gun. The word is directed at herself: an acknowledgement, apparently, that she made it out of the house successfully. It is Thanksgiving; she failed to get an Ocado slot; she had a turkey and three children to wrangle. Right. I gaze at her perfect skin, unable to suspend my disbelief. One of the more unnerving things about Anderson is that no photographer has ever done her justice; in the flesh, she is 10 times more exquisite than on the page – today, as I now point out, being no exception. “Ah,” she says, tugging her hair. “I did a shoot yesterday. I had a blow-dry and I didn’t take off the make-up properly. That’s all this is.”

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‘War and Peace’ Promos and Stills

Thanks to FarFarAway we’ve added HQ promos and stills of Gillian in the new tv mini-series War and Peace, in which she plays Anna Pavlovna Scherer. The first episode will air on January 18, 2016.

War and Peace with Gillian Anderson, Paul Dano, airing in January

“War and Peace” will aur on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in January 2016, it was announced today.

Simulcasting in the US on the three networks in January 2016, ”War and Peace” features an all-star cast including SAG Award(R) and Film Independent Spirit Award winner Paul Dano (”12 Years a Slave”, ”Little Miss Sunshine”), Lily James (”Cinderella”, ”Downton Abbey”), James Norton (”Happy Valley”), Golden Globe(R) winner Gillian Anderson (”The X Files”, ”Hannibal”), Oscar(R), Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Jim Broadbent (”Moulin Rouge!”, ”Iris”) and others.

Set against the backdrop of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia, War and Peace is a story of passion, romance, scandal and deceit surrounding the rising and falling fortunes of five aristocratic families – the Bezukhovs, Bolkonskys, Drubetskoys, Kuragins and Rostovs – in the waning days of imperial Russia.

Produced by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, in partnership with The Weinstein Company, BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point and Lifetime, ”War and Peace” was written by Emmy and BAFTA winner Andrew Davies (”House of Cards”, ”Mr. Selfridge”, ”Pride and Prejudice”) and directed by BAFTA nominee Tom Harper (”Peaky Blinders”, ”The Scouting Book for Boys”, ”Woman in Black: Angel of Death”). Principal photography took place in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia.

”War and Peace” is Executive Produced by BBC Wales Head of Drama Faith Penhale (”A Poet In New York”, ”Doctor Who, Sherlock”) and Bethan Jones (”Sherlock”, ”The Passing Bells”, ”Atlantis”) for BBC Cymru Wales, Andrew Davies, with Harvey Weinstein (”Marco Polo”, ”The Imitation Game”, ”Silver Linings Playbook”) and Robert Walak (”Woman In Gold”, ”Shame”, ”Calvary” ) for The Weinstein Company, and Simon Vaughan (”Parade’s End”, ”Ripper Street”) for Lookout Point. The Producer is Julia Stannard (”The Great Train Robbery”, ”United”, ”The Awakening”).