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Alma mater
  
DePaul University

Years active
  
1986–present


Website
  
GillianAnderson.ws

Name
  
Gillian Anderson

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Born
  
August 9, 1968 (age 55) (
1968-08-09
)

Residence
  
London, England, United Kingdom

Occupation
  
Actress, activist, writer, producer, director

Partner(s)
  
Mark Griffiths (2006–12)

Role
  
Film actress · gilliananderson.ws

Spouse
  
Julian Ozanne (m. 2004–2007), Clyde Klotz (m. 1994–1997)

Children
  
Piper Maru Klotz, Felix Griffiths, Oscar Griffiths

Siblings
  
Zoe Anderson, Aaron Anderson

Books
  
A Vision of Fire, Simon451 Fall 2014 Preview Sampler: A Selection of Science Fiction and Fantasy Titles, EarthEnd Saga 2

Movies and TV shows
  
The X‑Files, The Fall, Hannibal, The X‑Files: I, Crisis

Similar People
  
David Duchovny, Julian Ozanne, Clyde Klotz, Chris Carter, Tea Leoni

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Gillian Leigh Anderson, OBE (born August 9, 1968) is an American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer. 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 DSI Stella Gibson on the BBC crime drama television series The Fall. Among other honours, Anderson has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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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. Her film work includes the dramas The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Shadow Dancer (2012), Viceroy's House (2017) and two X-Files films: The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). Other notable television credits include: Lady Dedlock in Bleak House (2005), Wallis Simpson in Any Human Heart (2010), Miss Havisham in Great Expectations (2011), Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier on Hannibal (2013–2015), and Media on American Gods (2017–present).

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Aside from film and television, Anderson has taken on the stage and received both awards and critical acclaim. Her stage work includes Absent Friends (1991) – for which she won a Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer, A Doll's House (2009) – that earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination, and a portrayal of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (2014, 2016) – for which she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress and received her second Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress. Anderson is the co-writer of The EarthEnd Saga novel trilogy and the self-help guide book WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere.

Anderson has been active in supporting numerous charities and humanitarian organizations. She is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network and a co-founder of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SAYes). Anderson was appointed an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016 for her services to drama.

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Early life and education

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Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Rosemary "Posie" Alyce (née Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward "Ed" Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She is of English, German, and Irish ancestry. Soon after her birth, her parents moved to Puerto Rico for 15 months, then to London, England. The family relocated so that her father could attend the London Film School. She spent her childhood growing up in north London's Crouch End and Harringay. She was a pupil of Coleridge Primary School. When Anderson was 11 years old, her family moved again, this time to Grand Rapids, Michigan. They continued to have a flat in London, where she spent her summers. Anderson later said that she has always intended to return to England. In Grand Rapids, she attended Fountain Elementary and then City High-Middle School, a program for gifted students with a strong emphasis on the humanities.

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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 colours, shaving the sides of her head, sporting a nose piercing and an all-black wardrobe). She was put in therapy at the age of 14. Anderson listened to bands such as Dead Kennedys and Skinny Puppy. She was voted by her classmates: "class clown", "most bizarre girl" and "most likely to be arrested". She was, in fact, arrested on graduation night for breaking and entering into her high school in an attempt to glue the locks of the doors. She later managed to reduce the charges to trespassing.

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At an early 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. She also served as a student intern at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts. After graduating from school in 1986, she attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990. Anderson also participated in the National Theatre of Great Britain's summer program at Cornell University. To support herself financially during her student years, she worked at the Goose Island Brewpub in Chicago; after Anderson became famous, the brewery named one of their beers after her – a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, simply called "Gillian".

Anderson is the eldest of three siblings. Her brother Aaron – who was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis – died in 2011 of a brain tumor, at the age of 30. Aaron was a DJ, a mentor and a practicing Buddhist. He was in his second year of a PhD program in Developmental Psychology at Stanford University when he was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2008. Her sister Zoe is a ceramicist, whom Anderson calls "an exceptional artist". Zoe is openly gay and is married to her partner.

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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 English accents. In May 2013, during an interview with BlogTalkRadio, Anderson addressed the matter of her national identity: "I've been asked whether I feel more like a Brit than an American and I don't know what the answer to that question is. I know that I feel that London is home and I'm very happy with that as my home. I love London as a city and I feel very comfortable there. In terms of identity, I'm still a bit baffled."

1990s

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. The same year, she appeared in her first feature-length film The Turning, starring Karen Allen and Tess Harper – the film drama is an adaptation of the play Home Fires Burning. Although she had once vowed she would never do television, being out of work for a year changed her mind. Anderson recalled: "First of all, I swore I'd never move to Los Angeles, and once I did, I swore I'd never do television. It was only after being out of work for almost a year that I began going in [to auditions] on some stuff that I would pray that I wouldn't get because I didn't want to be involved in it." 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 television exposure and greater sex appeal. Fox sent in more actresses, but Carter stood by Anderson, and she was eventually cast as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully. Anderson got the part assuming it would run for 13 episodes, the standard minimum order for American television networks. Filmed for the first five seasons in Vancouver before moving to Los Angeles, the series ran 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. For the role, she received a total of four Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe nominations and nine SAG nominations. Anderson was the first woman to write and direct an episode of the X-Files ("all things"). During The X-Files run – between the fifth and sixth seasons – Anderson co-starred in The X-Files: Fight the Future, a 1998 motion picture that continued The X-Files storyline. Anderson also provided the voice for a parody of her Scully character in "The Springfield Files", an episode of the animated comedy television series The Simpsons. While filming the X-Files, Anderson met assistant art director Clyde Klotz, who became her first husband.

Anderson's character on X-Files initiated a phenomenon referred to as "The Scully Effect"; as the medical doctor and the FBI Special Agent inspired many young women to pursue careers in science, medicine and law enforcement, and as a result brought a perceptible increase in the number of women in those fields. "The Scully Effect" remains a subject of academic inquiry.

In 1996, Anderson narrated the television documentaries Spies Above and Why Planes Go Down. While hosting the BBC documentary series Future Fantastic, she became impressed by the theme music of the show, by the electronic duo Hal and initiated a collaboration with them. In 1997, Anderson provided spoken word vocals and starred in the music video for their single “Extremis”, which was frequently aired on MTV. She also helped to assemble an album of electronic music, Future: A Journey Through The Electronic Underground, for Virgin Records, which won praises from European music critics.

In 1997, Anderson appeared in the independent film Chicago Cab. In 1998, she starred in the film Playing by Heart with Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Burstyn and Jon Stewart. 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.

2000s

In 2000, Anderson starred in the film The House of Mirth with Eric StoltzTerence Davies' 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 back to London for a complete change of pace and the opportunity to return to the stage.

In 2002, Anderson made her West End debut in Michael Weller's play What The Night Is For at the Comedy Theatre. In 2004, Anderson starred in the Royal Court Theatre's production of Rebecca Gilman's play The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, as artist Dana Fielding who assumes the personality of the troubled baseball player Darryl Strawberry – a role for which she earned rave reviews.

In 2005, she appeared as Lady Dedlock in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House, and 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 with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon – 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). In 2008, Anderson hosted Masterpiece Theatre during the Jane Austen series; she was the first woman to host the series since it began in 1971. The same year, Anderson starred in the second X-Files film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe and appeared alongside Simon Pegg in the British comedy film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. In 2009, she starred in the British comedy film Boogie Woogie with Alan Cumming, Danny Huston and Stellan Skarsgård. She 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 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.

2010s

In November 2010, Anderson portrayed Wallis, Duchess of Windsor in Any Human Heart – a television 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 the television miniseries Moby Dick based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel, as Elisabeth, Ahab’s wife. The same year, Anderson appeared as the head of MI7, Pamela Thornton, in the British comedy Johnny English Reborn. 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 Dr. Miki Hokuto in the English-language version of Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill, which was released In March 2013. The same year, she starred in the Canadian techno-thriller I'll Follow You Down and appeared in Mr. Morgan's Last Love with Michael Caine. In May 2013, Anderson began starring as DSI Stella Gibson in The Fall, a critically acclaimed crime drama series for BBC Two and RTÉ One. Anderson was praised for her portrayal of the cool, self-assured Gibson, and was nominated for several awards. She also became an executive producer for the programme from its second series.

Between 2013 and 2015, Anderson played Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, Hannibal Lecter's psychiatrist, on 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 2014, Anderson starred in the British independent science fiction film Robot Overlords alongside Sir Ben Kingsley. That year, she also appeared in Jeffrey D. Brown's drama Sold, portraying Sophia, a character based on the humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine. The film presents the issues of child trafficking and sexual slavery in India, and is based on Patricia McCormick's novel of the same name.

In July 2014, Anderson gained critical acclaim for her stage 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 Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress. 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. Thus far, it has been screened in over 2000 venues. In February 2015, Anderson directed and starred in a short film prequel to A Streetcar Named Desire, titled The Departure, written by novelist Andrew O'Hagan and is part of the Young Vic's short film series, which is produced in collaboration with The Guardian.

In October 2014, Anderson published her first book, A Vision of Fire, co-authored by Jeff Rovin. The book is the first novel of The EarthEnd Saga trilogy and is described as "a science fiction thriller of epic proportions". In December 2015, Anderson and Rovin published their second novel of The EarthEnd Saga series, A Dream of Ice. In January 2016, Anderson portrayed Anna Pavlovna Scherer in BBC One's television adaptation War & Peace. The same month, she was back portraying FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the six-episode tenth season of The X-Files. Anderson has fought and succeeded in securing equal pay with her male co-star on The X-Files in the ’90s and again in 2015, when negotiating her salary with the network. She has been outspoken about the ongoing issue throughout the years.

From April 23, 2016 through June 4, 2016, Anderson reprised her role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire on stage at the new St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. On September 13, 2016, Anderson and Rovin published The Sound of Seas; their third and final novel of The EarthEnd Saga trilogy. The same month, she was back portraying DSI Stella Gibson in the third series of The Fall. Anderson is the narrator of the English dub of Ronja the Robber’s Daughter – Studio Ghibli's anime, which began streaming on Amazon Prime in January, 2017. In February 2017, Anderson portrayed Edwina Mountbatten in Gurinder Chadha's partition drama film Viceroy's House (2017). On March 7, 2017, Anderson and the journalist-activist Jennifer Nadel published their self-help guide book for women, titled WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere. 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." In April 2017, she began playing goddess Media in American Gods – a television series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. The role which enables Anderson to portray various popular figures, including: Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, David Bowie, and Judy Garland.

Upcoming projects

In October 2015, it was revealed that Anderson will portray the role of Captain MacLaren in Star Citizen's single-player component Squadron 42. She will appear alongside Glenn Close and Christina Hendricks in Crooked House – a film adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. In April 2017, it was announced that Anderson will be returning in the eleventh season of The X-Files.

Personal life

Anderson is an avid art collector. She spent her first paycheck from the X-Files to purchase an art piece, a David Blackburn lithograph. Her collection includes work from artists such as Diane Arbus, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Francesco Clemente, Alexis Rockman and Kiki Smith. Anderson enjoys architecture and interior design; she periodically works on floor and house planning projects. She has also expressed a desire to pursue mixed media ventures in the future.

Anderson married her first husband, Clyde Klotz, an X-Files assistant art director, on New Year's Day 1994, in Hawaii in a Buddhist ceremony. Their daughter, Piper Maru, was born on September 25, 1994. Showrunner Chris Carter, Piper's godfather, named the X-Files episode of the same name after her. Anderson and Klotz divorced in 1997. On December 29, 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, businessman Mark Griffiths, have two sons: Oscar, born on November 1, 2006 and Felix, born on October 15, 2008. She ended their relationship in 2012. In March 2012, Anderson told Out magazine about her past relationships with women. Anderson identifies as heterosexual and in an interview with the London 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 Daily 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 self-identifies as a feminist. In an August 2014 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." Anderson has several tattoos; all of them, as she described, are in some way about "peace of mind, right mind, right action". She practices meditation daily.

Anderson resides in London with her three children, where she has lived since 2002.

Activism and charity work

Anderson has been active in supporting numerous charity organizations, global and social causes, as well as running her own humanitarian ventures. 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. In 2013, Anderson was made a patron of the Charles Dickens Statue Fund, and was instrumental in securing the funding for UK's first Dickens statue, located in Portsmouth, Hampshire. In June, 2016 Anderson become a patron of the Temple Legal Centre, a London-based organization that assists people through the legal process by providing them free family law advice and support. In June 2016, Anderson expressed her support for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union in the run-up to June's referendum on that issue.

Neurofibromatosis

Anderson is an honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis Network. She often holds auctions with the profits benefiting the NF Network. Her brother Aaron died from the disease in 2011. In May 1996, Anderson addressed the United States Congress urging for more education and funding for NF research projects. She partners with Doodle 4 NF – an annual fundraiser for the NF Network. She also supported the Children with Tumours organization and the Global Genes movement, which is devoted to helping children with NF.

Africa and SAYes

In 2008, Anderson co-founded South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SAYes), which aids in empowering marginalised young people in South Africa through youth mentoring. The nonprofit organization provides youth leaving children's homes with guidance that enables them to develop their skills, further their education, and source suitable housing in order to participate in society as independent adults.

While filming The Last King of Scotland in 2005, Anderson started a crowdfunding venture that benefited the Alinyiikira Junior School in Kampala, Uganda. She ran the philanthropic project until 2011. 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 was a patron of the Friends of Treatment Action Campaign (FoTAC) which worked with the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa to ensure greater access to treatment to reduce the effects of HIV and prevent new infections. Anderson also supported Buskaid – a charitable trust aiming to help young black musicians in South Africa.

Women's rights

Anderson is a supporter of various women's organizations and social movements. She has been a long-time supporter of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF). In 1996, Anderson became FMF's spokesperson and participated as a team leader in the FMF's Million4Roe campaign. In March 1999, she attended an FMF event to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan and in April 2002, she appeared on Hollywood Squares to benefit the FMF's campaign to aid Afghan women and girls. Anderson participated in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, including a stage performance on February 14, 1999. Anderson is a supporter of Ensler's V-Day movement aiming to end violence against women and girls.

Anderson is an advocate for reproductive rights. In 2001, she emceed the Rock for Choice concert fundraiser, featuring musicians Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, and 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. For International Women's Day 2014, Anderson was one of the artist signatories of Amnesty International's letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning for women's rights in Afghanistan. In March 2015, Anderson backed the Women at the Well drop-in centre for vulnerable women in London, which is supported financially by Comic Relief. Anderson supports the Refuge, a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. For International Women's Day 2016, Anderson was one of the high-profile women that signed Burma Campaign UK's pledge to end and investigate crimes of sexual violence against girls and women in Myanmar. Anderson is a speaker for Thomson Reuters Foundation's Trust Women Conference.

Children's rights

Anderson is a patron of 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. Anderson also supports their Taught Not Trafficked campaign that was launched in July 2014. In 2015, Anderson became a patron of the International Literacy Centre (ILC) – European home of Reading Recovery. In January 2016 she helped launch ILC's Reading Recovery Read Aloud campaign. During February and March 2016, Anderson held an internet charity auction benefiting Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) children's hospital in the Bloomsbury area of London. In March 2016, it was reported that Anderson is one of the artists sponsoring an unaccompanied refugee minor in the "Jungle" camp in Calais. In July 2017, Anderson was awarded a UCL Honorary Fellowship for her support of the International Literacy Centre's Reading Recovery program.

Indigenous rights

In late 2010, Anderson and other artists 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 September 2015, Anderson was among the artists who signed a letter calling for a new approach to conservation that would respect tribal peoples' rights.

Animals rights and environmental advocacy

Anderson is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and supports animal rights. In 2006, Anderson was honoured with PETA's Humanitarian Award for her consistent work for the organization. In October 2008, Anderson narrated for PETA a video of undercover footage from rabbit fur farms in China and France. In April 2009, Anderson sent a letter – on behalf of PETA – to every Member of the European Parliament (MEP) urging to vote in favor of the proposed directive on the protection of animals used in scientific procedures. In October 2010, Anderson participated in 10:10’s controversial short film, No Pressure, as part of the global warming mitigation campaign’s aim to encourage the reduction of CO2 emissions.

In 2012, she joined Greenpeace in standing with the people of Brazil for a zero deforestation law to save the Amazon. In 2013, Anderson backed the Cheetah Conservation Fund by creating a short film together with the fund, advocating CCF's action to prevent the extinction of the cheetah. In 2013, Anderson joined the Fishlove campaign, supporting the fight against unsustainable fishing practices that harm the marine ecosystem. In October 2015, Anderson wrote a letter to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare requesting a ban on repeat experiments on animals in toxicity tests. In November 2015, Anderson was named a friend and supporter of Positive Luxury, a company that informs consumers on brands' commitment to quality, craftsmanship, service and sustainability.

Other voice work

  • Narrator of Anne Rice's novel Exit to Eden (1992).
  • Narrator of The X-Files: Ground Zero (1997).
  • Narrator of "The Guardian of the Pool: A Story from Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales" (2009).
  • Narrated the story "Reversal" from David Eagleman's speculative fiction book Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives (2010).
  • Narrated Charlotte Brontë's lost story "L'Ingratitude" for London Review of Books's podcast (2012).
  • Narrator of Roald Dahl's short story "The Last Act", which is included in the Switch Bitch collection (2012).
  • Narrated the audiobooks of her novel trilogy The EarthEnd Saga: A Vision of Fire (2014), A Dream of Ice (2015) and The Sound of Seas (2016).
  • One of the narrators of BBC Radio 4's ongoing 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).
  • Narrated Wilkie Collins' short story "Mrs. Zant and the Ghost" for Audible UK's Christmas Car Selection (2015).
  • Co-narrator of the audiobook for her and Nadel's self-empowerment book WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere (2017).
  • Provided the voice of Dana Scully for The X-Files: Cold Cases audiobook (2017).
  • Discography

  • Hal featuring Gillian Anderson – Extremis EP (1997), Virgin Records
  • Awards and honours

    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. In 2016, Anderson was named one of World's Most Beautiful Faces of the Year by People magazine.

    In 2009, Anderson was named as one of 20 most powerful women in British theatre and was dubbed "The Honorary Brit" by Harper's Bazaar and Tiffany & Co.'s list. In 2010, Anderson was named Honorary Associate of The London Film School (LFS).

    In 2016, Anderson was appointed an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to drama.

    Filmography

    Actress
    -
    Squadron 42 (Video Game) (announced) as
    Captain MacLaren
    -
    Scoop (filming) as
    Emily Maitlis
    2023
    White Bird: A Wonder Story (post-production) as
    Vivienne
    2019
    Sex Education (TV Series) as
    Jean Milburn
    2022
    The Pale Blue Eye as
    Mrs. Julia Marquis
    2022
    The First Lady (TV Series) as
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    - Victory Dance (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - Rift (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - Punch Perfect (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - Nadir (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - Shout Out (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - See Saw (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - Cracked Pot (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - Please Allow Me (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt (credit only)
    - Voices Carry (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    - That White House (2022) - Eleanor Roosevelt
    2021
    The Great (TV Series) as
    Joanna
    - Seven Days (2021) - Joanna
    - Stapler (2021) - Joanna
    2021
    Robin Robin (Short) as
    Cat (voice)
    2020
    The Crown (TV Series) as
    Margaret Thatcher
    - 48:1 (2020) - Margaret Thatcher
    - Fagan (2020) - Margaret Thatcher
    - Favourites (2020) - Margaret Thatcher
    - The Balmoral Test (2020) - Margaret Thatcher
    - Gold Stick (2020) - Margaret Thatcher
    - War (2020) - Margaret Thatcher
    2019
    All About Eve as
    Margo Channing
    2019
    The Sunlit Night as
    Olyana
    2018
    UFO as
    Professor Hendricks
    2018
    The Spy Who Dumped Me as
    Wendy
    1993
    The X-Files (TV Series) as
    Dana Scully / OSS Agent
    - My Struggle IV (2018) - Dana Scully
    - Nothing Lasts Forever (2018) - Dana Scully
    - Familiar (2018) - Dana Scully
    - Rm9sbG93ZXJz (2018) - Dana Scully
    - Kitten (2018) - Dana Scully
    - Ghouli (2018) - Dana Scully
    - The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat (2018) - Dana Scully
    - Plus One (2018) - Dana Scully
    - This (2018) - Dana Scully
    - My Struggle III (2018) - Dana Scully
    - My Struggle II (2016) - Dana Scully
    - Babylon (2016) - Dana Scully
    - Home Again (2016) - Dana Scully
    - Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster (2016) - Dana Scully
    - Founder's Mutation (2016) - Dana Scully
    - My Struggle (2015) - Dana Scully
    - The Truth (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Sunshine Days (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Release (2002) - Dana Scully
    - William (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Jump the Shark (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Scary Monsters (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Improbable (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Underneath (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Audrey Pauley (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Providence (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Provenance (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Hellbound (2002) - Dana Scully
    - John Doe (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Trust No 1 (2002) - Dana Scully
    - Lord of the Flies (2001) - Dana Scully
    - 4-D (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Dæmonicus (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Nothing Important Happened Today II (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Nothing Important Happened Today (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Existence (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Essence (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Alone (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Vienen (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Empedocles (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Three Words (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Deadalive (2001) - Dana Scully
    - This Is Not Happening (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Per Manum (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Medusa (2001) - Dana Scully
    - The Gift (2001) - Dana Scully (credit only)
    - Badlaa (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Salvage (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Surekill (2001) - Dana Scully
    - Via Negativa (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Redrum (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Invocation (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Roadrunners (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Patience (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Without (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Within (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Requiem (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Je Souhaite (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Fight Club (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Hollywood A.D. (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Brand X (2000) - Dana Scully
    - All Things (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Chimera (2000) - Dana Scully
    - En Ami (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Theef (2000) - Dana Scully
    - First Person Shooter (2000) - Dana Scully
    - X-Cops (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Closure (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Sein und Zeit (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Signs & Wonders (2000) - Dana Scully
    - The Amazing Maleeni (2000) - Dana Scully
    - Orison (2000) - Dana Scully
    - The Goldberg Variation (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Rush (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Millennium (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Hungry (1999) - Dana Scully
    - The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (1999) - Dana Scully
    - The Sixth Extinction (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Biogenesis (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Field Trip (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Three of a Kind (1999) - Dana Scully
    - The Unnatural (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Milagro (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Trevor (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Alpha (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Arcadia (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Monday (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Agua Mala (1999) - Dana Scully
    - One Son (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Two Fathers (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Tithonus (1999) - Dana Scully
    - S.R. 819 (1999) - Dana Scully
    - The Rain King (1999) - Dana Scully
    - Terms of Endearment (1999) - Dana Scully
    - How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Dreamland II (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Dreamland (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Triangle (1998) - Dana Scully / OSS Agent
    - Drive (1998) - Dana Scully
    - The Beginning (1998) - Dana Scully
    - The End (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Folie a Deux (1998) - Dana Scully
    - The Pine Bluff Variant (1998) - Dana Scully
    - All Souls (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Mind's Eye (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Travelers (1998) - Dana Scully (credit only)
    - The Red and the Black (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Patient X (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Bad Blood (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Kill Switch (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Chinga (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Schizogeny (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Kitsunegari (1998) - Dana Scully
    - Emily (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Christmas Carol (1997) - Dana Scully
    - The Post-Modern Prometheus (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Detour (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Unusual Suspects (1997) - Dana Scully (credit only)
    - Redux II (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Redux (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Gethsemane (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Demons (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Elegy (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Zero Sum (1997) - Dana Scully (credit only)
    - Small Potatoes (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Synchrony (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Max (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Tempus Fugit (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Unrequited (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Kaddish (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Memento Mori (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Never Again (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Leonard Betts (1997) - Dana Scully
    - El Mundo Gira (1997) - Dana Scully
    - Paper Hearts (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Terma (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Tunguska (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Sanguinarium (1996) - Dana Scully
    - The Field Where I Died (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Unruhe (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Teliko (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Home (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Herrenvolk (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Talitha Cumi (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Wetwired (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Quagmire (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Avatar (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Hell Money (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Teso dos Bichos (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Pusher (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Apocrypha (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Piper Maru (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Grotesque (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Syzygy (1996) - Dana Scully
    - War of the Coprophages (1996) - Dana Scully
    - Revelations (1995) - Dana Scully
    - 731 (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Nisei (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Oubliette (1995) - Dana Scully
    - The Walk (1995) - Dana Scully
    - 2Shy (1995) - Dana Scully
    - The List (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (1995) - Dana Scully
    - D.P.O. (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Paper Clip (1995) - Dana Scully
    - The Blessing Way (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Anasazi (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Our Town (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Soft Light (1995) - Dana Scully
    - F. Emasculata (1995) - Dana Scully
    - The Calusari (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Humbug (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Død Kalm (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Fearful Symmetry (1995) - Dana Scully
    - End Game (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Colony (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Fresh Bones (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Die Hand Die Verletzt (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Irresistible (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Aubrey (1995) - Dana Scully
    - Excelsis Dei (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Red Museum (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Firewalker (1994) - Dana Scully
    - One Breath (1994) - Dana Scully
    - 3 (1994) - Dana Scully (credit only)
    - Ascension (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Duane Barry (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Sleepless (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Blood (1994) - Dana Scully
    - The Host (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Little Green Men (1994) - Dana Scully
    - The Erlenmeyer Flask (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Roland (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Born Again (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Tooms (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Darkness Falls (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Shapes (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Miracle Man (1994) - Dana Scully
    - E.B.E. (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Young at Heart (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Lazarus (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Gender Bender (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Beyond the Sea (1994) - Dana Scully
    - Fire (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Eve (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Fallen Angel (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Space (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Ice (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Ghost in the Machine (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Shadows (1993) - Dana Scully
    - The Jersey Devil (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Conduit (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Squeeze (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Deep Throat (1993) - Dana Scully
    - Pilot (1993) - Dana Scully
    2017
    Crooked House as
    Magda Leonides
    2017
    American Gods (TV Series) as
    Media
    - Come to Jesus (2017) - Media
    - Lemon Scented You (2017) - Media
    - Head Full of Snow (2017) - Media
    - The Secret of Spoons (2017) - Media
    2017
    Viceroy's House as
    Lady Edwina Mountbatten
    2013
    The Fall (TV Series) as
    DSU Stella Gibson
    - Their Solitary Way (2016) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - Wounds of Deadly Hate (2016) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - The Hell Within Him (2016) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - The Gates of Light (2016) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - His Troubled Thoughts (2016) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - Silence and Suffering (2016) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - What Is in Me Dark Illumine (2014) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - The Perilous Edge of Battle (2014) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - The Mind Is Its Own Place (2014) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - Beauty Hath Strange Power (2014) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - Night Darkens the Street (2014) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - These Troublesome Disguises (2014) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - The Vast Abyss (2013) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - My Adventurous Song (2013) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - Insolence & Wine (2013) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - Darkness Visible (2013) - DSU Stella Gibson
    - Dark Descent (2013) - DSU Stella Gibson
    2016
    War & Peace (TV Mini Series) as
    Anna Pavlovna Scherer
    - Episode #1.6 (2016) - Anna Pavlovna Scherer
    - Episode #1.5 (2016) - Anna Pavlovna Scherer
    - Episode #1.3 (2016) - Anna Pavlovna Scherer
    - Episode #1.1 (2016) - Anna Pavlovna Scherer
    2013
    Hannibal (TV Series) as
    Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - The Wrath of the Lamb (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - The Number of the Beast Is 666 (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - -And the Beast from the Sea (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
    - -And the Woman Clothed in Sun (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - -And the Woman Clothed with the Sun (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
    - The Great Red Dragon (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
    - Digestivo (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
    - Dolce (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Contorno (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Aperitivo (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
    - Secondo (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Primavera (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
    - Antipasto (2015) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Mizumono (2014) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (uncredited)
    - Tome-wan (2014) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Sakizuke (2014) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Kaiseki (2014) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Savoureux (2013) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Relevés (2013) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Rôti (2013) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Fromage (2013) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    - Sorbet (2013) - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
    2014
    Ronja, the Robber's Daughter (TV Series) as
    Narrator
    - The Call of Spring (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - One Strong Band of Robbers (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Morning of the Duel (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Life Isn't to Be Thrown Away (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Only This Summer (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Greedy Falls and the Flock of Harpies (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - With the Wild Horses (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Lost Knife (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Something Is Hiding in the Cave (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Two Move Out (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Endless Fighting: Part 2 (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Endless Fighting: Part 1 (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Splendid Spring (2015) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Wretched Robbers (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Whistler Underground (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - To Be Done in Secret (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Vow to Be Brother and Sister (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Stuck in the Snow (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Autumn Deepens (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Song in the Mist (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Taking Without Asking (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Enemy in the Fort (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - Hearing the Whistler (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Forest, the Stars and the Dwarfs (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - First Trip to the Forest (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    - The Child Born on a Stormy Night (2014) - Narrator (English version, voice)
    2014
    Robot Overlords as
    Kate
    2014
    The Departure (Short) as
    Blanche
    2014
    National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire as
    Blanche DuBois
    2014
    Crisis (TV Series) as
    Meg Fitch
    - World's Best Dad (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - This Wasn't Supposed to Happen (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - Best Laid Plans (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - Found (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - You Do Not Know War (2014) - Meg Fitch (credit only)
    - How Far Would You Go (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - Homecoming (2014) - Meg Fitch (credit only)
    - Here He Comes (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - Designated Allies (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - We Were Supposed to Help Each Other (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - What Was Done to You (2014) - Meg Fitch (credit only)
    - If You Are Watching This I Am Dead (2014) - Meg Fitch
    - Pilot (2014) - Meg Fitch
    2014
    Robot Chicken (TV Series short) as
    Fairy Godmother / Fiona / Baroness
    - Up, Up, and Buffet (2014) - Fairy Godmother / Fiona / Baroness (voice)
    2014
    Sold as
    Sophia
    2013
    Continuum as
    Marika
    2013
    Last Love as
    Karen Morgan
    2012
    Room on the Broom (TV Movie) as
    Witch (voice)
    2012
    Sister as
    Kristin Jansen
    2012
    Shadow Dancer as
    Kate Fletcher
    2011
    Great Expectations (TV Mini Series) as
    Miss Havisham
    - Episode #1.3 (2011) - Miss Havisham
    - Episode #1.2 (2011) - Miss Havisham
    - Episode #1.1 (2011) - Miss Havisham
    2011
    Johnny English Reborn as
    Pamela
    2011
    From Up on Poppy Hill as
    Miki Hokuto (English version, voice)
    2011
    Moby Dick (TV Mini Series) as
    Elizabeth
    - Part 2 (2011) - Elizabeth (credit only)
    - Part 1 (2011) - Elizabeth
    2011
    The Crimson Petal and the White (TV Mini Series) as
    Mrs. Castaway
    - Episode #1.2 (2011) - Mrs. Castaway
    - Episode #1.1 (2011) - Mrs. Castaway
    2010
    No Pressure (Short)(uncredited)
    2010
    Any Human Heart (TV Mini Series) as
    Duchess of Windsor / Wallis Simpson
    - Episode #1.3 (2010) - Duchess of Windsor
    - Episode #1.2 (2010) - Duchess of Windsor
    - Episode #1.1 (2010) - Wallis Simpson
    2009
    Boogie Woogie as
    Jean Maclestone
    2008
    The X-Files: I Want to Believe - Gag Reel (Video short) as
    Dana Scully
    2008
    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People as
    Eleanor Johnson
    2008
    The X Files: I Want to Believe as
    Dana Scully
    2007
    Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (TV Movie) as
    Queen Vorkana (voice)
    2007
    Closure as
    Alice
    2006
    The Last King of Scotland as
    Sarah Merrit
    2005
    Bleak House (TV Mini Series) as
    Lady Dedlock
    2005
    Tristram Shandy as
    Widow Wadman
    2005
    The Mighty Celt as
    Kate
    2004
    The X Files: Resist or Serve (Video Game) as
    Dana Scully (voice)
    2000
    The House of Mirth as
    Lily Bart
    1999
    Harsh Realm (TV Series) as
    Video Narrator
    - Pilot (1999) - Video Narrator (voice, uncredited)
    1999
    Frasier (TV Series) as
    Jenny
    - Dr. Nora (1999) - Jenny (voice)
    1998
    The X Files - Fight the Future: Blooper Reel (Video short) as
    Agent Dana Scully
    1998
    The X-Files Game (Video Game) as
    Special Agent Dana Scully
    1998
    Playing by Heart as
    Meredith
    1998
    The X Files as
    Agent Dana Scully
    1998
    The Mighty as
    Loretta Lee
    1997
    Hal: Extremis (Music Video) as
    Gillian Anderson
    1997
    Chicago Cab as
    Southside Girl
    1997
    Princess Mononoke as
    Moro (English version, voice)
    1997
    The Simpsons (TV Series) as
    Dana Scully
    - The Springfield Files (1997) - Dana Scully (voice)
    1996
    Hellbender (Video Game) as
    Ship's Computer (voice)
    1996
    ReBoot (TV Series) as
    Data Nully
    - Trust No One (1996) - Data Nully (voice)
    1995
    Eek! The Cat (TV Series) as
    Agent Scully
    - Eek Space 9 (1995) - Agent Scully (voice)
    1993
    Class of '96 (TV Series) as
    Rachel
    - The Accused (1993) - Rachel
    1992
    The Turning as
    April Cavanaugh
    1988
    A Matter of Choice (Short) as
    Woman
    1986
    Three at Once (Short) as
    Woman 1
    Producer
    2014
    The Fall (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
    - Their Solitary Way (2016) - (executive producer)
    - Wounds of Deadly Hate (2016) - (executive producer)
    - The Hell Within Him (2016) - (executive producer)
    - The Gates of Light (2016) - (executive producer)
    - His Troubled Thoughts (2016) - (executive producer)
    - Silence and Suffering (2016) - (executive producer)
    - What Is in Me Dark Illumine (2014) - (executive producer)
    - The Perilous Edge of Battle (2014) - (executive producer)
    - The Mind Is Its Own Place (2014) - (executive producer)
    - Beauty Hath Strange Power (2014) - (executive producer)
    - Night Darkens the Street (2014) - (executive producer)
    - These Troublesome Disguises (2014) - (executive producer)
    Director
    2014
    The Departure (Short)
    2000
    The X-Files (TV Series) (1 episode)
    - All Things (2000)
    Soundtrack
    2020
    Sex Education (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #2.2 (2020) - (performer: "Let's Talk About Sex" - uncredited)
    2019
    Ad Astra (performer: "Tuesday")
    1997
    The X-Files (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
    - William (2002) - (performer: "Joy to the World")
    - Detour (1997) - (performer: "Joy the World" - uncredited)
    1996
    Future Fantastic (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Extremis")
    Writer
    2000
    The X-Files (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
    - All Things (2000) - (written by)
    Composer
    1997
    Hal: Extremis (Music Video)
    Thanks
    2017
    Guard (Short) (special thanks)
    2015
    The X-Files: Re-Opened (TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
    2003
    Tilt (Short) (financial contributor)
    Self
    2022
    Girls on Film (Podcast Series) as
    Self
    - Gillian Anderson on The Pale Blue Eye + Kate Hudson & Kathryn Hahn on Glass Onion (2022) - Self
    2008
    Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
    Self
    2021
    Extra (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #28.191 (2022) - Self
    - Episode #28.64 (2021) - Self
    2008
    Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Janelle James/SYML (2022) - Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Emmanuel Acho/Ty Dolla $ign (2020) - Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny/Jacob Tremblay/Leon Bridges (2016) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #6.105 (2008) - Self - Guest
    2022
    CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series) as
    Self
    - 04-10-2022 (2022) - Self
    2021
    The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    2016
    The Late Late Show with James Corden (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest / Self
    - Cedric the Entertainer/Gillian Anderson (2021) - Self
    - Michelle Obama/Tom Hanks/Gillian Anderson/David Blaine (2019) - Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Sally Hawkins/Daya (2018) - Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Tyler Perry/JR JR (2016) - Self - Guest
    2021
    Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #14.4 (2021) - Self
    2021
    Women in Entertainment: The Next Generation (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2021
    27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    2021
    The 26th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    2021
    2021 Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    2021
    Hollywood Insider (TV Series) as
    Self
    - A Tribute to Studio Ghibli: A Masterclass of Storytelling and Cinema - 'Spirited Away' & More (2021) - Self
    - A Tribute to Mads Mikkelsen: How the Delectable Dane Conquered Hollywood (2021) - Self
    2021
    Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Kate Flannery/Bartees Strange (2021) - Self - Guest
    2020
    The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson (2020) - Self - Guest
    2016
    Today (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 12 November 2020 (2020) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 24 December 2018 (2018) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 23 March 2016 (2016) - Self - Guest
    2020
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Olivia Colman/Gillian Anderson/Kylie Minogue (2020) - Self - Guest
    2014
    Live with Kelly and Mark (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Tayshia Adams (2020) - Self - Guest
    - Usher/Gillian Anderson (2014) - Self - Guest
    2020
    The Savoy (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.3 (2020) - Self
    2020
    Song in the Key of X (TV Special) as
    Self
    2020
    EE British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2014
    The One Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 20 January 2020 (2020) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014) - Self - Guest
    2020
    2020 Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
    2019
    Good Morning Britain (TV Series) as
    Self - Nominee
    - Episode dated 8 April 2019 (2019) - Self - Nominee
    2013
    The Jonathan Ross Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #13.15 (2018) - Self - Guest
    - Glenn Close, Marlon Wayans, Gillian Anderson, David Baddiel and Carrie Underwood (2016) - Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson, David Beckham, Will Ferrell, Leona Lewis (2013) - Self - Guest
    2018
    Spin-Off (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Spin-Off TV S01 E15 (2018) - Self
    2018
    Solve for X: Constructing Season 11 (Video documentary) as
    Self / Dana Scully
    2018
    The X-Files: Season 11 - Conversation on the Fox Lot (Video short) as
    Self
    2018
    The X-Files: Season 11 - The Scully Effect (Video short) as
    Self
    2018
    This Changes Everything (Documentary) as
    Self
    2018
    Implanted Memories: 25 Years of the X-Files (Video documentary)
    2017
    Behind the Scenes of 'Viceroy's House' (Video documentary short) as
    Self - Actress
    2017
    British Airways Safety Video: Director's Cut (Short) as
    Self
    2017
    Exhibition on Screen: The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism (Documentary) as
    Narrator
    2017
    CBS This Morning (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 13 March 2017 (2017) - Self
    2017
    The View (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel/Adam Glassman (2017) - Self - Guest
    2017
    Film '72 (TV Series) as
    Self - Interviewee
    - Episode #46.7 (2017) - Self - Interviewee
    2017
    The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2017 (TV Special) as
    Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
    2016
    43:45 - The Makings of a Struggle (Video documentary) as
    Self / Dana Scully
    2016
    Season X (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2016
    Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Gillian Anderson & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (2016) - Self
    2016
    Larry King Now (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson (2016) - Self - Guest
    2016
    The Talk (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Rachel Platten/Big Boy (2016) - Self - Guest
    2015
    The X-Files: Re-Opened (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self / Dana Scully
    2015
    Hannibal: Season Three - Getting the Old Scent Again: Re-imagining Red Dragon (Video documentary) as
    Self / Bedelia DuMaurier
    2015
    Talk Stoop (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Cops & Robbers (2015) - Self - Guest
    - Groundbreakers (2015) - Self - Guest
    2015
    Top Gear (TV Series) as
    Self - Special Guest
    - Hammond Is Dropped Into British Columbia, Canada To Test A Watch With A Built-In Emergency Beacon (2015) - Self - Special Guest
    2015
    The Widowmaker (Documentary) as
    Self - Narrator (voice)
    2014
    This Morning (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 13 November 2014 (2014) - Self - Guest
    2014
    Last Call with Carson Daly (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/Alt-J (2014) - Self - Guest
    2014
    The EE British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1996
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #21.185 (2013) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #19.190 (2011) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #16.126 (2008) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #8.289 (2000) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #6.225 (1998) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #6.174 (1998) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #6.103 (1998) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #4.286 (1996) - Self - Guest
    2013
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 21 May 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
    2013
    Lorraine (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 10 May 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
    2012
    FOX 25th Anniversary Special (TV Special) as
    Self
    2009
    The Graham Norton Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Matt Smith/Gillian Anderson/Harry Judd/Dougie Poynter/Hilary Devey/Russell Kane/Gareth Malone/Military Wives Choir (2011) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #5.6 (2009) - Self - Guest
    2011
    America in Primetime (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Dana Scully, The X-Files
    - The Crusader (2011) - Self / Dana Scully, The X-Files
    2011
    55th BFI London Film Festival (TV Special) as
    Self
    2011
    Daybreak (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 4 October 2011 (2011) - Self
    2011
    The Project (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 6 September 2011 (2011) - Self - Guest
    2008
    Undercover Footage Shows Rabbits Screaming During Slaughter (Video documentary short) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2005
    Richard & Judy (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson/David Duchovny (2008) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 25 October 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
    1996
    Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #15.154 (2008) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 10 May 2002 (2002) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 15 May 2000 (2000) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 11 January 1999 (1999) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 30 September 1996 (1996) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 19 February 1996 (1996) - Self - Guest
    2008
    Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 23 July 2008 (2008) - Self - Guest
    2008
    Masterpiece (TV Series) as
    Self - Host
    - Sense and Sensibility: Part 1 (2008) - Self - Host
    2007
    Concert for Diana (TV Special documentary) as
    Self - Presenter
    2007
    Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2007
    The Best of Masterpiece Theatre (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2007
    Space Top 10 Countdown (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Chicks That Kick (2007) - Self
    2007
    The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    2006
    The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2005
    3rd Irish Film and Television Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2005
    Threads of Mythology, Part 4 (Video documentary short) as
    Scully
    2005
    Threads of Mythology, Part 3 (Video documentary short) as
    Scully
    1997
    GMTV (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 25 August 2005 (2005) - Self
    - Episode dated 15 February 1999 (1999) - Self
    - Episode dated 13 May 1997 (1997) - Self
    2005
    Threads of Mythology, Part 1 (Video documentary short) as
    Scully
    2004
    The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth' (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2004
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.117 (2004) - Self - Guest
    2002
    V Graham Norton (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #3.28 (2003) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.16 (2002) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.7 (2002) - Self - Guest
    2003
    Cartaz Cultural (TV Series) as
    Self
    2002
    Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening (TV Special documentary) as
    Self - Performer
    2002
    Parkinson (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 12 October 2002 (2002) - Self - Guest
    2002
    The 16th Annual Genesis Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1996
    The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 9 May 2002 (2002) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 19 December 2000 (2000) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 11 January 1999 (1999) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 15 June 1998 (1998) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.75 (1996) - Self - Guest
    2002
    Hollywood Squares (TV Series) as
    Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 1 May 2002 (2002) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 30 April 2002 (2002) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 29 April 2002 (2002) - Self - Panelist
    2002
    The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special documentary) as
    Self - Presenter
    2001
    7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    2001
    The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1999
    The Daily Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson (2000) - Self - Guest
    - Gillian Anderson (1999) - Self - Guest
    2000
    The Ultimate Auction (TV Special) as
    Self
    1999
    Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute (TV Special) as
    Self
    1999
    The Cigarette Smoking Man Revealed (Video documentary short) as
    Self / Special Agent Dana Scully
    1999
    The Martin Short Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.39 (1999) - Self - Guest
    1999
    The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1999
    The Making of 'the Mighty' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    1999
    5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1999
    The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1998
    The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee & Presenter
    1998
    The Making of 'the X Files: Fight the Future' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    1998
    The X-Files Movie Special (TV Special documentary) as
    Self / Dana Scully
    1998
    The Magic Hour (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.5 (1998) - Self
    1998
    4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1998
    Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self
    1998
    Inside the X Files (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1998
    The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee & Presenter
    1997
    The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter & Winner
    1997
    Eshchyo ne vecher (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - «X-Files». Exclusive interviews (1997) - Self - Guest
    1997
    1997 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1997
    3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1997
    54th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1996
    Spies Above (TV Movie documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    1996
    Auntie's All-Time Greats (TV Special) as
    Self (uncredited)
    1996
    The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee & Presenter
    1996
    Future Fantastic (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Hostess
    - Immortals (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - Under a Purple Sky (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - Brainstorm (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - Weird Science (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - The Brave New Body (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - The Incredible Shrinking Planet (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - Starman (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - I, Robot (1996) - Self - Hostess
    - Alien (1996) - Self - Hostess
    1995
    Maury (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 27 August 1996 (1996) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 11 May 1995 (1995) - Self - Guest
    1996
    Secrets of the X Files, Part 2 (TV Special documentary) as
    Self / Dana Scully
    1996
    Gran premio internazionale della TV (TV Series) as
    Self - Winner
    - 13th Edition (1996) - Self - Winner
    1996
    Why Planes Go Down (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    1996
    2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1996
    53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1995
    The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1995
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - David Alan Grier/Gillian Anderson/All (1995) - Self - Guest
    1995
    The Jon Stewart Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 18 May 1995 (1995) - Self - Guest
    1995
    The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Audience Member
    Archive Footage
    -
    Hollywood Celebrity (Documentary) (post-production) as
    Self
    2016
    Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #41.186 (2022) - Self
    - Episode #40.150 (2021) - Self
    - Episode #40.148 (2021) - Self
    - Episode dated 16 January 2016 (2016) - Self
    2019
    L'antre du Mea (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Faire un film avec Steven Spielberg - Le Jeu (1996) (2019) - Self
    2019
    Untouchable (Documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    2017
    Hoy nos toca (TV Series) as
    Self - The X Files
    - Episode dated 21 December 2017 (2017) - Self - The X Files
    2017
    Happy Pride! Sexy LGBT Stars (Video short) as
    #24 - Closure
    2016
    Extra (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #23.300 (2017) - Self
    - Episode #23.234 (2017) - Self
    - Episode #23.102 (2016) - Self
    - Episode #23.96 (2016) - Self
    - Episode #23.78 (2016) - Self
    - Episode dated 9 January 2016 (2016) - Self
    2016
    Heroes Manufactured (Documentary) as
    Self
    2008
    The Story of the Costume Drama (TV Series documentary) as
    Lady Dedlock
    - The Stars (2008) - Lady Dedlock
    2008
    Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián (TV Special) as
    Lily Bart (uncredited)
    2006
    MythBusters (TV Series documentary) as
    Dana Scully
    - Killer Cable Snaps (2006) - Dana Scully
    2005
    San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero (TV Special) as
    Widow Wadman (uncredited)
    2004
    End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three (Video documentary short) as
    Dana Scully (uncredited)
    2004
    Celebrities Uncensored (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.6 (2004) - Self
    2003
    Diva Graham Norton (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2001
    El informal (TV Series) as
    Dana Scully
    - Episode dated 9 July 2001 (2001) - Dana Scully
    1998
    Cartelera (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 5 December 1998 (1998) - Self
    1996
    Top of the Pops (TV Series) as
    Dana Scully
    - Episode dated 28 March 1996 (1996) - Dana Scully
    1995
    Secrets of the X Files, Part 1 (TV Special documentary) as
    Dana Scully

    References

    Gillian Anderson Wikipedia