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Gillian Anderson Explains Why She's Quitting 'The X Files'


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Having played the character that established her career on and off for a quarter of a century, Gillian Anderson has revealed her reasoning behind her decision to call the current series of ‘The X Files’ her last.

The English-born American actress has played the role of Dana Scully in the sci-fi thriller series since 1993, opposite David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder. She elected to return to reprise that role in 2016 with Fox’s limited run revival series, but has apparently only opted to stay on for a second season because she was “curious”.

“Why? There’s lots of things I want to do in my life and in my career,” she explained to reporters at the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour this week about her decision to quit. “It’s been an extraordinary character, but there’s lots of things to do and I don’t want to be tied down doing one thing.”

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Gillian Anderson Won't Return For 'American Gods' Season 2


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Back in 2001, Neil Gaiman released one of his most celebrated novels of his career with 'American Gods', introducing some of the most intriguing and compelling characters to the world. When it was revealed that the story would finally be adapted for the small screen on Starz, fans couldn't have been more excited. When people like Gillian Anderson and Ian McShane were brought on board to star, the level of excitement only grew.

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Towards the end of 2017, it was revealed that the show's first season showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green had departed the series completely, though they were thought to have finished their writing on the scripts for the upcoming batch of episodes. Now it's been reported that they're not the only major figures who have left the show.

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Gillian Anderson Confirms The New 'X-Files' Season Is Her Last


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Gillian Anderson has confirmed that the upcoming new series of 'The X-Files' will be the final one she returns for, bringing her role as Dana Scully to an end when all is said and done on the new batch of episodes. Whether that means the series will close with the eleventh season however remains to be seen.

Gillian Anderson will leave 'X-Files' following season 11Gillian Anderson will leave 'X-Files' following season 11

10 new episodes make up the new season, that will see Scully continue on in her professional partnership with Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in tracking down some of the strangest conspiracies, aliens and more. The formula is one that works and one that the series has stuck to throughout its run, all whilst doing its bit to reinvent the genre so that viewers don't find the episodes stale.

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Gillian Anderson at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

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Gillian Anderson at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

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Viceroy's House Review

Very Good

Filmmaker Gurinder Chada (Bend It Like Beckham) draws on her own family history to explore the events surrounding the 1947 independence and partition of India. The real history is far more complex and violent than any film could adequately capture, so Chadha relies on two parallel plots that touch on varied experiences. In the end, the film is lively and enjoyable, with a strong sense of humour and some romantic surges that help the story resonate.

As Britain plans to leave India after three centuries of colonial rule, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) arrives in Delhi as the last viceroy, accompanied by his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), who takes particular interest in the process, and their daughter Pamela (Lily Travers). Unlike previous rulers, they take a real interest in the local culture, so they know how difficult it will be to avoid bloodshed between clashing Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities. Meanwhile in their house, Hindu guard Jeet (Manish Dayal) is in love with Muslim maid Aalia (Huma Qureshi), wondering if they can to have a life together in a divided nation.

The romantic storyline is a nice counterbalance to the larger political machinations and violent cultural struggles. The way it highlights the issues is rather heavy-handed, but Dayal and Qureshi are charming enough to hold the audience's attention, and where they go isn't as obvious as it seems. Alongside them, Bonneville and Anderson sparkle with wit, stirring some comic relief into even the most intense negotiations. They also nicely play their characters as people of compassion and empathy, a nice contrast to the callous self-interested British diplomats who don't care who gets hurt in the fallout. Somewhere in between are well-meaning roles for acting icons Michael Gambon (as the chief of staff) and Simon Callow (as the man responsible for drawing the line between India and Pakistan).

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Gillian Anderson at the Viceroy's House UK Premiere held at the Curzon Mayfair - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st February 2017

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Gillian Anderson seen on the red carpet at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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Gillian Anderson at the The Weinstein Company And Netflix Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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Jamie Dornan And Gillian Anderson Return To 'The Fall', As Filming On Series Three Begins


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Filming on BBC drama ‘The Fall’ has begun in Belfast, with stars Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson confirmed as returning for a third series. Dornan will be back as serial killer Paul Spector, who was last seen laying wounded in the arms of Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) after being shot in the final episode of series two.

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan will be back as serial killer Paul Spector in series three of ‘The Fall’.

Show creator, Allan Cubitt, said he was "thrilled to have recently started filming the third instalment of their macabre, obsessive dance of death”. "Gillian and Jamie have lived and breathed those characters during that time and I've been incredibly well-served as both writer and director by their stellar performances”.

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The New ‘X-Files’ Trailer Promises That ‘The Truth Is Still Out There’


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The new X-FILES trailer isn’t giving much away about the upcoming series but it certainly suggests they’ll be high drama with explosions, military involvement and some pretty intense exchanges between agents Mulder and Scully.

Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London, June 2015.

Read More: Joel McHale Joins Cast Of The X-Files Revival Series.

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Joel McHale Joins Cast Of ‘The X-Files’ Revival Series


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Joel McHale, the actor best known for his role as Jeffrey Winger on Community, has signed on with the upcoming revival series of The X-Files. The series will be shown on Fx next year.

Joel McHaleJoel McHale has landed a role in The X-Files.

Read More: The X-files Reunited: Gillian Anderson Joins David Duchovny Onstage For Duet In NYC. 

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The X-Files Reunited: Gillian Anderson Joins David Duchovny Onstage For Duet In NYC


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‘X-Files’ fans got a special treat last night at David Duchovny's Cutting Room gig in New York, as the actor and now singer was joined onstage by his co-star Gillian Anderson. Anderson joined Duchovny for a rendition of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classic 'Helpless’ taken from the group’s 1970 album Déjà Vu.

Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson will soon return to TV screen as Agent Dana Scully.

The gig was in support of Duchovny’s debut album Hell Or Highwater, which he released yesterday. Early on in his set, Duchovny was also joined onstage by actress Madeleine Martin who played his daughter Becca on the Showtimes series ‘Californication’ from 2007 to 2014.

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David Duchovny Answers Questions Regarding Fox's Upcoming 'X-Files' Reboot


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Some fans were rejoicing, while others were a little more apprehensive when it was announced last month that 'The X-Files' would be returning for a six episode miniseries on Fox. But at a press call on Friday to discuss his new show 'Aquarius', David Duchovny seemed more that happy to answer any questions regarding the upcoming reboot and hopefully ease the fears of a few fans. 

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny will be returning to Fox as Mulder in six new 'X-Files' episodes

When asked how easy it would be to step into Mulder’s shoes once again the actor said, "I don't know if it's easy yet until I do it But I am looking forward to it.” Duchovny also dished however that he had no hesitations about signing on for the reboot.

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Robot Overlords Review


Good

For a low-budget kids' movie, this British science-fiction adventure has an unusually sharp cast, decent effects and an energetic pace that helps to distract from the rather flimsy premise. So even if the story never quite builds a solid head of momentum, it holds the attention due to a dark-edged tone and some entertaining action sequences that give the terrific young actors a chance to shine.

It's set three years after robots invaded Earth, won the war in 11 days and locked all humans in their homes, using human collaborators to enforce this rule. In a seaside English town, the head collaborator is Smythe (Ben Kingsley), who spends much of his time pursuing hot single mother Kate (Gillian Anderson) and tormenting her teenage son Sean (Callan McAuliffe). Kate has taken in three orphaned kids: teen siblings Alexandra and Nathan (Ella Hunt and James Tarpey) and 10-year-old Connor (Milo Parker). And together these four young people figure out a way to short circuit their monitoring implants so they can leave their home. Sean is sure that his father (Steven Mackintosh) didn't die in the war, so he enlists the other three to help find him. And their search gets a boost when they stumble across a group of anarchic rebel veterans living the wild life in an abandoned hotel.

This partying hideout is a nicely raucous touch, even if its pungent innuendo essentially rules young children out of the audience. But this kind of blackly comical touch is more than welcome in a movie that's otherwise rather childish and earnest. Another nice touch is how the human collaborators are called the Volunteer Corps and identify themselves with Nazi-style armbands. And the robots' human-shaped mediator (Craig Garner) looks like a freaky demon-child. All of this helps overcome the film's strong sentimental streak, as well as some production values that are more in line with Doctor Who than a big-screen alien blockbuster.

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Gillian Anderson

Date of birth

9th August, 1968

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.60




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Viceroy's House Movie Review

Viceroy's House Movie Review

Filmmaker Gurinder Chada (Bend It Like Beckham) draws on her own family history to explore...

Viceroy's House Trailer

Viceroy's House Trailer

'Viceroy's House' follows the life of the last Viceroy of India who was the figurehead...

Robot Overlords Movie Review

Robot Overlords Movie Review

For a low-budget kids' movie, this British science-fiction adventure has an unusually sharp cast, decent...

Robot Overlords Trailer

Robot Overlords Trailer

When Earth is suddenly taken over by colossal robots from another planet, the citizens of...

Mr Morgan's Last Love Trailer

Mr Morgan's Last Love Trailer

Matthew Morgan is living in the romantic city of Paris after retiring from his teaching...

Mr. Morgan's Last Love Movie Review

Mr. Morgan's Last Love Movie Review

Complex emotions and a gentle exploration of interpersonal connections make this Paris-set drama worth a...

From Up on Poppy Hill Movie Review

From Up on Poppy Hill Movie Review

From the studio that brought us classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, this...

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Sister Movie Review

Sister Movie Review

A bracingly honest approach to flawed characters makes this small-scale Swiss drama thoroughly involving. And...

Shadow Dancer Movie Review

Shadow Dancer Movie Review

Like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, this thriller refuses to burst out into action mode, preferring...

Shadow Dancer Trailer

Shadow Dancer Trailer

Colette McVeigh is a single mother who lives with her mother in Belfast. She is...

Johnny English Reborn Movie Review

Johnny English Reborn Movie Review

After the painfully unfunny 2003 original, a franchise was highly unlikely. And yet the spoof...

Boogie Woogie Movie Review

Boogie Woogie Movie Review

There's a terrific idea in this film, and an astounding cast, but author Moynihan seems...

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Movie Review

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Movie Review

A comedy that misfires is not a catastrophe. After all, being unfunny is not the...

The X-Files: I Want to Believe Movie Review

The X-Files: I Want to Believe Movie Review

Apparently the lamentable last season or two of The X-Files and the 1998 mega-episode film...

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